Wednesday, July 9, 2008


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 penny always turns up.烂钱总是会再回笼
A bad thing never dies. 坏事传千年。
A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怨工具差(人笨怨刀钝)。
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 two in the bush. 双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。
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. 什么鸟唱什么歌。
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 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。
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. 相聚爱益切,离别情更深。
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 may look at a king. 猫也有权晋见国王。
A cat has nine lives. 猫有九条命。
Accidents will happen. 天有不测风云。
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 链条的坚固程度取决于它最薄弱的环节。
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. 身正不怕影子斜。
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 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。
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. 行动是知识的巧果。
Actions speak louder than words. 事实胜于雄辩。
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。
Admonish your friends in private, praise them in public. 在私底下要忠告你的朋友,在公开场合又表扬你的朋友。
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone. 骨头打狗狗不叫。
Adversity is a good discipline. 苦难是磨练人的好机会。
Adversity leads to prosperity. 逆境迎向昌盛。
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich. 患难使人聪明,但不能致富。
Adversity makes strange bedfellows. 身处逆境不择友。
Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory. 成功地克服困难是最大的光荣。
A fair death honours 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 the pit, a gain in your wit. 吃一堑,长一智。
After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a while. 午饭后要坐,晚饭后要走。
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。
Affairs that are done by due degrees are soon ended. 事情要安步就班地做,就会很快地做完。
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 knows more in his own house than a wise man in another. 一个蠢材在他自己家里所知的事比一个聪明人在别人家里所
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 grey, but never good. 狐狸会变,但本性难移。
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. 曩中有钱,不如朝中有友。
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 患难朋友才是真朋友。
A friend is a second self. 朋友是另一个我。
A friend is best found in adversity. 患难见真友。
A friend is never known till a man have need. 不到患难时,永远不能认识真正的朋友。
A friend is not so soon gotten as lost. 交友慢,失友快。
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. 广交友,无深交。
A friend without faults will never be found. 没有缺点的朋友是永远找不到的。
After a storm comes a calm. 否极泰来。
After black clouds, clear weather. 否极泰来。
After death, the doctor. 放马后炮。
After dinner comes the reckoning. 吃喝玩乐,该付代价。
After dinner sit a while; after supper walk a mile. 午餐之后坐片刻,晚饭之后走一里。
After meat, mustard. 雨后送伞。
A full belly counsels well. 衣食足而后知荣辱。
A full cup must be carried steadily. 杯满盈,须持稳。
A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 好砧不怕锤。
A good appetite is a good sauce. 饥不择食。
A good beginning is half the battle. 首战告捷等于一半胜利。
A good beginning makes a good ending. 善始者必善其终。
A good book is a best friend who never turns his back upon us. 一本好书,莫逆之交。
A good book is a light to the soul. 好书一本,照亮心灵。
A good conscience is a continual feast. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
A good conscience is a soft pillow. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
A good dog deserves a good bone. 有劳得奖。
A good example is the best sermon. 身教胜似言教。
A good face is a letter of recommendation. 好的相貌就是一封推荐的介绍信。
A good face needs no paint. 美貌无需擦脂抹粉。
A good fame is better than a good face. 好的名望胜于好的相貌。
A good friend is my nearest relation. 良友如近亲。
A good head and an industrious hand are worth gold in any land. 聪明脑袋勤劳手,走遍天下贵如金。
A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold. 健康的身体贵于黄金铸成的皇冠。
A good heart cant's lie. 有仁心者不说谎话。
A good heart conquers ill fortune. 善心克厄运。
A good horse cannot be of a bad colour. 良马的毛色不会差。
A good horse often needs a good spur. 好马常要好靴刺。
A good marksman may miss. 智者千虑,必有一失。
A good maxim is never out of season. 至理名言不会过时。
A good medicine tastes bitter. 良药苦口,忠言逆耳。
A good name is better than riches. 好名誉胜过有财富。
A good name is earlier lost than won. 失去美名易,得到美名难。
A good name is sooner lost than won. 美誉难得而易失。
A good name keeps lustre in the dark. 好的名声在黑暗中也会光芒四射。
A good neighbour is better than a bother in the next village. 远亲不如近邻。
A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand. 出色的外科医生必须心明眼亮和有一双灵巧
A good tale is none the worse for being twice told. 好故事百听不厌。
A good tongue is a good weapon. 伶俐的口齿是一种锐利的武器。
A good wife makes a good husband. 有好妻子就有好丈夫。
A good winter brings a good summer. 瑞雪兆丰年。
A great talker is a great liar. 最会饶舌的人也是最会说谎的人。
A great ship asks deep water. 巨轮寻深水而航行。
A guilty conscience is a self-accuser. 做贼心虚,良心自诛。
A guilty conscience needs no accuser. 贼胆心虚。
A handful of common sense is worth bushel of learning. 一点小常识常胜过很多有价值的学问。
A happy heart makes a blooming visage. 心花怒放,笑逐颜开。
A hasty man is seldom out of trouble. 性急难免出岔子。
A heavy purse makes a light heart. 腰包钱财足,心境自然宽。
A heavy snow promise a good harvest. 瑞雪兆丰年。
A hero is known in the time of misfortune. 时势造英雄。
A horse is neither better nor worse for his trappings. 相马不可凭马的装饰。
A house divided against itself cannot stand. 家庭内讧难维系。
A Jack of all trades and master of none. 三脚猫无所长。
A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend. 开玩笑总不能化敌为友,反而有时会失去朋友。
A journey of a thousand miles begains with a single step. 千里之行,始于足下。
A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich. 穷人的一只羔羊比富人的一头牛还要珍贵。
A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. 懒羊嫌毛重
A lazy youth, a lousy age. 少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。
Ale will make a cat speak. 酒后吐真言。
A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. 骗子说真话,也没人相信。
A liar is worse than a thief. 撒谎比偷窃更可恶。
A lie begets a lie till they come to generation. 谎言生谎言,谎言传万代。
A life without a friend is a life without a sun. 人生在世无朋友,犹如生活无太阳。
A life without a purpose is a ship without a rudder. 人生无目的,犹如船失去了舵。
A light purse is a heavy curse. 为人无钱处处难。
A light purse makes a heavy heart. 曩中无钱心事重。
A lion at home, a mouse abroad. 在家凶如狮,在外却如鼠。
A little body often harbours a great soul. 莫道身躯小,伟人寓其间。
A little child is the sweetest and purest thing in the world. 幼儿是世界上最可爱和最纯洁的。
A little fire is quickly trodden out. 小洞易补。
A little is better than none. 聊胜于无。
A little labour, much health. 适量劳动健身大有益。
A little leak will sink a great ship. 千丈之堤溃于蚁穴。
A little learning is a dangerous thing. 浅学误人。
A little neglect may breed great mischief. 小不忍则乱大谋。
A little of everything, nothing at all. 每事浅尝辄止,结果将一事无成。
A little pot is soon hot. 壶小水易热。
A little spark kindles a great fire. 星星之火,可以燎原。
A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire. 适可而止,过犹不及。
A living dog is better than a dead lion. 一条活狗胜过一头死狮。
All are brave when the enemy flies. 敌人逃跑时,个个都勇敢。
All are not hunters that blow the horn. 吹号角的未必都是猎人。
All are not merry that dance lightly. 表面高兴的,未必都快乐。
All are not saints that go to church. 去做礼拜者,未必皆圣人。
All are not thieves that dogs bark at. 犬之所吠,并非皆贼。
All asses wag their ears. 傻子总爱装聪明。
All bread is not baked in one oven. 人心不同,犹如其面。
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws. 猫都爱吃鱼,却怕爪弄湿。
All covet, all lose. 贪多必失。
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。
All one's geese are swans. 自吹自擂。
All rivers run into the sea. 百川入海。
All roads lead to Rome. 条条道路通罗马。
All's fair in love and war. 爱情和战争是不择手段的。
All's fish that comes to his net. 到了网中都是鱼。
All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill. 有情人终成眷属。
All the treasures of the earth would not bring back one lost moment. 机会失去不再来,千贯万贯难赎回。
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 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。
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
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。
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 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。
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。
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。
A man has two ears and one mouth that he may hear much and speak little. 人有两只耳朵一张嘴,就是为了多听少说话。
A man is as old as he feels. 老不老,自己晓。
A man is known by the company he keeps. 察其友知其人。
A man is not a horse because he was born in a stable. 人并不因为生在马厩里就成了马。
A man is not good or bad for one action. 判断人的好坏不能凭一次行为。
A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn. 路遥知马力,日久见人心。
A man may dig his grave with his teeth. 祸从口出。
A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink. 牵马到河易,强马饮水难。
A man may love his house well without riding on the ridge. 有宝何必人前夸。
A man may smile and smile and be villain. 笑里藏奸。
A man may talk like a wise man and yet act like a fool. 一个人可能说话像个聪明人,而行为像个大笨蛋。
A man of gladness seldom falls into madness. 生性乐天的人极少会变成疯子。
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. 讲而不做,犹如花园里长满了荒草。
A man's actions show his character. 行为可显出一个人的品性。
A man who has friend must show himself friendly. 与朋友交,必须友好相处。
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. 人无笑脸,不要开店。
A man without money is a bow without an arrow. 人无钱,犹如弓无箭。
A man without reason is a beast in season. 人无理智就像是一头发情的野兽。
A match will set fire to a large building. 星星之火,可以燎原。
Ambition never dies until there is no way out. 不到黄河心不死。
A merry heart goes all the way. 生性乐天,终身受用。
A middle course is the safest. 中庸之道最保险。
A miserly father makes a prodigal son. 爱钱如命的父亲生个儿子挥金如土。
A miss is as good as a mile. 失之毫厘,差之千里。
A moneyless man goes fast through the market. 一个没钱的人很快穿过市场。
Among the blind the one-eyed man is king. 山中无老虎,猴子称霸王。
A mother's love never changes. 母爱永恒。
An artist lives everywhere. 艺人处处可安家。
An ass endures his burden but not more than his burden. 骡子能负重,但不堪超过力之所及。
A near friend is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. 远亲不如近邻。
An empty hand is no lure for a hawk. 空手诱不来老鹰。
An empty purse frightens many friends. 曩中无分文,亲友不上门。
An empty sack cannot stand upright. 空麻袋,立不直。
An enemy's mouth seldom speaks well. 狗嘴里吐不出象牙。
An evening red and a morning grey, is a sign of a fair day. 晚霞红如火,晓色青如灰,定是晴朗天。
An evil chance seldom comes alone. 祸不单行。
An evil lesson is soon learned. 学坏容易。
A new broom sweeps clean. 新官上任三把火。
Anger is a short madness. 发火是短暂的疯狂。
Anger rests in the bosom of folly. 怒火常寓于蠢人的胸中。
An honest man's word is as good as his bond. 诚实人的话像他的契约一样靠得住。
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. 一日之计在于晨。
An idle brain is the devil's workshop. 游手好闲是万恶之源。
An idle youth, a needy age. 少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。
An ill workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。
An inch in a miss is as good as an ell. 错无分大小,有错皆不好。
An nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. 对牛弹琴。
An oak is not felled at one stroke. 万事不能一蹴而就。
An occasion lost cannot be redeemed. 时机失了无法挽回。
An old dog barks not in vain. 老犬不空吠。
An old dog bites sore. 老狗咬人痛得很。
An old dog cannot alter its way of barking. 老狗难改吠声。
An old dog will learn no new tricks. 老家夥学不出新名堂。
An old physician, and a young lawyer. 医生年老的好,律师年轻的俏。
An old poacher makes the best keeper. 老偷猎者是最好的看守人。
An open door may tempt a saint. 一扇开著的大门可诱惑一个圣徒。
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. 乐观的人在灾难
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 预防胜于治疗。
An ox is taken by the horns, and the man by the tongue. 牛因有脚而被抓,人因有舌而遭殃。
Answer a fool according to his folly. 以其人之道,还治其人之身。
An upright judge has more regard to justice than to men. 正直的法官重法胜于重人。
A penny saved is a penny earned(or gained). 省钱就是赚钱。
A pet lamb makes a cross ram. 宠坏的小羊将成为脾气坏的大羊。
A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife. 穷汉娶富妻,必受老婆欺。
Apothecaries would not sugar their pills unless they were bitter. 好药不苦不会加糖衣。
Apparel makes the man. 马靠鞍装,人靠衣装。
Appearances are deceitful. 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量。
Appetite comes with eating. 食欲越吃越旺。
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. 白日不做亏心事,夜半不怕鬼敲门。
A ragged coat may cover an honest man. 不能以衣著取人。
Art is long, but lift is short. 人生有涯,而学无涯。
A ready way to lose friend is to lend him money. 失友都因借钱起。
A road of a thousand miles begins with one step. 千里之行始于足下。
A rolling stone gathers no moss. 滚石不生苔,转业不聚财。
Art lies in concealing art. 隐而不露即艺术。
As a man lives so shall he die. 有生必有死。
As a man's heart is, so does he speak. 言为心声。
As a man sows, so he shall reap. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
A secret between more than two is no secret. 两人以上知道的秘密就不算秘密。
A servant is known by his master's absence. 主人不在可以看出仆人的品行来。
A silent tongue and true heart are the most admirable things on earth. 缄默的嘴,真诚的心,是世界上最令人赞美的东西

A single spark can start a prairie fire. 星星之火,可以燎原。
As is the workman so is the work. 什么工人出什么活。
Ask no questions and you will be told no lies. 如果你少问,谎言就难进。
A smart coat is a good letter of introduction. 人要衣装,佛要金装。
A small leak will sink a great ship. 一个小漏洞可能弄沉一艘大轮船。
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. 平静的海洋练不出熟练的水手。
A sow, when washed; returns to the muck. 江山易改,本性难移。
A spot is most seen on the finest cloth. 最清洁的布上,污点特别显眼。
As soon as you have drunk, you turn your back upon the spring. 忘恩负义。
A staff is quickly found to beat a dog with. 欲加之罪,何患无辞。
As the best wine makes the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turns to the deadliest hatred. 美酒可制成烈醋,热
As the call, so the echo. 发什么声音,有什么回声。
As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks. 一厢情愿。
As the inner life is, so will be the language. 言为心声。
As the old cock crows, so doth the young. 有其父必有其子。
As the touchstone tries gold, so gold tries man. 试金石可以试金,正如黄金可以试人。
As the tree falls, so shall it lie. 自作自受。
As the tree, so the fruit. 长什么树,结什么果。
As they sow, so let them reap. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
A still tongue makes a wise head. 智者寡言。
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 straw shows which way the wind blows. 一叶便知秋。
A stumble may prevent a fall. 小惩大诫。
As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb. 偷大偷小都是贼。
As worms are bred in a stagnant pool, so are evil thoughts in idleness. 虫蛆在死水中孵化,邪念在懒惰中养成。
As you brew, so must you drink. 自搬石头自压脚。
As you make your bed so you must lie on it. 自食其果。
As you sow you shall mow. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
At night, all cats are grey. 猫在夜晚皆灰色(丑妍暗中难分辨)。
A tall tree catches the wind. 树大招风。
A tattler is worse than a thief. 搬弄是非者,恶劣甚于贼。
A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber. 偷多偷少都是贼。
A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf. 贼了解贼,正如狼了解狼。
A thing is bigger for being shared. 插手人一多,事态就扩大。
A thousand friends are few, one enemy is too many. 朋友千人尚觉少,仇敌一人犹嫌多。
A thousand probabilities do not make one truth. 一千个"或有"不能造成一个事实。
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. 千言万语不如一个行动。
A threatened blow is seldom given. 虚张声势,吓唬而已。
At open doors dogs come in. 狗从开着的门中进来。
A tree is known by its fruit. 观其行而知其人。
A true friend is known in the day of adversity. 疾风知劲草,患难知友情。
A true friend is one soul in two bodies. 真正的朋友好似两个身子长著一颗心。
A true jest is no jest. 真正的笑话不是笑话。
A true man and a thief think not the same. 君子和窃贼的思想不同。
A useful trade is a mine of gold. 一样有用的手艺是取之不尽的财富。
A valiant man's look is more than a coward's sword. 勇士的神色胜过懦夫的刀剑。
Avarice blinds our eyes. 财迷心窍。
Avarice increases with wealth. 越富越贪。
A wanderer who is determined to reach his destination does not fear the rain. 决心赶到目的地,浪汉何惧雨来淋。
A watched pot is long in boiling. 心急水不沸。
A wicked book is the wickeder because it cannot repent. 一本坏书危害无穷。
A wilful man will have his way. 有志者是竟成。
A wise head makes a close mouth. 智者寡言。
A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. 智者不作非凡之想。
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. 智者通权达变,愚者刚愎自用。
A wise man needs not blush for changing his purpose. 智者不耻于改变初衷。
A wise man thinks all that he says, a fool says all that he thinks. 智者思其所言,愚者言其所思。
A wise man will make tools of what comes to hand. 聪明的人能随机应变。
A woman's work is never at an end. 妇女的活计做不完。
A word is enough to the wise. 对明智者一言已足。
A word spoken is an arrow let fly. 一言既出,驷马难追。
A word spoken is past recalling. 一言既出,驷马难追。
A work ill done must be twice done. 未做好的活,需要重新做。
A young man married is a man that's marred.男子早婚,种下祸根。
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Bacchus has drowned more men than Nepture. 酒神淹死的人比海神多。
Bad news has wings. 坏事传千里。
Bad workmen often blame their tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。
Bare words, no bargain. 空言不能成交易。
Barking dogs seldom bite. 善吠的狗很少咬人。
Be always as merry as ever you can, for no-one delights in a sorrowful man. 务请心情常欢畅,只因无人喜忧伤。
Beauty is but a blossom. 美丽只是盛开的花朵。
Beauty is but skin-deep. 红颜易变。
Beauty is in the eye of the gazer. 情人眼里出西施。
Beauty is potent; but money is omnipotent. 美丽是有力量的,但金钱更有权威。
Beauty is truth, truth beauty. 美就是真,真就是美。
Beauty lies in lover's eyes. 情人眼里出西施。
Beauty may have fair leaves, but bitter fruit. 美丽的花或许长好叶,结苦果。
Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume. 美而无德犹如花之无香。
Be considerate towards the poor. 要为穷人著想。
Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails. 口蜜腹剑。
Bed is a midicine. 睡好觉,如服药。
Before gold, even kings take off their hats. 有钱能使鬼推磨。
Beg from beggers and you'll never be rich. 向乞丐乞讨,永远发不了财。
Beggars cannot be choosers. 饥不择食。
Beggars must be no choosers. 饥不择食。
Behind bad luck comes good luck. 塞翁失马,焉知非福。
Be honest rather clever. 诚实比聪明更要紧。
Being on sea, sail; being on land, settle. 随遇而安。
Be just to all, but trust not all. 要公正对待所有的人,但不要轻信所有的人。
Believe no tales from the enemy. 切莫轻信敌人。
Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear. 眼见的不能全信,耳闻的也不能半信。
Believe somebody on his bare word. 人言无据,切勿轻信。
Benefits please like flowers, while they are fresh. 恩泽让人欣喜,犹如鲜花使人心醉。
Be prepared to put one's hand in one's pocket. 准备慷慨解囊。
Be slow in choosing a friend; slower in changing. 选择朋友要审慎,摒弃更要审又慎。
Be slow to promise and quick to perform. 不轻诺,诺必果。
Beft to hear, slow to speak. 多听少说。
Better a bachelor's life than a slovenly wife. 过光棍生活,胜过有一个邋遢老婆。
Better ask twice than lose you way once. 宁愿问路两次胜过迷路一次。
Better a glorious death than a shameful life. 忍辱贪生不如死得光荣。
Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us. 适量的火好取暖,熊熊烈火能焚身。
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. 前程虽远大,现实尤可贵。
Better an empty purse than an empty head. 宁可钱袋瘪,不要脑袋空。
Better an open enemy than a false friend. 明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
Better are small fish than an empty dish. 有胜于无。
Better be alone than in bad company. 交损友不如无友。
Better be out of the world than out of fashion. 不合潮流不如脱离尘世。
Better be poor than wicked. 宁可做穷人,不要做坏人。
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. 宁为犬首,不作狮尾。
Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse. 宁为骡头,不为马尾。
Better deny at once than promise long. 轻诺必寡信。
Better die with honour than live with shame. 与其忍辱偷生,不如光荣而死。
better early than late. 宁早勿迟。
Better eye sore than all blind. 眼痛总比瞎眼好。
Better good neighbours near than relations far away. 远亲不如近邻。
Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. 宁可饿肚子,切莫去借债。
Better half an egg than empty shell. 半只蛋也比空壳好。
Better is the neighbour's hen than mine. 人莫知其苗之硕。
Better late than never. 迟做总比不做好。
Better lose a jest than a friend. 宁可不说一句俏皮话,以免得罪朋友们。
Better lose the saddle than the horse. 吃小亏占大便宜。
Better master one than engage with ten. 精通一事胜于会十事。
Better one-eyed than stone-blind. 独眼总比全瞎好。
Better poor with honour than rich with shame. 穷得光荣,胜过富得可耻。
Better pills may have wholesome effects. 良药苦口。
Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. 与其说话不中肯,不如一言不发好。
Better some of a pudding than none of a pie. 聊胜于无。
Better the foot slip than the tongue trip. 宁可滑跤,不可失言。
Better to do well than to say well. 说得好不如做得好。
Better wear out shoes than sheets. 宁可(经常运动)穿破鞋子,也不(因病长卧)磨破床单。
Better wear out than rust out. 与其闲散不如忙碌。
Better wit than wealth. 智力胜于财富。
Between friends all is common. 朋友之间不分彼此。
Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. 功亏一篑。
Between two stools one falls to the ground. 脚踏两头要落空。
Beware beginnings. 慎始为上。
Beware of a man of one book. 不要与一个有专业知识的人争论。
Beware of a silent dog and still water. 警惕无声之狗会咬人,平静之水会覆舟。
Beware of him who regards not his reputation. 要谨防不重自己名誉的人。
Big mouthfuls ofter choke. 贪多嚼不烂。
Bind the sack before it be full. 做事应适可而止。
Birds of a feather flock together. 物以类聚,人以群分。
Birth is much, but breeding is more. 出身固然重要,教养更且重要。
Bite off more than one can chew. 贪多咽不下。
Bite the hand that feeds one. 恩将仇报。
Bitter pills may have wholesome effects. 良药苦口利于病。
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. 人无所求最享福,因他不为失望苦。
Blind men can judge no colours. 不宜问道于盲。
Blood is thicker than water. 血浓于水。
Blood will have blood. 血债要用血来还。
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. 书籍如朋友,应该少而精。
Borrowed garments never fit well. 借来的衣服不合身。
Brave actions never want a trumpet. 勇敢的行为不须要吹号。
Bread is the staff of life. 民以食为天。
Brevity is the soul of wit. 言以简洁为贵。
Bring up a raven and he'll pick out your eyes. 养虎贻患。
Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. 投鼠忌器。
Burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
Business before pleasure. 事业在先,享乐在后。
Business is business. 公事公办。
Business is the salt of life. 事业事人生之盐。
Business makes a man as well as tries him. 事业既考验人,也造就人。
Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious. 事业虽扰烦,懒惰更害人。
Business neglected is business lost. 玩忽事业等于丢失事业。
Business sweetens pleasure, and labour sweetens rest. 工作后消遣更愉快,劳动后休息更舒畅。
Butter to butter is no relish. 千篇一律的东西令人生厌。
By doing nothing we learn to do ill. 懒散学为非。
By doing we learn. 经一事,长一智。
By falling we learn to go safely. 吃一堑,长一智。
By gambling we lose both time and treasure, two things most precious to the life of man. 赌博使我们丢失时间和金钱,
By other's faults, wise men correct their own. 他山之石,可以攻玉。
By reading we enrich the mind; by conversation we polish it. 读书可以使我门的思想充实,谈话使其更臻完美。
By the hands of many a great work made light. 众擎易举。
By the side of sickness health becomes sweet. 和疾病相比较,才显得健康的可贵。
By the street of "Bye and bye" one arrives at the house of "Never". 迁延因循,一事无成。
By writing you learn to write. 从写作中学写作。
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Call a spade a spade. 据实而言。
Call me not olive till thou see me gathered. 盖棺论定。
Call no man happy until he dies. 盖棺才能定论。
Can the leopard change his spots? 江山易改,本性难移。
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。
Cast not out the foul water till you bring in the clean. 清水未来,莫泼赃水。
Cast not your pearls beforene. 明珠莫投暗。
Catch the bear before you sell his skin. 大事未成时,莫开庆功宴。
Cats hide their paws. 大智若愚,大巧若拙。
Caution is the parent of safety. 谨慎小心是安全之源。
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。
Charity begins at home, but should not end there. 仁爱须由近及远。
Cheat's never proper. 欺骗决非正当事。
Cheek brings success. 和气生财。
Cheerful company shortens the miles. 旅有好旅伴,不觉行程远。
Cheerfulness and goodwill make labour light. 欢快与好意,劳动不觉累。
Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day. 看人看年少,看天看破晓。
Children and fools cannot lie. 孩子和傻子,不会说谎话。
Children and fools speak the truth. 孩子和傻子,说的是真话。
Children are the parents's riches. 子女是父母之财富。
Choice of the end covers choice of the means. 选择目的包含著选择手段。
Choose an author as you choose a friend. 选书如择友。
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. 选妻,最好用耳莫用眼。
Christmas comes but once a year. 佳节良辰,机会难得。
Circumstances are therulers of the weak, instrument of the wise. 弱者困于环境,智者利用环境。
Civility costs nothing. 礼貌不须什么代价。
Cleanliness is next to godliness. 清净近乎神圣。
Clothes make the man. 人要衣装,佛要金装。
Come what may, heaven won't fall. 船到桥头自会直。
Comfort is better than pride. 安慰胜过傲慢。
Coming events cast their shadows before them. 山雨欲来风满楼。
Compare your grievs with other men's and they will seem less. 你的悲痛与人比,悲痛就会轻一些。
Comparisons are odious. 人比人,气死人。
Confession is the first step to repentance. 悔罪先须认罪。
Confidence of success is almost success. 对成功抱有信心,就近乎成功。
Conquer of fear of death and you are put into possession of your life. 不怕死,然后才能生。
Constant dropping wears away a stone. 滴水穿石。
Content is better than riches. 知足常乐。
Content is happiness. 知足常乐。
Conversation makes one what he is. 言如其人。
Councils of war never fight. 主战者不打仗。
Counsel after action is like rain after harvest. 放马后炮。
Counsel must be followed, not praised. 忠告必须照办,而不是赞美。
Count not your chickens before they are hatched. 不要过早乐观。
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue. 勇敢和决心是美德的灵魂。
Courtesy costs nothing. 谦虚恭敬,不用分文。
Cowards are cruel. 懦夫不仁。
Credit, like a looking-glass, broken once, is gone, alas! 信誉像镜子,破碎无法补。
Creditors have better memories than debtors. 放债人的记性比借债人好。
Crows do not pick crow's eyes. 同室不*戈。
Cry up wine and sell vinegar. 挂羊头,卖狗肉。
Cry with one eye and laugh with the other. 口不应心。
Curiosity killed the cat. 好奇心,惹祸根。
Custom is a second nature. 习惯是第二天性。
Custom is the guide of the ignorant. 习俗是无知者的向导。
Custom makes all things easy. 若照习惯办,万事皆不难。
Custom rules the law. 习俗影响法律。
Custom without reason is but ancient error. 习俗没有道理,古代谬误而已。
Cut short the nonsense and return to one's muttons. 闲话少说,言归正传。
Cut the coat according to the cloth. 量布裁衣。
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Danger is next neighbour to security. 危险是安全的近邻。
Danger itself is the best remedy for danger. 危险本身就是对付危险的最好办法。
Dead men tell no tales. 死人不会搬弄是非。
Death is the grand leveller. 凡人都要死,大家都一样。
Death meets us everywhere. 死亡到处和我门相遇。
Death pays all debts. 人死百债了。
Death when it comes will have no denial. 死亡来临时,无可抗拒之。
Deeds, no words. 不要光说不练。
Debt is better than death. 负债总比死亡强。
Deeds are fruits; words are but leaves. 行动是果实,言语只是树叶而已。
Deeds are males, and words are females. 言柔弱无能,行刚强有力。
Deep rivers move in silence, shallow brooks are noisy. 深水静静流,浅溪潺潺流。
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。
Deliver not your words by number but by weight. 言不在多,而在有物。
Depend on others and you always repent. 依靠别人总要后悔。
Despair gives courage to a coward. 人急造反,狗急跳墙。
Destruction pursues the great. 树大招风。
Devil must be driven out with devils. 以毒攻毒。
Dexterity comes by experience. 熟练来自经验。
Diamond cut diamond. 强中更有强中手。
Diet cures more than the doctor. 药补不如食补。
Diligence is near success. 勤奋近乎成功。
Diligence is the mother of good luck. 刻苦是成功之母。
Diligence is the mother of success. 勤奋是成功之母。
Discontent is the first step in progress. 不知足是前进中的第一步。
Discretion is the better part of valour. 小心即大勇。
Disease, enemy, and debt --these three must be cut off as soon as they begin to grow. 病,仇与债这三者,一露苗头就
Disease of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body. 心灵上的疾病比肉体上的疾病更危险。
Diseases are the price of ill pleasures. 疾病是不正当娱乐的代价。
Diseases come on horseback, but go away on foot. 病来如山倒,病去如抽丝。
Disgraced may be he who thinks ill. 心怀不端的人是可耻的。
Do as most men do and men will speak well of thee. 为众之所为,受众之所夸。
Do as the Romans do(or Do as they do at Rome). 入乡要随俗。
Do as you would be done by. 推己及人。
Do business, but be not a slave to it. 要做事,但不要做事务的奴隶。
Dog does not eat dog. 物不伤其类。
Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand. 远处叫得凶的狗,不会近身来咬人。
Dogs that run after many hares kill none. 多谋寡成。
Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as your bread. 狗摇尾巴,爱的是面包。
Doing is better than saying. 行胜于言。
Do in Rome as the Romans do. 入乡随俗。
Do not all you can, spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all youknow. 不要为所能为,不要
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade. 不要忘恩负义。
Do not despise your enemy. 万勿轻敌。
Do not give a dog bread every time he wags his tail. 不要有求必应。
Do not praise a day before sunset. 切勿褒贬过早。
Do not run too fast after gain. 不要见利就拼命追。
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. 不要向不如你幸运的人述说你的幸福。
Do not swap horses when crossing a stream. 处在危难中,不宜大更动。
Do no through fear of poverty surrender liberty. 不要因为怕贫苦而放弃自由。
Do not to others what you do not wish them to do to you. 己所不欲,勿施于人。
Do not wash dirty linen in public. 家丑不可外扬。
Don't cast out the foul water till you bring in the clean. 清水未来,莫泼赃水。
Don't count your chicken before they are hatched. 不要过早乐观。
Don't climb a tree to look for fish. 勿缘木求鱼。
Don't cross the bridge till you get to it. 不要杞人忧天。
Don't fly till you wings are feathered. 羽毛未丰不要飞。
Don't cry out before you are hurt. 还没受苦,就别叫苦。
Don't halloo till you are out of the wood. 没有脱离危险不要先欢呼。
Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain. 切莫临时抱佛脚。
Don't keep all your eggs in one basketball.勿孤注一掷。
Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today. 今日事,今日毕。
Don't speak all you know, but know all you speak. 不要尽言所知,而要尽知所言。
Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs. 休要班门弄斧。
Don't throw out your dirty water before you get in fresh. 清水未打来,赃水莫倒掉。
Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. 不要自寻烦恼。
Don't whistle until you are out of the wood. 没有脱离险境,不要过早高兴。
Do one's level best. 尽力而为。
Dot the i's and cross the t's. 一点一划,循规蹈矩。
Doubt is the key of knowledge. 怀疑乃知识的钥匙。
Do well is better than say well. 说得好不如做得好。
Downy lips make thoughtless slips. 嘴上没毛,办事不牢。
Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed. 事未齐备,切莫妄动。
Draw water with a sieve. 竹篮子打水一场空。
Dream are lies. 梦不足信。
Dreams go by contraries. 梦想总与现实相反。
Drive your business, do not let it drive you. 要推动事业,不要让事业来推动你。
Drop by drop the oceans are filled; stone by stone the walls are built. 滴水汇大海,垒石诛高墙。
Drowning man will catch at a straw. 溺水的人一根草也要抓。
Drunken days have all their tomorrows. 今日花天酒地,明日潦倒穷途。
Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. 酒后露真言。
Dumb dogs are dangerous. 哑犬最凶恶。
Dying is as natural as living. 死亡与生存一样自然。
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Each bird loves to hear himself sing. 鸟儿都爱听自己唱歌。
Each day brings its own bread. 天无绝人之路。
Each man is the architect of his own fate. 命运掌握在自己手中。
Eagles catch no flies. 大人物不计较小事情。
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。
Early start makes easy stages. 早开始是成功的保证。
Early to bed and early to rise make a man healthy, wealthy and wise. 早睡早起,令人健康、富有而且聪明。
Early wed, early dead. 早婚早夭。
Easier said than done. 说话容易做事难。
East or west, home is best. 在家千日好,出门时时难。
Easy come, easy go. 易得易失。
Eat at pleasure, drink with measure. 随意吃饭,适度饮酒。
Eat one's cake and have it. 又要马儿好,又要马儿不吃草。
Eat to live, but not live to eat. 吃饭是为了生存,但生存不是为了吃饭。
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. 吃是使自己受用,穿是使别人受用。
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. 人的教养始于教育,成于社交。
Education has for its object the formation of character. 教育的目的在于培养品德。
Elbow grease gives the best polish. 只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针。
Empty vessels make the greatest sound. 空桶响声大。
Enough is as good as a feast. 知足常乐。
Envy assails the noblest, the winds howl around the highest peak. 高位遭人妒,高峰招风吹。
Equivocation is first cousin to a lie. 支支吾吾,其言必诈。
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; he who would search for pearls must dive below. 错误像稻草,漂浮在水面
Even Homer sometimes nods. 人非圣贤,孰能无过。
Even the walls have ears. 隔墙有耳。
Every advantage has its disadvantage. 有利必有弊。
Every bean has its black. 人人有其缺点。
Every bird likes its own nest. 人爱其家。
Everybody's business is nobody's business. 人人都管,大家不管。
Every brave man is a man of his word. 勇敢的人都是信守诺言的人。
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。
Every cook praises his own broth. 自吹自擂。
Every country has its customs. 乡有乡俗。
Every couple is not a pair. 同床异梦,貌合神离。
Every day is not Sunday. 好景不常在,好花不常开。
Every day of thy life is a leaf in thy history. 生命中的一天就是你历史上的一页。
Every dog has his day. 凡人都有得意之日。
Every dog has his day, and every man his hour. 人人都有得意的日子。
Every dog is a lion at home. 夜郎自大。
Every dog is valiant at his won door. 狗在家门前条条都凶悍。
Every door may be shut but death's door. 除了死门外,每门都可关。
Every extremity is a fault. 万事过分都差误。
Every fool can find faults that wise man cannot remedy. 蠢人也能找出聪明人无法弥补的岔子来的。
Every heart has its own sorrow. 人人都有伤心处。
Every horse thinks his sack heaviest. 每疋马认为自己驮的袋子重。
Every Jack has his Jill. 有情人终成眷属。
Every little makes a mickle. 积少成多。
Every lover sees a thousand graces in the beloved object. 情人眼里出西施。
Every man has a fool in his sleeve. 聪明一世,糊涂一时。
Every man has his faults. 人孰无过。
Every man has his hobby-horse. 人各有所好。
Every man has his liking. 人各有所好。
Every man has his weak side. 人人都有自己的弱点。
Every man is best know to himself. 自己最了解自己。
Every man has the defects of his qualities. 一个人的好品质上也有不足之处。
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. 每个人都是他自己命运的建诛师。
Every man is the master of his own fortune. 每个人都是他自己的命运的主宰。
Every man is the son of his own works. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
Every man thinks his own geese swans. 每个人都以为自己的东西了不起。
Every medal has its reverse. 事物都有它的反面。
Every mother's child is handsome. 老王卖瓜,自卖自夸。
Everyone is dissatisfied with his own fortune. 人对自己的命运总不感满足。
Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads. 知人知面不知心。
Every pleasure has a pain. 乐中必有苦。
Every potter praises his own pot. 老王卖瓜,自卖自夸。
Every salesman boasts of his own wares. 老王卖瓜,自卖自夸。
Every shoe fits not every foot. 不能以己度人。
Everything comes to him who waits. 安心等待必有好处。
Everything has its seed. 无风不起浪。
Everything has its time and that time must be watched. 任何事情都有好的时机,不要随意放过。
Everything hath an end. 任何事物都有它的结果。
Everything is good in its season. 万物逢时皆美好。
Everything is good when new, but friend when old. 东西新的好,朋友老的好。
Everything is nice in your garden. 老王卖瓜,自卖自夸。
Everything must have a beginning. 凡是都有起源。
Everything new is fine. 新事物总是美好的。
Every tide hath its ebb. 兴盛之日必有衰退之时。
Every tree is known by its own fruit. 观其言行,知其为人。
Every why has a wherefore. 事出有因。
Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches. 罪恶来时,尺进寸退。
Evil communications corrupt good manners. 交往恶劣,有损风度。
Evil gotten, evil spent. 悖入悖出。
Example is better than precept. 言教不如身教。
Exchange is no robbery. 公平交易并非强行夺取。
Exercise, temperance, fresh air, and needful rest are the best of all physicians. 锻链、节制、新鲜空气和必要的休息
Experience is a school from which one can never graduate. 经验无止境。
Experience is the best teacher. 经验是良师。
Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother. 经验是知识之父,记忆是知识之母。
Experience is the mother of wisdom. 智慧来自经验。
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools learn in no other. 吃亏学乖代价高,笨汉非此学不好。
Experience keeps no school, she teaches her pupils singly. 亲身经验,才是经验。
Experience must be bought. 若要得经验,必须化代价。
Experience teaches. 经验给人教训。
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience. 有经验而无学问,胜于有学问而无经验。
Extremes are dangerous. 物极必反。
Extremes meet. 否极泰来。
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. 以牙还牙,以眼还眼。
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Facts are stubborn things. 事实是不容改变的东西。
Failure is the mother of success. 失败是成功之母。
Faint heart never wins fair lady.
Fair and softly go far in a day. 谦和稳重,前程远大。
Fair faces need no paint. 貌美毋须修饰。
Faith will move mountains. 精诚所至,金石为开。
Fall sick and you will see who is your friend and who is not. 困难见友情。
False friends are worse than open enemies. 明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
False tongue will hardly speak truth. 虚伪者不肯说真话。
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。
Fame like a river is narrowest at its source and broadest afar off. 名誉像条河,源头最狭窄,远处最宽阔。
Familiar paths and old friends are the best. 熟路好遵循,老友最可珍。
Far from eye, far from heart. 离远而情疏。
Fast bind, fast find. 保存得好,东西好找。
Fasting comes after feasting. 今日有酒今日醉,明日无钱不揭锅。
Fat hens lay few eggs. 肥鸡不下蛋。
Faults are thick where love is thin. 一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。
Fear is often greater than the danger. 杞人忧天。
Fear not the future; weep not for the past. 不要为未来担忧,不要为过去悲泣。
Feed a cold and starve a fever. 伤风时宜吃,发热时宜饿。
Feed a pig and you'll have a hog. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
Feed by measure and defy physician. 饮食有节制,医生无用处。
Few words are best. 少说为妙。
Few words, many deeds. 少说话,多做事。
Fine clothes make the man. 人要衣装。
Fine feathers do not make fine birds. 人不可貌相。
Fine feathers make fine birds. 人要衣装,佛要金装。
Fine words butter no parsnips. 画饼充饥。
Fine words dress ill deeds. 漂亮的言词可以掩饰恶劣的行为。
Finished labours are pleasant. 大功告成,好不高兴。
Fire and water are good servants, but bad masters. 水火是忠仆,造灾成元凶。
Fire proves gold, adversity proves men. 烈火显真金,逆境识英雄。
Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. 关得最紧的火,燃烧得最炽烈。
Fire, water, and money are good servants, but bad masters. 水火金钱是忠仆,使用不当是祸首。
First catch your hare, then cook him. 不要谋之过早。
First come, first served. 先来先卖。
First impressions are most lasting. 最初的印象最为持久。
First think, and then speak. 先想后说。
First try, and then trust. 试了才能相信。
Fish begins to stink at the head. 上梁不正下梁歪。
Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets enmity. 奉承惹人喜,直言招人仇。
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee. 追求爱情,它要逃走;逃避爱情,它会跟你。
Fools grow without watering. 笨蛋自然成,无需浇水勤。
Fool's haste is no speed. 欲速则不达。
Fools have fortune. 戆人有戆福。
Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. 愚者设筵,智者赴宴。
Fools never know when they are well off. 傻瓜永远不知道他们何时能享福。
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 智者裹足不前,愚者铤而走险。
Fools will be fools. 笨蛋总是笨蛋。
Fools will be meddling. 愚者总好无事生非。
For age and want save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day. 为了年老和急须,要及时积蓄,因为早晨的太阳,
For a lost thing care nothing. 一事之失,不必介意。
Forbidden fruit is sweet. 禁果分外甜。
Force can never destroy right. 暴力绝不能摧毁正义。
Forget not that you are a man. 不要忘记你是一个人。
Forget others' faults by remembering your own. 想想自己的错,就会忘却别人的过。
Forgive and forget. 不念旧恶。
Forgive others but not yourself. 待人宽,对己严。
Fortune favours fools. 傻子有傻福。
Fortune favours the bold. 勇者天佑。
Fortune is fickle. 天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福。
Fortune is good to him who knows to make good use of her. 知道利用幸福的人才有幸福。
Fortune knocks once at least at every man's door. 人人都有鸿运高照之日。
Fortune often rewards with interest those that have patience to wait for her. 只要有耐心,总会走好运。
Fortune smiles upon the brave and frowns upon the coward. 幸运喜欢勇敢的人,而不喜欢怯懦的人。
Fortune to one is mother, to another is stepmother. 命运对一种人如亲娘,对另一种人却是晚娘。
Four eyes see more than two. 人多识广。
Friendless is the dead. 没有朋友者,等于是死人。
Friends are like fiddle-strings, they must not be screwed too tight. 朋友像琴弦,不能太拧紧。
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. 交往过密过疏,都会失去朋友。
Friends are thieves of time. 交朋友,费时间。
Friendship cannot stand always on one side. 来而不往非礼也。
Friendship is love with understanding. 友谊是爱加上谅解。
Friendship multiplies joys and divides griefs. 友谊可以增添欢乐,可以分担忧愁。
Friendship ---- one soul in two bodies. 友谊是两人一条心。
Friendship should not be all on one side. 友谊不该只是单方面的事。
Friendship the older it grows the stronger it is. 友谊地久天长。
Friends may meet, but mountains never greet. 朋友可相逢,高山永分离。
Friends must part. 天下无不散之筵席。
From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. 星星之火可以燎原。
From hearing comes wisdom; from speaking, repentance. 多听增智慧,多言生后悔。
From saving comes having. 富有来自节约。
From short pleasure long repentance. 痛快一时,悔恨终身。
From the father comes honour; from the mother, comfort. 荣誉由父次,安慰由母与。
Frugality is an estate alone. 仅仅节约就是一笔财产。
Fruit ripens not well in the shade. 阴凉处的果子不会成熟。
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Riches serve a wise man but command a fool. 财富事智者,却又驭蠢人。
Rivers need a spring. 大河要有源头。
Roll my log and I'll roll yours. 互相吹嘘。
Rome was not built in a (or one) day. 罗马不是一日建成的。
Run (or Hold) with the hare and hunt (or run) with the hounds. 两面讨好。
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Union is strength. 团结就是力量。
Unkindness destroys love. 粗暴毁爱情。
Unprofitable eloquence is like the cypress, which is great and tall, but bears no fruit. 无益雄辩不济事,犹如柏树参
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。
Use is a second nature. 习惯成自然。
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Vain glory blossoms but never bears. 虚荣能开花,但从不结果。
Velvet paws hide sharp claws. 笑里藏刀。
Venture a small fish to catch a great one. 吃小亏占大便宜。
Victory belongs to the m ost persevering. 胜利属于最坚强不屈的人。
Viture flies from the heart of a mercenary man. 人贪钱财,心无美德。
Virtue is a jewel of great price. 美德是无价之宝。
Virture 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。
Virtue never grows old. 美德永远不衰老。
Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms. 激动时所立的誓,平静时会忘记的。

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Wade not in unknown water. 不知水的深浅,不可粗心趟水过河。
Walk groundly; talk profoundly; drink roundly; sleep soundly. 行路踏实,言谈深刻,饮酒豪爽,睡眠酣畅。
Walls (or Pitchers) have ears. 隔墙有耳。
Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge. 粗心比无知更为有害。
War is death's feast. 战争是死亡的筵席。
War is the business of barbarians. 战争是野蛮人干的事。
War makes thieves, and peace hangs them. 战争造成盗贼,和平把他们吊死。
Wash a dog, comb a dog, Still a dog, remains a dog. 本性难移。
Waste not, want not. 俭以防匮。
Waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses. 浪费时间是一切花费中最奢侈豪华的费用。
Water afar quenches not fire. 远水难救近火。
Water dropping day by day wears the hardest rock away. 水滴天天滴不停,石头最坚也磨损。
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。
Wealth is not his who has it, but his who enjoys it. 财富并不属于拥有的人,而是属于享用的人。
Wealth makes worship. 财富能使人拜倒。
Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, leisure, and liberty. 财富可能是一样好东西,因为它意味著权力
We are not born for ourselves. 人生非为己。
We can live without a brother, but not without a friend. 我们生活中可以没有兄弟,但不能没有朋友。
We can live without our friends, but not without our neighbours. 生活可无友,邻居不能无。
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. 我们先养成习惯,然后习惯又左右我们。
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. 如果不
We hope to grow old, yet we fear old age; that is, we are willing to live, and afraid to die. 我们希望长大,但怕年
We know not what is good until we have lost it. 有的时候不爱惜,失了以后空叹息。
We learn not at school, but in life. 学习不在校,而在生活中。
Well begun is half done. 良好开端,功成一半。
Well fed, wed bred. 衣食足,知荣辱。
We must repeat a thousand and one times that perseverance is the only road to success. 我们必须千百次地反覆说明,坚
We never know the worth (or value) of water till the well is dry. 井枯方知水可贵。
We only live once,, but if we work it right once is enough. 我们生命只一次,好自为之一次足矣。
We shall lie all alike in our graves. 一进坟墓,大家一样。
We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault. 欲找朋友无缺点,永远不会有朋友。
We should never remember the benefit we have offered nor forget the favour received. 施惠莫记,受恩莫忘。
We should push our work, the work should not push us. 我们要推动工作,不要让工作推动我们。
We should weep for men at their birth and not a t their death. 我们应在人降生时流泪,而不该在人死亡时哭泣。
We soon believe what we desire. 一厢情愿。
What a sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. 不分畛域,一样对待。
What cannot be cured must be endured. 事已无法可救,只得耐心忍受。
What does the moon care if the dogs bark at her? 月亮岂怕狗来吠。
What do you expect from a pig but a grunt? 狗嘴里吐不出象牙。
Wahtever a man sow, that shall he also reap. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
Whatever I do, I will do in my power. 无论我做什么事,我都尽力而为之。
Whatever man has done man may do. 天下无难事。
Whatever you do, do with your might; Things done by halves are never done right. 不论做什么事要尽力去搞;事情做得不
What good shall I do this day? What good have I done today? 我今天要做些什么好事?我今天做了些什么好事?
What I have done is due to patient thought. 我的成就是由于坚忍地思索。
What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh. 生于骨中者不会出肉外。
What is done by night appears by day. 若要人不知,除非己莫为。
What is done cannot be undone. 木已成舟。
What is known to three is known to everybody. 一件事情三个人知道就人人知道。
What is learnt in the cradle lasts (or is carried) to the grave. 小时学会的事情到老不会忘记。
What is not wisdom is danger. 不智的事是危险的。
What is one man's cloud is another man's sunshine. 此人乌云盖顶,彼人艳阳满天。
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. 适用于甲的,也适用于乙。
What is sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. 教育之于心灵,犹如雕刻之于大理石。
What is there sadder under the sun than a day that is gone and notyhing done. 世界上没有什么事情,较之虚度年华,一
What is wealth good for, if it brings melancholy? 财富如带忧郁来,有了财富有何用?
What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. 事既值得做,就把事做好。
What makes life dreary is the want of motive. 没有目的,人生就黯淡无光。
What must be must be. 该怎么样的就怎么样。
What's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh. 生就的本性,总会暴露的。
What's done by night appears by day. 若要人不知,除非己莫为。
What's done can't be undone. 无可挽回。 泼水难收?
What's learnt in the cradle lasts till the tomb. 小时学过的,至死不忘记。
What's lost is lost. 流水落花春去也。
What's more miserable than discontent? 有什么比不知足更为痛苦?
What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals. 醉汉口里露真言。
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye ever so to them. 己所欲,施于人。
What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over. 眼不见,心不烦。
What the eye sees not, the heart craves not. 目不瞬,心不乱。
What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks. 心直口快。
What we are ignorant of is immense. 我们不知道的东西多得不可胜数。
What we do willingly is easy. 世上无难事,只要肯登攀。
What we learn with pleasure we never forget. 乐意学的东西决不会忘记。
What we lose in hake we shall have in herring. 失之东隅,收之桑榆。
What you dislike in another, take care to correct in yourself. 别人身上你不喜欢的东西,自己身上的也要注意改正。
What you lose on thengs you gain (or get back) on the roundabouts. 失之东隅,收之桑榆。
What youth is used to, age remembers. 青年时经常做的事,老年时却能记得起。
When a dog is drowning everyone offers him drink. 落井下石。
When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow. 朋友的要求不要拖。
When ale (or drink or wine) is in wit is out. 贪杯丧智。
When all men speak no man hears. 人人都讲话,无人去听它。
When anger blinds the mind, truth disapears. 怒火中烧瞎心眼,真理在前看不见。
Whe angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. 怒时数十再说话,大怒数百方开言。
When an opportunity is neglected, it never comes back to you. 机不可失,时不再来。
When stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. 蠢人做件羞愧事,总说义
When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner. 马屁精会面,魔鬼去赴宴。
When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war. 龙争虎斗。
When guns speak it is too late to argue. 待到炮声响,辩论已莫及。
When in doubt, play trumps. 举棋苟不定,何妨将一军。
When in Rome do as the Romans do. 入乡随俗。
When love puts in, friendship is gone. 爱情入,友谊出。
When one is about to act, one must reason first. 凡事要先思而后行。
When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window. 贫穷进门来,爱情飞窗外。
When riches increase, the body decreases. 财多体衰。
When rogues (or thieves) fall out, honest men come by their own. 盗贼一内哄,好人就自在。
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. 祸不单行。
When the belly is full, the bones would be at rest. 饱暖图安逸。
When the belly is full the mind is among the maids. 逸则思淫。饱则思淫欲?
When the cat's away the mice will play. 猫儿不在,老鼠造反。
When the fight begins within himself a man's worth something, 内心开始斗争时,为人就会有价值。
When the ffish is caught the net is laid aside. 鱼获网弃。
When the fox preaches, take care of your geese. 佛口蛇心。
When the fruit is scarcest, its taste is sweetest. 物以稀为贵。
When the heart is afire, some sparks will fly out at the mouth. 心中发火,口吐妄言。
When the heart is full,, the tongue will speak. 胸有成竹,口若悬河。
When the sun comes in, the doctor goes out. 阳光入室,医生出屋。
When the well is full, it will run over. 井水满了要溢出。
When the wound is healed, the pain is forgotten. 好了伤疤忘了痛。
When three know it, all know it. 三人知,天下晓。
When two friends have a common purse, one sings and the other weeps. 两友合用一钱包,一个悲来一个笑。
When two ride on one horse, one must sit behind. 两人共骑一匹马,总有一个背后跨。
When war begins then hell opens. 战争一开始,地狱门敞开。
When we have gold we are in fear; when we have none we are in danger. 手头有黄金,惶恐很担心;两手都空空,处在危急
When wine is in truth is out. 酒后露真言。
When you go to buy, use your eyes not your ears. 你去购买东西时,要用眼睛莫用耳。
Where drums beat, laws are silent. 战鼓一打,法律无声。
Where love fails we espy all faults. 恋爱一旦遭失败,缺点全都看出来。
Where love is there is faith. 有爱情就有忠诚。
Where might is master, justice is servant. 有强权,就没有正义。
Where passion is high there reason is low. 感情高涨处,理智就低落。
Where the knot is loose the string slips. 结子一松掉,绳子就滑脱。
Where there is a will,, there is a way(or skill). 有决心,就有办法。
Where (or While) there is life there is hope. 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧。
Where there is no good within, no good comes out. 没有内心的美,就没有外在的美。
Where there's reek there's heat. 无风不起浪。
Where the sun enterd, the doctor does not. 阳光照耀处,医生就不需。
Where they saw chance, we see law. 以前他们认为是偶然的,现在我们认为是必然的。
Wherever he is satisfied with what he does, he has reached his culminating point--he will progress no more. 一个人
Where your will is ready, your feet are light. 下定了决心,脚步就轻盈。决心一下,脚下生风?
While the grass grows the horse (or steed) starves. 远水救不了近火。
While the priest climbs a post, the devil climbs ten. 道高一尺,魔高一丈。
While (or Where) there is life there is hope. 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧。
While the word is in your mouth, it is your own; when 'tis once spoken, 'tis another's. 话未出口属于己,话一出口属
While we breathe, there is hope. 只要活著,就有希望。
Who answers suddenly knows little. 答得迅速,懂得不多。
Who are ready to believe are easy to deceive. 轻信的人容易受骗。
Who has never tasted bitter, knows not what is sweet. 不尝黄连苦,怎知蜂蜜甜。
Who has no haste in his business mountains to him seem valleys. 做事不急,履险如夷。
Who holds the purse rules the house. 钱可神通。
Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl. 近朱者赤,近墨者黑。
Who knows most speaks (or says) least. 大巧若拙。
Who knows not how to dissemble knows not how to live. 掩饰感情全不会,怎样生活必不知。
Who lives by hope will die by hunger. 靠希望而生,必因饥饿而死。
Who loses liberty loses all. 失去自由即失去一切。
Who makes everything right must rise early. 要把事事都做好,必须坚持起得早。
Whom God would ruin, he first deprives of reason. 伤天害理,天诛地灭。
Who minds his own business has no time to mind other folks. 为人只顾自己事,就无时间关心人。
Whom the gods love die young. 好人不长寿。
Whom we love best to them we can say least. 对我们的最爱的人,我们可说的话最少。
Who serves everybody gets thanks from nobody. 人人都侍候,个个不见好。
Whoms in sin shall sink in sorrow. 在罪恶中游泳的人,必将在悲哀中沈没。
Who undertakes many things at once, seldom does anything well. 许多事情同时干,一件事也办不成。
Who will not keep a penny, shall never have many. 不积少,不会成多。
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. 坏人服从出于怕,好人服从出于爱。
Wickedness does not go altogether unrequited. 恶有恶报。
Wilful waste makes woeful want. 浪费招致穷困。
Wine and judgement mature with age. 酒存放年代越久越香,判断力随年龄而增长。
Wine in the bottle does not quench thirst. 瓶中之酒不解渴。
Wine is mirror of the mind. 酒后吐真言。
Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand. 手里有钱财,不如胸中有文才。
Wisdom is a good purchase though we pay dear for it. 我们为了求知识,付出高价也值得。
Wisdom is better than gold or silver. 智慧胜过金银。
Wisdom is more to be envied than riches. 才智比财富,令人更可羡。
Wisdom is only found in truth. 只有在真理中才能找到智慧。
Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body. 知识之于心灵,犹如健康之于身体。
Wise care begets care. 谨慎小心会导致忧心忡忡。
Wise men chanbge their mind, fools never. 聪明人随机应变,愚蠢者固执己见。
Wise men have their mouth in their heart, fools their heart in their mouth. 智者嘴在心里,蠢人心在嘴上。
Wise men learn by other men's mistakes (or harms); fools by their own. 聪明人由别人的错误获得教训,蠢人由自己的错误
Wise men love truth, whereas fools shun it. 聪明人爱真理,蠢人背弃真理。
Wit bought is better than wit taught. 不经一事,不长一智。
Without a friend the world is a wilderness. 没有朋友,世界就等于一片荒野。
Without danger we cannot get beyond danger. 没有危险就不能解除危险。
Without health, life is not life, life is lifeless. 如无健康的身体,生活就不成为生活,人生也毫无生气。
Without hope, the heart would break. 如无希望,心就破碎。
Without method, little can be done to any good purpose. 不讲究方法,办事就没有成效。
Without practice, hopes will be reduced to zero. 没有实践,希望会化为乌有。
Without respect, love cannot go far. 如不相互尊重,爱情就难发展。
Without wisdom wealth is worthless. 如果没有智慧,财富就无价值。
With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin. 只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针。
Wit once bought is worth twice taught. 亲身一次的经验,抵得上老师两次的教导。
Wit without learning is like a tree without fruit. 仅有机智而无真才实学,犹如一棵大树不结果。
Woe to him that is alone. 孤独的人最苦恼。
Women in mischief are wiser than men. 妇女在受危害时比男子机智。
Wonders are many, and nothing is more wonderful than man. 奇迹很多,但没有一件东西比人更为奇妙。
Words are but wind. 耳闻不如一见。
Words cut (or hurt) more than swords. 言语比刀剑伤人更厉害。
Words pay no debts. 空言无补。
Work bears witness who does well. 工作能证明谁人做得好。
Work has a bitter root but sweet fruit. 劳动根虽苦,然而果实甜。
Working without a plan is sailing without a compass. 工作没有打算,犹如航海没有罗盘。
Work makes the workman. 工作出工匠。
Work today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. 今天有事今天做,明天可能事受阻。
Work will not kill a man but worry will. 累不死人愁死人。
Worry kills more men than work. 忧虑比劳累更伤人。
Would you know your daughter, see her in company. 若要知道你女儿,且看她和谁交往。
Write down the advice of him that loves you, though you like it not at present. 爱你的忠言且记下,即使你目前不爱它

Write it on your heart every day is the best day of the year. 要记住,每天是一年中最好的一天。

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Years bring wisdom. 年长智也增。
Yesterday is dead, forget it; tomorrow does not exist, don't worry; today is here, use it. 昨天已经消逝,把它忘掉;
Yesterday will not be called again. 光阴一去不复返。
You are the greatest enemy if you are a coward, but if you are brave, you are your greatest friend. 如果你是胆小鬼
You can do more than strike while the iron is hot; you can make the iron hot by striking. 铁热时,你能做的不止是锤
You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time; but you can't fool all of the
people all the time. 你可以一直愚弄一些人,甚至可以在某个时期愚弄所有的人;但不能一直愚弄所有的人。
You cannot clap with one hand. 孤掌难鸣。
You cannot have two forenoons in the same day. 一日之中不可能有两个上午。
You cannot flay the same ox twice. 一头牛不能剥两次皮。
You cannot judge a tree by its bark. 人不可貌相。
You cannot make a crab walk straight. 江山易改,本性难移。
You (or One) cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. 粗瓷碗雕不出细花来。
You cannot sell the cow and sup the milk. 你不可能出售乳牛,同时又要喝牛奶。
You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink. 马到河边不喝水,逼马低头亦枉然。(不要逼人做他不愿
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 bricks without straw. 没有稻草,制砖难搞。
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。
You make the failure complete when you stop strying. 不再努力之时,就是完全失败之日。
You may force a man to shut his eyes, but you cannot make him sleep. 你可以迫人闭眼,但不能使他睡觉。
You may go farther and fare worse. 一动不如一静。
You may know the horse by his harness. 欲知马如何,可看套马索。
You must not pledge your own health. 切不可把健康作孤注一掷。
You must reap what you have sown. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
You never know what you can do till you try. 事非经过不知难。
Young man may die but old men must die. 年轻人可能会死,老年人难免不亡。
You roll my log and I'll roll yours. 互相吹嘘。
Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle, old age a regret. 青年冒失莽撞;成年发奋图强;老年遗憾懊丧。
Youth is life's seed-time. 青年时代是人生的播种期。
Youth is the season of hope, enterprise, and energy, to a nation as well as an individual. 青年时期对国家和个人都是
Youth looks forward and age backward. 青年人向前看,老年人向后看。
Youth means limitless possibilities. 年轻意味着无限希望。

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

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