proverb: [ 'prɔvə（：）b ]
1. He likes to quote proverbs in his compositions.
2. The proverb tells us to emulate the industry of the ant.
3. Expressed in a proverb.
4. In this connection I remember a proverb.
1.Pain past is pleasure.
2.Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand.
3.Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.
4.All things are difficult before they are easy.
5.Great hopes make great man. （伟大的理想造就伟大的人。）
6.God helps those who help themselves. （天助自助者。）
7.Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more.
8.In doing we learn.（实践长才干。）
9.East or west, home is best.（东好西好，还是家里最好。）
10.Two heads are better than one.（三个臭皮匠，顶个诸葛亮。）
11.Good company on the road is the shortest cut.（行路有良伴就是捷径。）
12.Constant dropping wears the stone.（滴水穿石。）
The shoe is on the other foot: it means the situation between us has changed, somebody has replace someone to stand on the top place.
For example, for the last ten years the Tigers have been the worst team in the league, we've finished down at the bottom. But now the shoe is on the other foot, we have all these good young players and we're beating everybody else in the whole league.（在过去的十年里，我们“老虎队”一直是参加联赛的所有球队中最差的一个，比赛总是最后一名。现在不同啦，我们的队员都很年轻，球技也好，“老虎队”目前所向披靡。）
"Never" is a long word. 不要轻易说“决不”。
A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 恶其始者必恶其终. A bad bush is better than the open field. 有胜于无.A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. 吃亏的和解也比胜诉强. A bad conscience is a snake in one's heart. 做贼心虚.A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept. 坏习惯像鲜馅饼，分食要比保存好. A bad padlock invites a picklock. 开门揖盗. A bad thing never dies. 坏事传千年. A bad workman always blames his tools. 不会撑船怪河弯。 A bad workman quarrels with his tools 拙匠常怨工具差.A bargain is a bargain. 达成的协议不可撕毁. A beggar's purse is bottomless. 乞丐的钱袋是无底洞. A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush. 一鸟在手胜过双鸟在林。
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk. 闻其歌知其鸟，听其言知其人. A bird may be known by its song. 什麽鸟唱什麽歌. A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day. 略有胜于全无. A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it's the boundary of the world. 坐井观天. A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. 秋波送盲，白费痴情. A boaster and a liar are cousins-german. 吹牛与说谎本是同宗。 A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change. 一本好书今天如此，将来也如此，永不改变. A book that remains shut is but a block. 有书闭卷不阅读，无异是一块木头. A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm. 借来的斗篷不暖身. A bosom friend afar brings distant land near. 海内存知己，天涯若比邻. A bully is always a coward. 色厉内荏。
A burden of one's choice is not felt. 自己选的担子不嫌重. A burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬，十年怕井绳. A candle lights others and consumes itself. 蜡烛焚自身，光亮照别人. A cat has nine lives. 猫有九条命；吉人天相。 A cat may look at a king. 猫也有权晋见国王. A change of work is as good as a rest. 调换一下工作是很好的休息. A cheerful wife is the joy of life. 快乐的妻子是生活的乐事. A clean hand wants no washing. 不做亏心事，不怕鬼叫门.A clear conscience is a soft pillow. 问心无愧，高枕无忧. A clear conscience is a sure card. 光明磊落，胜券在握. A clear conscience laughs at false accusations. 白日不做亏心事，夜半敲门心不惊. A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast. 宁为清贫，不为浊富. A close mouth catches no flies. 病从口入，祸从口出. A cock is valiant on his own dunghill. 夜郎自大. A common danger causes common action. 同仇敌忾. A constant guest is never welcome. 久住非佳宾，常来不欢迎. A contented mind is a perpetual feast. 知足常乐. A contented mind is perpetual feast. 知足常乐. A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself. 贪婪的人对别人毫无好处，对自己却坏处更大. A crafty knave needs no broker. 狡猾的流氓，不需居间人. A creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 户枢不蠹. A discontented man knows not where to sit easy. 不满足者坐无宁时. A disease known is half cured. 病情确诊断，治病好一半. A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone. 骨头打狗狗不叫. A dog's mouth emits no ivory. 狗嘴里吐不出象牙. A fair death honors the whole life. 死得光明，终身荣耀. A fair face may hide a foul heart. 人不可貌相. A faithful friend is hard to find. 益友难得. A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit. 吃一堑，长一智。
A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit. 吃一堑，长一智. A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both. 父亲是财富，兄弟是安慰，朋友兼而有之. A fault confessed is half redressed. 承认错误，等于改正一半. A flow of words is no proof of wisdom. 口若悬河不能作为才智的证明. A fool always comes short of his reckoning. 愚人常缺算计. A fool always rushes to the fore. 傻瓜总爱强出头. A fool and his money are soon parted. 笨蛋难聚财. A fool attempting to be witty is an object of profoundest pity. 蠢人装聪明，实在最可怜. A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer. 一愚发问，七智结舌. A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 愚者所问，智者难答. A fool may give a wise man counsel. 愚者千虑，必有一得. A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. 一愚所失，百智难回. A fool's bolt is soon shot. 蠢人易于智穷力竭。A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark. 愚者千虑，必有一得. A fool's heart dances on his lips. 愚人心坦荡，挂在嘴唇上. A fox may grow gray, but never good. 江山易改，本性难移。
A fox may grow grey, but never good. 狐狸到老也不会变好.A friend exaggerates a man's virtue, an enemy his crimes. 朋友宣扬人的美德，敌人夸大人的罪过. A friend in court is better than a penny in purse. 囊中有钱，不如朝中有友. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 。
Nothing is too difficult,if you put your heart into it.
There is no royal way to learning.
Better an egg today than a hew tomorrow.
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
Barking dogs don't bite.
Two heads are better than one.
Better late than never.
Never too old to learn.
no pay no gain.
cross your heart 你发誓gate - crasher 不请自来的不速之客；take it easy 凡事看开些， 不要太冲动， 不要看得那么重make yourself comfortable 不用约束 （招待客人时说的话）you are all wet 你完全误会了she is hangover 她昨夜喝醉了it's a matter of time 这是迟早的问题she pulls out 她退出了I have my limit 我的忍耐度有限don't brush me off 不要敷衍我let's get it straight 我们打开天窗说亮话吧what you call this 你这算什么how about a bite 随便吃些什么吧you can count on me 你可以信得过我he see things not people他论事不论人we sang the same songs 我们志同道合I hope you in the roll 我希望你也能来let's go Dutch 我们各付各的吧speak of the devil 说曹操， 曹操就到keep in touch 保持联络don't turn me down 不要拒绝我don't let me down 别叫我失望 man proposes and god disposes 谋事在人成事在天 .the weakest goes to the wall.优胜劣败to look one way and row another声东击西 .in everyone's mouth.脍炙人口to kick against the pricks 螳臂挡车 .to give the last measure of devotion 鞠躬尽瘁 .to suffer for one's wisdom. 聪明反被聪明误to harp on the same string. 旧调重弹what's done cannot be undone 覆水难收 .to convert defeat into victory. 转败为胜beyond one's grasp. 鞭长莫及to be severe with oneself and lenient with others.严以责己宽以待人a heart of steel. 铁石心肠to be guided by destiny.听天由命pride goes before a fall 骄者必败 .the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemywithout 不战而屈人之兵what is bugging you 什么事使你心烦sworn brother 干兄弟， 盟兄弟it's dying art 这是已失传的手艺gentlemen agreement 君子协定I'm trying to make ends meet 我尽力要使收支平衡prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.富贵结朋友， 患难见真情if you wish to be the best man, you must suffer the bitterest of the bitter.吃得苦中苦， 方为人上人it is better to fight for good than to fail at the ill.宁为善而斗， 毋屈服于恶he who has hope has everything.怀有希望者， 便拥有一切self-trust is the first secret of success自信心是成功的首要关键the secret of success is constancy of purpose.成功的秘绝在于目标坚定有恒success grows out of struggles to overcome difficulties.成功源于努力去克服困难experience is the extract of suffering.经验是受苦的结晶英语谚语英语谚语指流传于英国和美国的比较简练而且言简意赅的话语。
A man without money is no man at all. 一分钱难倒英雄汉。
A merry heart goes all the way. 心旷神怡，事事顺利。 A miss is as good as a mile. 失之毫厘，差之千里。
A mother's love never changes. 母爱永恒。 An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 一天一苹果，不用请医生。
A new broom sweeps clean. 新官上任三把火。 An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 以眼还眼，以牙还牙。
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. 一日之计在于晨。 An old dog cannot learn new tricks. 老狗学不出新把戏。
An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom. 聪明才智，不如运气。 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 预防为主，治疗为辅。
A rolling stone gathers no moss. 滚石不生苔，转业不聚财。 As a man sows, so he shall reap. 种瓜得瓜，种豆得豆。
A single flower does not make a spring. 一花独放不是春，百花齐放春满园。 A snow year, a rich year. 瑞雪兆丰年。
A sound mind in a sound body. 健全的精神寓于健康的身体。 A still tongue makes a wise head. 寡言者智。
A stitch in time saves nine. 小洞不补，大洞吃苦。 A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe. 身正不怕影子斜。
A wise head makes a close mouth. 真人不露相，露相非真人。 A word spoken is past recalling. 一言既出，驷马难追。
A year's plan starts with spring. 一年之计在于春。 A young idler, an old beggar. 少壮不努力，老大徒伤悲。
Bad news has wings. 好事不出门，坏事传千里。 Barking dogs seldom bite. 吠犬不咬人。
Beauty lies in the love's eyes. 情人眼里出西施。 Be swift to hear, slow to speak. 听宜敏捷，言宜缓行。
Better late than never. 不怕慢，单怕站。 Better to ask the way than go astray. 问路总比迷路好。
Between friends all is common. 朋友之间不分彼此。 Birds of a feather flock together. 物以类聚，人以群分。
Blood is thicker than water. 血浓于水。 Blood will have blood. 血债血偿。
Books and friends should be few but good. 读书如交友，应求少而精。 Business is business. 公事公办。
Business is the salt of life. 事业是人生的第一需要。 By reading we enrich the mind, by conversation we polish it. 读书使人充实，交谈使人精明。
Cannot see the wood for the trees. 一叶障目，不见泰山。 Care and diligence bring luck. 谨慎和勤奋才能抓住机遇。
Caution is the parent of safety. 小心驶得万年船。