This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs.
Below each one, there’s a simple explanation. Note that some of the
meanings of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.
15. “There’s no place like home.”
Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.
16. “Discretion is the greater part of
Sometimes it’s important to know when to give up and run away, instead of always acting brave and maybe getting hurt.
17. “The early bird catches the worm.”
You should wake up and start work early if you want to succeed.
18. “Never look a gift horse in the
If someone offers you a gift, don’t question it.
19. “You can’t make an omelet without
breaking a few eggs.”
When you try to do something great, you’ll probably make a few people annoyed or angry. Don’t worry about those people; just focus on the good results.
20. “God helps those who help
Don’t just wait for good things to happen to you.
Work hard to achieve your goals.
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