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发表于2004/10/19 23:24:00  1325人阅读

Better go to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery.
宁可空而有志,不可富而失节。
 
 Better late than never.
迟做总比不做好 。
 
 Birds of a feather flock together.
物以类聚,人以群分。

Wise men are silent; fools talk.
智者沉默寡言,愚者滔滔不绝。

Wise men change their minds; fools never do.
智者通权达变,愚者刚愎自用。

Wise men love truth, whereas fools shun it.
智者热爱真理,愚者回避真理。

Who knows most says least.
懂的最多的人,说的最少。

Time and tide wait for no man.
岁月不待人。

Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today.
今日事今日毕。

Actions speak louder than words.  
事实胜于雄辩。

Many a little makes a mickle. 
积少成多.

Well begun is half done.  
好的开头是成功的一半.

One can not be in two places at once. 
一心不可二用。

Little chips light great fires.   
星星之火,可以燎原。

Sharpening your axe will not delay your job of cutting wood.   
磨刀不误砍柴功。

He that respects not is not respected.
欲受人敬,要先敬人。

So said, so done.
说到做到。言出必行。

One can not be in two places at once.
一心不可二用。

Well begun is half done.
好的开端是成功的一半

Time flies never to be recalled.
光阴一去不复返   

When in Rome, do as Roman do.
入乡随俗

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

One man's meat is another man's poison.
萝卜青菜,各有所爱。

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
井干方知水珍贵

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

Time flies never to be recalled.
光阴一去不复返   

When in Rome, do as Roman do.
入乡随俗

Words are but wind, but seeing is believing.
耳听为虚,眼见为实

Wise men love truth, whereas fools shun it.
智者热爱真理,愚者回避真理

Wise men change their minds; fools never do.
智者通权达变,愚者刚愎自用

Wise men are silent; fools talk.
智者沉默寡言,愚者滔滔不绝。

Will is power.
意志就是力量。

When a man is going down-hill, everyone will give him a push.
墙倒众人推。

Look before you leap.
三思而后行。

Two heads are better than one.
三个臭皮匠顶一个诸葛亮。

Time and tide wait for no man.
时不待人。

So said, so done.
说到做到。言出必行。

Although the sun shine, leave not your cloak at home.
未雨绸缪。

Less is more.
简单就是美   

Knowledge is power.
知识就是力量

Failure is the mother of success.
失败是成攻之母

Practice makes perfect.
熟能生巧

A young idler, an old beggar.
少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。

Every bean has its black.
金无足赤,人无完人。

He that promises too much means nothing.
轻诺者寡信。

The best of friends must part.
天下没有不散的宴席。

No fire without smoke.
无风不起浪。

It is the first step that is troublesome.
万事开头难。

Riches have wings.
富贵无常。

Nothing is easier than fault-finding.
站着说话不腰痛。

Diamonds cut diamonds.
棋逢对手,将遇良才。

He who would hang his dog gives out first that it is mad.
欲加之罪,何患无词。

The heart is seen in wine.
酒后吐真言。

He that runs fastest gets the ring.
捷足先登。

Go to the sea, if you would fish well.
不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

Fact is stranger than fiction.
大千世界,无奇不有。

Wealth is nothing without health.
健康胜于财富。

Kiss and be friends.
握手言和。

Give everyone his due.
一视同仁。

Kill two birds with one stone.
一箭双雕。

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.  
逆境出人才。

A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.  
吃一堑,长一智。

A light heart lives long.    
静以修身。

Every bean has its black.
金无足赤,人无完人。

He that promises too much means nothing.
轻诺者寡信。

He who would hang his dog gives out first that it is mad.
欲加之罪,何患无词。

Although the sun shine, leave not your cloak at home.  
未雨绸缪。

No weal without woe.
福兮祸所伏, 祸兮福所倚。

Sharpening your axe will not delay your job of cutting wood.
磨刀不误砍柴功。  

We only live once, but if we work it right, once is enough.
年华没虚度,一生也足矣。

What is done by night appears by day.
若要人不知,除非已莫为

When a man is going down-hill, everyone will give him a push.
墙倒众人推
 
Give everyone his due.
一视同仁。

Kill two birds with one stone.
一箭双雕。

A young idler, an old beggar.
少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。
 
Don′t count your chickens before they are hatched.
切莫过于乐观。

Learn to walk before you run.
循序渐进。

It′s easy to be wise after the event.
事后诸葛亮。

Many hands make light work.
人多力量大。

Grasp all, lose all.
样样都要,全都失掉。

Better master one than engage with ten.
会十事不如精一事。

A contented mind is a perpetual feast.
知足长乐。
 
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  
千里之行,始于足下。

A miss is as good as a mile. 
失之毫厘,差之千里 。

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