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1

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Small steps, like good nutrition, can prevent poor health

2

April showers bring May flowers

Even the most unpleasant occurences can bring about better things

3

Beggars can't be choosers

People lacking other options are not entitled to be choosy

4

The best things in life are free

Good things in life such as love, health, and knowledge come at no cost

5

Better late than never

Better to do something after the deadline than to ignore it entirely

6

Better safe than sorry

Better to take preventative measures than to deal with the potential consequences

7

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Things we already have in possession are more valuable than things we are uncertain of getting in the future

8

Birds of a feather flock together

People who are similar tend to be attracted to each other

9

Carpe diem

Latin for "Seize the day" - Live life to the fullest extent

10

Close, but no cigar

Even being almost correct is still incorrect

11

Curiosity killed the cat

People should not be nosy

12

The devil is in the details

When small details in plans are overlooked, they can cause greater problems later on

13

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Also known as The Golden Rule - Treat other people how you would like to be treated

14

Don't cry over spilt milk

There's no use crying over something that has already happened and cannot be changed

15

Don't judge a book by its cover

Do not judge something based on how it looks

16

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Never be ungrateful for any gift

17

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Never put all of your efforts into one thing, or you could lose it all

18

The early bird catches the worm

If you act early and don't procrastinate, you will be successful

19

Easy come, easy go

Things easy to come by are easy to lose

20

Every cloud has a silver lining

Even misfortunes have positive aspects

21

Small steps, like good nutrition, can prevent poor health

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

22

Even the most unpleasant occurences can bring about better things

April showers bring May flowers

23

People lacking other options are not entitled to be choosy

Beggars can't be choosers

24

Good things in life such as love, health, and knowledge come at no cost

The best things in life are free

25

Better to do something after the deadline than to ignore it entirely

Better late than never

26

Better to take preventative measures than to deal with the potential consequences

Better safe than sorry

27

Things we already have in possession are more valuable than things we are uncertain of getting in the future

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

28

People who are similar tend to be attracted to each other

Birds of a feather flock together

29

Latin for "Seize the day" - Live life to the fullest extent

Carpe diem

30

Even being almost correct is still incorrect

Close, but no cigar

31

People should not be nosy

Curiosity killed the cat

32

When small details in plans are overlooked, they can cause greater problems later on

The devil is in the details

33

Also known as The Golden Rule - Treat other people how you would like to be treated

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

34

There's no use crying over something that has already happened and cannot be changed

Don't cry over spilt milk

35

Do not judge something based on how it looks

Don't judge a book by its cover

36

Never be ungrateful for any gift

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

37

Never put all of your efforts into one thing, or you could lose it all

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

38

If you act early and don't procrastinate, you will be successful

The early bird catches the worm

39

Things easy to come by are easy to lose

Easy come, easy go

40

Even misfortunes have positive aspects

Every cloud has a silver lining

41

Experience is the best teacher

Personal experience is a more effective teacher than formal education

42

Fish out of water

If you are in a situation that is new and unfamiliar, you will act as if you were a fish out of water

43

A friend in need is a friend indeed

A friend who is there for you in a time of need is a true friend

44

God helps those who help themselves

God will help anyone already actively doing things for themselves

45

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

People always believe that someone else has a better life than their own

46

Haste makes waste

Rushing through a task leads to shoddy results

47

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Nothing is angrier than a woman who has been rejected love

48

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

Persist despite any and all failures

49

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Don't take on a task if you cannot handle its pressures

50

Ignorance is bliss

Being unaware of something can keep you content

51

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Mimicking someone is the greatest compliment

52

Knowledge is power

The more you know, the more control you have

53

Let bygones be bygones

Forget old problems and move forward

54

Let's cross that bridge when we come to it

Worry about potential problems when you actually come to them

55

Look before you leap

Know the task before agreeing to complete it

56

Love conquers all

Love trumps all problems

57

Misery loves company

Unhappy people derive pleasure from the unhappiness of others

58

The more the merrier

The more people participating, the more fun something will be

59

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

Don't procrastinate

60

No man is an island

Everyone is dependent on others

61

Personal experience is a more effective teacher than formal education

Experience is the best teacher

62

If you are in a situation that is new and unfamiliar, you will act as if you were a fish out of water

Fish out of water

63

A friend who is there for you in a time of need is a true friend

A friend in need is a friend indeed

64

God will help anyone already actively doing things for themselves

God helps those who help themselves

65

People always believe that someone else has a better life than their own

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

66

Rushing through a task leads to shoddy results

Haste makes waste

67

Nothing is angrier than a woman who has been rejected love

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

68

Persist despite any and all failures

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

69

Don't take on a task if you cannot handle its pressures

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

70

Being unaware of something can keep you content

Ignorance is bliss

71

Mimicking someone is the greatest compliment

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

72

The more you know, the more control you have

Knowledge is power

73

Forget old problems and move forward

Let bygones be bygones

74

Worry about potential problems when you actually come to them

Let's cross that bridge when we come to it

75

Know the task before agreeing to complete it

Look before you leap

76

Love trumps all problems

Love conquers all

77

Unhappy people derive pleasure from the unhappiness of others

Misery loves company

78

The more people participating, the more fun something will be

The more the merrier

79

Don't procrastinate

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

80

Everyone is dependent on others

No man is an island

81

No rest for the weary

No matter how tired you are, you must continue working

82

A picture is worth a thousand words

An image can conjure stronger emotions than words

83

Out of sight, out of mind

People and things not physically present become forgettable

84

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

People shouldn't criticize others if they commit similar acts

85

Practice what you preach

Follow the same advice that you give to others

86

Silence is golden

Silence is a virtue

87

Slow but steady wins the race

Consistent effort leads to success

88

Strike while the iron is hot

Take advantage of opportunities while they last

89

There are plenty of fish in the sea

There are plenty of people in the world willing to be in a relationship with you

90

Time heals all wounds

With time, people will forget arguments and recover from injuries

91

Time is money

When you're not working, you're actually losing money

92

Two heads are better than one

Two people solving a problem together are more effective than just one person

93

A watched pot never boils

Impatiently watching something makes it seem like it takes longer than it actually does

94

When it rains, it pours

When bad or good things happen, it seems to happen all at once

95

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Overcome obstacles by putting in even more effort

96

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

You can win more allies with compliments rather than aggression

97

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

You can give someone the necessary resources, but you can't force them to act

98

You can't have your cake and eat it too

A person's desires are oftentimes conflicting

99

You can't take it with you

No one can bring their wealth and possessions with them into the afterlife

100

You've made your bed, now lie in it

You must deal with the consequences of your actions

101

No matter how tired you are, you must continue working

No rest for the weary

102

An image can conjure stronger emotions than words

A picture is worth a thousand words

103

People and things not physically present become forgettable

Out of sight, out of mind

104

People shouldn't criticize others if they commit similar acts

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

105

Follow the same advice that you give to others

Practice what you preach

106

Silence is a virtue

Silence is golden

107

Consistent effort leads to success

Slow but steady wins the race

108

Take advantage of opportunities while they last

Strike while the iron is hot

109

There are plenty of people in the world willing to be in a relationship with you

There are plenty of fish in the sea

110

With time, people will forget arguments and recover from injuries

Time heals all wounds

111

When you're not working, you're actually losing money

Time is money

112

Two people solving a problem together are more effective than just one person

Two heads are better than one

113

Impatiently watching something makes it seem like it takes longer than it actually does

A watched pot never boils

114

When bad or good things happen, it seems to happen all at once

When it rains, it pours

115

Overcome obstacles by putting in even more effort

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

116

You can win more allies with compliments rather than aggression

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

117

You can give someone the necessary resources, but you can't force them to act

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

118

A person's desires are oftentimes conflicting

You can't have your cake and eat it too

119

No one can bring their wealth and possessions with them into the afterlife

You can't take it with you

120

You must deal with the consequences of your actions

You've made your bed, now lie in it