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Act today only, tomorrow is too late.
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.
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First deserve, then desire.
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All good things must come to an end.
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I know I know nothing.
Note : From Socrates defence speech.
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If you buy quality, you only cry once.
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Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
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Knowledge creates mysteries.
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Never let a man do a woman's job.
Note : Feminist phrase; Men are poorer than women, skill-wise.
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One man's junk is another man's treasure.
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Thinking the worst always prepares you for the worst.
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Don't judge a man by the size of his hat, but by the angle of his tilt.
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"Well done" is better than "well said".
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All that glisters is not gold.
Meaning - Not everything is what it appears to be.
Note : The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare.
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Don't let procrastination eat your own clock.
Meaning - Don't procrastinate most of the time as your chances and opportunities are wasted away.
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Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Meaning - We miss people when we are separated from them.
Note : From Isle of Beauty - Thomas Haynes Bayly
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The acorn never falls far from the tree.
Meaning - People are similar to their parents or their roots.
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Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.
Meaning - Only by doing can you really know.
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Actions speak louder than words.
Meaning - What you do is more important than what you say.
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Advice most needed is least Italic text heeded.
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After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
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All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet.
Meaning - Sometimes you have to do bad things to get good ones.
Note : Everyone has desires, but few have the will to work for it.
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All flowers are not in one garden.
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All for one and one for all.
Note : The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
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All frills and no knickers.
Meaning - All style and no substance.
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All fur coat and no knickers.
Meaning - A person concerned with displays of ostentation, that fool no one regarding their actual situation or character.
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All hat and no cattle.
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All's fair in love and war.
Meaning - Love and War are arenas of complete passion that often obfuscate reason.
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All's well that ends well.
Note : Variant: All is well that ends well - Nathan Bailey
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All roads lead to Rome.
Meaning - The first roads were built by the Romans and at the time of the Roman empire, all roads led to Rome.
Note : However you try to go about things all will lead to the same conclusions. (or)
Power draws all things to itself.
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All sizzle and no steak.
Meaning - All style and no substance.
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All the world is your country, to do good is your religion.
Meaning - All talk and appearance and little or no substance.
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All things come to those who wait.
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Always care about your flowers and your friends. Otherwise they'll fade, and soon your house will be empty.
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Appreciation is motivation.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Meaning - Eat an apple on going to bed. (or)
And you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

Note : Originated in the 1900s as a marketing slogan dreampt up by American growers concerned that the temperance movement would cut into sales of apple cider.
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April showers bring May flowers.
Meaning - Something seeming bad or boring now brings good things in the future.
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As fit as a fiddle.
Meaning - Very fit and well.
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As soon as a man is born, he begins to die.
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As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Note : Similar to You reap what you sow.
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Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.
Meaning - There are some things I'd rather not say, so don't ask me!
Note : Cf. Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer (1773): "Ask me no questions, and Iíll tell you no fibs".
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Aught for naught, and a penny change.
Meaning - You can't get something for nothing,you might as well expect to get paid to take it.
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An expert is the one who knows more and more about less and less.
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Bad news travels fast.
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A bad penny always turns up.
Meaning - Your mistakes will come back to haunt you. Or Bad people will always return.
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A bad settlement is better than a good lawsuit.
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A bad workman blames his tools.
Note : Varient:Never hand an ill workman good tools.(or)An ill labourer quarrels with his tools.
The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse; 1881, New York: John Wurtele Lovell.
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The ball is in your court.
Meaning - It's up to you to decide.
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Barking dogs seldom bite.
Meaning - People who are busy complaining rarely take more concrete hostile action.(or)
Those who cast threats will seldom follow through with them.
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