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英语谚语 (一)

2012-08-02  涓涓溪流...

Children are what the mothers are  耳濡目染,身教言传。

Choose an author as you choose a friend 择书如择友。

Business is the salt of life  事业是人生的第一需要。

Constant dripping wears away a stone水滴石穿,绳锯木断。

Whom the gods love die young  好人不长命。

Turn over a new leaf   洗心革面,改过自新。

A wise head makes a close mouth 真人不露相,露相非真人。

A word spoken is past recalling    一言既出,驷马难追。

A year's plan starts with spring  一年之计在于春。 

A young idler, an old beggar  少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。

Better to ask the way than go astray  问路总比迷路好。

Between friends all is common  朋友之间不分彼此。

Birds of a feather flock together      物以类聚,人以群分。

Life without a friend is death       没有朋友,虽生犹死。

The pot calls the kettle black  五十步笑百步。

Great men's sons seldom do well    富不过三代。

Please the eye and plague the heart     贪图一时快活,必然留下隐祸。

Don't have too many irons in the fire   不要揽事过多。

The best man stumbles    伟人也有犯错时。

Time is , time was , and time is past   现在有时间,过去有时间,时间一去不复返

All rivers run into sea   海纳百川。

Offense is the best defense   进攻是最好的防御。

Too much praise is a burden  过多夸奖,反成负担。

No sweet without sweat  先苦后甜。

One boy is a boy, two boys half a boy, three boys no boy

一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝。

Old friends and old wines are best陈酒味醇,老友情深。

He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs背后说好话,才是真朋友。

Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools  愚者不学无术,智者不耻下问。

Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother  经验是智慧之父,记忆是智慧之母。

Everything is good when new, but friends when old  东西是新的好,朋友是老的亲。

Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others 吸取他人教训,自己才会走运。

The wise man knows he knows nothing, the fool thinks he knows all清者自清,浊者自浊

Nothing in the world is difficult for one who sets his mind to it世上无难事,只怕有心人。

The fox knew too much, that's how he lost his tail机关算尽太聪明,反误了卿卿性命。

Two dogs strive for a bone, and a third runs away with it鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利。

If you make yourself an ass, don't complain if people ride you人善被人欺,马善被人骑。

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise早睡早起身体好。

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds光说空话不做事,犹如花园光长刺。

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever  一本好书,相伴一生。

By reading we enrich the mind, by conversation we polish it   读书使人充实,交谈使人精明。

The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it up   水能载舟,亦能覆舟。

Every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost    人不为己,天诛地灭。

A joke never gains an enemy but loses a friend   戏谑不能化敌为友,只能使人失去朋友。

A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth   说谎者即使讲真话也没人相信。

Good for good is natural, good for evil is manly   以德报德是常理,以德报怨大丈夫。

The wolf has a winning game when the shepherds quarrel   螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后。

You never know what you can till you try  是驴子是马,拉出来遛遛。

You cannot burn the candle at both ends  蜡烛不能两头点,精力不可过分耗。

You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink     强扭的瓜不甜。

Who chatters to you, will chatter of you       搬弄口舌者必是小人。

While the priest climbs a post, the devil climbs ten 道高一尺,魔高一丈。

When the fox preaches, take care of your geese 黄鼠狼给鸡拜年,没安好心。

What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave  儿时所学,终生难忘。

Whatever you do, do with all your might 不管做什么,都要一心一意。

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry井干方知水可贵。

Truth never grows old   真理永存。

Troubles never come singly   福无双至,祸不单行。

Unity is strength   团结就是力量。

Wise man have their mouths in their hearts, fools have their hearts in their mouths

智者嘴在心里,愚者心在嘴里。

We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault

欲求完美无缺的朋友必然成为孤家寡人。

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there  有心栽花花不发,无心插柳柳成荫。

We know not what is good until we have lost it   好东西,失去了才明白。

The world is but a little place, after all  海内存知己,天涯若比邻。

The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean   坐井观天。

The greatest talkers are always least doers    语言的巨人总是行动的矮子。

Reading is to the mind while exercise to the body  读书健脑,运动强身。

Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience  谚语是日常经验的结晶。

Praise makes good men better, and bad men worse      好人越夸越好,坏人越夸越糟。

Nothing is to be got without pains but poverty    世上唯有贫穷可以不劳而获。

Knowledge makes humble, ignorance makes proud       博学使人谦逊,无知使人骄傲。

Kings go mad, and the people suffer for it      君王发狂,百姓遭殃。

Keep good men company and you shall be of the number   近朱者赤,近墨者黑。

It takes three generations to make a gentleman    十年树木,百年树人。

It is the unforeseen that always happens    天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福。

It is easy to open a shop but hard to keep it always open      创业容易守业难。

If you run after two hares, you will catch neither      脚踏两条船,必定落空。

If your ears glow, someone is talking of you   耳朵发烧,有人念叨。

I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too   朋友不能阿谀奉承。

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst   抱最好的愿望,做最坏的打算。

He who makes constant complaint gets little compassion   经常诉苦,没人同情。

He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself  正人先正己。

He who makes no mistakes makes nothing       想不犯错误,就一事无成。

Great trees are good for nothing but shade       大树底下好乘凉。

Good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth       良药苦口利于病。

Genius is nothing but labor and diligence  天才不过是勤奋而已。

Fortune knocks once at least at every man's gate  风水轮流转。

Every door may be shut, but death's door  人生在世,唯死难逃。

Faults are thick where love is thin   一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。

False friends are worse than bitter enemies    明枪易躲,暗箭难防。

Everybody's business is nobody's business   人人负责,等于没人负责。

Every man is the architect of his own fortune    自己的命运自己掌握。

Empty vessels make the greatest sound   实磨无声空磨响,满瓶不动半瓶摇。

Eat to live, but not live to eat  人吃饭是为了活着,但活着不是为了吃饭。

Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today 今日事,今日毕。

Books and friends should be few but good       读书如交友,应求少而精。

A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe   身正不怕影子斜。

A rolling stone gathers no moss   滚石不生苔,转业不聚财。

An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom   聪明才智,不如运气。

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure   预防为主,治疗为辅。

An old dog cannot learn new tricks  老狗学不出新把戏。

An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening    一日之计在于晨。

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth   以眼还眼,以牙还牙。

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy   只会用功不玩耍,聪明孩子也变傻。

A man without money is no man at all   一分钱难倒英雄汉。

A single flower does not make a spring   一花独放不是春,百花齐放春满园。

A good wife health is a man's best wealth   妻贤身体好是男人最大的财富。

There is no royal road to learning   书山有路勤为径,学海无涯苦作舟。

There is no place like home   金窝银窝不如咱的狗窝。

There is no medicine against death   没有长生不老药。

The first step is the only difficulty   迈出第一步是最艰难的。

A burden of one s choice is not felt   爱挑的担子不嫌重。

A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush   一鸟在手胜过双鸟在林。

A bad workman always blames his tools  不会撑船怪河弯。

Never too old to learn, never too late to turn   亡羊补牢,为时未晚。

Jack of all trades and master of none  门门精通,样样稀松。

He is lifeless that is faultless    只有死人才不犯错误。

He is a wise man who speaks little    聪明不是挂在嘴上。

Heaven never helps the man who will not act   自己不动,叫天何用。

Tit for tat is fair play   人不犯我,我不犯人;人若犯我,我必犯人。

Water dropping day by day wears the hardest rock away  滴水穿石。

You may know by a handful the whole sack  由一斑可知全貌。

You cannot eat your cake and have it   鱼与熊掌,不可得兼。

Where there is smoke, there is fire  事出有因。

When wine is in truth, wit is out   酒后吐真言。

When in Rome, do as the Romans do 入国问禁,入乡随俗。

Wealth is nothing without health  失去健康,钱再多也没用。

Wash your dirty linen at home    家丑不可外扬。

Virtue is fairer far than beauty美德远远胜过美貌。

Venture a small fish to catch a great one吃小亏占大便宜。

Until all is over one's ambition never dies不到黄河心不死。

Unpleasant advice is a good medicine忠言逆耳利于行。

Touch pitch, and you will be defiled常在河边走,哪有不湿鞋。

To save time is to lengthen life  节约时间就是延长生命。

Where there is life, there is hope 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧。

Time past cannot be called back again 时间不能倒流。

Time lost cannot be won again  时光流逝,不可复得。

There is a skeleton in the cupboard   家家有本难念的经。

There are spots in the sun   太阳也有黑点。

The pot calls the kettle black   五十步笑百步。

The pen is mightier than the sword  笔能杀人。

The outsider sees the most of the game 旁观者清。

The more wit, the less courage  初生牛犊不怕虎。

The more noble, the more humble 人越高尚,越谦虚。

The leopard cannot change its spots  本性难移。

The higher up, the greater the fall  爬得高,摔得惨。

The grass is greener on the other side   这山望着那山高。

The end justifies the means    只要目的正当,可以不择手段。

The early bird catches the worm       早起的鸟儿有虫吃。

The devil sometimes speaks the truth   魔鬼有时也会说真话。

The devil knows many things because he is old   老马识途。

The darkest place is under the candlestick   烛台底下最暗。

The darkest hour is nearest the dawn  黎明前的黑暗。

The danger past and God forgotten  过河拆桥。

The cat shuts its eyes when stealing  掩耳盗铃。

The die is cast 木已成舟。

The style is the man 字如其人。

The finest diamond must be cut 玉不琢,不成器。

The fox preys farthest from home 兔子不吃窝边草。

The eye is bigger than the belly  贪多嚼不烂。

bite off more than one can chew   贪多嚼不烂;心有余而力不足

The end makes all equal  死亡面前,人人平等。

The best hearts are always the bravest 无私者无畏。

Tall trees catch much wind 树大招风。

Talk of the devil and he will appear 说曹操,曹操就到。

Success belongs to the persevering坚持就是胜利。

Strike the iron while it is hot  趁热打铁。

Speech is silver, silence is gold  能言是银,沉默是金。

Soon ripe, soon rotten  熟得快,烂得快。

Soon learn, soon forgotten 学得快,忘得快。

Something is better than nothing 聊胜于无。

Short accounts make long friends 好朋友勤算账。

Set a thief to catch a thief  以贼捉贼。 以毒攻毒

Pride goes before, and shame comes after 骄傲使人落后。

One swallow does not make a summer  一燕不成夏。

One man's fault is other man's lesson  前车之鉴。

One good turn deserves another  行善积德。

One good turn deserves another  善有善报

One false move may lose the game  一着不慎,满盘皆输。

One eyewitness is better than ten hearsays  百闻不如一见。

Once a thief, always a thief   偷盗一次,做贼一世。

Once a man and twice a child   一次老,两次小。

Old sin makes new shame   一失足成千古恨。

Old friends and old wines are best   陈酒味醇,老友情深。

Too much knowledge makes the head bald  学问太多催人老。

Fire is a good servant but a bad master火是一把双刃剑。

First come, first served   先来后到。

First impressions are half the battle   初次见面,印象最深。

It is no use crying over spilt milk  覆水难收。

It is the first step that costs troublesome  万事开头难。

Forbidden fruit is sweet  禁果格外香。

Friends agree best at distance  朋友之间也会保持距离。

Friends are thieves of time  朋友是时间的窃贼。

Friends must part  再好的朋友也有分手的时候。

If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too  杀鸡取卵。

If you venture nothing, you will have nothing  不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

If you want knowledge, you must toil for it  要想求知,就得吃苦。

Industry is the parent of success  勤奋是成功之母。

It is better to die when life is a disgrace  宁为玉碎,不为瓦全。

It is easy to be wise after the event  事后诸葛亮好当。

Life is half spent before we know what it is  人过半生,方知天命。

Life is not all roses  人生并不是康庄大道。

Like mother, like daughter  有其母必有其女。

Like teacher, like pupil  什么样的老师教什么样的学生。

Like tree, like fruit  羊毛出在羊身上。什么树结什么果  

Little things amuse little minds  小人无大志。

Look before you leap  摸清情况再行动。三思而后行。

 

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