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Ignorance is bliss

You can be happy when you do not know there are problems around you
 

Ignorance of the law excuses no man

Not knowing what you did was wrong does not excuse you from suffering the penalty
 

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

When someone copies what you do, it means they really admire you or the way you do things
 

It is best to be on the safe side

Play safe, and be prepared for the worst to happen
 

It takes two to tango

It takes two individuals to do certain things
 

It's a blessing in disguise

When an opportunity arrives through a crisis etc.
 

It's better to give than to receive

Giving is more blessed than receiving
     

It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

  Do not be afraid to fall in love
     

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today

  What you early hope for does not seem to be happening
     

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

  To progress at anything, you first need to get started
     

Judge not, lest ye be judged

  Do not judge others as you are not perfect yourself, so be merciful in the hope that others will show you mercy one day
 

Keep no more cats than will catch mice

Do not acquire more than what you need
 

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer

  Keep track of what your enemies are up to for your own protection
     

Kill not the goose that laid the golden egg

  Do not be so foolish as to destroy the source of your good fortune out of pride, greed, anger etc
     

Kill two birds with one stone

  Complete two tasks with one action

 

   

Kindness begets kindness

  When you are kind to people, they will be kind to you in return
     

Knowledge is power

  The more you learn, the greater influence you have over others
     

Laugh and grow fat

  Laughter creates a sense of well-being and happiness
     

Laughter is the best medicine

  being cheerful is good for your total well-being
     
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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

  Laughter is the best way to break the ice between strangers or enemies
     

Learn to walk before you run

  Do not rush into things before you are ready
     

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone

  You qualify to judge someone only if you yourself are faultless
     

Let the buyer beware

  Always be aware of what you are getting yourself into
     

Let us go hand in hand, not one before another

  Face problems together in unity, and not alone or in a spirit of enmity
     

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

  The same misfortune will probably not occur again in the same place or to the same people
     

Like cures like

  People who have been through something are usually able to help others with the same problem
     

Little boys should be seen and not heard

  Children should not interrupt when adults are talking
     

Little by little and bit by bit

  If you persevere at something, you will gradually accomplish it
     

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised

  Do not ignore people you have angered or hurt, however small the slight or injury, as they can harm you one day if they choose to bear a grudge
     

Little strokes feel great oaks

  Continuous effort, however small the mount, will help you achieve your greatest dreams and ambitions
     

Little things please little minds

  Childish people are thrilled by childish, petty things
     

Live and learn

  Learn as much as you can from life
     

Live and let live

  Get on with your own affairs and let other get on with theirs
     

Long absent, soon forgotten

  If you are away for too long, people may forget you
     

Look after the pence, and the pounds will look after themselves

  Take care of the details and the bigger issues will be solved
     

Look on the bright side

  Be positive
     
 
 

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