ضرب المثل های زبان انگلیسی

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 Explanation / Meaning  Proverb
.Nothing is achieved without effort .Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade
Give someone a little and they will want more – some people are never satisfied. Give someone an inch and they will take a mile. (or yard)
Give someone enough time and freedom and they will get into trouble. Give someone enough rope and they will hang themselves.
  God helps those who help themselves.
You will keep your friends if you avoid disputes over money. Good accounting makes good friends.
A well-done job takes time. Good and quickly seldom meet.
  Good management is better than good income.
Said when you express the same opinion as another person at the same time. Great minds think alike.
Large successful operations can begin in a small way. Great oaks grow from little acorns.
If you share your grief it is easier to bear. Grief divided is made lighter.
You should be grateful for something, even if it’s not as much as you wanted. Half a loaf is better than none.
  Hard words break no bones.
If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redone. Haste makes waste.
A person who feels hatred does not see any qualities in the person he/she hates. Hatred is a blind as love.
If you believe you can do something, you will be able to do it. He can who believes he can.
A happy person needs nothing more. He has enough who is content.
If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity. He who hesitates is lost.
It’s not good to do too many things at the same time. He who is everywhere is nowhere.
Knowledge leads us to make choices. He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
The person who provides the money for something should control how it is spent. He who pays the piper calls the tune.
If you behave in a risky way, you are likely to have problems. He who plays with fire gets burnt.
If you are determined to do something you will find a way. He who wills the end wills  the means.
Don’t express your joy, or your triumph, too soon. He laughs best who laughs last.
It’s better to be in good health than to be rich. Health is better than wealth.
You call home the place where the people you love are. Home is where the heart is.
It’s always better to be honest. Honesty is the best policy.
You can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice. Honey catches more flies than vinegar.
Bad things don’t last forever. However long the night, the dawn will  break.
All food tastes good when you are hungry. Hunger is a good sauce.
You have many friends when you have no difficulties. In times of prosperity friends are plentiful.
If you let something intrusive enter your life, your life will become difficult. If a camel gets his nose in a tent, his body will follow.
You should make the best of a bad situation. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.
Plants and crops will grow badly if there is no rain in early spring. If in February there be no rain, ‘this neither good for hay nor grain.
Avoid regrets by taking time to think before speaking or acting angrily. If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.
If you try to do two things at the same time, you won’t succeed in doing either of them. If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
When two people do something together, one will be the leader
and the other will be the subordinate.
If two ride a horse, one must ride behind.
  If you want a friend, be a friend.
Wishing alone is of no use;  you must act as well. If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.
Possible interpretation: What you do not know causes no worry or sadness. Ignorance is bliss.
If you start something, it’s better to spend the time or money necessary to complete it. In for a penny, in for a pound.
A man of even limited ability has an advantage over a person who is less able. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Misfortunes usually come in large numbers. It never rains but it pours.
The most difficult time is just before a problem is solved. It is always darkest before the dawn.
Don’t express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied. It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
People vary in character and abilities, and this is a good thing. It takes all sorts to make a world.
If the law is applied too late, there is no justice. Justice delayed is justice denied.