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« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
A monkey in silk is a monkey no less.


=No matter how someone dresses, it's the same person underneath.

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« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2015, 04:45:06 PM »
A picture paints a thousand words.


=A picture is better than a long description.

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« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2015, 04:45:30 PM »
A problem shared is a problem halved.
(Also : A worry shared is a worry halved.)


=It is easier to deal with a problem when you discuss it with someone.

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« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2015, 04:45:59 PM »
A rolling stone gathers no moss


=If a person keeps moving from place to place, they gain neither friends nor possessions.
Another interpretation is that, by moving often, one avoids being tied down!

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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2015, 04:46:17 PM »
A rotten apple spoils the barrel.

=A dishonest or immoral person can have a bad influence on a group.

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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2015, 04:46:47 PM »
A soft answer turneth away wrath.


=If your reply is polite and tactful you will avoid anger.

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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2015, 04:47:11 PM »
A stitch in time saves nine.


=If you deal with a problem at an early stage you will save time and prevent it from getting worse.

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« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2015, 04:47:35 PM »
A tidy house holds a bored woman


=If a house is always tidy, the owner (woman) has nothing but housework to occupy her time.

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« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2015, 04:48:06 PM »
A wise head keeps a still tongue


=An intelligent person knows when to stay silent.

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« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2015, 04:48:36 PM »
A wonder lasts but nine days


=The effects of an amazing or stirring event last only nine days; after that, life goes on as before.

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« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2015, 04:49:12 PM »
Actions speak louder than words


=What a person actually does is more important than what they say they will do.

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« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2015, 04:49:35 PM »
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.


=People of all origins who share the same misfortune are drawn together.

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« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2015, 04:50:05 PM »
After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a while.


=Dinner is called 'lunch' nowadays, and supper has become 'dinner'.

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« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2015, 04:50:34 PM »
All cats are grey in the dark.


=People are undistinguished until they have made a name for  themselves.

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« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2015, 04:50:59 PM »
All covet, all lose


=If you try to obtain everything, you risk losing everything.