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Speak of the devil and he's sure to appear

What you say when you are talking of someone, and he appears
 

Speak when you are spoken to

Respond when you are asked a question
 

Starve a cold, feed a fever

The best way to treat a cold is to skip a meal or two; the best way to treat fever is to have a light meal
 

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

The unkind words of small-minded people should not upset or depress you
 

Stolen fruit is the sweetest

Things that are forbidden to you seem to be the most exciting or tempting
 

Success is a journey, not a destination

The most treasured part of an achievement is the experience and lessons you learn in the process
 

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

Do not be troubled about the problems you may face tomorrow, as you have enough to contend with today
     

Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves

  Pay attention to the details and the larger issues will work out well enough
     

Talk is cheap

  Talk that is not backed up with action is useless
     

Tell the truth and shame the devil

  Tell the truth at all times
     

The acorn never falls far from the tree

  Children tend to resemble their parents
 

The best laid schemes of mice and men often fail

No matter how well planned, your arrangements can go wrong because you do not control all events and cannot see into the future
 

The best of friends must part

  Even good friends sometimes need to part, if only for a while
     

The best things come in small packages

  Expensive things which are considered among the best things, can come in small packages
     

The best things in life are free

  The most important things in life such as love, kindness, generosity etc. are free

 

   

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

  The bigger a problem the greater its impact
     

The calm comes before the storm

  There is usually peace before disaster strikes
     

The child is father to the man

  Your experiences as a child mould you as an adult
     
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The cure is worse than the disease

  Some solutions seem worse than the problem
     

The customer is always right

  The guiding principle of the service industry is that the customer must be satisfied, so never upset or contradict a customer
     

The darkest hour is that before the dawn

  Relief or victory comes just after the worst phase of a bad situation
     

The eyes are the window of the soul

  A person's eyes express his true feelings, thoughts etc
     

The fat is in the fire

  It is too late to do anything about a situation
     

The first step is the hardest

  Starting is often the most difficult part of doing a job
     

The first step to health is to know that we are sick

  You have to be willing to admit there is a problem before you can change yourself, a bad situation etc
     

The head and feet keep warm, the rest will take no harm

  If you take care of the important matters, everything else will fall into place
     

The journey is the reward

  The most valuable, fulfilling and exciting part of achieving something is the work and effort put into the endeavour
     

The least said, the soonest mended

  The less you say during a quarrel, the greater chance there is for you to patch up later
     

The longest mile is the last mile home

  The nearer you are to your destination, the further away from you it seems
     

The more acquaintance, the more danger

  The more casual friends you have, the greater the possibility that you will be led astray, betrayed etc
     

The more one knows, the less one believes

  The more information you have about something, the more unsure or suspicious you can become of it
     

The more things change, the more they stay the same

  Some changes are only outward, the actual problems remain the same
     

The more you get, the more you want

  The more you have, the more you want to have because greed grows in you
     

The more you know, the more you know you don't know

  The more knowledge you acquire, the more aware you are of how little you know about life
     

The nail that sticks out gets pounded

  People who stand out in a group because they are different or because they raise questions, issues are quickly pressured into conforming with the rest of the group
     

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat

  The closer you get to your goal or objective, the more thrilled or excited you get
     
 
 

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