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Silence is golden.
Note : Variant: Silence is golden, but duck tape is silver.
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Talk is cheap.
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The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Meaning - There are situations in which it is better not to be the first.
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The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
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The pot calling the kettle black.
Meaning - A rebuke to someone who is criticizing flaws in others that they themselves have.
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The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
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There's no place like home.
Note : Dorothy, in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.
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There's more than one way to skin a cat.
Meaning - There's more than one way to do something.
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There are no shortcuts to life's greatest achievements.
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Winners find a way.
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
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When the cat's away, the mice will play.
Note : Naveen Kumar C.G.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
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When life hands you lemons make lemonade.
Meaning - This quote generally means to make do with what is handed to you in life.
Note : Variant: Unless life also gives you water and sugar, your lemonade's gonna suck.
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Where there's smoke, there's fire.
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You can't get there from here.
Meaning - You need to find another starting point to reach your destination.
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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You made your bed, now sleep in it.
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Actions speak louder than words, but words of action speak proudly.
Meaning - Actions will inspire people to do what they believe, but words will inspire people to believe what they do.
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A fool and his money are soon parted
Meaning - Spend wisely
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A friend in need, is a friend indeed!
Meaning - Friends who benefit from you are easily had
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All hat, no cattle
Meaning - Used to describe someone who is pretending to be something they're not
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All's fair in love and war.
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Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Meaning - In the game of horseshoes, if the horseshoe lands within a certain distance of the target, it gets a point. Grenades only need to be thrown within a certain distance of a person to work, and with nuclear weapons and carpet bombings, accuracy is only moderately necessary.
Note : Variant: Close only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades, and tactical nuclear weapons
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Better safe than sorry.
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Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Meaning - Don't assume that you'll get the things you want until you have them.
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Don't be sorry, be different!
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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
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Fortune favors the bold.
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He who has the gold makes the rules.
Note : Variant: He who taxes the gold makes the rules. - Robert Kiyosaki
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He who laughs last laughs the loudest
Note : Variant: He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
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"He who teaches himself hath a fool for a teacher", but I must tell you that he who does not teach himself has no teachers at all
Meaning - Without teachers we are nowhere. - Christopher Berkeley, Professor of History
Note : Ben Franklin said as Poor Richard
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Hindsight is 20/20.
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If three people tell you that you are drunk, you better lie down.
Meaning - If many people tell you that you're acting inapproprately, you must act appropriately.
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If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.
Note : Variant: Yeah, and if wishes were horses, we'd all be eatin' steak. - Jayne Cobb
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Jack of all trades, Master of none.
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Keep it simple, stupid (or otherwise known as "K.I.S.S.")
Meaning - The more details one is forced to keep track of, the higher the chance of failure.
Note : Variant: Keep it simple and stupid.
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Pretty is as pretty does.
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Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear, well, he eats you.
Note : The Big Lebowski
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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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The pen is mightier than the sword.
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The straw that broke the camel's back.
Meaning - There comes a point when just a little more pressure will cause one to fail.
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Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Meaning - Be humble and earnest in your actions.
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Let sleeping dogs lie.
Meaning - Don't disturb a situation that would result in trouble or complications.
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Life is a journey, not a destination.
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Life is like a box of chocolate; it's full of surprises
Note : Variant: Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you're gonna get. - Forest Gump
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Loose lips sink ships.
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Never approach a bull from the front, never approach a horse from the rear and never approach a fool from any direction.
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Practice makes perfect
Note : Variant: Practice makes permanent.
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Rolling stone gathers no moss.
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