A man can never thrive who had a wasteful wife. 妻子浪費無度,丈夫不會出頭。

A man cannot serve two masters. 一仆不能事二主。

All the wit in the world is not in one head. 世界上所有的智慧不可能集中於一個腦袋。

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.整個世界是個舞台,男男女女,演員而已。

All things are difficult before they are easy. 凡事都是先難後易。

All covet, all lose. 貪多必失。

A man apt to promise is apt to forget. 輕諾者易忘。

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。

All things are easy that are done willingly. 做事樂意,諸事容易。

All things are obedient to money. 有錢能使鬼推磨。

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. 人有稱心時,狗有得意日。

All good things came to an end. 天下無不散之宴席。

All is fair in war. 兵不厭詐。

All is fish that comes to one's net. 捉到網裡都是魚。

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. 有用的東西並不都是垂手可得的。

All is not gain that is put in the purse. 放入錢包的錢財,並非都是應得的。

All is not gold that glitters. 閃光的東西並不都是黃金。

All is not lost that is in danger. 在危險中的東西未必都會損失。

All is well that ends well. 結果美滿都是好的。

All men are mortal. 人孰無死。

All men cannot be first. 不可能人人都得第一名。

A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst.少女有了許多求婚者往往選中了最差的一個。

A maid that laughs is half taken. 少女露笑臉,婚事半成全。

A man alone is either a saint or a devil. 孤身獨處的人可以為聖哲,也可為惡魔。

A man is as old as he feels. 老不老,自己曉。

All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill. 有情人終成眷屬。

All things will come round to him who will but wait. 只要耐心肯等待,一切都會按時來。

All time is no time when it is past. 光陰一去不復返。

All truths are not to be told. 真理並不都能說得清。

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,聰明孩子要變傻;盡玩耍,不學習,聰明孩子沒出息。

Although it rains, throw not away your watering pot. 縱然天下雨,休把水壺丟。

Always taking out of the meal-tub and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom. 坐吃山空。

Bad news has wings. 壞事傳千里。

Bad workmen often blame their tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。

Beauty is but skin-deep. 紅顏易變。

Beauty is in the eye of the gazer. 情人眼裡出西施。

Care and diligence bring luck. 謹慎和勤奮,帶來好運氣。

Care brings grey hair. 憂慮催人老。

Care killed the cat. 憂慮傷身。

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron. 金鍊鎖人比鐵煉更牢靠。

Change lays not her hand upon truth. 真理不變。

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron. 金鍊鎖人比鐵煉更牢靠。

Change lays not her hand upon truth. 真理不變。

Delays are dangerous. 坐失良機必有憂患。

Deliberate before you begin, then execute with vigour. 著手前要深思熟慮,執行要果斷有力。

Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action. 考慮要仔細,行動要迅速。

Deliberating is not delaying. 慎思不是拖延。

Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together. 鷹單飛,羊群集。

Early mistakes are the seeds of future trouble. 早期的錯誤可以釀成日後的麻煩。

Early sow, early mow. 播種早的收穫早。

Every bullet has its billet. 無風不起浪。

Every cloud has a silver lining. 山窮水盡疑無路,柳暗花明又一村。

Every cock crows on its own dunghill. 夜郎自大。

Failure is the mother of success. 失敗是成功之母。

Fair and softly go far in a day. 謙和穩重,前程遠大。

Fall sick and you will see who is your friend and who is not. 困難見友情。

False with one can be false with two. 對一個人虛偽,也會對兩個人虛偽。

Fame is a magnifying glass. 名譽是放大鏡。

Gifts from enemies are dangerous. 敵人禮,藏危險。

Give a dog a bad name and hang him. 欲加之罪,何患無詞。

Give a fool rope enough and he will hang himself. 授繩與愚,愚能自傅。

Give a lark to catch a kite. 得不償失。

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

God never shuts one door but he opens another. 天無絕人之路。

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

God never shuts one door but he opens another. 天無絕人之路。

Happy is he that is happy in childhood. 童年時代快樂的人是幸福的。

Happy is he that is happy in his children. 對自己孩子感到高興的,才是幸福的人。

Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth. 記得青年時所做的愚笨事的人是幸福的。

Hasty love is soon hot and soon cold. 草草率率談戀愛,熱得快也冷得快。

Hasty love, soon cold. 匆忙的愛情冷得快。

Idle folks have most labour. 懶漢總嫌活太多。

Idle folks lack no excuses. 懶漢辯解,何患無詞。

Idle folks have most labour. 懶漢總嫌活太多。

Idle folks lack no excuses. 懶漢辯解,何患無詞。

Joy put heart into a man. 人逢喜事精神爽。

Judge not a book by its cover. 人不可貌相。

Judge not according to the appearance. 不要以貌取人。

Keep your breath to cool your porridge. 少管閒事。

Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. 要多看少說。

Kill the goose that laid the golden egg. 殺雞取蛋。

Knowledge is long, life is short. 吾生有涯,而知無涯。

Laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper. 樂極生悲。

Law makers should not be law breakers. 正人先正己。

Laws catch flies but let hornets go free. 法網只捉蒼蠅,不捉黃蜂。

Learn to creep before you leap. 循序漸進。

Learn to say before you sing. 按部就班。

Make hay while the sun shines. 趁熱打鐵。

Make the best of a bad business (or job or bargain) 身處山窮水盡,力爭柳暗花明。

Man is a tool-using animal. 人是用器之獸。

Man is mortal. 人生誰無死。

Mills of God grind slowly but sure. 天網恢恢,疏而不漏。

Money is the root of all evil. 金錢是萬惡之源。

Money is the sinews of war. 無錢莫打仗。

Money makes the mare to go. 錢可通神。

No man (or one) is born wise or learned. 人非生而知之者。

No man is content. 人心是不滿足的。

No man loves his fetters be they made of gold. 即使腳鐐黃金鑄,無人愛上這刑具。

No money, no honey. 沒有金錢,就沒有愛情。

No way is impossible to courage 勇敢面前沒有通不過的路。

No wisdom like silence. 智者寡言。

Now or never. 機不可失,失不再來。

Old birds are not caught with new nests. 新巢捉不到老鳥。

Old birds are not to be caught with shaft. 老謀是不會失算的。

Old love will not be forgotten. 舊情永難忘。

Old vessels must leak. 舊船必漏。

Patience is a virtue. 忍耐是一種美德。

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. 忍耐是苦痛的,但它的果實是甜蜜的。

Patience is the best remedy (or medicine). 忍耐是最好的藥物。

Penny wise and pound foolish. 小事聰明,大事糊塗。

People do not lack strength; they lack will. 人們不缺力量,缺的是決心。

Quality is better than quantity. 質重於量。

Quality matters more than quantity. 質量比數量重要。

Quarrels of lovers but renew their love. 情人爭爭吵吵,自會言歸於好。

Quick at meal, quick at work. 吃得快,做得快。

Read not books alone, but men. 不要光是讀書,還要識人。

Ready money is a ready medicine. 現錢等於成藥。

Rest breeds rust. 停止鬚生銹。

Riches do not always bring happiness. 富未必永遠帶幸福。

Save a thief from gallows and he will help hang you. 放虎歸山。

Save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day. 能節儉時就節儉,朝陽難照一整天。

Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. 朋比為奸。

Second thoughts are best. 三思而行,再思可也。

Seeing is believing. 眼見為實。

Take one thing with another. 由此及彼。

Take the rough with the smooth. 既能享樂也能吃苦。

Take the world as it is. 隨遇而安。

Tall trees catch much wind. 樹大招風。

Tastes differ. 眾口難調。

Teaching others teaches yourself. 教學相長。

Time reveals all things. 時間會揭露一切。

Time tames the strongest grief. 時間可以沖淡最強烈的悲傷。

Time tries all. 時間檢驗一切。

Time tries truth. 時間考驗真理。

Union is strength. 團結就是力量。

Until all is over one's ambition never dies. 不到黃河心不死。

Use a book as a bee does flowers. 讀書如蜜蜂採花,吸取其中之精華。

Virtue is a jewel of great price. 美德是無價之寶。

Virtue is fairer far than beauty. 美德遠比美麗更美好。

Virtue is her (or its) own reward. 為善最樂。

Virtue is the only true nobility. 唯有美德是真正高貴的。

Wash a dog, comb a dog, Still a dog, remains a dog. 本性難移。

Waste not, want not. 儉以防匱。

Weak men wait for opportunity, but the strong men make it. 若者等待機會,強者創造機會。

We all do fade as a leaf. 我們都要像樹葉一樣枯萎。

You can't eat your cake and have it. 不能既要吃餅,又要把餅保存。

You can't make omelets (or omeletts) without breaking eggs. 有失才有得。

You have no goats, and yet you sell kids. 你雖無老山羊,卻出賣小山羊。

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. 有熱情而無知識,猶如有火焰而無光芒。