A good tongue is a good weapon.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
A bad padlock invites a picklock.
A bad penny always comes back.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lion.
A bargain is a bargain.
A barly-corn is better than a diamond to a cock.
A beard well lathered is half shaved.
A beggar can never be bankrupt.
A belly full of gluttony will never study willingly.
A big wind can blow through a small hole.
A birbe will enter without knocking.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day.
A black plum is as sweet as a white.
A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
A blunt knife may be sharpened on a stone, but if a man is stupid there is no help for his stupidity.
A boaster and a liar are all one.
A boisterous horse must have a boisterous bridle.
A bonny bride is soon buskit [=dressed].
A book is a success when people who haven't read it pretend they have.
A book that is shut is but a block.
A bow long bent at last waxeth weak.
A bow long bent grows weak.
A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield.
A brave man risks his life, but not his conscience.
A bride is diligent for three days.
A broken friendship may be soldered,but will never be sound.
A brother is a friend given by God.
A bully is always a coward.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
A cat in gloves catches no mice.
A cat may look at a king.
A cautious mind is the half of wisdom.
A cheerful wife is the joy of life.
A city that parleys is half gotten.
A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
A clean hand wants no washing.
A clear conscience laughs at false accusation.
A close mouth catches no flies.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
A covetous man is good to none, but worst to himself.
A crabbed knot must have a crabbed wedge.
A cracked bell can never sound well.
A creaking door hangs long.
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow.
A curst cow has short horns.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
A day is a miniature of eternity.
A dear ship stands long in the haven.
A diligent scholar, and the master's paid.
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone.
A dream that is not interpreted is like a letter that is not opened.
A drowning man will catch at a straw.
A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the farther of the two.
A faint heart never won a fair lady.
A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit. / A stumble may prevent a fall.
小踬防大跌. / 小惩大戒. / 吃一堑,长一智.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another.
A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
A fool may give a wise man counsel.
愚人也能为智者出主意. / 愚者千虑,必有一得.
A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
A foreign language is a weapon in the struggle of life.
A foul morn may turn to a fair day.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A friend is easier lost than found.
A friend is known in necessity.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile.
A friennd in word is never friend of mine.
A full belly neither fights nor flies well.
A ganging fit is aye getting./ A going foot is always getting.
A generation without a cause in its youth has no legacy in its old age.
A glass at supper is not amiss.
A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
A good archer is not known by his arrows but his aim.
A good beginning is half the battle.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
A good deed is never lost.
A good face is a letter of recommendation.
A good face needs no band, and a pretty wench no land.
A good friend is my nearest relation.
A good horse cannot be of a bad colour.
A good husband makes a good wife. A good Jack makes a good Jill.
A good man can no more harm than a sheep.
A good man terminates a friendship with out rancour.
A good marksman may miss.
A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.
A good name is better than riches.
A good name is sooner lost than won.
A good neighbour, a good morrow.
A good newspaper, I suppose,is a nation talking to itself.
A good reputation sits still;a bad one runs about.
A good shift may serve long,but it will not serve ever.
A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye,a lion's heart,and a lady's hand.
A good tale ill told is marred in the telling.
A good tale is none the worse for being told twice.
A good thing is soon snatched up.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
A good tree is a good shelter.
枝叶茂盛的大树是躲避风雨的好去处. / 大树底下好乘凉.
A good wife and health is a man's best wealth.
A gossip's mouth is the devil's mail-bag.
A great city, a great solitude.
A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
A great man is always willing to be little.
A great poem is a fountain forever overflowing with the waters of wisdom and delight.
A great ship asks deep waters.
大船要在深 水行./ 深水浮大船.
A great vessel will be long in completion.
A green wound is soon healed.
A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.
A handsaw is a good thing,but not to shave with.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
交友有度,友谊常青. / 君子之交淡如水.
A hero is nothing but a product of his time.
A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward,to reset oneself by an inner compass.
A honey tongue,a heart of gall.
A horse stumbles that has four legs.
A hungry man is an angry man.
A king without learning is but a crowned ass.
A kiss can bring either unrest or peace to one's heart.
A knowing man is hot in arguing for truth's sake; an ignorant man for opinion's sake.
A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
A lawyer never goes to law himself.
A lazy youth, a lousy age.
A lean dog shames his master.
A learned man is not learned in everything.
A leopard and a goat can never live in the same flock.
A liar is not believed when he tells the truth.
A lie begets a lie.
A light purse makes a heavy heart.
A like every day makes a clout on Sunday./ If you always wear your best clothes they will soon wear out.
A lion at home, a mouse abroad.
A little body doth often harbour a great soul.
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
A little help is worth a deal of pity.
A little kiss while you are sleeping, to give you sweeter dreams.
A little labour, much health.
A little learning is a dangerous thing,but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
A little neglect may breed great mischief.
A little of everything, and nothing at all.
A little pot is soon hot.
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.
A love that could die was not real love.
A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst.
A man among children will be long a child, a child among men will be soon a man.
A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty.
A man becomes learned by asking questions.
A man can die but once.
A man can do no more than he can.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.
A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
A man is only as good as what he loves.
A man is weal or woe as he thinks himself so.
A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he canot sit upon it.
A man may have a just esteem of himself without being proud.
A man may woo where he will, but he will wed where his hap is.
A man must not be judged by his appearance,just as the ocean cannot be measured in gallons.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.
A man of great talents will surely be given important assignments.
A man of moral integrity does not fear any slanderous attack.
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
A man usually falls in love with the woman who asks the kind of questions he is able to answer.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
A man who finds no satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere.
A man who knows two languages is worth two men.
A man who neglects his studies in youth will regret it in later years.
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
A man without knowledge is like a house without a foundation.
A man,a horse,and a dog are never weary of each others company.
A man's character is like a fence--it cannot be strengthened by whitewashing.
A man's home is his castle.
A man's life is limited, but there is no limit to serving the people. I will dedicate my limited life to the limitless job of serving the people.
A man's own good-breeding is his best security against other people's ill manners.
A man's vanity is actually in proportion to ignorance.
A mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
A mirror can only help you see the stain on your face; and to wipe it off, you have to rely on yourself.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A modest man frequently ponders over his mistakes; a conceited man only gossips about other's errors.
A money lender serves you in the present tense, lends you in the conditional mood, keeps you in the subjuctive,and ruins you in the future.
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors. the men it remembers.
A near friend is better than a far-dwelling kinsman.
A nice wife and a back door, do often make a rich man poor.
A number of small streams converge into a vast ocean.
A painter leaves his emotions behind him for his posterity to share.
A paradise that you cannot leave is hell.
A past mistake of one serves as a good lesson to all.
A penny saved is a penny gained.
A penny soul never came to twopence.
A person who is imperious and tries to gloss over his fault is bound to suffer in the end.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
A plant may produce new flowers; man is young but once./ Flowers will bloom again in due time,but man can never regain his youth.
A poet is , before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
A poet is born,not made.
A poor spirit is poorer than a poor purse.
A proud man hath many crosses.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down.
A rolling eye, a roving heart.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A selfless man is upright and high-minded.
A ship in harbour is safe-but that is not what ships are for.
A shy cat makes a proud mouse.
A single spark can start a prairie fire.
A small glass of whisky,please.
A small leak will sink a great ship.
A smile is a curve that sets a lot of things straight.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.
A snow year,a rich year.
A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may be come a coward through being a drunkard.
A still tongue makes a wise head.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A straw shows which way the wind blows.
草动知风向。 / 见微知着。
A strong climbing-rope,made by twisting together confidence,determination and perseverance, can help you scale the summits of knowledge and science.
A stupid person always tries to justify himself for his mistakes; but a wise man tries his best to correct his errors.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.
A thing you don't want is dear at any price.
A thousand-li journey is started by taking the first step.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
A true jest is no jest.
A watched pot never boils.
A waterfront pavilion gets the moonlight first;the flowers and trees on the sunny side meet spring earlier.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
A well-Prepared mind hopes in adversity and fears in prosperity.
A wilful man will have his way.
A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
A wise man is never less alone than when alone.
A wise man never loses anything if he has himself.
A woman never loafs; she shops, entertains, and visits.
A wonder lasts but nine days.
A word is enough to the wise.
A word once spoken cannot be taken back even by a team of four horses.
A work ill done must be twice done.
A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
Achievement is founded on diligence and wasted upon recklessness.
Achievement provides the only real pleasure in life.
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.
Actions speak louder than words.
Actual practice builds up genuine knowledge; a strict master brings up accomplished disciples. / From actual practice comes sound knowledge; from a strict master, a brilliant disciple.
Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.
Adventure is just a romantic name for trouble.
Adversity is a good discipline.
Adversity is a great schoolmaster.
Adversity makes a man wise,not rich.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Advice should always be consumed to between two thick slices of doubt.
Affairs that are done by due degress are soon ended.
After a certain number of years.our faces become our biographies.
After a storm comes a calm.
After dinner comes the reckoning.
After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile.
After I get home,I'll call you.
After I had finished my paper,I put it in the drawer.
After wind comes rain.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
Agood horse should be seldom spurred.
All are not friends that speak us fait.
All are not hunters that blow the horn.
All are not saints that go to church.
All are not thieves that dogs bark at.
All bread is not baked in one oven.
All fellows at football./ On the playing-field, all are on equality.
All for one, one for all.
All good things are cheap, all bad things are very dear.
All great truths are obvious truths. But not all obvious truths are great truths.
All his geese are swans.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words-wait and hope.
All I have to do is learn English
All is fair in love and war.
All is not at hand that helps.
All is not gain that is got into the purse.
All is well with him who is beloved of his neighbours.
All men can't be first.
All men have a reason,but not all men can give a reason.
All people in the revolutionary ranks must care for each other,must love and help each other.
All readers can be divided into two classes:those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
All rivers run into the sea.
All roads lead to Rome.
All that glitters is not gold.
All that you do, do with your might; things done by halves are never done right.
All the mistakes I ever made in my life were when I wanted to say "NO”,and said "Yes”.
All the weapons of war will not arm fear.
All theory, dear friend,is grey; but the precious tree of life is green.
All things are attained by diligence and toil.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
All things in their being are good for something.
All true love is founded on esteem.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Alms never make poor.
Along the northern coast of this continent,there are many crags.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any thing.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Among the blind the one-eye man is king.
An ague in the spring is physic for a king.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An artist lives everywhere.
An empty sack cannot stand upright.
An energetic middle life is, I think, the only safe precursor of a vitally happy old age.
An Englishman is never happy but when he is miserable, a Scotchman never at home but when he is abroad, and an Irishman never at peace but when he is fighting.
An eye for an eye,a tooth for (a) tooth.
An honest man doesn't do anything underhand.
An honest man's word is as good as his bond.
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
An ignorant man is like a piece of barren land.
An irritable man is like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, tormenting himself with his own prickles.
An old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop a thousand li-an old hero still cherishes high aspirations.
An onion will not produce a rose.
An open enemy is better than a hollow friend.
An optimist sees opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
An optimist sees the rose; a pessimist the thorn.
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
An ounce of mother-wit is worth a pound of clergy(=learning).
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An ounce of prudence is worth a pound of gold.
An unambitious man is easily carried away by victory; a short-sighted man would have an exaggerated opinion of his abilities after being praised a little.
An undeserved success is like a medal that is found lying in the street.
And do you have friends there?
And it may get colder,it's already November.
And though the soul sail leagues and leagues beyond-- still leagues beyond those leagues,there is more sea.
Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance.
Anger is a brief madness.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Anger is not only inevitable, it is necessary. Its absence means indifference, the most disastrous of all human failings.
Anger is seldom without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions,they pass no criticisms.
Any different opinion?
Any help is better than no help.
Any tickets left?
Anything for a quiet life.
Anything to drink?
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Appearances are deceptive.
April and May are the key of the year.
Are these books all yours?
Are you a native Chinese?
Are you a native speaker of English?
Are you free tomorrow?
Are you married?
Are you Peter Smith?
Are you ready to order?
Are you used to the food here?
Are you watching TV now?
Are you with me?
Arrogance causes nothing but trouble. It is wiser to ask for advice.
Art is long, but life is short.
Art is long,life is short.
Art lies in concealing art.
Artists who have won fame are embarrassed by it; thus their first works are often their best.
As a man sows so he shall reap.
As a senior,Peter is writing his thesis.
As a tree falls, so shall it lie.
As devotion unites lovers so perfidy estranges friends.
As every thread of gold is valuable, so every moment of time.
As good lost as found.
As in the Changjing River waves urge waves, so the younger generation excels the older generation.
As is the workman so is the work.
As it is the mark of great minds to say many things in a few words, so it is the mark of little minds to use many words to say nothing.
As land is improved by sowing it with various seeds, so is the mind by exercising it with different studies.
As long as the green hills last,there'll always be wood to burn.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down,so it means you can not soar as you otherwise might.
As long as you live,you should be man useful to the people./ Be useful to the people all your life.
As man sows, so he shall reap.
As soon as he comes,we'll let him know.
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing,do it.
As the call, so the echo.
As the old cock crows, so does the young.
As the tree,so the fruit.
As the wind blows, you must set your sail.
As truth is like the sun, it cannot be shadad up by one's palm.
As you make your bed so you must lie on it.
As your wedding-ring wears, your cares will wear away.
Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
Ask the common folk if you want to know how the country is faring.
Asking For Help
At a round table there's no dispute of place.
At about seven.
At court,everyone for himself.
At Easter let your clothes be new,or else be sure you will it rue.
At need one sees who his friend is.
At the touch of love,everyone becomes a poet.
At this time of the year farmers begin to plow their fields.
At times, although one is perfectly right, one's legs tremble; at other times, althouth one is completely in the wrong, birds sing in one's soul.
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
At what time?
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.