・・・The collection of English proverbs [No.2]・・・

Give, and you may keep your friend if you lose your money;
Lend, and the chances are that you lose yourfriend if ever you get back your money.
-Sir Edward Bulwar-Lytton


Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
-Benjamin Disraeli


Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old.
-Johathan Swift


War is much too serious a thing to be left to military man.


I do not know why I am so sad; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind.


Truth is on the march; nothing can stop it now.
-Emile Zola


Imperialism is a paper tiger.


Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place everyday.
-Albert Camus


Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There's no place like home! There's no place like home!
Be it ever so humble, there's no place home!
-John Howard Payne


Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.


While there's life, there's hope.


There is no greater grief than to recall a time of happiness when in misery.


I am going in search of a great perhaps.


To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.


Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
-O. Henry


A woman's whole life is a history of affections.


Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
-Jerome K. Jerome


It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
-James Boswell


Is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.
-John Milton


I saw that was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven.
-John Bunyan : Pilgrim's Progress



Never make a defence of apology before you be accused.
-Charles T


At thirty a man suspects himself a fool; know it at forty, and reforms his plan;
At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his purpose to resolve;
In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves then dies; the same.
-Edward Young


Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.


There never was a good war or a bad peace.
-Benjamin Franklin


Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
-Samuel Johnson


This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
-Horace Walpole


It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffers.
-William Blackstone


If you have great talents, industry will improve them;
If you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
-Joshua Reynolds


Never despair. But if you do, work on in despair.
-Edmund Burke


Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
-Thomas Carlyle


It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure.
When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
- Thornton Wilder


If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard:
nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him.
- William Faulkner


I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures.
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
- Aldous Huxley


Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
- Aldous Huxley


There is no security on this earth. There is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArther


Everytime a child says, "I don't believe in fairies,"there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- James Matthew Barrie


If you have charm, you don't need to have anything else;
and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have.
- James Matthew Barrie


I'd rather lose in a cause that will one day win than win in a cause that will someday lose.
- Woodrow wilson


Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.
- Oscar wild


Read, read, read. Read everything--trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.
Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it is good, you will find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
- William Faulkner


Do not buy what you want, but what you need; what you do not need is deer at a farthing.
- Cato the Elder


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