Love is considered one of the most powerful and determined forces inthe world. Two people in love will "find a way" to get together.
52-----Absence makes the heart grow fonder
When lovers are separated, they may think about each other constantly. their love may deepen.
53-----Out of sight, out of mind
This is said of someone not considered important or worthy of loyalty.One forgets about that person as soon as he or she is out of sight.
54------Love makes the world go around
Love is the driving force in all of life. Love makes life worth living.If you understand love,you understand everything about life.
55-----Marry in haste and repent at leisure
Do not rush into any long-term commitment. In the past this meant,"take your time before you commit yourself to a marriage partner." Nowit means, "Do not commit yourself to anyone you will be sorry." or itmay mean, "Live with a person for a while before marrying him or her."It may also apply to any long-term partnership, such as a jointbusiness venture.
56------Talk is cheap
Talking is not doing, It is easy to talk about a plan, but this getslittle respect untill one takes a risk and puts the plan into action.
57-----Love is blind
When people are in love, they do not see each other's faults.
58-----Time is money
Time can be converted to money, that is, wages are often paid per hourof work. Managers want employees to do things quickly because "time ismoney." If employees waste time, the company loses money.
59-----If you're so smart, why ain't you rich
This question implies that intelligence, like time, can be convertedinto money. It is used to cut down an ordinary person (not a rich one)who has expressed an opinion as if it is the final word on the subject.
60-----Beggars can't be choosers
Beggars have to accept whatever they get. A poor person has very fewchoices in life. This harsh reply may be used if people complain aboutthe size or quality of a gift.
61-----The love of money is the root of all evil
Greed will lead a person into many other evils such as cheating,oppression and violence. (one also hears, money is the root of allevil, which places the blame more on money than on greed.)
62-----A fool and his money are soon parted
Folly will always show up in the way a fool handles money. Wise peopleare the ones smart enough to guard money once they have it.
63-----It isn't whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
Playing well and fairly is more important than succeeding. This sayingis sometimes used to console someone who has lost a game. The ideas isthat in spite of losing, one may still feel like a success if one hasplayed as well as possible.
64-----Money can't buy happiness
There are some things money just can't buy. This reminds people thatmoney is not an ultimate value although it often is treated as one. Thesaying may be used as a comment when a wealthy but lonely and wretchedperson commits suicide.
65-----Nice guys finish last
Success is valued more highly than kindness and politeness. Ifunkindness and impoliteness contribute to one's success, they aresometimes excused as "toughness" or "what it takes." This is more oftenapplied to men than woman.
66-----The one who dies with the most toys wins
This recent, cynical saying makes fun of three common American desires-- competing, accumulating property, and having fun.
67-----Just do it
This proverb is actually a recently invented advertising slogan for theNike Shoe company. It may also be the best three-word summary ofAmerican cultural values. It means, "quit being indecisive, Don'tbother consulting a lot of people. Don't waste much times on planning.Just do it and do it now.
68-----You only go around once in life
Enjoy life, do what you want to do, experience everything you can.
69-----Put your money where your mouth is
Get serious about what you are saying. When you have spoken in favor ofsomething, prove that you mean it by risking some money on it in a betor an investment.
70-----The best defense is a good offense
Be pro-active and goal-oriented, not timid or conservative. Aim to conquer, not merely to protect yourself.
71-----The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Like talking, intending is not doing. Actions matter far more than intentions. Actions determine where a person ends up.
72-----Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
Doing is better than waiting. If you wait, you might lose your opportunity
73-----Action speak louder than words
To know people's hearts, pay more attention to what they do than what they say.
74-----Idle hands are the devil's workshop
When people have nothing constructive to do, they get into mischief.The child who is bored may pick up a crayon and color on the wall,something that would not happen if the child were happily occupied insome other activity.
75-----You've got to take the bull by the horns
Grab directly and fearlessly for the toughnest part of a problem. Don't look for an easy way out.
76-----Money doesn't grow on trees
You have to work for things. Success does not come on its own.
77-----Easy come, easy go
If you have received something without working for it, it may soon begone. You will not be as careful with it as you will be with somethingyou earned.
78-----Too many cooks spoil the broth
Individual action or action by the smallest group possible is betterthan consulting a lot of people. Too much consultation will waste timeand create problems.
79-----Stand on your own two feet
Grow up; act like an adult. Don't ask me to do something for you. Thismay be said to a young or immature person who depends too much onothers. It is like a cow kicking a grown calf that wants to suckle.
80------If you want something done right, do it yourself
This discourages people from trusting anyone except themselves. Itmaybe said to someone who ask another person to do a job for him/herand then complains about it was done.
81------Necessity is the mother of invention
When a person really needs something, he or she figures out some newway to get it. This creative initiative to change one's situation isconsidered much better than giving up and accepting things as they are.
82------First come, first served.
This saying is used when there is a limited supply of something such astickets to an event or food at a picnic. The idea is that no matterwhat your status, if you want some of what is being given away or sold,you must present yourself in person and in good time.
83-----No pain no gain
one must put forth an effort in order to succeed. This saying comesfrom physical fitness instructors. They say that if you do not exercisehard enough to make your muscles hurt, the exercise is not doing youmuch good.
84-----Give him an inch and he'll take a mile
Be careful of presumptuous people who take more initiative than theyshould. If you do someone a small favor or delegate a little permissionor a little power, he or she may take advantage of you.
85-----If it isn't broke, don't fix it
Do not bother trying to improve something if it is already workingsatisfactorily. That is a waste of time and you run the risk ofbreaking the thing while you are trying to improve it.
86-----There is no harm in trying
A person expects to be respected for making an effort even if it does not succeed.
87-----The cure is worse than the disease
While trying to solve one problem, we create an even bigger problem. We would have been better off if we had done nothing.
88-----Count to ten before you lose your temper
Do not instantly let your feelings control your actions. Slow down. Think before you react.
89-----All things come to him who waits
Sometimes patience is better than initiative.
90-----There is many a slip between the cup and the lip
This refers to a plan that has gone wrong. When one is drinking from acup, one intends to get all the drink into the mouth, but this does notalways happen. The plan is good but it can still fail.
91-----Boys will be boys
People will act according to their nature, including some mischief.This is sometimes used to describe irresponsible but not too seriouslywrong behavior by men. In other words, grown men will sometimes actlike little boys.
92------One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel
Do not associate with bad people. They may spoil you as a rotting apple spoils the apples next to it in the barrel.
93-----Better the devil you know than the devil you don't
People are generally not trustworthy. It is therefore better to dealwith a familiar person or situation than an unknown one. That way youknow what to watch out for and you can protect yourself better.
94-----Nobody is perfect
Everyone has shortcomings. This is used as an excuse for a minor Mistake that has been made.
95------The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
People are never satisfied with what they have. They always want what someone else has.
96-----A man is only as old as he feels
A person's energy level is more important than age.
97-----A man's home is his castle
At home a man is like a king, completely free to do as he wishes.
98-----Clothes make the man
The way a man dresses will affect the way he sees himself and the wayother people see him. The implication is that if you want to succeed,dress for success.
99-----Two heads are better than one
Two people are more likely to succeed than one working or thinking alone. It is better to consult than to act alone.
100-----Beauty is only skin deep
One should admire a person, particularly a woman, for her deep, inner character and not simply for her superficial beauty.