Proverbs A - Z

   


What do these proverbs mean?

 

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

(It's a good idea to go to bed early and wake up early because it gives you a head start over other people who might compete against you.)

 

Easy come, easy go.

(Good things that come into your life easily may also leave easily.)

 

Eat, drink, and be merry.

(Have a good time. Enjoy the simple things in life like food and drink.)

 

Enough is enough.

(Stop doing whatever it is you are doing. This situation has gone on for too long.)

 

Every cloud has a silver lining.  

(There's a little bit of good behind every bad situation, but you might not realize it.)

 

Every dog has his day.

(Everybody experiences something good at some point in his or her life.)

 

Every Jack has his Jill.

(There's a woman for every man, no matter who he might be.)

 

Every little bit helps.

(Even small amounts of something such as money can make a difference as it is added into in a larger amount with contributions from others.)

 

Every man for himself.

(Take care of yourself and your own interests in this desperate situation.)

 

Every man has his price.  

(Any person can be bribed with money to do something or allow something to happen, even if one's principles or integrity is compromised.)

 

Every picture tells a story.

(Looking at a picture can give a greater impression than reading or listening to the words that might describe it.)

 

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

(Although heaven is described as a wonderful, beautiful place, human beings are resistant to dying in order to experience heaven firsthand.)

 

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