英语谚语精选1000句.(English.Proverb.Collection)
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英语谚语精选1000句
(English Proverb Collection)


1.Lying is the first step to the gallows.
说谎是上断头台的第一步。

2.Waste not,want not.
俭以防匮。

3.From saving comes having.
富有来自节俭。

4.A penny saved is a penny gained.
省一文是一文。

5.Take care of the pence and the pound will take care of themselves.
金钱积少便成多。

6.Frugality is an estate alone.
节俭本身就是一宗财产。

He that regards not a penny,will lavish a pound.
小钱不知节省,大钱将滥花。
Small gains bring great wealth.
积小利,成巨富。
Many a little makes a mickle.
积少便成多。
As the touchstone tries gold,so gold tries man.
试金之石可试金,正如黄金能试人。
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
勇敢和坚决是美德的灵魂。
The path to glory is always rugged.
光荣之路常坎坷。
Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.
世上无难事,只要人肯试。
The fire is the test of gold;adversity of strong man.
烈火试真金,困苦炼壮士。
Great hopes make great man.
远大的希望造就伟大的人物。
No way is impossible to courage.
勇士面前无险路。
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
平静的大海决不能造就出熟练的水手。
The good seaman is known in bad weather.
坏天气下才能识得出良好的海员;要识好海员,须凭坏天气。
The best hearts are always the bravest.
行为最勇敢的人心地总是最善良。
We must not lie down,and cry,God help us.
求神不如求己。
He that falls today may be up again tomorrow.
今天跌倒的人也许明天就会站起。
Rome was not built in a day.
罗马并非一日可建成;坚持必成。
Success belongs to the persevering.
胜利属于坚忍不拔的人。
We must repeat a thousand and one times that perseverance is the only road to success.
我们要多次重申:不屈不挠是取得胜利的唯一道路。
Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
十九次失败,到第二十次获得成功,这就叫坚持。
Step by step the ladder is ascended.
登梯需要逐级登。
Adversity leads to prosperity.
困苦通向昌盛。
Patience and application will carry us through.
忍耐和专心会使我们度过难关。
Fortune often rewards with interest those that have patience to wait for her.
做事只要有耐心,到头总会有好运;耐心候好运,好运常会来。
All things will come round to him who will but wait.
只要肯等待,一切都会按时来。
Constant dropping wears the stone.
滴水不绝可穿石。
Omelets are not made without breaking of eggs.
鸡蛋不打破,蛋卷做不成;不甘愿吃苦,则预期效果达不到。
The world is a ladder for some to go up and others to go down.
世界好似一把梯,有人上去有人下。
There needs a long apprenticeship to understand the mystery of the world's trade.
要知世事奥秘多,须要长期作学徒。
Life is sweet.
生活是可爱的;人无不好生(恶死)。
Where there is life,there is hope.
生命不息,希望长在。
Life is not all beer and skittles.
人生并不全是吃喝玩乐。
Much water runs by the mill that the miller knows not of.
眼前发生许多事,有些我们并不知。
Fortune knocks once at least at every man's door.
人人都有走运的一天。
If you are too fortunate,you will not know yourself;if you are too unfortunate,nobody will know you.
运气太好,见人不睬;运气太坏,无人理会。
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
每一个人都是自身幸福的建筑师。
Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.
记得年轻时所作蠢事的人是幸福的。
Misfortunes never (seldom) come alone (single).
祸不单行。
Misfortune is a good teacher.
不幸是良好的教师。
Misfortunes come at night.
祸常生于不测。
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
恶运临头后,才知幸运贵。
Adversity makes a man wise,not rich.
患难能使人聪明,但不能使人富有。
Live and learn.
活到老,学到老。
It is never too old to learn.
为学不怕年高。
A man becomes learned by asking questions.
要长学问,就得多问;多问则业精。
There is no royal road to learning.
学问无坦途。
He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
畏问之人耻于学。
What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.
婴孩时期学到的东西,老死不会忘记。
Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse.
知识能使好人更好,坏人更坏。
Soon learnt,soon forgotten.
学得快,忘得快。
Learn young,learn fair.
为学趁年青,既学须学好。
A lazy youth,a lousy age.
少时懒惰老来苦。
He that knows nothing,doubts nothing.
无知即无疑。
A good name keeps its luster in the dark.
良好的名声在黑暗中也能闪闪发光。
Fame is a magnifying glass.
名誉是放大镜。
A good fame is better than a good face.
美名胜于美貌。
Fame like a river is narrowest at its source and broadest afar off.
名誉如河流,发源处最狭,愈远愈宽广。
Take honour from me and my life is done.
没有名誉,就没有了生命。
Beware of him who regards not his reputation.
要谨防不重名誉的人。
It is better to die with honour than to live in infamy.
光荣的死胜于羞辱的生。
Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory.
成功地克服困难是最大的光荣。
Reputation is often got without merit and lost without fault.
无功得名是常事,无过失名也是常事。
Your father's honour is to you but a second-hand honour.
对于你来说,父亲的荣誉只是间接的荣誉。
Never trust another what you should do yourself.
自己该做的事,决不要委托给旁人做。
It is an equal failing to trust everybody,and to trust nobody.
信任一切与不信任任何人,同样是弱点。
Eat a peck of salt with a man before you trust him.
在你信任一个人之前,先要深入了解他。
If you trust before you try,you may repent before you die.
不经考验就依赖,不到瞑目便的悔。
Never trust to fine words.
切勿轻信漂亮话。
Trust not a great weight to a slender thread.
细线挂重物,终究不可靠。
Be just to all,but trust not all.
要对一切人都公正,但不要对一切人都信任。
Trust thyself only,and another shall not betray thee.
只要信任你自己,旁人才不出卖你。
Self-trust is the essence of heroism.
自信为英雄品质之本。
Confidence is a plant of slow growth.
信任是一种生长缓慢的植物。
Truth is the daughter of time.
真理是时间的女儿。
Truth hath a good face,but ill clothes.
真理面目善良;但衣衫褴褛。
Truth and roses have thorns about them.
真理和玫瑰,身旁都有刺。
Truth may be blamed,but shall never be shamed.
真理可能会被责难,但绝不会受羞辱。
Though malice may darken truth,it cannot put it out.
恶意可以糟塌真理;但无法消灭真理。
Truth will prevail.
真理必胜。
Truth's best ornament is nakedness.
不加掩饰乃是真理的最好装饰。
Facts are stubborn things.
事实是最顽强的东西。
Sooner or later,the truth comes to light.
真相迟早会大白。
The truths we least like to hear are those which it is most to our advantage to know.
我们最不愿意听到的事实,往往是我们知道了会大有好处的事实。
Falsehood like a nettle stings those who meddle with it.
谎言似荨麻,玩弄会刺手。
There is many a fair thing full false.
有许多说得好听的东西充满了谬误。
Though a lie be well drest,it is ever overcome.
谎言装扮虽不错,到头总会被揭露。
A lie begets a lie till they come to generations.
谎言生谎言,谎言世代传。
A false tongue will hardly speak truth.
假舌不会吐真言。
False with one can be false with two.
对一个人虚假,也会对两个人虚假。
He that will lie will steal.
会说谎的人也就会偷窃。
Gossiping and lying go together.
流言常和谎话并行。
Equivocation is first cousin to a lie.
含糊其词是谎话的近亲。
A great talker is a great liar.
最会夸夸其谈的人也最会说谎。
The greatest liars talk most of themselves.
最爱自吹自擂的人是最大的说谎者。
Lying rides upon debt's back.
负债的人谎话多。


All is not gold that glitters.
闪光未必尽黄金。
Money is the root of evil.
金钱是罪恶的根源。
Money makes the mare go.
有钱能使鬼推磨。
All things are obedient to money.
一切事物都服从于金钱。
Before gold,even kings take off their hats.
在黄金面前,国王也要脱帽。
Money is the key that opens all doors.
金钱是打开一切门户的钥匙。
Beauty is potent,but money is more potent.
美貌固有力,金钱力更大。
Avarice increases with wealth.
越有钱,越贪钱。
The money the miser hoards will do him no good.
守财奴积财,对自己毫无好处。
What is wealth good for,If it brings melancholy?
财富如带忧郁来,有了财富有何用?。
Gold will not buy anything.
黄金不能买尽一切。
The chief aim of man is not to get money.
人的主要目的并不是赚钱。
Those who believe money can do everything are frequently prepared to do everything for money.
相信金钱万能的人,往往会一切为了金钱。
Wealth makes worship.
财富能使人拜倒。
Little wealth,little care.
财富少,烦恼也少。
A moneyless man goes fast through the market.
身上无钱过市快。
Poverty is not a crime.
贫非罪。
Poverty is not a disgrace,but theft is a disgrace.
贫穷不可耻,偷窃乃足羞。
Better be poor than wicked.
宁可做穷人,不可做坏人。
Poverty is not a sufficient cause for disgrace,but poverty without resolution to help onself,is a disgrace.
贫穷不足为耻,穷而不能自立方可耻。
Poverty is the mother of health.
贫穷是健康之母。
Be considerate toward the poor.
应常为穷人着想。
Poor and content is rich and rich enough.
人能安贫就是富。
Poverty parteth fellowship.
贫穷断友情。
Poverty makes a man mean.
贫困使人小气。
Nothing to be got without pains but poverty.
只有贫穷是可以不劳而获的东西。
Do not through fear of poverty surrender liberty.
不要因为怕贫困而舍去自由。
Poverty and love are hard to hide.
贫困与爱情,都难瞒过人。
Poverty breeds strife.
贫困引起冲突。
The poor man wants much,the miser everything.
穷人要求多,财迷则样样都要。
The dainties of the great are the tears of the poor.
富人口中的美味是穷人眼中的泪水。
Poverty on an old man's back is a heavy burden.
老而贫困,负担最沉。
Beggars must (should) be no choosers.
行乞的哪能挑肥拣瘦;饥不择食。
A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich.
穷人眼中的一只羊,贵似富人一头牛。
A light purse makes a heavy heart.
钱袋轻时心事重。
Poor without debt is better than a prince.
穷人无债胜王子。
Happy is he who owes nothing.
无债一身轻。
Money borrowed is soon sorrowed.
借钱才到手,立刻便担忧。
He that goes a borrowing,goes a sorrowing.
向人借债是自寻烦恼。
Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
与其负债起身,不如空腹上床。
Out of debt,out of danger.
脱债就脱险。
A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt.
深忧偿不了小债。
He is the wisest man who does not think himself so.
不自作聪明便是最聪明。
Wise men have their mouth in their heart,fools their heart in their mouth.
聪明人嘴在心里,愚蠢人心在嘴边。
Wise men learn by other men's mistakes;fools by their own.
聪明人从旁人的错误中吸取教训,愚笨人则从自身的错误中吸取教训。
He is wise that knows when he's well enough.
知足为智者。
A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
智者不强求。
He is wise that hath wit enough for his own affairs.
明智者有足够的机智处理自己的事情。
No man is born wise.
聪明非天生。
A wise man will make tools of what comes to hand.
能随机应变的人是聪明人。
A word is enough to the wise.
对明智者一言已足。
He is the wise man who is the honest man.
正直的人就是有见识的人。
A wise man thinks all that he says,a fool says all that he thinks.
聪明人想了才说,愚笨的人想着就说。
The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speaks.
聪明的手不做愚蠢的嘴所说的事。
A flow of words is no proof of wisdom.
口若悬河,不能证明真有才智。
It is easy to be wise after the event.
事后的诸葛亮容易做。
The wise man knows he knows nothing,the fool thinks the knows all.
聪明人自认一无所知,愚笨人自负无所不晓。
Fools learn nothing from wise men;but wise men learn much from fools.
愚人不能从智者那里学到什么;而智者却能从愚人那里学到很多。
A fool always comes short of his reckoning.
愚人常短于心计。
A fool's heart dances on his lips.
愚人的心挂在唇边。
A fool always finds a greater fool than himself.
愚人总以为旁人比自己更傻。
A man may talk like a wise man and yet act like a fool.
一个人可能说话如智者,而行为象愚人。
The more riches a fool hath,the greater fool he is.
愚人越富越蠢。
Never challenge a fool to do wrong.
不要怂恿愚人干错事。
It is better to please a fool than to anger him.
对愚人最好是使他高兴,而不是惹他发怒。
He is a fool who cannot be angry,but he is a wise man who will not.
不会发怒是蠢人,不愿发怒是聪明人。
'Tis altogether vain to learn wisdom and yet live foolishly.
枉自学聪明,却做愚蠢事。
Wit without learning is like a tree without fruit.
没有学识的机智,犹如没有果实的树。
No man is wise at all times.
世上无一贯明智的人。
Many heads are better than one.
几个脑袋总比一个脑袋强;三个臭皮匠,顶个诸葛亮。
Virtue never grows old.
美德永不老。
Virtue is the only true nobility.
万事不如美德高。
Virtue is a jewel of great price.
美德乃是无价宝。
He that soweth virtue shall reap fame.
播下美德,收获名望。
To be virtuous is to do good.
行善即是有德。
Glory is the shadow of virtue.
荣誉是美德的影子。
There is no virtue that poverty destroyeth not.
没有贫穷不能破坏的美德。
The first step to virtue is to abstrain from vice.
不作恶是走向美德的第一步。
No good building without a good foundation.
基础不良的好建筑物是没有的。
One good turn deserves another.
善行应有善报;善良的行为应得善良行为的报答。
He that returns good for evil obtains the victory.
胜利属于以德报怨的人。
We should never remember the benefits we have offered nor forget the favor received.
我有德于人不应记;人有德于我不可忘。
If they say you are good,ask yourself if it be true.
若有人称赞,自问对不对。
He who avoids temptation avoids the sin.
不受诱惑就免于罪恶。
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
问心无愧,打雷也能睡。
Never be weary of well doing.
不要厌倦做好事。
Of evil grain,no good seed can come.
坏谷无好种。
That which is evil is soon learnt.
恶行易学。
No vice goes alone.
恶事不单行。
An evil lesson is soon learned.
恶习易染。
A bad thing never dies.
坏事传千年。
Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches.
罪恶于人,尺进寸退。
The maintaining of one vice costs more than ten virtues.
保持一桩恶事的代价超过于十件好事。
They that do nothing learn to do ill.
游手好闲,容易学坏。
A wicked man is his own hell.
坏人作恶,自造地狱。
Those who eat best and drink best often do worst.
吃得好,喝得好,坏事常常免不了。
He who has done ill once will do it again.
一次干坏事,便有第二次。
There is no going heaven in a sedan.
坐轿上天堂,从来无此事。
An ill life,an ill end.
恶有恶报。
A wilful fault has no excuse and deserves no pardon.
不能宽恕故意犯下的错误。


Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
没有知识的热心,犹如有火而无光。
Pardoning the bad is injuring the good.
隐恶败善;原谅坏人即是伤害好人。
The evil wound is cured but not the evil name.
重伤可治,恶名难去。
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
不良的交往败坏良好的举止。
No wrong without remedy.
有过皆可补。
Virtue flies from the heart of a mercenary man.
唯利是图者,胸中无美德。
First think,and then speak.
动口先动脑。
A word spoken is past recalling(The words once spoken can never be recalled).
一言既出,驷马难追。
While the word is in your mouth,it is your own;when 'tis once spoken, 'tis another's.
话在嘴里,属于自己;话一出口,人家所有。
Speech is silver,silence is gold.
言语是银,沉默是金。
Few words are best.
寡言为贵。
No wisdom like silence.
聪明莫过沉默。
Least said,soonest mended.
少说为妙。
Second thoughts are best.
再思而后行。
Look before you leap.
慎思而后行。
He is a wise man who speaks little.
智多言语少。
Fair words butter no parsnips.
美言无补实际。
The tongue is not made of steel,yet it cuts.
舌头不是钢,一动把人伤。
Sometimes words hurt more than swords.
言语能伤人,有时胜刀剑。
A good tongue is a good weapon.
口齿伶俐,是件利器。
A wise head makes a close mouth.
头脑灵,嘴巴紧。
It is one thing to speak much and another to speak pertinently.
说得多是一回事,讲得中肯又是一回事。
Unprofitable eloquence is like the cypress,which is great and tall,but bears no fruit.
无益的雄辩犹如高大的柏树,不会结果。
Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose.
与其说话不中肯,不如半句也莫吭。
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
笑语之中吐真言。
Few words,many deeds.
少说话,多做事。
Actions speak louder than words.
行动比言语响亮;百说不如一干。
From words to deeds is a great space.
言行之间,大有距离。
Deeds,not words.
要行动,不要言词。
Bare words,no bargain.
空言不能成交易。
Deeds are fruits,words are but leaves.
行动是果实,言语只是叶子。
Ill deeds cannot honour.
坏行为不受尊敬。
Fine words dress ill deeds.
漂亮的言词装饰着恶劣的行为。
Good words and ill deeds deceive wise and fools.
动听的话和坏行为同样欺骗聪明和愚人。
Our own actions are our security,not others' judgements.
我们的行为是自己的保证,并不是旁人的鉴定。
A man of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
空有言语而无行动的人,犹如杂草丛生的花园。
A man is not good or bad for one action.
不能凭一件事判断人的好坏。
A man apt to promise is apt to forget.
易于许诺的人也易于忘记。
A man that breaks his word,bids others to be false to him.
人不守信,无异于叫旁人对他失信。
Easier said than done.
说易行难。
The greatest talkers are always the least doers.
大言不惭的总是行动最少的人。
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
布丁好坏,一尝便知;空谈不如实践。
Pride goes before a fall.
骄者必败。
Pride goes before destruction.
骄者必败。
Pride goeth before,and shame cometh after.
骄傲走在前,羞耻跟在后。
Pride and grace dwelt never in one place.
傲慢和温雅,永难住一处。
He that climbs high falls heavily.
爬得高,跌得重。
Pride must be pinched.
骄傲应收敛。
The more noble the more humble.
越高贵,越应谦逊。
Humility often gains more than pride.
谦逊常比傲慢受益更多。
He who imagines that he has knowledge enough has none.
自命万事通,腹中常空空。
No man is the worst for knowing the worst of himself.
人并不因为他自知很差就是很差。
Pride may lurk under a threadbare cloak.
骄傲可能会潜藏在穿旧的斗篷下。
It is not a sign of humility to declaim against pride.
用慷慨激昂的言语攻击傲慢并不是谦逊的标志。
He that is full of himself is very empty.
自满之人腹内空。
Honesty is the best policy.
诚实为上策。
An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
诚实人的诺言实际上就是他的保证书。
Poor but honest.
虽贫穷,要诚实。
Honesty may be dear bought,but can never be an ill pennyworth.
高价买诚实,永远也值得。
Knavery may serve,but honesty is best.
欺诈可能有用,诚实却是上策。
Every man has his weak side.
人人都有自己的弱点。
He who has no shame has no conscience.
不知羞耻的人不知自疚。
An honest look covereth many faults.
一副诚实的外表掩盖着许多缺点。
Once a knave,ever a knave.
一次成无赖,永远是无赖。
A crafty knave needs no broker.
狡猾的无赖不需要有中间人。
The honest penny is better than the stolen dollar.
正当得到的一分钱胜于偷来的一元钱。
One penny with right is better than a thousand without right.
合法取得的一辨士,胜于非法取得的一千辨士。
The unrighteous penny corrupts the righteous pound.
不正当得来的辨士使正当得来的英镑也受到沾污。
Love is blind.
爱情是盲目的。
Love is without reason.
爱情无理智。
Love is full of trouble.
爱情充满了烦恼。
Love cannot be compelled.
爱情不能强迫。
Love begets love.
爱爱相生。
Love needs no teaching.
爱情不需教导。
Love at first sight.
一见倾心。
Love asks faith,and faith firmness.
爱情要求信任,信任要求坚定。
Love is the touchstone of virtue.
爱情是美德的试金石。
Love not at the first look.
不要一见钟情。
Hasty love,soon cold.
爱得匆忙冷得快。
Love is a sweet torment.
爱情是一种甜蜜的痛苦。
Love rules his kingdom without a sword.
爱情的王国不用刀剑来统治。
Love will find out the way.
爱情自会寻出路。
Love is not to be found in the market.
爱情在市场上找不到。
Lovers live by love,as larks live by leeks.
情侣靠爱情生活,正象云雀靠韭葱生活一样。
Old love will not be forgotten.
旧情永难忘;往日的爱情难以忘怀。
True love kythes(=shows itself)in time of need.
患难显真情。
Sound love is not soon forgotten.
坚固的爱情不会顷刻忘怀。
The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.
最大的恨来自最大的爱。
No love is foul,nor prison fair.
没有肮脏的爱情,也没有美丽的监狱。
Labour is lihgt where love doth pay.
爱情付报酬,劳苦也轻松。
Love is the reward of love.
爱就是爱的报酬。
Love makes all hard hearts gentle.
爱情把一切冷酷之心变成温柔。
When love puts in,friendship is gone.
爱情进入,友情完结。
The course of true love never did run smooth.
真爱的道路绝不平坦。
Love is a sweet tyranny,because the lover endures his torment willingly.
爱情是可爱的虐政,情人们甘受它痛苦的折磨。
True love is giving,not taking.
真挚的爱是给,不是取。
Love makes obedience easy.
爱情使顺从成为易事。
Love is sweet in the beginning,but sour in the end.
爱情先甜后来酸。
Where love fails,we espy all faults.
爱情一失败,一切毛病都发现。
Follow love and it will flee,flee love and it will follow thee.
追求爱情它高飞,逃避爱情它跟随。


When poverty comes in at the door,love flies out of the window.
贫穷一进门,爱情跳窗走。
Faults are thick while love is thin.
一朝情义淡,样样不顺眼。
Hatred is blind as well as love.
爱情和仇恨,二者皆盲目。
Marriage is a lottery.
婚姻是一桩难于预测的事。
Marry thy like.
跟你情投意合的人结婚。
Marriage makes or mars a man.
婚姻成全人,也能损害人。
It is good to marry late or never.
晚婚或不婚,都是好事情。
Early wed,early dead.
早婚者早夭。
They that marry in green,their sorrow is soon seen.
年纪轻轻就结婚,为时不久便悔恨。
A young man married is a man that's marred.
男子早婚,种下祸根。
Marry in haste,and repent at leisure.
匆匆结婚,时时悔恨。
Marry in lent,and you'll live to repent.
借债结婚,一生悔恨。
He that marries for wealth,sells his liberty.
为财富而结婚的人,出卖了自己的自由。
An ill marriage is a spring of ill fortune.
不良的婚姻是恶运的来源。
Who marrieth for love without money,hath good nights and sorry days.
为了爱情,无钱结婚,夜来欢娱,白天悔恨。
If you always say "NO",never be married.
常常说“不”字,永远难结婚。
Honest men marry soon,wise men not at all.
老实的人早成婚,聪明的人不结婚。
A good wife and health is a man's best wealth.
贤妻和健康是男子的至宝。
A good wife makes a good husband.
有好妻子就有好丈夫;妻贤夫自良。
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
选择妻子,最好用耳不用眼。
Better be half hanged than ill wed.
与其成怨偶,不如守单身。
He who does not honour his wife,dishonours himself.
不尊重自己妻子的人,自己也不会受人尊重。
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
有懦弱的丈夫,就有凶悍的妻子。
It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.
母鸡司晨家不兴。
The wife is the key of the house.
妻子是一家之钥;妻贤一家兴。
The more women look in their glass,the less they look to their house.
妇女照镜越多,照管家务就越少。
East or west,home is best.
东也好,西也好,还是家中最好;金窝银窝,不如家里的草窝。
One father can support ten children; ten children cannot support one father.
一个父亲可以供养十个孩子,十个孩子却不能供养一个父亲。
One father is more than a hundred school-masters.
一个父亲胜于一百个教师。
Like father,like son.
有其父,必有其子。
The father buys,the son bigs,the grandchild sells,and his son thigs.
父买、子修建、孙儿卖,重孙街上当乞丐。
The mother's breath is aye sweet.
母亲的低语总是甜蜜的。
Like mother,like daughter.
有其母,必有其女。
Children are the parents' riches.
子女是父母的至宝。
A little child is the sweetest and purest thing in the world.
孩童是世界上最可爱和最纯洁的东西。
He that hath no children,knows not what is love.
没有孩子的人,不知道什么叫做爱。
Children learn to creep ere they can go.
孩子要走路,先得学爬行。
Silly(=good) child is soon ylered(=taught).
好小孩,学得快。
Boys will be boys.
孩子终归是孩子。
One boy is more trouble than a dozen girls.
一个男孩比十二个女孩增添的麻烦还多。
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
省了棍子,惯坏了孩子。
Naughty boys sometimes make good men.
淘气的男孩有时会成为争气的孩子。
The child is father of the man.
三岁定到老。
Happy is he that is happy in childhood.
童年时快乐的人是幸福的。
Children and fools cannot lie.
孩子和愚人不会扯谎。
My son is my son till he hath got him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all the days of her life.
儿子娶妻后就不是自己的儿子,可是女儿终身都是自己的女儿。
It is harder to marry a daughter well than to bring her up well.
养女容易嫁女难。
A maid that laughs is half taken.
少女笑口开,婚事成一半。
A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst.
有许多人向她求婚的少女,往往选中最差的一个。
Maids want nothing but husbands,but when they have them they want everything.
未婚女子不要别的,只要丈夫,有了丈夫以后,一切都要。
Would you know your daughter,see her in company.
你若想了解女儿,只要看她和什么样的人交往。
He that would the daughter win,must with the mother first begin.
要想赢得女儿的欢心,必须先从她母亲着手。
Life without friend is death.
没有朋友的生活便等于死亡。
Without a friend,the world is wilderness.
没有朋友,世界成了荒野。
Friendless is the dead.
死者无友。
A good friend is my nearest relation.
好友即至亲。
A near friend is better than a fardwelling kinsman.
近友胜远亲。
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.
和任何人都认朋友,结果和任何人都交不成朋友;友多无好友。
In time of prosperity,friends will be plenty.
走运时候朋友多。
It is good to have friends in trouble.
在患难中能有朋友是好事。
Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.
富裕招致朋友,困苦考验朋友。
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
患难时的朋友才是真正的朋友。
Poverty tries friends.
贫穷考验朋友;人贫见友情。
Try your friend ere you trust him.
对朋友要先考验,后信任。
Prove thy friend ere thou have need.
在你需要朋友帮助前,先要考验他们。
A friend is never known till a man have need.
不到困窘时,永难识真友。
A faithful friend is hard to find.
忠实朋友实难求。
Friends are like fiddle-strings,they must not be screwed too tight.
朋友有如琴弦,不能上的太紧。
Have but few frieds,though many acquaintances.
结交可以多,朋友应宜少。
All are not friends that speak us fair.
向我们说好话的并不都是好朋友。
He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend.
金钱满袋,朋友盈门;钱袋装得饱,朋友不会少。
A friend in court is better than a penny in purse.
朝中有友,胜如囊中有钱。
It is good to have some friends both in heaven and hell.
天堂上和地狱中都有几个朋友,这乃是一件好事。
We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.
指望朋友无缺点,永远休想交朋友。
A friend without faults will never be found.
没有缺点的朋友永不可得。
A man without a friend is only half a man.
无友的人只能算半个人。
A friend is not so soon gotten as lost.
失友快,交友慢。
Friendship cannot stand always on one side.
友谊不能总是在一方。
Old acquaintance will soon be remembered.
故人一见便相亲。
He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.
背后称我好,才算好朋友。
Friends (the best of friends) must part.
好友终有分手时。
A friend is best found in adversity.
患难见真交。
I will be thy friend,but not thy vices' friend.
我愿意做你的朋友,但不做你那些恶习的朋友。
False friends are worse than open enemies.
假朋友比真敌人更坏。
Short acquaintance brings repentance.
浅交致后悔。
He that lies down (sleeps) with dogs must rise up with fleas.
与恶人交终会变恶;近朱者赤,近墨者黑。
Better be alone than in bad company.
交损友不如无友。
Write down the advice of him who loves you,though you like it not at present.
爱你的人的忠告,即使你当时并不喜欢,也得把它记下。
Hunger knows no friend.
饥饿不认朋友。
Misery makes strange bedfellows.
难中不择友。
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
一个敌人为害,胜过十个朋友行好。
An enemy's mouth seldom speaks well.
敌人嘴里无好话。
Believe no tales from the enemy.
敌人之言不可信。
One enemy is too much.
一个敌人已太多。
Mickle power makes many enemies.
权高树敌多。
Do not despise your enemy.
不可轻敌。
Though thy enemy seem a mouse,yet watch him like a lion.
敌人即使小如鼠,防他也要如防狮。
If we are bound to forgive an enemy,we are not bound to trust him.
即便我们决心宽恕敌人,也决不能相信敌人。
He that dallies with enemy gives him leave to kill him.
把敌人看儿戏,无异于准许敌人杀害自己。
In an enemy spots are soon seen.
敌人身上求疵易。


If you would make an enemy,lend a man money and ask it of him again.
你若想与人结怨,只须先借钱给他,再向他催讨。
A courageous foe is better than a cowardly friend.
勇敢的敌人胜过懦怯的朋友。
An enemy who lies at thy feet begging forgi-veness must not feel thy sword.
对俯伏在你脚下乞怜的敌人,绝不可使他触及你的剑。
Make your enemy your friend.
要化敌为友。
Live and let live.
自己活也让别人活。
As a man lives,so shall he die.
有生必有死。
We are not born for ourselves.
人生天地间,并非为自己。
He that hath time hath life.
有时间就有生活。
He that lives long suffers much.
寿长忧患多。
They who live longest will see most.
寿命最长的人见识也最广。
He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
他生在富贵人家。
A man can die but once.
人生只有一回死。
He that liveth in court dieth upon straw.
生于安乐者常死于贫贱。
He that liveth wickedly can hardly die honestly.
过着邪恶生活的人不会正直地死去。
Death pay all debts.
一死了百债。
Six feet of earth makes all men equal.
墓穴之中,人人平等。
Death is the grand leveller.
死亡面前,不分贵贱。
Death meets us everywhere.
人生到处皆可死;死亡和我们到处相遇。
Death frees us from ills.
死亡使我们解脱不幸。
We shall lie all alike in our graves.
一朝进坟场,大家都一样。
In the grave the rich and poor lie equal.
一朝入暮穴,贫富皆一律。
Death defies the doctor.
死亡蔑视医生。
There is no medicine against death.
人间哪有不死(回春)药。
Light come,light go.
易得则易失;来得容易去得快。
Sometimes gain is to lose.
有时得即是失。
Merry is he that hath nought to lose.
无物可失的人最逍遥自在。
Grasp all,lose all.
样样都要,全部失掉。
What we lose in hake we shall have in herring.
失鳕得鲱;失之东隅,收之桑榆。
What is lost in the hundred will be found in the shire.
在区里失去的可在州里找回来。
For a lost thing care nothing.
一物已失,计较无益。
He who does not gain loses.
不能得益,就是损失。
Losses make us more cautious.
损失使人更谨慎。
Who loseth liberty loseth all.
失去自由即失去一切。
Either win the horse or lose the saddle.
不是全赢,就是全输;孤注一掷。
All is not lost that is in danger.
在危险中的东西未必全会损失。
Do not run too fast after gain.
不要见利便狂追。
Prefer loss to unjust gain.
宁可受损失,休取不义财。
Lightly gain,quickly lost.
来得容易去得快;不义之财,理无久享。
Only that which is honestly got is gain.
正当的收入才是真正的收入。
All is not gain that is put in the purse.
装进钱包里的不一定都是正当的收入。
Gain got by a lie will burn one's fingers.
靠欺骗得利,准要吃亏。
One never loses anything by politeness.
礼多不吃亏;礼多人不怪。
Hold fast when you have it.
手中之物应紧握。
There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.
海中好鱼取不尽(指:虽然失去一个机会,还有很多机会)。
Many a slip (many things fall) between the cup and the lip.
酒杯来到嘴唇边,得饮与否未可知;物未到手前,未能算己有;凡事难以十拿九稳。
It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
使人人倒霉的风才是恶风;此失则彼得;害于此则利于彼;没有使所有的人都受害的坏事。
Health is better than wealth.
健康胜于财富。
Health is happiness.
健康便是幸福。
A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold.
健全的身体比金冕更有价值。
A sound mind in a sound body.
健康的思想寓于健康的身体。
A light heart lives long.
心胸开朗,使人寿长。
A happy heart makes a blooming visage.
心中快乐,容光焕发。
He who hath good health is young,and he is rich who owes nothing.
健康葆青春,无债即富有。
Study sickness while you are well.
无病应思有病时。
The healthful man can give counsel to the sick.
健康的人可以对生病的人提出忠告。
By the side of sickness health becomes sweet.
和疾病相比较,才能识得健康的可爱。
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
有病方知健康贵。
Feed by measure and defy physician.
饮食有节,医生绝迹。
Often and little eating makes a man fat.
多餐少吃,使人壮硕。
After dinner sit awhile,after supper walk a mile.
正餐以后,休息片刻;晚餐以后,步行一哩。
Early to bed and early to rise,makes a man healthy,wealthy and wise.
早睡早起,使人健康、富有而聪明。
He that will thrive must rise at five.
五点起床,百事兴旺。
He that goes to bed thirsty rises healthy.
忍渴上床,起身健康。
He who does not rise early never does a good day's work.
起床不早,一天的工作干不好。
Who makes everything right must rise early.
想把事事都做好,就得坚持起身早。
Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark.
随羔羊就寝,与云雀同起。
Cover your head by day as much as you will,by night as much as you can.
白天戴帽可随意,夜里戴帽是必须。
A little labour,much health.
适量的劳动大有益于健康。
Enough is as good as a feast.
饱食有如赴宴。
Many dishes,many diseases.
食多病多。
Diseases are the Price of ill pleasures.
疾病是纵欲的代价。
Desperate diseases must have desperate cures.
毒病要用毒药医。
He who never was sick dies the first.
小病不生,一病致命。
Sickness shows us what we are.
疾病使人显本相。
What can't be cured must be endured.
不治之症,必须坚忍。
Hide nothing from thy physician.
不要讳疾忌医。
Medicines are not meant to live on.
不要靠吃药过生活。
A disease known is half cured.
病情弄清楚,病根除一半。
The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet,and Dr. Merryman.
节食博士,静心博士,欢喜博士,三者都是最好的医师;饮食少,休息好,快乐多是却病延年之方。
A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye,a lion's heart,and a lady's hand.
良好的外科医生应具有鹰眼、狮心和女性的手。
Feed sparingly and defy the physician.
饮食有节,医生绝迹。
Prevention is better than cure.
预防胜于治疗。
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
一分预防胜似十分治疗。
Bitter pills may have wholesome effect.
良药苦口利于病。
A good medicine tastes bitter.
良药苦口。
There is no friend so faithful as a good book.
最忠实的朋友莫过于一本好书。
Books,like friends,should be few and well chosen.
书籍如朋友,宜少宜精选。
A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change.
好书千载常如新。
A good book is a best friend who never turns his back upon us.
好书如至友,永远不相负。
In books,are embalmed the greatest thoughts of all ages.
伟大思想古今有,载入书中成不朽。
Some books are to be tasted,others to be swallowed,and some few to be chewed and digested.
一些书可以品味,另外一些书可以吞食,少数的一些可以咀嚼、消化。
Old wood is best to burn,old book to read.
老柴好烧,老书宜读。
A book that remains shut is but a block.
书本不去翻,犹如一木块。
Judge not a book by its cover.
评定一本书,不能凭封面。
A wicked book is the wickeder because it cannot repent.
坏书因其不能改正错误而更坏。
A good tale is none the worse for being twice told.
故事好,再讲一遍还是好。
Law is a bottomless pit.
法律是无底的深渊。
Ignorance of the law excuses no man.
对法律无知,不能成为任何人的借口。
Law makers should not be law breakers.
立法者不应成为犯法者;立法应守法。
Wrong laws make short governance.
不健全的法律统治时间不会长。


The law is not the same at morning and at night.
早上的法令跟晚上的不一样;朝令夕改。
New lords,new laws.
新君立新法。
Laws catch flies and let hornets go free.
法网只捕蝇,黄蜂由它去。
Where drums beat,laws are silent.
战鼓一响,法律无声。
An upright judge has more regard to justice than to men.
法官能公正,重法不重人。
That trial is not fair where affection is the judge.
法官动感情,审判难公正。
A good lawyer,an evil neighbour.
好律师不是好邻居。
An old physician,and a young lawyer.
医生老的好,律师年轻的好。
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
鸡蛋还未孵,先别数鸡雏;莫过早乐观。
Though the fox run,the chicken hath wings.
狐狸虽会跑,小鸡有翅膀。
Young cocks love no coops.
小公鸡不恋笼。
A cock is bold on his dunghill.
站在粪堆上,公鸡也称王。
A barley-corn is better than a diamond to a cock.
对一只公鸡来说,一颗麦粒优于一颗钻石。
He that will have his farm full,must keep an old cock and a young bull.
想使农庄充裕,就得养一只老公鸡和一头小公牛。
If the hen does not prate,she will not lay.
不叨叨的母鸡不下蛋。
It is no good hen that cackles in your house and lays in another's.
这样的母鸡可不好:在你家里咯咯叫,却到别家去下蛋。
Fat hens lay few eggs.
肥鸡下蛋稀。
Grain by grain,and the hen fills her belly.
一颗接一颗,母鸡填饱肚。
A duck will not always dabble in the same gutter.
一只鸭子不会常在同一条沟中玩水。
It is a blind silly gooes that comes to the fox's sermon.
只有盲目的笨鹅才会去听狐狸讲道。
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
适用于甲的也适用于乙。
All his geese are swans.
他喜欢夸大其词;敝帚自珍。
All your swans are geese.
你的美好希望(或诺言),全部成了泡影。
Each bird likes to hear himself sing.
每一只鸟都爱听自己歌唱。
The bird loves her nest.
鸟爱自己的窝。
Birds of a feather flock together.
物以类聚,人以群分。
The bird that can sing and won't sing must be made to sing.
生来能唱的鸟,不愿唱也得叫它唱。
The fowler's pipe sounds sweet until the bird is caught.
捕禽人笛声悠扬,直吹得鸟儿落网。
He that will take the bird must not scare it.
捕鸟休惊鸟。
The noisy fowler catches no bird.
捕禽人大肆声张,鸟儿就不会落网。
Old birds are not caught with new nests.
新网难捕老鸟。
'Tis the early bird that catches the worm.
早起的鸟先得虫;捷足先登。
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
双鸟在林,不如一鸟在手;十赊不如一现。
A bird is known by its note,and a man by his talk.
鸟以声闻,人以言知。
It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
家丑不可外扬。
Eagles fly alone,but sheep flock together.
鹰爱独飞羊爱群。
A kite will never be a good hawk.
鸢永不会变成隼。
Empty hands no hawk allure.
空手不能诱鹰来。
The crow thinks his own bird fairest.
乌鸦总以为自己的雏鸟最美。
A crow is never the whiter for washing herself often.
乌鸦不管怎样经常洗澡,也不会变白。
Wheresoever the carcase is,there will the ravens be gathered together.
哪里有死尸,乌鸦就成群。
One swallow does not make a summer.
一燕不能成夏天(不可仅凭一种现象而遽作判断)。
The snail slides up the tower at last though the swallow mounteth it sooner.
燕子一飞就上塔,蜗牛悄悄爬,最后也上塔。
The cuckoo comes in April,and stays the month of May;sings a song at Midsummer,and then goes away.
布谷鸟,四月来,五月一直在,仲夏唱支歌,然后就离开。
If the sky falls,we shall catch larks.
天垮正好抓云雀;不要杞人忧天。
An owl is the king of the night.
猫头鹰是黑夜之王。
When the owl sings,the nightingale will hold her peace.
枭鸟唱歌,夜莺屏息。
Cats hide their paws.
猫儿不露爪。
A gloved cat catches no mice.
戴手套的猫抓不到老鼠。
When the cat's away,the mice will play.
猫儿不在家,老鼠就玩耍;猫儿不在耗子闹。
Ale will make cat speak.
喝了淡啤酒,猫也会开口;酒后使人说话多。
A blate cat makes a proud mouse.
猫儿腼腆,老鼠翻天。
When the weasel and the cat make a marriage,it is a very ill presage.
黄鼠狼跟猫儿成亲,预兆不佳。
The cat and dog may kiss,yet are none the better friends.
猫狗虽相吻,总难成好友。
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.
猫儿性爱鱼,却怕爪弄湿;想获得珍品的人不愿冒必要的风险。
A cat may look at a king.
猫也有权看国王;小人物也该有些权利。
It is said that "cat hath nine lives",yet care would wear them all out.
据说猫儿有九命,忧虑多时也伤身。
An old dog bites sore.
老狗咬人咬得狠。
Beware of a silent dog and still water.
哑狗和静水,二者都得防。
Barking dogs seldom bite.
爱吠的狗不咬人。
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone.
肉骨头打狗狗不叫。
Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand.
远处狗就叫,近身不会咬。
If the old dog barks,he gives counsel.
老狗叫,是忠告。
In every country dogs bite.
天下有狗都咬人。
Hungry dogs will eat dirty puddings.
饿狗也吃脏布丁;饥不择食。
Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as your bread.
狗儿把尾摇,爱的是面包。
All are not thieves that dogs bark at.
狗吠的人并非都是小偷。
Every dog is valiant at his own door.
站在家门口,狗也雄纠纠。
Every dog is a lion at home.
狗在家中,八面威风。
While the dog gnaws bone,companions would be none.
狗啃骨头无同伴。
Two dogs strive for a bone,the third runs away with it.
两狗相争一骨头,第三只狗衔起走。
Mad dog bites his master.
疯狗咬主人。
Too much pudding will choke dog.
布丁太多噎死狗。
Do not give a dog bread every time he wags his tail.
莫因狗尾摇,次次丢面包。
A living dog is better than a dead lion.
活狗胜于死狮。
Love me,love my dog.
爱屋及乌。
Let sleeping dog lie.
勿惊卧狗;切莫惹是生非。
Help the dog over the stile.
助人度过难关。
Every dog has his day.
片瓦也有翻身日;人人都有得意时。
Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
欲加之罪,何患无辞。
He who has a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick.
有心打狗好找棍;欲加之罪,何患无辞。
An old dog cannot alter its way of barking.
老狗难改常吠声。
When a dog is drowning,every one offers him drink.
待到狗溺水,众人给水喝。
A swine over fat is the cause of his own bane.
猪死都因身过肥;象以齿焚。
Pigs may fly,but they are very unlikely birds.
猪儿纵会飞,终究不是鸟。
Never cast your pearls before swine.
不要把珍贵之物送给不识货的人;勿明珠暗投;勿对牛弹琴。
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
猪耳朵做不成丝钱包;巧妇难为无米之炊。
The cow that's first up gets the first of the dew.
早起母牛先得露。
Not all butter that the cow yields.
母牛所产的未必全是黄油。
Many good cows have evil calves.
很多好母牛,会生坏小犊。
You cannot sell the cow and sup the milk.
不能既要卖母牛,又想喝牛奶。
Old oxen have stiff horns.
牛老角硬。
The ox is never woe,till he to the harrow go.
挂耙去耕地,牛才知辛苦。
An ox is taken by the horns,and the man by the tongue.
牛因角被执,人因舌陷身。
If the ox falls,whet your knife.
牛一倒,快磨刀;人遭难,众人踩。
The black ox has trod on his foot.
祸事临头。
The ox when weariest treads surest.
牛困走得稳。
The best horse needs breaking,and the aptest child needs teaching.
最好的马儿要人驯,最伶俐的孩子要人训。
A horse that will not carry a saddle must have no oats.
不愿加鞍的马,不得吃燕麦。
A good horse oft needs a good spur.
好马常需好靴刺。


It is the bridle and spur that makes a good horse.
要把马练好,缰绳靴刺少不了。
A boisterous horse must have a rough bridle.
烈马要套粗笼头。
He is a gentle horse that never cast his rider.
驯良的马绝不会把骑手甩倒。
'Tis a good horse that never stumbles.
好马不失蹄。
The fault of the horse is put on the saddle.
马劣动怪马鞍坏。
Mettle is dangerous in a blind horse.
瞎马鼓勇气,正是危险事。
Old wood is best to burn,old horse to ride.
老柴好烧,老马好骑。
Every horse thinks his sack heaviest.
每匹马都认为自己驮的袋子最重。
You may know the horse by his harness.
观马具可知马性。
A galled horse will not endure the comb.
擦伤的马不耐梳。
You can take a horse to the water,but you cannot make him drink.
牵马河边易,逼马饮水难;不要逼人做他不愿做的事。
Don't swap horses when crossing a stream.
行至中流不换马;危难之时不宜作大变动。
An ass endures his burden,but not more than his burden.
驴子能负重,过重也难负。
Wherever an ass falleth,there will he never fall again.
驴子绝不会在同样的地点跌倒两次。
The braying of an ass does not reach heaven.
驴子的叫声传不到天上。
The fault of the ass must not be laid upon the packsaddle.
驴子不乖,休怪驮鞍。
A horse is neither better nor worse for his trappings.
相马不可凭马饰。
He who wants a mule without fault,must walk on foot.
指望驴子无缺点,只有自己徒步行。
A colt you may break,but an old horse you never can.
小驹犹可练,老马最难驯。
One sheep follows another.
一羊跟一羊(指盲从)。
If one sheep leap o'er the dyke,all the rest will follow.
一羊跳过沟,众羊跟着跳。
There is a black sheep in every flock.
败类处处有;害群之马处处有。
One scabbed sheep will mar a whole flock.
一羊生癣,群羊受害。
Every time the sheep bleats it loses a mouthful.
羊每叫一次,就少吃一口。
One butcher does not fear many sheep.
屠夫不怕羊多。
It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.
蠢羊才向狼忏悔。
The dust raised by the sheep does not choke the wolf.
羊踩起的灰尘挡不住狼。
Carrion crows bewail the dead sheep and then eat them.
乌鸦吃死羊,先要哭一场;猫哭老鼠假慈悲。
The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb.
有活的狼就有死的羔羊。
As soon goes the young lamb's skin to the market as the old ewe's.
老羊皮上了市,小羊皮也跟着来。
You have no goats,and yet you sell kids.
没有老山羊,还把小羊卖。
If the beard were all,the goat might preach.
如果长胡就好,山羊也可讲道。
A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
懒羊自觉羊毛重。
He that will have a hare to breakfast must hunt overnight.
早餐想吃野兔肉,头晚就须去捕捉。
If you run after two hares,you will catch neither.
同时追两兔,一只也难捕。
One should not run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
不应两面讨好。
The tortoise wins the race while the hare is sleeping.
兔子睡大觉,乌龟跑第一。
First catch your hare then cook him.
要兔子肉,先要把兔捉;先抓兔子后烹调(勿谋之过早)。
The fox is known by his brush.
狐狸只因尾巴大,所以人人认识他。
The fox smells his own stink first.
狐狸有恶臭,自己先嗅出。
The fox may grow grey, but never good.
狐狸活到老,永远难变好。
The tail does often catch the fox.
狐狸被抓,都因尾巴。
It is an evil sign to see a fox lick a lamb.
狐狸舔羔羊,不是好迹象。
When the fox preacheth,then beware your geese.
每逢狐狸讲道,当心鹅儿遭殃。
An old fox is not easily snared.
老狐狸难得陷罗网。
Old foxes want no tutors.
老狐不须教师教。
The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
睡着的狐狸捉不到鸡。
You can have no more of the fox than the skin.
狐狸除了皮,旁的全无用。
The fox that had lost its tail would persuade others out of theirs.
一条狐狸丢尾巴,就劝旁的也丢它。
A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.
审鹅不应狐陪审。
The fox's wiles will never enter the lion's head.
狐狸的诡计永远进不了狮子的头脑。
The old goose plays not with foxes.
老鹅不跟狐狸耍。
The wolf and fox are both privateers.
狐狸与狼,抢劫大王。
The wolf may lose his teeth, but never his nature.
狼牙会掉,狼性难改。
A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
小偷识小偷,正象狼识狼。
Hunger fetches the wolf out of the woods.
饥饿引狼出森林。
Give never the wolf the wether.
莫把阉羊送给狼。
Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.
与狼相结交,就会学狼嚎。
The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf.
孤羊逢狼,必然遭殃。
It is madness for a sheep to treat of peace with a wolf.
跟狼讲和平,此羊必癫狂。
By little and little the wolf eateth the sheep.
狼吃羊,一只一只进肚肠。
The death of wolves is the safety of the sheep.
群狼一死众羊安。
While you trust to the dog,the wolf slips into the sheepfold.
当你认为狗可信,狼已偷偷把羊圈进。
When the wolf grows old, the crows ride him.
狼老被鸦欺。
Man is to man either a god or a wolf.
人与人交往,不是上帝就是狼。
A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.
青年成长时,食量大如狼。
The lion is known by his claws (paw).
狮以爪闻名。
The lion is not so fierce as he is painted.
狮子没有画上的凶猛。
A barking dog is better than a sleeping lion.
吠犬胜于睡狮。
It is not good to wake a sleeping lion.
睡狮莫惊。
The lion's skin is never cheap.
狮皮从不贱。
Destroy the lion while he is yet but a whelp.
杀狮应在幼小时。
The tiger that has once tasted blood is never sated with the taste of it.
一次尝到血,虎欲永难遏。
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
骑虎难下。
The leopard can never change its spots.
花豹永不能改变身上的斑点(指:本性难移)。
Kings and bears oft worry keepers.
国王和熊,常使守护人忧心忡忡。
He who shareth honey with the bear hath the least part of it.
与熊分蜜糖,只得一点尝。
Do not sell the bear's skin before you have caught the bear.
熊未到手休卖皮(勿过早乐观)。
Where the deer is slain,some of her blood will lie.
鹿死总有血迹留。
The rage of a wild boar is able to spoil more than one wood.
野猪一怒毁树多。
An ape's an ape, a varlet's a varlet, though they be clad in silk or scarlet.
尽管衣绸穿红,猿猴还是猿猴,侍从还是侍从。
An army of stags led by a lion would be more formidable than one of lions led by a stag.
一只狮子率领的一群鹿,比一只鹿率领的一头狮子更难对付。
A bad custom is like a good cake, better broden than kept.
坏习惯象饼子,碎了比保存起来好。
A bald head is soon shaven.
光脑袋,剃得快。
A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
瞎子不谢赠镜人。
A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm.
借来的大氅不暖身。
A brave retreat is a brave exploit.
勇退即勇绩。
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
即使家规严,丑事总难免。
A candle lights others and consumes itself.
腊烛照亮了别人,毁灭了自己。
A constant guest is never welcome.
常来之客不会受欢迎。
A cracked bell can never sound well (is never sound).
破钟无好音。
A crown is no cure for the headache.
王冠难治头痛。
A drowning man will catch at a straw.
溺水者见草也要抓;急何能择。
After a storm comes a calm.
暴风雨后天平静;雨过天晴。
After death, the doctor.
人死医生来;雨后送伞。
A good beginning is half done.
良好的开端,就是成功了一半。
A good example is the best sermon.
良好的范例是最好的训诫。
A great ship asks deep waters.
大船要在深水行;英雄要有用武之地。
A horse stumbles that has four legs.
人有失手日,马有失蹄时。
A little neglect may breed great mischief.
小失成大害;小误酿大祸。


A little pot is soon hot.
壶小易热,量小易怒。
All are brave when the enemy flies.
敌人遁逃时,人人皆勇士。
All is fish that comes to his net.
到了网中都是鱼;只要到手全都要。
All is well that ends well.
结果好,就一切都好。
All roads lead to Rome.
条条大路通罗马。
Always taking out the meal-tub, and never putting in,soon comes to the bottom.
取粮不储粮,桶底粮也光;坐吃山空。
A miss is as good as a mile.
失之毫厘,差以千里。
An empty bag cannot stand upright.
空袋不能直立。
A new broom sweeps clean.
新官上任三把火。
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
滚石不粘青苔;转业不积财。
Art is long, life is short.
艺术恒久,生命短暂。
A small leak will sink a great ship.
小漏沉大船。
A stitch in time saves nine.
一针及时省九针;一针不补,十针难缝。
As the wind blows, you must set your sail.
趁风启帆。
As we sow, so shall we reap.
种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
A valiant man's look is more than a coward's sword.
勇士的神色胜过懦夫的刀剑。
A vaunter and a liar are near akin.
自诩和说谎,二者正相仿。
Avarice blinds our eyes.
贪婪障人目。
A watched pot(pan) is long in boiling.
心急水不沸;盼得越切,来得越迟。
A wonder lasts but nine days.
新鲜事儿不久长。
Beard the lion in his den.
老虎头上捉虱;太岁头上动土。
Beauty is but skin deep.
美丽只是皮相(指:不能以貌取人)。
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
宁为犬首,不作狮尾。
Better be the head of the yeomanry than the tail of the gentry.
宁作自由民之首,不为贵族之尾。
Between two stools one goes the ground.
脚踩两只船,早晚要落水。
Beware beginnings.
慎始为上。
Blood is thicker than water.
血浓于水(指:亲人比外人亲)。
Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.
身为凯撒(罗马大将)妻,必须无可疑(指:与伟大的人物交往的人不可有秽名)。
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
施舍先及亲友,但不应限于亲友。
Companions are odious.
人比人,气死人。
Content is happiness.
知足常乐。
Custom is a second nature.
习惯是第二天性。
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
量布裁衣。
Danger is next neighbour to security.
危险是安全的紧邻。
Do as the Romans do.
入境要问俗。
Do as you would be done by.
你愿别人怎样对待你,你就应该怎样对待别人;己所不欲,勿施于人。
Do not hallo till you are out of the wood.
未出险境,先莫高兴。
Don't put the cart before the horse.
勿本末倒置;勿倒果为因。
Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.
切勿良莠不分一起抛。
Envy assails the noblest, the winds howl around the highest peak.
位高遭人妒,峰高招风怒。
Every advantage has its disadvantage.
有利必有弊。
Every cloud has a silver lining.
黑暗之中总有一线光明;祸中有福。
Every man has his liking.
人各有所好。
Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads.
人人有错,隐藏不露。
Everything hath an end.
万物有始必有终。
Everything must have a beginning.
凡事皆有始。
Example is better than precept.
范例胜于教训。
Fine feathers make fine birds.
好鸟要靠好羽毛;人要衣装,佛靠金装。
Fire and water have no mercy.
水火无情。
First come, first served.
先到先招待。
Fish begins to stink at the head.
鱼腐头先臭(上梁不正下梁歪)。
Forbidden fruit is sweet.
禁果味甜。
Force can never destory right.
暴力决不能摧毁正义。
God's mill grinds slow but sure.
天网恢恢,疏而不漏。
Great designs require great consideration.
大计划要慎重考虑。
Great men have great faults.
伟大的人物也会有巨大的过失。
Great men's sons seldom do well.
大人物的子孙少出息。
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
半片面包总比没有好;有胜于无。
Haste makes waste.
欲速则不达。
Hear all parties.
兼听则明。
He laughs best who laughs last.
谁笑在最后,谁笑的最好(指:不要高兴得过早)。
He measures another's corn by his own bushel.
用自己的标准衡量别人;以己度人。
He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.
跟坏人打交道,要特别小心。
He that never rode never fell.
不骑马就不会落马。
He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut.
要把果仁吃,就得碎果壳。
History repeats itself.
历史自身常重演。
Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
风顺便扯篷。
Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.
蜜甜蜂螫人。
Hunger is the best sauce.
饥者口中尽佳肴;饥饿之时,样样好吃。
If the mountain will not come to Mahomet,Mahomet must go to the mountain.
大山从不向穆罕默德移来,穆罕默德只好向大山走去;他若不迁就你,你只好迁就他。
If wishes were horses,beggars might ride.
愿望若是马,乞丐也可乘;愿望难成事实。
Ill air slays sooner than the sword.
污浊的空气杀人比刀还快。
Ill news never comes too late.
坏消息总是来得快。
In the kingdom of blind men, the oneeyed is king.
生在盲人国,独眼也称王。
It is better to be a martyr than a confessor.
与其做忏悔,不如做殉道者。
It is too late to shut the stalbe door when the steed is stolen.
失马锁厩,为时已晚;贼去关门,为时已迟。
It never rains but it pours.
不雨则已,一雨倾盆。
It takes two to make a quarrel.
吵架要有两个人。
Jack of all trades and master of none.
万事皆通,事事不精(指:杂而不精的人)。
Joy and sorrow are next-door neighbours.
快乐是忧愁的紧邻。
Keeping is harder than winning.
成功不易,保持更难。
Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
杀鸡取金蛋;只图眼前需要,断绝将来财源。
Kill two birds w