A man can never thrive who had a wasteful wife. 妻子浪费无度,丈夫不会出头。

A man cannot serve two masters. 一仆不能事二主。

All the wit in the world is not in one head. 世界上所有的智慧不可能集中于一个脑袋。

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.整个世界是个舞台,男男女女,演员而已。

All things are difficult before they are easy. 凡事都是先难后易。

All covet, all lose. 贪多必失。

A man apt to promise is apt to forget. 轻诺者易忘。

A man can die but once. 人生只有一次死。

A man can do no more than he can. 凡事只能量力而行。

All things are easy that are done willingly. 做事乐意,诸事容易。

All things are obedient to money. 有钱能使鬼推磨。

A man can not spin and reel at the same time. 一心不能二用。

A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time. 一心不能二用。

A man has his hour, and a dog has his day. 人有称心时,狗有得意日。

All good things came to an end. 天下无不散之宴席。

All is fair in war. 兵不厌诈。

All is fish that comes to one's net. 捉到网里都是鱼。

All is flour that comes to his mill. 到他的磨里都能碾成粉。

All is not at hand that helps. 有用的东西并不都是垂手可得的。

All is not gain that is put in the purse. 放入钱包的钱财,并非都是应得的。

All is not gold that glitters. 闪光的东西并不都是黄金。

All is not lost that is in danger. 在危险中的东西未必都会损失。

All is well that ends well. 结果美满都是好的。

All men are mortal. 人孰无死。

All men cannot be first. 不可能人人都得第一名。

A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst.少女有了许多求婚者往往选中了最差的一个。

A maid that laughs is half taken. 少女露笑脸,婚事半成全。

A man alone is either a saint or a devil. 孤身独处的人可以为圣哲,也可为恶魔。

A man is as old as he feels. 老不老,自己晓。

All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill. 有情人终成眷属。

All things will come round to him who will but wait. 只要耐心肯等待,一切都会按时来。

All time is no time when it is past. 光阴一去不复返。

All truths are not to be told. 真理并不都能说得清。

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; all play and no work makes Jack a mere boy.只工作,不玩耍,聪明孩子要变傻;尽玩耍,不学习,聪明孩子没出息。

Although it rains, throw not away your watering pot. 纵然天下雨,休把水壶丢。

Always taking out of the meal-tub and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom. 坐吃山空。

Bad news has wings. 坏事传千里。

Bad workmen often blame their tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。

Beauty is but skin-deep. 红颜易变。

Beauty is in the eye of the gazer. 情人眼里出西施。

Care and diligence bring luck. 谨慎和勤奋,带来好运气。

Care brings grey hair. 忧虑催人老。

Care killed the cat. 忧虑伤身。

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron. 金链锁人比铁炼更牢靠。

Change lays not her hand upon truth. 真理不变。

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron. 金链锁人比铁炼更牢靠。

Change lays not her hand upon truth. 真理不变。

Delays are dangerous. 坐失良机必有忧患。

Deliberate before you begin, then execute with vigour. 著手前要深思熟虑,执行要果断有力。

Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action. 考虑要仔细,行动要迅速。

Deliberating is not delaying. 慎思不是拖延。

Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together. 鹰单飞,羊群集。

Early mistakes are the seeds of future trouble. 早期的错误可以酿成日后的麻烦。

Early sow, early mow. 播种早的收获早。

Every bullet has its billet. 无风不起浪。

Every cloud has a silver lining. 山穷水尽疑无路,柳暗花明又一村。

Every cock crows on its own dunghill. 夜郎自大。

Failure is the mother of success. 失败是成功之母。

Fair and softly go far in a day. 谦和稳重,前程远大。

Fall sick and you will see who is your friend and who is not. 困难见友情。

False with one can be false with two. 对一个人虚伪,也会对两个人虚伪。

Fame is a magnifying glass. 名誉是放大镜。

Gifts from enemies are dangerous. 敌人礼,藏危险。

Give a dog a bad name and hang him. 欲加之罪,何患无词。

Give a fool rope enough and he will hang himself. 授绳与愚,愚能自傅。

Give a lark to catch a kite. 得不偿失。

God helps those who help themselves. 自助者天助之。

God never shuts one door but he opens another. 天无绝人之路。

God helps those who help themselves. 自助者天助之。

God never shuts one door but he opens another. 天无绝人之路。

Happy is he that is happy in childhood. 童年时代快乐的人是幸福的。

Happy is he that is happy in his children. 对自己孩子感到高兴的,才是幸福的人。

Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth. 记得青年时所做的愚笨事的人是幸福的。

Hasty love is soon hot and soon cold. 草草率率谈恋爱,热得快也冷得快。

Hasty love, soon cold. 匆忙的爱情冷得快。

Idle folks have most labour. 懒汉总嫌活太多。

Idle folks lack no excuses. 懒汉辩解,何患无词。

Idle folks have most labour. 懒汉总嫌活太多。

Idle folks lack no excuses. 懒汉辩解,何患无词。

Joy put heart into a man. 人逢喜事精神爽。

Judge not a book by its cover. 人不可貌相。

Judge not according to the appearance. 不要以貌取人。

Keep your breath to cool your porridge. 少管闲事。

Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. 要多看少说。

Kill the goose that laid the golden egg. 杀鸡取蛋。

Knowledge is long, life is short. 吾生有涯,而知无涯。

Laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper. 乐极生悲。

Law makers should not be law breakers. 正人先正己。

Laws catch flies but let hornets go free. 法网只捉苍蝇,不捉黄蜂。

Learn to creep before you leap. 循序渐进。

Learn to say before you sing. 按部就班。

Make hay while the sun shines. 趁热打铁。

Make the best of a bad business (or job or bargain) 身处山穷水尽,力争柳暗花明。

Man is a tool-using animal. 人是用器之兽。

Man is mortal. 人生谁无死。

Mills of God grind slowly but sure. 天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

Money is the root of all evil. 金钱是万恶之源。

Money is the sinews of war. 无钱莫打仗。

Money makes the mare to go. 钱可通神。

No man (or one) is born wise or learned. 人非生而知之者。

No man is content. 人心是不满足的。

No man loves his fetters be they made of gold. 即使脚镣黄金铸,无人爱上这刑具。

No money, no honey. 没有金钱,就没有爱情。

No way is impossible to courage 勇敢面前没有通不过的路。

No wisdom like silence. 智者寡言。

Now or never. 机不可失,失不再来。

Old birds are not caught with new nests. 新巢捉不到老鸟。

Old birds are not to be caught with shaft. 老谋是不会失算的。

Old love will not be forgotten. 旧情永难忘。

Old vessels must leak. 旧船必漏。

Patience is a virtue. 忍耐是一种美德。

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. 忍耐是苦痛的,但它的果实是甜蜜的。

Patience is the best remedy (or medicine). 忍耐是最好的药物。

Penny wise and pound foolish. 小事聪明,大事糊涂。

People do not lack strength; they lack will. 人们不缺力量,缺的是决心。

Quality is better than quantity. 质重于量。

Quality matters more than quantity. 质量比数量重要。

Quarrels of lovers but renew their love. 情人争争吵吵,自会言归于好。

Quick at meal, quick at work. 吃得快,做得快。

Read not books alone, but men. 不要光是读书,还要识人。

Ready money is a ready medicine. 现钱等于成药。

Rest breeds rust. 停止须生锈。

Riches do not always bring happiness. 富未必永远带幸福。

Save a thief from gallows and he will help hang you. 放虎归山。

Save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day. 能节俭时就节俭,朝阳难照一整天。

Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. 朋比为奸。

Second thoughts are best. 三思而行,再思可也。

Seeing is believing. 眼见为实。

Take one thing with another. 由此及彼。

Take the rough with the smooth. 既能享乐也能吃苦。

Take the world as it is. 随遇而安。

Tall trees catch much wind. 树大招风。

Tastes differ. 众口难调。

Teaching others teaches yourself. 教学相长。

Time reveals all things. 时间会揭露一切。

Time tames the strongest grief. 时间可以冲淡最强烈的悲伤。

Time tries all. 时间检验一切。

Time tries truth. 时间考验真理。

Union is strength. 团结就是力量。

Until all is over one's ambition never dies. 不到黄河心不死。

Use a book as a bee does flowers. 读书如蜜蜂采花,吸取其中之精华。

Virtue is a jewel of great price. 美德是无价之宝。

Virtue is fairer far than beauty. 美德远比美丽更美好。

Virtue is her (or its) own reward. 为善最乐。

Virtue is the only true nobility. 唯有美德是真正高贵的。

Wash a dog, comb a dog, Still a dog, remains a dog. 本性难移。

Waste not, want not. 俭以防匮。

Weak men wait for opportunity, but the strong men make it. 若者等待机会,强者创造机会。

We all do fade as a leaf. 我们都要像树叶一样枯萎。

You can't eat your cake and have it. 不能既要吃饼,又要把饼保存。

You can't make omelets (or omeletts) without breaking eggs. 有失才有得。

You have no goats, and yet you sell kids. 你虽无老山羊,却出卖小山羊。

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. 有热情而无知识,犹如有火焰而无光芒。