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Between the devil and the deep sea 
 
To choose between two equally bad alternatives in a serious dilemma
  

Where there's a will there's a way 
 
When a person really wants to do something, he will find a way of doing it
  

A burnt child dreads fire 
 
A bad experience or a horrifying incident may scar one's attitude or thinking for a lifetime
  

First come, first served 
 
The first in line will be attended to first
  

A friend in need is a friend indeed 
 
A friend who helps when one is in trouble is a real friend
  

 Discretion is the better part of valor

  
 
If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do
  

A hungry man is an angry man 
 
A person who does not get what he wants or needs is a frustrated person and will be easily provoked to rage
  

Empty vessels make the most noise 
 
Those people who have a little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss
  

A man is as old as he feels 
 
A person's age is immaterial - it is only when he thinks and feels that he is ageing that he actually becomes old
  

Great talkers are little doers 
 
Those people who talk a lot and are always teaching others usually do not do much work
  

An idle brain is the devil's workshop  
 
One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts
  

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit 
 
It is better to be careful and discrete than to be clever
  

Faint heart never won fair lady 
 
To succeed in life one must have the courage to pursue what he wants
  

A penny saved is a penny gained 
 
By being thrifty one will be able to save up
  

A rolling stone gathers no moss

  
 
A person who never settles in one place or who often changes his job will not succeed in life ; one who is always changing his mind will never get anything done
  

As you sow, so you shall reap 
 
One will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of his earlier actions or inactions  

Barking dogs seldom bite 
 
Those who make loud threats seldom carry them out
  

Better late than never 
 
To do something that is right, profitable, or good a little late is still better than not doing it at all
  

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush

  
 
Something that one already has is better than going after something seemingly more worthwhile that one may not be able to get
  

Birds of a feather flock together 
 
People of the same sort of character or belief always go together
  

Call a spade a spade

  
 
If you say that someone  calls a spade a spade, you mean that they speak frankly and directly, often about embarrassing or unpleasant subjects; an informal expression
  

Charity begins at home  
 
A person's first obligation should be to help the member of his own family before he can begin thinking of talking about helping others
  

Dead men tell no lies

  
 
often used as an argument for killing someone whose knowledge of a secret may cause one loss or get into serious trouble
  

A great talker is a great liar 
 
A smooth and persuasive talker may be a good liar
  

Every cloud has a silver lining

  
 
If you say that every cloud has a silver lining, you mean that every sad or unpleasant situation has a positive side to it. If you talk about silver lining you are talking about something positive that comes out of a sad or unpleasant situation
  

All that glitters is not gold 
 
Do not be deceived by things or offers that appear to be attractive
  

Eat to live, but do not live to eat 
 
Man was created for a divine purpose and he has a destiny with his Creator - he was not born just to enjoy food
  

Don't put all your eggs in one basket 
 
One should not risk everything he has in a single venture
  

Every dog has its day 
 
Everyone will get a period of success or satisfaction during his lifetime
  

Every one can find fault, few can do better 
 
It is easier to find fault in other people's actions or methods than to do it properly or correctly
  

Any time means no time 
 
When an event is not decided on or planned earlier it will never take place
  

Fair exchange is no robbery

 
 
A contract is fair as long as both the parties understand and agree to the conditions willingly; after a deal is closed neither side can turn around and say that he was unfairly treated
  

Fire is a good servant but a bad master 
 
Fire, like any other manmade tool or device, will serve man well only when it is controlled and used wisely