1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending.不善始者不善终。

2. A bad thing never dies.遗臭万年。

3. A bad workman always blames his tools.不会撑船怪河弯。

4. A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.一鸟在手胜过双鸟在林。

5. A boaster and a liar are cousins-german.吹牛与说谎本是同宗。

6. A bully is always a coward.色厉内荏。

7. A burden of one’s choice is not felt.爱挑的担子不嫌重。

8. A candle lights others and consumes itself.蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己。

9. A cat has 9 lives.猫有九条命。

10. A cat may look at a king.人人平等。

11. A close mouth catches no flies.病从口入。

12. A constant guest is never welcome.常客令人厌。

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

14. Adversity leads to prosperity.穷则思变。

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

16. A fair death honors the whole life.死得其所,流芳百世。

17. A faithful friend is hard to find.知音难觅。

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

19. A fox may grow gray, but never good.江山易改,本性难移。

20. A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难见真情。

21. A friend is easier lost than found.得朋友难,失朋友易。

22. A friend is never known till a man has need.需要之时方知友。

23. A friend without faults will never be found.没有十全十美的朋友。

24. “After you” is good manners.“您先请”是礼貌。

25. A good beginning is half done.良好的开端是成功的一半。

26. A good beginning makes a good ending.


27. A good book is a good friend.好书如挚友。

28. A good book is the best of friends, the same today andforever.一本好书,相伴一生。

29. A good conscience is a soft pillow.不做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门。

30. A good fame is better than a good face.美名胜过美貌。

31. A good husband makes a good wife.夫善则妻贤。

32. A good medicine tastes bitter.良药苦口。

33. A good wife health is a man’s best wealth.妻贤身体好是男人最大的财富。

34. A great talker is a great liar.说大话者多谎言。

35. A hedge between keeps friendship green.君子之交淡如水。

36. A joke never gains an enemy but loses a friend.戏谑不能化敌为友,只能使人失去朋友。

37. A leopard cannot change its spots.积习难改。

38. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.说谎者即使讲真话也没人相信。

39. A light heart lives long.静以修身。

40. A little body often harbors a great soul.浓缩的都是精品。

41. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.一知半解,自欺欺人。

42. A little pot is soon hot.狗肚子盛不得四两油。

43. All are brave when the enemy flies.敌人逃窜时,人人都成了勇士。

44. All good things come to an end.天下没有不散的筵席。

45. All rivers run into sea.海纳百川。

46. All roads lead to Rome.条条大路通罗马。

47. All that ends well is well.结果好,就一切都好。

48. All that glitters is not gold.闪光的不一定都是金子。

49. All things are difficult before they are easy.凡事总是由难而易。

50. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.只会用功不玩耍,聪明孩子也变傻。

51. A man becomes learned by asking questions.不耻下问才能有学问。

52. A man can do no more than he can.凡事都应量力而行。

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

54. A man is known by his friends.什么人交什么朋友。

55. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full ofweeds.光说空话不做事,犹如花园光长刺。

56. A man without money is no man at all.一分钱难倒英雄汉。

57. A merry heart goes all the way.心旷神怡,事事顺利。

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

59. A mother’s love never changes.母爱永恒。

60. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.一天一苹果,不用请医生。

61. A new broom sweeps clean.新官上任三把火。

62. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.以眼还眼,以牙还牙。

63. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.一日之计在于晨。

64. An old dog cannot learn new tricks.老狗学不出新把戏。

65. An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.聪明才智,不如运气。

66. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.预防为主,治疗为辅。

67. A rolling stone gathers no moss.滚石不生苔,转业不聚财。

68. As a man sows, so he shall reap.种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。

69. A single flower does not make a spring.一花独放不是春,百花齐放春满园。

70. A snow year, a rich year.瑞雪兆丰年。

71. A sound mind in a sound body.健全的精神寓于健康的身体。

72. A still tongue makes a wise head.寡言者智。

73. A stitch in time saves nine.小洞不补,大洞吃苦。

74. A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.身正不怕影子斜。

75. A wise head makes a close mouth.真人不露相,露相非真人。

76. A word spoken is past recalling.一言既出,驷马难追。

77. A year’s plan starts with spring.一年之计在于春。

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

79. Bad news has wings.好事不出门,坏事传千里。

80. Barking dogs seldom bite.吠犬不咬人。

81. Beauty lies in the love’s eyes.情人眼里出西施。

82. Be swift to hear, slow to speak.听宜敏捷,言宜缓行。

83. Better late than never.不怕慢,单怕站。

84. Better to ask the way than go astray.问路总比迷路好。

85. Between friends all is common.朋友之间不分彼此。

86. Birds of a feather flock together.物以类聚,人以群分。

87. Blood is thicker than water.血浓于水。

88. Blood will have blood.血债血偿。

89. Books and friends should be few but good.读书如交友,应求少而精。

90. Business is business.公事公办。

91. Business is the salt of life.事业是人生的第一需要。

92. By reading we enrich the mind, by conversation we polishit.读书使人充实,交谈使人精明。

93. Cannot see the wood for the trees.一叶障目,不见泰山。

94. Care and diligence bring luck.谨慎和勤奋才能抓住机遇。

95. Caution is the parent of safety.小心驶得万年船。

96. Cheats never prosper.骗人发不了财。

97. Children are what the mothers are.耳濡目染,身教言传。

98. Choose an author as you choose a friend.择书如择友。

99. Come what may, heaven won’t fall.做你的吧,天塌不下来。

100.Complacency is the enemy of study.学习的敌人是自己的满足。

101.Confidence in yourself is the first step on the road tosuccess.自信是走向成功的第一步。

102.Constant dripping wears away a stone.水滴石穿,绳锯木断。

103.Content is better than riches.知足者常乐。

104.Count one’s chickens before they are hatched.蛋未孵先数雏。

105.Courtesy on one side only lasts not long.来而不往非礼也。

106.Creep before you walk.循序渐进。

107.Cry for the moon.海底捞月。

108.Custom is a second nature.习惯是后天养成的。

109.Custom makes all things easy.有个好习惯,事事皆不难。

110.Diamond cuts diamond.强中自有强中手。

111.Do as the Romans do.入乡随俗。

112.Do as you would be done by.己所不欲,勿施于人。

113.Doing is better than saying.与其挂在嘴上,不如落实在行动上。

114.Do it now.机不可失,时不再来。

115.Do nothing by halves.凡事不可半途而废。

116.Don’t claim to know what you don’t know.不要不懂装懂。

117.Don’t have too many irons in the fire.不要揽事过多。

118.Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.不要小题大做。

119.Don’t put off till tomorrow what should be done today.今日事,今日毕。

120.Don’t put the cart before the horse.不要本末倒置。

121.Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.不要自找麻烦。

122.Don’t try to teach your grandmother to suck eggs.不要班门弄斧。

123.Do well and have well.善有善报。

124.Each bird love to hear himself sing.孤芳自赏。

125.Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy,wealthy and wise.早睡早起身体好。

126.Easier said than done.说得容易,做得难。

127.Easy come, easy go.来也匆匆,去也匆匆。

128.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。

129.Empty vessels make the greatest sound.实磨无声空磨响,满瓶不动半瓶摇。

130.Envy has no holidays.忌妒之人无宁日。

131.Even Homer sometimes nods.智者千虑,必有一失。

132.Even reckoning makes long friends.亲兄弟,明算账。

133.Every advantage has its disadvantage.有利必有弊。

134.Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.人人负责,等于没人负责。

135.Every day is not Sunday.好景不常在。

136.Every dog has his day.谁都有得意的时候。

137.Every door may be shut, but death’s door.人生在世,唯死难逃。

138.Every heart has its own sorrow.各人有各人的苦恼。

139.Every little helps a mickle.聚沙成塔,集腋成裘。

140.Every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost.人不为己,天诛地灭。

141.Every man has his faults.金无足赤,人无完人。

142.Every man has his hobbyhorse.萝卜青菜,各有所爱。

143.Every man has his weak side.人人都有弱点。

144.Every man is the architect of his own fortune.自己的命运自己掌握。

145.Every minute counts.分秒必争。

146.Every mother’s child is handsome.孩子是自己的好。

147.Every potter praises hit pot.王婆卖瓜,自卖自夸。

148.Everything is good when new, but friends when old.东西是新的好,朋友是老的亲。

149.Example is better then percept.说一遍,不如做一遍。

150.Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.经验是智慧之父,记忆是智慧之母。

151.Experience must be bought.吃一堑,长一智。

152.Fact speak louder than words.事实胜于雄辩。

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

154.False friends are worse than bitter enemies.明枪易躲,暗箭难防。

155.Far from eye, far from heart.眼不见,心不烦。

156.Far water does not put out near fire.远水救不了近火。

157.Faults are thick where love is thin.一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。

158.Fear always springs from ignorance.恐惧源于无知。

159.Fields have eyes, and woods have ears.隔墙有耳。

160.Fire and water have no mercy.水火无情。

161.Fire is a good servant but a bad master.火是一把双刃剑。

162.First come, first served.先来后到。

163.First impressions are half the battle.初次见面,印象最深。

164.First think and then speak.先想后说。

165.Fools grow without watering.朽木不可雕。

166.Fool’s haste is no speed.欲速则不达。

167.Fools has fortune.呆人有呆福。

168.Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learnmuch from fools.愚者不学无术,智者不耻下问。

169.Forbidden fruit is sweet.禁果格外香。

170.Fortune favors those who use their judgement.机遇偏爱善断之人。

171.Fortune knocks once at least at every man’s gate.风水轮流转。

172.Four eyes see more than two.集思广益。

173.Friends agree best at distance.朋友之间也会保持距离。

174.Friends are thieves of time.朋友是时间的窃贼。

175.Friends must part.再好的朋友也有分手的时候。

176.Genius is nothing but labor and diligence.天才不过是勤奋而已。

177.Give a dog a bad name and hang him.众口铄金,积毁销骨。

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

179.Gold will not buy anything.黄金并非万能。

180.Good for good is natural, good for evil is manly.以德报德是常理,以德报怨大丈夫。

181.Good health is over wealth.健康是最大的财富。

182.Good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth.良药苦口利于病。

183.Good watch prevents misfortune.谨慎消灾。

184.Great barkers are no biters.吠犬不咬人。

185.Great hopes make great man.伟大的抱负造就伟大的人物。

186.Great minds think alike.英雄所见略同。

187.Great men have great faults.英雄犯大错误。

188.Great men’s sons seldom do well.富不过三代。

189.Great trees are good for nothing but shade.大树底下好乘凉。

190.Great wits have short memories.贵人多忘事。

191.Greedy folks have long arms.心贪手长。

192.Guilty consciences make men cowards.做贼心虚。

193.Habit cures habit.心病还需心药医。

194.Handsome is he who does handsomely.行为漂亮才算美。

195.Happiness takes no account of time.欢乐不觉时光过。

196.Happy is he who owes nothing.要想活得痛快,身上不能背债。

197.Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes ofothers.吸取他人教训,自己才会走运。

198.Harm set, harm get.害人害己。

199.Hasty love, soon cold.一见钟情难维久。

200.Health is better than wealth.健康胜过财富。