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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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English proverbs, sayings and quotes

science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2014 in Quotes
We can share English proverbs, quotes etc. and their meaning, let's start ,
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  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soon learnt, soon forgotten.

    Something that is learned easily is also forgotten easily.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Easy comes easy goes.

    Very similar that you have posted science24.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    absolutely @Helvio
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A monkey in silk is a monkey no less.

    No matter how someone dresses, it's the same person underneath.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good and quickly seldom meet.

    A well-done job takes time.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2013
    Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    You must not be too confident that something will be successful.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2013
    In Brazil's Portuguese we have anoter verssion.

    Don't count with the egg in the chicken's ass


    We are a very impolite people. Maybe only the majority. :-\"
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,179 mod
    edited December 2013
    Well today I actually said, "There's many a slip twixt cup and lip."

    It means that even when something seems certain, things can still go wrong.
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,179 mod
    A good one for me today as I discover that Bootstrap now uses col instead of span.

    Colour me confused.

    (It basically means the change confused me to start with, because nothing worked on my old template. Grrr!)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    Now I'm completely befuddled!! :-S (That's one of my favourite words!)
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Practice makes perfect

    Doing something over and over makes one better at it. <:-P
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405 mod
    many a mickle makes a muckle

    lots of small things make a bigger thing
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Grasp all, lose all.

    Trying to obtain everything will often result in gaining nothing.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No pain, no gain.

    Nothing is achieved without effort.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haste makes waste

    If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redone.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    More haste, less speed.

    Don't do things too quickly, or it will take you longer in the end!
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Health is better than wealth

    It's better to be in good health than to be rich.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.

    Don't postpone until later something you can do now.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If two ride a horse, one must ride behind.

    When two people do something together, one will be the leader and the other will be the subordinate.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    Or walk @Science24!
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saying is one thing, doing is another.

    People don't always do what they announce.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He can who believes he can.

    If you believe you can do something, you will be able to do it.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    A cat may look at a king.
    Anyone can look at anything! But my cats look at me as THEY are the kings! :P
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

    What you learn when you are young will be invaluable when your grow old.
  • science24science24 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The early bird catches the worm.

    If you want to do something successfully, you should do it as soon as you can.
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