If you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady
1、Between two stools one falls to the ground.
3、Big mouthfuls ofter choke.
4、Bind the sack before it be full.
5、Birds of a feather flock together.
6、Birth is much, but breeding is more.
7、Bite off more than one can chew.
8、Bite the hand that feeds one.
9、Bitter pills may have wholesome effects.
10、Blind men can judge no colours.
11、Blood is thicker than water.
12、Bread is the staff of life.
13、Brevity is the soul of wit.
14、Bring up a raven and he"ll pick out your eyes.
15、Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
16、Burnt child dreads the fire.
17、Business before pleasure.
18、Business is business.
19、By doing we learn.
20、By falling we learn to go safely.
beginning makes a bad ending.不善始者不善终。
A bad workman always blames his tools.不会撑船怪河弯。
A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.
A bad thing never dies.遗臭万年。
A boaster and a liar are cousins－german.吹牛与说谎本是同宗。
A bully is always a coward.色厉内荏
A burden of one‘s choice is not felt.爱挑的担子不嫌重。
A candle lights others and consumes itself.蜡烛照亮别人毁灭了自己。
Close mouth catches no flies.病从口入
A cat has 9 lives.猫有九条命。
A cat may look at a king.人人平等。
A constant guest is never welcome.常客令人厌。
Actions speak louder than words事实胜于雄辩。
Adversity leads to prosperity.穷则思变。
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.逆境出人才。
A fair death honors the whole life.死得其所，流芳百世。
A faithful friend is hard to find.知音难觅。
A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.吃一堑，长一智。
A fox may grow gray, but never good.江山易改，本性难移。
A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难见真情。
A friend is easier lost than found.得朋友难，失朋友易。
A friend is never known till a man has need.需要之时方知友。
A friend without faults will never be found.没有十全十美的
‘After you‘ is good manners.您先请”是礼貌。
A good beginning is half done.良好的开端是成功的一半。
A good beginning makes a good ending.善始者善终。
A good book is a good friend.好书如挚友。
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
A good conscience is a soft pillow.不做亏心事，不怕鬼叫门。
A good fame is better than a good face. 美名胜过美貌。
A good husband makes a good wife.夫善则妻贤。
A good medicine tastes bitter.良药苦口。
A good wife health is a man‘s best wealth.
A great talker is a great liar.说大话者多谎言。
A light heart lives long.静以修身。
A hedge between keeps friendship green.君子之交淡如水。
A joke never gains an enemy but loses a friend.
A leopard cannot change its spots.积习难改。
A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth说谎者即使讲真话也没人相信。
A little body often harbors a great soul.浓缩的都是精品。
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.一知半解，自欺欺人。
A little pot is soon hot.狗肚子盛不得四两油。
All are brave when the enemy flies.敌人逃窜时，人人都成了勇士。
All good things come to an end.天下没有不散的筵席。
All rivers run into sea.海纳百川。All roads lead to Rome.条条大路通罗马。
All that ends well is well.结果好，就一切都好。
All that glitters is not gold.闪光的不一定都是金子。
All things are difficult before they are easy.凡事总是由难而易。
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
A man becomes learned by asking questions.不耻下问才能有学问。
A man can do no more than he can.凡事都应量力而行。
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.一心不能二用。
A man is known by his friends.什么人交什么朋友。
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
A man without money is no man at all一分钱难倒英雄汉。
A merry heart goes all the way.心旷神怡，事事顺利。
A miss is as good as a mile. 失之毫厘，差之千里。
A mother‘s love never changes.母爱永恒。
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.一天一苹果，不用请医生。
A new broom sweeps clean.新官上任三把火。
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.以眼还眼，以牙还牙。
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.一日之计在于晨。
An old dog cannot learn new tricks.老狗学不出新把戏。
An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.聪明才智，不如运气。
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.预防为主，治疗为辅。
A rolling stone gathers no moss.滚石不生苔，转业不聚财。
As a man sows, so he shall reap.种瓜得瓜，种豆得豆。
A single flower does not make a spring.一花独放不是春百花齐放春满园。
A snow year, a rich year.瑞雪兆丰年。
A sound mind in a sound body.健全的精神寓于健康的身体。
A still tongue makes a wise head.寡言者智。
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 wise head makes a close mouth.真人不露相，露相非真人。
A word spoken is past recalling.一言既出，驷马难追。
A year‘s plan starts with spring.一年之计在于春。
A young idler, an old beggar.少壮不努力，老大徒伤悲。
Bad news has wings.好事不出门，坏事传千里。
Barking dogs seldom bite.吠犬不咬人。
Beauty lies in the love‘s eyes.情人眼里出西施。
Be swift to hear, slow to speak.听宜敏捷，言宜缓行。
Better late than never.不怕慢，单怕站。
Better to ask the way than go astray.问路总比迷路好。
Between friends all is common.朋友之间不分彼此。
Birds of a feather flock together.物以类聚，人以群分。
Blood is thicker than water. 血浓于水。Blood will have blood.血债血偿。
Books and friends should be few but good.读书如交友，应求少而精。
Business is business.公事公办。Cheats never prosper.骗人发不了财。
Business is the salt of life.事业是人生的第一需要。
By reading we enrich the mind, by conversation we polish it.
Cannot see the wood for the trees.一叶障目，不见泰山。
Care and diligence bring luck.谨慎和勤奋才能抓住机遇。
Caution is the parent of safety.小心驶得万年船。
Children are what the mothers are.耳濡目染，身教言传。
Choose an author as you choose a friend.择书如择友。
Come what may, heaven won‘t fall.做你的吧，天塌不下来。
Complacency is the enemy of study.学习的敌人是自己的满足。
Confidence in yourself is the first step on the road to success.
自信是走向成功的第一步。Content is better than riches.知足者常乐
Constant dripping wears away a stone.水滴石穿，绳锯木断。
Count one‘s chickens before they are hatched.蛋未孵先数雏。
Courtesy on one side only lasts not long.来而不往非礼也。
Creep before you walk.循序渐进。 Cry for the moon.海底捞月。
Custom is a second nature.习惯是后天养成的。
Custom makes all things easy.有个好习惯，事事皆不难。
Diamond cuts diamond.强中自有强中手。Do as the Romans do.入乡随俗。
Do as you would be done by.己所不欲，勿施于人。
Doing is better than saying.与其挂在嘴上，不如落实在行动上。
Do it now.机不可失，时不再来Do nothing by halves.凡事不可半途废。
Don‘t claim to know what you don‘t know.不要不懂装懂。
Don‘t have too many irons in the fire.不要揽事过多。
Don‘t make a mountain out of a molehill.不要小题大做。
Don‘t put off till tomorrow what should be done today.今日事，今日毕。
Don‘t put the cart before the horse.不要本末倒置。
Don‘t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.不要自找麻烦。
Don‘t try to teach your grandmother to suck eggs.不要班门弄斧。
Do well and have well.善有善报。
Each bird love to hear himself sing.孤芳自赏。
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
早睡早起身体好。 Easier said than done.说得容易，做得难。
Easy come, easy go.来也匆匆，去也匆匆。
Eat to live, but not live to eat.人吃饭是为了活着，但活着不是为了吃饭。
Empty vessels make the greatest sound.实磨无声空磨响满瓶不动半瓶摇。
is good when new, but friends when old.东西是新的好，朋友是老的亲。
Example is better then percept. 说一遍，不如做一遍。
Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.
Experience must be bought.吃一堑，长一智。
Fact speak louder than words.事实胜于雄辩。
Failure is the mother of success.失败是成功之母。
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.明枪易躲，暗箭难防。
Far from eye, far from heart.眼不见，心不烦。
Far water does not put out near fire.远水救不了近火。
Faults are thick where love is thin.一朝情意淡，样样不顺眼。
Fear always springs from ignorance.恐惧源于无知。
Fields have eyes, and woods have ears.隔墙有耳。
Fire and water have no mercy.水火无情。
Fire is a good servant but a bad master.火是一把双刃剑。
First come, first served.先来后到。
First impressions are half the battle.初次见面，印象最深。
First think and then speak.先想后说。
Fools grow without watering.朽木不可雕。
Fool‘s haste is no speed.欲速则不达。
Fools has fortune.呆人有呆福。
Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools.
Forbidden fruit is sweet.禁果格外香。
Fortune favors those who use their judgement.机遇偏爱善断之人。
Fortune knocks once at least at every man‘s gate.风水轮流转。
Four eyes see more than two.集思广益。
Friends agree best at distance.朋友之间也会保持距离。
Friends are thieves of time.朋友是时间的窃贼。
Friends must part.再好的朋友也有分手的时候。
Genius is nothing but labor and diligence. 天才不过是勤奋而已。
Give a dog a bad name and hang him.众口铄金，积毁销骨。
God helps those who help themselves.自助者天助。
Gold will not buy anything.黄金并非万能。
Good for good is natural, good for evil is manly.
Good health is over wealth.健康是最大的财富。
Good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth.良药苦口利于病。
Good watch prevents misfortune.谨慎消灾。
Great barkers are no biters.好狗不挡道。
Great hopes make great man.伟大的抱负造就伟大的人物。
Great minds think alike.英雄所见略同。
Great men have great faults.英雄犯大错误。
Great men‘s sons seldom do well.富不过三代。
Great trees are good for nothing but shade.大树底下好乘凉。
Great wits have short memories.贵人多忘事。
Greedy folks have long arms.心贪手长。
Guilty consciences make men cowards.做贼心虚。
Habit cures habit.心病还需心药医。
Handsome is he who does handsomely.行为漂亮才算美。
Happiness takes no account of time.欢乐不觉时光过。
Happy is he who owes nothing.要想活得痛快，身上不能背债。
Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.
Harm set, harm get.害人害己。Hear all parties.兼听则明。
Hasty love, soon cold.一见钟情难维久。
Health is better than wealth.健康胜过财富。
Health is happiness.健康就是幸福。
Heaven never helps the man who will not act.自己不动，叫天何用。
He is a fool that forgets himself.愚者忘乎所以。
He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.
He is a wise man who speaks little.聪明不是挂在嘴上。
He is lifeless that is faultless.只有死人才不犯错误。
He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.
He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.自嘲者不会让人见笑。
He is wise that is honest.诚实者最明智。
He knows most who speaks least大智若愚。
He laughs best who laughs last.谁笑到最后，谁笑得最好。
He sets the fox to keep the geese.引狼入室。
He that climbs high falls heavily.爬得越高，摔得越重。
He that will not work shall not eat.不劳动者不得食。
He who does not advance loses ground.逆水行舟，不进则退。
He who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.
He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.想不犯错误，就一事无成。
He who risks nothing gains nothing.收获与风险并存。
History repeats itself.历史往往重演。
Honesty is the best policy.做人诚信为本。
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.抱最好的愿望，做最坏的打算。
I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.朋友不能阿谀奉承。
If a man deceives me once, shame on him, if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
If you make yourself an ass, don‘t complain if people ride you.
If your ears glow, someone is talking of you.耳朵发烧，有人念叨。
If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.脚踏两条船，必定落空。
If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.杀鸡取卵。
If you venture nothing, you will have nothing.不入虎穴，焉得虎子。
If you want knowledge, you must toil for it.要想求知，就得吃苦。
Industry is the parent of success.勤奋是成功之母。
It is better to die when life is a disgrace.宁为玉碎，不为瓦全。
It is easier to get money than to keep it.挣钱容易攒钱难。
It is easy to be wise after the event.事后诸葛亮好当。
It is easy to open a shop but hard to keep it always open.创业容易守业难。
It is hard to please all.众口难调It is never too old to learn.活到老，学到老。
It is no use crying over spilt milk.覆水难收。
It is the first step that costs troublesome.万事开头难。
It is the unforeseen that always happens.天有不测风云，人有旦夕祸福。
It is too late to grieve when the chance is past.坐失良机，后悔已迟。
It never rains but it pours.不鸣则已，一鸣惊人。
It takes three generations to make a gentleman.十年树木，百年树人。
Jack of all trades and master of none.门门精通，样样稀松。
Judge not from appearances.人不可貌相，海不可斗量。
Justice has long arms.天网恢恢，疏而不漏。
Keep good men company and you shall be of the number.近朱者赤近墨黑。
Kill two birds with one stone.一箭双雕。
Kings go mad, and the people suffer for it君王发狂，百姓遭殃。
Kings have long arms.普天之下，莫非王土。
Knowledge is power.知识就是力量。
Knowledge makes humble, ignorance makes proud.
博学使人谦逊，无知使人骄傲。 Learn and live.活着，为了学习。
Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.
Learn not and know not.不学无术。Let sleeping dogs lie.别惹麻烦
Learn to walk before you run.先学走，再学跑。
Let bygones be bygones.过去的就让它过去吧。
Let the cat out of the bag.泄漏天机。Life is but a span.人生苦短。
Lies can never changes fact.谎言终究是谎言。
Lies have short legs.谎言站不长。
Life is half spent before we know what it is.人过半生，方知天命。
Life is not all roses.人生并不是康庄大道。
Life without a friend is death.没有朋友，虽生犹死。
Like a rat in a hole.瓮中之鳖。
Like author, like book.文如其人。
Like father, like son.有其父必有其子