Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance.


All lay load on the willing horse.


He who commences many things finishes but a few.


Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.


Don't trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.


You cannot step twice into the same river.


It is always morning somewhere in the world.


Beware beginning.以谨慎开始。


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


Strike the iron while it is hot. 趁热打铁。


It takes two to make a quarrel. 一个巴掌拍不响。


When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game. 鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利。


single spark can start a prairie fire. 星星之火,可以燎原。


One's sin will find one out. 坏事终归要败露。


A good name is better than riches. 声誉胜于财富。


Haste trips over its own heels. 忙易出错。


A watched pot never boils. 心急喝不了热粥。


The greater the man, the more restrained his anger. 人越伟大,越能克制怒火。


Speech is the image of actions. 语言是行动的反映。


Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. 明枪易躲,暗箭难防。


Each man is the architect of his own fate. 每个人都是自己命运的建筑师。


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


Talents come from diligence, and knowledge is gained by accumulation. 天才在于勤奋,知识在于积累。


An open enemy is better than a hollow friend. 宁有公开的敌人,不要虚伪的朋友。


A still tongue makes a wise head. 沉默者有智慧。


It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. 从崇高到荒谬只有一步之遥。


Ordinary people think merely of how they will spend time, a man of intellect tries to use it.


This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.


He that does what he should not, shall feel what he would not.


All mankind are beholden to him that is kind to the good. 行善者,人人铭记之。


It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. 自欺是世上最易之事。


It’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. 防止染上恶习远比消除恶习容易。


How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. or resolution enough to mend them!


Trick and treachery are the practice if fools;they have not wit enough to be honest.


Thirst after desert, not reward. 渴求美德而非奖赏。


If thou injure conscience, it will have its revenge on thee. 伤害良心,将受到良心的严惩。 


None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.


If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not.


An honest man will receive neither money nor praise; that is not his due.


The honest man takes pains, and then enjoys pleasure. 正直的人先经历痛苦,然后享受欢乐。


Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter. 美德和幸福犹如母女。


A bad workman always blames his tools.   拙匠总怪工具差。


Sloth turneth the edge of wit.懒散能磨去才智的锋芒。


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


Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.


Admonish your friends in private, praise them in public.


A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。


Virtue never grows old. 美德永远不会过时。


Every man is the architect of his own fortune. 每一个人都是自身幸福的建筑师。


A lazy youth,a lousy age. 少时懒惰老来苦。


Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.


There needs a long apprenticeship to understand the mystery of the world’s trade.


Patience and application will carry us through.


A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold.


Behind every successful man, there is a woman. And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.
每个成功男人的背后,都有一个女人. 每个不成功男人的背后, 都有两个。


Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.


The wise never marry, And when they marry they become otherwise.


Success is a relative term. It brings so many relatives.


Never put off the work till tomorrow what you can put off today.
不要等明天交不上差再找借口, 今天就要找好。


The more you learn, the more you know, The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn.
学的越多,知道的越多, 知道的越多,忘记的越多, 忘记的越多,知道的越少, 为什么学来着?


Barking dogs don't bite. 吠狗不咬人。


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


It's never too late to mend. 改过不嫌晚。


Man proposes, God disposes. 谋事在人,成事在天。


Running water does not get stale; a door-hinge is never worm-eaten. 流水不腐,户枢不蠹。


Sweep before your own door. 正人先正已。


A hero is nothing but a product of his time. 时势造英雄。


It is better to trust to valour than to luck. 靠运气不如靠勇气。


Ignorance is the mother of impudence. 无知是鲁莽之源。


One careless move may lose the whole game. 一步不慎,满盘皆输。


Words are like bees, they have honey and a sting. 言语象蜜蜂,有蜜也有刺。


It's only the idle will be tired. 只有闲人才会感到疲倦。


There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire, the other is to gain it.


Strong in action, gentle in method. 行动要坚强,方式要温和。


He who mistrusts most should be trusted least. 最不信任别人的人最不应该得到信任。


Idleness is the root of all evils. 懒惰是万恶之源。


Diligence redeems stupidity. 勤能补拙。


Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it when young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.