The others' circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often not.
Everyone, at some point, experiences some degree of success, impact, or influence in life.
You can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.
It is impossible to change people's habits, traits or mindset.
It is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.
Something is more fun with more people.
If you eat well, you will be well; however if you eat badly, you will feel bad.
Every person is entitled to his or her personal preferences and tastes.
You cannot accurately judge a person solely by appearances.
A truly good outcome benefits all.
In every bad situation there is an element of good
Forbidden things seem more appealing; people want things more if (or, in some way, because) they can't have them.
You can't have it both ways.
A normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.
Different people have different views on what is beautiful.
If you cannot handle the pressure, you should not remain in a position where you have to deal with it.
Morally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes; actions can only be considered morally right or wrong by virtue of the morality of the outcome.
Up to this point, all is OK.
If you're too shy, or don't ask, you will not get what you want.
When in need of help, one cannot dictate how that help is given; when one's situation requires one to beg, one cannot complain about the insufficient or substandard gifts that one receives.
It is better to be patient than impatient.
Too much focus on one's career may lead to one being uninteresting company.
Some tasks may be accomplished more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.
All opportunities are open to someone; the world is theirs.
Time seems to pass more quickly when one is enjoying oneself.
Wealth cannot be obtained without some effort; hence currency is not always available for a prospective purchase.
time and tide wait for no man
If you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.
Now is an appropriate time to take a particular action.
Being too hasty leads to wasteful mistakes.
Being mentioned in the media, even in the context of a scandal or controversy, is beneficial to the subject because it brings publicity.
Do not change something while it is working.
Be careful of criticising others, lest the same happen to you.
Having started something, one must see it through to its end, rather than stopping short; one must “go the whole hog”.
The month of April, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.
Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.
In the dark, physical appearance is unimportant. <!-- Variants include all cats are gray in the dark, all cats are grey at night, and all cats are gray at night. -->
Nothing is as strange as people can be; people can behave very oddly sometimes.
Consideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as whether a joke is well received).
A purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superior.
Our models of the world, and our sensations of the world, are not the true world.
A patient person will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.
Unfortunate events occur in quantity.
If one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.
A philosophy of life, holding that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.
If there is telltale evidence of some event, the event is probably occurring.
Do not change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.
Near success (or near accuracy) is not adequate.
One is never too old to change one's ways; learning is always possible.
Turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
Emotional detachment is preferable when taking revenge.
Just the right amount is as good as more than enough: there is no value in excess.
Discharging one's obligations must take precedence over devoting time to pursuits meant solely for one's own gratification.
Regardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.
There are many more potential opportunities available.
That which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.
One feels most comfortable at home.
One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.
Rather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home.
More can be accomplished by a team with a common goal than by individuals.
People are similar in character to their friends.
Things that have happened in the past will happen again.
Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.
A person's circumstances are normally the result of his or her own actions.
There will always be problems in a romantic relationship.
Having cold hands is an indication of warmheartedness; used as a rejoinder if one finds that another's hands are cold.
Debased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).
Much depends on the beginning of an endeavor.
Start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.
For success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.
It is better to [[mind one's own business]] than get involved with other people's affairs.
It is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice to others.
One should be [[on one's toes]] and alert of one's surroundings if malicious people are around, to ensure that they cannot wreak havoc in one's life.
Many people will seek credit for success, but few will accept responsibility for failure.
You learn something new every day.
If one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.
All people are connected to and dependent on other people.
Progress through life is characterized by change.
Once a person of another race has a sexual relationship with a black person, they will not return to having sexual relationships with members of the former race.
Something can be found if it is looked for.
People who are completely different make ideal partners.
One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.
There is purported decrease in likelihood of being the victim of an attack, accident, or other bad event, as a result of being in a team or group.
Bad things or situations always come in groups, they never come in a single way.
Nothing, good or bad, lasts forever; all circumstances are temporary.
In difficult times, it is the strong-willed who take action.
In adverse circumstances, actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.
You don't need an expert to tell you what you already know.
One who wants everything may lose it all.
Every man needs a woman as a romantic partner to spend his life with.
Hardship and difficult experiences build moral character.
Hardship builds moral character.
A woman will be more interested in a man if he is not kind to her.
Life is full of surprises; you never know what will happen next.
One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.
One should not expect a reward for good deeds, but should perform them merely for the satisfaction of doing so.
The most important consideration in buying real estate is its location.
It is not possible to take one's material wealth or possessions to whatever world may await one after death.
Everybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in his or her life.
You should not be upset over something that cannot be undone.
There is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.
Something good does not need to be advertised.
an expression recognizing a balance in life, normalcy, and routineness
In a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.
Borrowed money should be paid back as soon as possible.
look to the end; consider the final outcome
A person must do what he or she feels obliged to do.
In order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.
if you do not think, you will take the consequences
A woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.
Critics' opinions ultimately do not affect you and are unlikely to change, so ignore them.
Only a politician or leader with an impeccable reputation of upholding particular political values could perform an action in seeming defiance of them without jeopardizing his support or credibility.
It is easy to conceal one's identity on the Internet.
Skills or knowledge that are seldom applied are likely to be lost with time.
Repulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen.
Problems are solved more effectively by intelligence than by hard graft.
People have differing tastes; what pleases one person may displease another.
A person's good actions, rather than outward appeal, define his or her handsomeness in the eyes of others.
Buying a cheap but inferior product is a false economy since it will need replacement.
Only involve yourself in disputes that you are likely to win.
Kind deeds or favours are often forgotten by the beneficiary once they have been done.
You must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.
The feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself.
The end being pursued is unattainable or misguided; the reward promised is false.
Different people like different things.
Being right once doesn't prove anything
People who are unruly and reckless in youth may nevertheless turn out to be responsible adults.
Achievement requires realism.
One must be careful, because some people who seem not to be paying attention are actually paying attention.
Be aware of your own strengths and limitations.
One should make the most of one's life, as one never knows when one will die.
Possession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.
The law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair.
If one is going to commit a sin, it may as well be a major one as a minor one.
Bad leaders damage an organization.
Time moves forward; circumstances change; life continues.
Things don't always work out as they were planned.
It takes a long time to destroy something complicated or impressive.
Treating women badly heightens their romantic/sexual attraction toward you.
Don't do anything you are paying a more qualified person to do.
Saying too much or releasing confidential information can have dangerous consequences.
Do not give in to petty problems; don't worry about insignificant matters.
If you put off doing what you ought to do, you will end up not having enough time to do it properly.
People are more successful as a group than as individuals.
Things are fleeting; something that is ubiquitous or popular at one point is soon forgotten.
Success will not be achieved without hard work and struggle.
Success is achieved by hard work, not by merely wishing for it.
Persistence is important in the pursuit of success.
Coming close to achieving a goal is not good enough.
Patient work will eventually conquer any problem.
Two people will love each other no matter the circumstances.
Things should not be underestimated because of their small size.
One should not carry out an action if they are unwilling to handle the consequences.
One should put one's mental faculties to good use.
People who do not consider things deeply often chatter or talk a lot.
People who already have wealth and status are the most likely to acquire additional wealth and status (usually with the implication that the distribution of life's benefits and opportunities is unfair).
A promise that one makes should be or can be considered a promise that one will certainly honor.
The superficial trappings of something are unrelated to its true essence.
There is a hopeless, ongoing conflict between annoyance with someone or something and need for that same person or thing.
It is acceptable to break rules in situations where it is beneficial not to follow them.
Selling a product at a low price allows large volumes of the product to be sold.
One should not trust one's enemies.
When a group of people (usually a group of all-male close friends) get together and travel, go on vacation, throw a party, etc., all conduct engaged in during the event must be kept strictly confidential.
Spending time with undesirable people will cause one to take on their undesirable traits.
Past misdeeds are liable to return to haunt a person.
Black people behave badly regardless of their whereabouts or socialization.
There is sometimes no choice but to do something.
Every community and demographic has troublesome members.
It is easy to lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially related to the original goal.
Things are better when fewer people are involved.
Quit endangering yourself.
The damage that a substance causes is more determined more by its quantity than its essence.
A small amount of knowledge can mislead individuals into believing that they are more experienced and expert than what is actually the case.
The frustrations with a system or activity should be blamed on its weaknesses, rather than on individuals who operate within it.
Justice is to be meted out impartially, without regard to the identity of the individual being tried.
A person unaccustomed to wealth or luxury will easily be corrupted by it.
If you commit a crime you will most likely be punished for it.
To seize an opportunity
If you provoke somebody, you can expect an aggressive reaction.
You can tell a lot about a person from their eyes.
If somebody is ranting or complaining about something, they were probably hurt by it.
Service staff should give high priority to customer satisfaction.
Insistence on perfection precludes gradual improvement.
In times of extreme stress or fear, even those who do not believe in a benevolent higher power will hope that one exists.
Somebody who spends time with undesirable people will be regarded as one of them.
Once one has seen the Italian city of Naples, one can die peacefully, since nothing else can match its beauty.
It is necessary to be informed in order to do the right thing in a given situation.
A house is simply a physical structure and does not count as a home until significant events in the inhabitants' lives have occurred there over a substantial period of time, and they have developed an emotional bond to the house and its immediate environs.
Granting somebody a limited concession will encourage them to take greater liberties.
One does not profit by cheating.
Transparency with respect to the dissemination of information promotes the social acceptance of an idea or institution.
People who behave wickedly receive their just deserts.
A goal or action which is postponed until a future day is often never accomplished; do not procrastinate.
s and reverts to a childish state.
will be obvious to someone.
A daughter will have traits similar to her mother upon reaching adulthood.
It is impossible to change or to relive what has already happened.
A woman's facial attractiveness is irrelevant when considering her as a sexual partner.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you are defeated; everybody has successes and failures.
What works in one situation does not necessarily work in all situations.
New people, things, or customs eventually supplant older ones.
Enthusiasm of an inexperienced person will cause harm.
Prevention is much better or less costly than cure when dealing with problems.
Even though you can use something, it may contain flaws that will lead it to ultimately fail.
Cleverness and education can be gained only by effort.
Someone that plans harm or misfortune for others may also inadvertently be the recipient of that same misfortune.
Consistency may not be the key to success. Changes, even minor ones, must be introduced.
It is not possible to act in a manner that will please everyone
It takes two or more people to cause a quarrel; one cannot blame an argument entirely on the other side.
When two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.
Swapping two things or subjects of equal value is considered an honest deal.
the voice of the people should be heard
The desire for money is the root cause of all evil.
It is better to be contented over something than to have nothing at all.
Accidents will always happen, even where there is an expectation of success.
Accidents will happen, even when a project is carefully planned.
A person may be judged according to his behaviour towards other people
Art is more enduring than life.
It is best not to be gluttonous; eating shouldn't be one's favorite activity, but one should eat only to supply health.
When you use a thing too much, it ultimately breaks down at some point.
If an unfortunate event has already occurred twice, it will most likely happen a third time.
There are both gains and losses in life; [[you win some, you lose some]].
A person's true character never changes.
Make sure you have a thing before you decide what to do with it.
An offended or defensive response to a statement suggests that the statement applies to the person complaining.
Doing something different from one's routine is as refreshing as taking a break from work altogether.
A person who has talent, resolve, or moral strength will eventually succeed despite having been overlooked, injured, or defeated.
By confessing to one's own faults, one will begin to make amends.
In a casino, all gambling is designed so that the house ([[i.e.]] the casino owners) will always net a profit, regardless of the successes of the patrons
Bisexual people tend to become exclusively homosexual later in life.