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The best of friends must part. 莫逆至交,终有一别.
The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between. 敬而远之.
The best smell is bread, the best savour salt, the best love that of children. 面包的气味最香,食盐的滋味最鲜,儿童的情爱最纯.
The best teacher one can have is necessity. 我们能得到的最好教师是“需要”.
The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men. 启迪人性最好的导师是伟大人物的生活.
The better the day, the better the deed. 日子越美好,事业越顺当.
The bough that bears most, hangs lowest. 枝头结果越多,垂得越低.
The brave man hazards his life, but not his conscience. 英雄的人可以冒生命危险,但不冒良心危险.
The brightest of all things, the sun, has its spots. 金无赤足,人无完人.
The burden on likes is cheerfully borne. 爱挑的担子,就愉快轻松.
The busiest men find (or have) the most leisure (or time). 最忙的人时间最多.
The cask savours of the first fill. 先入为主.
The cat and dog may kiss, yet are none the better. 猫犬可相吻,莫逆却难成.
The cat shut its eyes while it steals cream. 掩耳盗铃.
The cat shuts its eyes when stealing. 掩耳盗铃。
The chief aim of man is not to get money. 人生的主要目的不是为了挣钱.
The child has a thick skull. 这个小孩笨头笨脑。
The child is father of (or to) the man. 三岁定终身.
The cobbler must stick to his last. 安分守己.
The cobbler's wife is the worst shod. 鞋匠的老婆没有好鞋穿.
The course of true love never did run smooth. 好事多磨.
The cow knows not what her tail is worth until she has lost it 牛失其尾,方知其贵.
The cowl (or hood) does not make the monk. 穿袈裟的不一定是和尚.
The creditor has always a better memory than the detor. 放债人的记性比借债人好.
The crow thinks her own birds fairest. 乌鸦总以为自己的雏鸟最美丽.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. 最残酷的谎言常以沈默的方式说出.
The crushed worm will turn. 困兽犹斗.
The cuckoo comes in April, and stays the month of May; sings a song at midsummer, and then goes away. 布谷鸟,四月来,五月在,仲夏唱支歌,然后就飞开.
The dainties of the great are the tears of the poor. 大人物的美味是穷人的眼泪.
The danger past and God forgotten. 过河拆桥。
The darkest hour is nearest the dawn. 黎明前的黑暗。
The darkest hour is that before the dawn. 黎明前是最黑暗的时刻.
The darkest place is under the candlestick. 烛台底下最暗。
The day has eyes, the night has ears. 日有眼,夜有耳.
The day is long to him who knows not how to use it. 百无聊赖.
The devil can cite the scriptures for his purpose. 魔鬼替其狡辩,也会引经据点.
The devil is good when he is pleased. 魔鬼高兴,也发善心.
The devil is not so black as he is painted. 魔鬼不像所描绘的那麽黑.
The devil knows many things because he is old. 老马识途。
The devil knows may things because he is old. 老马能识途.
The devil lurks behind the cross. 貌善实恶.
The devil may get in by the keyhole, but the door won't let him out. 魔鬼乘虚而入,开门撵它不出.
The devil sometimes speaks the truth. 魔鬼有时也会说真话。
The diamonds of other countries are always the most beautiful. 别国的钻石是最美丽的.
The die is cast. 木已成舟。
The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. 医生往往比疾病更令人生畏.
The dog that fetches will carry. 来道是非者,便是是非人.
The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on. 我行我素,岂管他哉.
The drop hollows the stone, not by force, but by the frequency of its fall. 滴水穿石不是由于使用强力所致,而是由于滴水频繁所成.
The early bird catches the worm. 捷足先登.
The effect speaks, the tongue needs not. 事实胜于雄辩.
The end crowns the work. 工作成败要看结果.
The end justifies (or sanctifies) the means. 只问目的,不问手段.
The end justifies the means. 只要目的正当,可以不择手段。
The end makes all equal. 死亡面前,人人平等。
The evil wound is cured but not the evil name. 重伤可治,臭名难除.
The evils we bring on ourselves are the hardest to bear. 自作孽不可活.
The exception proves the rule.
The eye is bigger than the belly. 贪多嚼不烂。
The eye is blind if the mind is absent. 心不专则眼不明.
The eye that sees all things else sees not itself. 眼睛能看见一切的东西,但看不见自己.
The face is the index of the mind (or heart). 相为心证.
The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love. 情人越吵越亲密.
The farmers are the founders of civilization and prosperity. 农民是文化和繁荣的奠基者.
The farthest way about is the nearest way home. 欲速则不达.
The fear of ill exceeds the ills we fear. 杞人忧天,庸人自扰.
The finest diamond must be cut. 玉不琢不成器.
The fire is the test of gold, adversity of strong man. 烈火验真金,艰难磨意志。
The fire is the test of gold; adversity of strong man. 烈火试真金,困苦练壮士.
The fire which lights (or warms) us at a distance will burn us when near. 远火能照亮,近火要烧人.
The first blow is half the battle. 头炮打响,等于半个胜仗.
The first element of success is the determination to succeed. 成功的首要因素是要有成功的决心.
The first step is as good as half over. 第一步的成功等于事情的一半已完成.
The first step is the only difficulty. 万事起头难.
The first step to virtue is to abstain from vice. 避开作恶是走向美德的第一步.
The first wealth is health. 健康是最重要的财富.
The fool does think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. 愚者自以为聪明,智者则有自知之明.
The fool has his heart on his tongue, the wise man keeps his tongue in his heart. 蠢人的心在嘴上,聪明人的嘴在心里.
The fool talks, and the wise man thinks. 蠢人嘴巴讲,聪明人用心想.
The foundation of true joy is in the conscience. 真正的愉快之根本在于良心.
The fox changes his skin but not his habit. 狐狸可以改变皮毛,但不能改变习性.
The fox knew too much, that's how he lost his tail. 机关算尽太聪明,反误了卿卿性命.
The fox preys farthest from home. 兔子不吃窝边草。
The fox smells his own stink first. 狐狸的臭味道,自己先嗅到.
The friar preached against stealing and had a goose in his sleeve. 嘴上真君子,行动烂小人.
The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean. 坐井观天。
The frog in well knows nothing of the great ocean. 井底之蛙不知汪洋大海.
The future belongs to him who knows how to wait. 未来属于懂得等待的人.
The future of society is in the hands of mothers; if the world was lost through woman she alone can save it. 社会的前途掌握在母亲们手中;如果世界由于女人而毁灭,那麽也只有女人才可挽救.
The good seaman is known in bad weather. 坏天气才能认识良好的海员.
The government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth. 民有、民治、民享的政府永世长存.
The grapes are sour. 葡萄是酸的。
The grass is greener on the other side of the hill. 这山望着那山高.
The grass is greener on the other side. 草是另一边的绿.
The great and the little have need one of another. 伟大与渺小相得益彰.
The great fish ear up the small. 弱肉强食.
The great fish eat up the small. 弱肉强食。
The greater the truth, the greater the libel. 真理越大,诽谤也越大.
The greatest fool is he who worries about what he cannot help. 操心无法可想的事是最大的傻瓜.
The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility. 真理最伟大的朋友是时间,最大的敌人是偏见,她永恒的伴侣是谦逊.
The greatest hate springs from the greatest love. 最大的恨产生于最大的爱.
The greatest liars talk most of themselves. 自吹自擂的人是最大的谎言者.
The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice. 进步的最大障碍是偏见.
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. 最大的错误就是不认识错误.
The greatest pleasure of life is love. 爱是人生最大的乐趣.
The greatest talkers are always least doers. 语言的巨人总是行动的矮子。
The greatest talkers are always the least doers. 言语的巨人往往是行动的侏儒.
The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. 赠予者的心意可使馈赠的东西增加价值而显得珍贵.
The heart sees further than the head. 心之所见远胜于目.
The heart that once truly loves never forgets. 真正的爱情是永不会忘记的.
The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail. 猴子爬得越高,尾巴越加暴露.
The higher up, the greater the fall. 爬得高,摔得惨。
The highest art is to conceal art. 最高的艺术就是不露艺术.
The honest penny is better than the stolen dollar. 正当得到的一分钱,胜过偷来的一元钱.
The house shows the owner. 文如其人.
The hungry belly has no ears. 饥寒起盗心.
The imnportant thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it. 人生至要的事是要有伟大的目标和达到这个目标的决心.
The joy of the heart makes the face merry. 喜形于色.
The last drop makes the cup run over. 失之过极.
The latecomers surpass the early starters. 后来居上。
The least said, the soonest mended. (or Least said, soonest mended) 少说为佳.
The leopard cannot change its spots. 江山易改,本性难移.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. 说谎者所受到的惩罚决不是在于没有人相信他,而是在于他不会相信任何别人.
The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb. 狼的生就是羔羊的死.
The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf. 孤独的羊难免遭狼的危险.
The longest day has an end. 天下没有不散的盛筵.
"The longest way round is the nearest way home.
" 绕道路反近,捷径常误人。
The longest way round is the shortest way home. 绕道似最远,归程是捷径.
The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature. 爱美是所有健康人天性中的一个重要部分.
The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet. 爱财与好学,实难相共容.
The love of money is the root of all evil. 爱财是万恶之源.
"The love of money is the root of all evil.
" 贪财是一切罪恶的根源。
The maintaining of one vice costs more than ten virtues. 保持一件坏事的代价超过十件好事.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. 不犯错误的人往往也就是无所作为的人.
The milk is spilled. 木已成舟.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. 覆水难收.
The mills of God grind slowly but sure. 天网恢恢,疏而不漏.
The money the miser hoards will do him no good. 守财奴积的财富,对他自己没好处.
The moon does not heed the barking of dogs. 月亮不怕狗吠.
The moon is a moon whether it shines or not. 或名或暗,月亮总是月亮.
The moon is not seen where the sun shines. 小巫见大巫.
The more a man knows, the less he knows he knows. 懂得越多,就越知道自己懂得不多.
The more a man knows, the more he is inclined to be modest. 大智若愚.
The more haste, she less speed. 欲速则不达.
The more haste, the less speed. 欲速则不达。
The more noble, the more humble. 越高尚,越谦虚.
The more riches a fool hath, the greater fool he is. 愚人越富越愚蠢.
The more the well is used, the more water it gives. 井水越打越多.
The more things a man is ashamed of the more respectable he is. 一个人引以为耻的事情越多,就越可尊敬.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. 做得越多,则能做的越多;越是忙碌,则空闲越多.
The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance. 学得越多,就越发觉自己无知.
The more wit, the less courage. 初生牛犊不怕虎。
The more women look in their glass, the less they look to their house. 妇女照镜越多,照管家务就越少.
The more, the merrier. 多多益善.
The morning sun never lasts a day. 好景不常.
The morning to the mountain the evening to the fountain. 凡是都有一定时间.
The most busiest men find (or have) the most leisure (or time) 最忙碌的人有最多的空闲.
The most useful learning in the world is that which teches us how to die well. 世界上最有用的学问是告诉我们怎样死得其所.
The most utterly lost of all days is that in which you have not once laughed. 完全虚度的日子是你一次也没有笑过的日子.
The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom. 母亲的心肠是孩子的课堂.
The mountain has brought forth a mouse. 虎头蛇尾.
"The mountain have brought forth a mouse.
" 雷声大,雨点小.
The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken. 狡兔三窟.
The mouth of a wise man is in his heart; the heart of a fool is in his mouth. 聪明人的嘴在心里,蠢人的心在嘴上.
The nearer the bone the sweeter the flesh. 骨肉越亲,恩情越深.
The nearer to church, the farther from God. 近庙欺神.
The old goose plays not with foxes. 老鹅不和狐狸一起玩.
The older the goose the harder to pluck. 越老越狡猾.
The only cure for grief is action. 行动是对悲痛唯一的治疗.
The only secret a woman can keep is that of her age. 女人能保守的唯一秘密是她的年龄.
The only way to have a friend is to be one. 交友的唯一方法是自己必须够朋友。
The outsideer sees the best (or most) of the game. 旁观者清.
The outsider sees the most of the game. 旁观者清。
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. 心头的痛苦比肉体的痛苦更厉害.
The past is for wisdom, the present for action, but for joy the future. 过去是为了求取知识,现在是为了付诸行动,而未来是为了享受欢乐.
The path down to evil is easy. 堕入罪恶的道路是容易走的.
The path of duty is the path of safety. 尽职的路是安全的路.
The path to glory is always rugged. 通向光荣的道路常常是坎坷不平的.
The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. 孔雀虽有华羽,但有贱足.
The pen is mightier than the sword. 文能胜武.
The pen is the tougue of the mind. 笔是心之舌.
The poor are rich when they are satisfied. 贫能知足即为富.
The poor man wants much, the miser everything. 贫穷人要求多,守财奴样样要.
The pot calls the kettle black. 五十步笑百步.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. 空谈不如实验.
The raceis got by running. 赛跑要靠奔跑来赢得.
The receiver is as bad as the thief. 窝赃者和贼同罪.
The remedy for injuries is not to remember them. 医治创伤的药方就是忘却创伤.
The remedy is worse than the disease. 医疗不得法,使病更糟糕.
The remembrance of past sorrow is joyful. 记住过去的不幸使人愉快.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 徒有良好的愿望而不去努力实现,后悔莫及.
The rotten apple injuries its neighbours. 一只死老鼠,弄赃粥一锅.
The sacrifice of time is the costliest of all sacrifices. 损失时间是一切损失中代价最大的损失.
The scalded cat fears cold water. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳.
The sea complains it wants water. 大海总是抱怨水不够.
The sea refuses no river. 大海有能容之量.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportumity when it comes. 人生一生中成功的秘诀是在机会来临时要及时抓住.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose. 成功的秘诀是目标坚定.
The shortest answer is doing the thing. 最简短的回答就是干.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. 要想多做事情,最简单的办法是一次只做一件事.
The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it. 天不会因瞎子看不见而减其蓝色.
The sleeping fox catches no poultry. 睡觉的狐狸抓不到鸡鸭.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. 有点礼貌使生活愉快,多点礼貌使生活高尚.
The smiles of a pretty woman are the tears of the purse. 美女的微笑就是钱包的泪水.
The soul is not where it lives, but it loves. 心灵不在它生活的地方,而在它所爱的地方.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. 心有馀而力不足.
"The spirit is willing, but the flesh is week.
" 心有余而力不足。