everybody’s business is nobody’s business.   人人负责,等于没人负责。

every day is not sunday.   好景不常在。

every dog has his day.   谁都有得意的时候。

every door may be shut, but death’s door.   人生在世,唯死难逃。

every heart has its own sorrow.   各人有各人的苦恼。

every little helps a mickle.   聚沙成塔,集腋成裘。

every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost.   人不为己,天诛地灭。

every man has his faults.   金无足赤,人无完人。

every man has his hobbyhorse.   萝卜青菜,各有所爱。本文来源:考试大网

every man has his weak side.   人人都有弱点。

every man is the architect of his own fortune.   自己的命运自己掌握。

every minute counts.   分秒必争。

every mother’s child is handsome.   孩子是自己的好。

every potter praises hit pot.   王婆卖瓜,自卖自夸。

everything is good when new, but friends when old.  东西是新的好,朋友是老的亲。

example is better then percept.   说一遍,不如做一遍。

experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.   经验是智慧之父,记忆是智慧之母。

experience must be bought.   吃一堑,长一智。

fact speak louder than words.   事实胜于雄辩。

failure is the mother of success.   失败是成功之母。

false friends are worse than bitter enemies.   明枪易躲,暗箭难防。

far from eye, far from heart.   眼不见,心不烦。

far water does not put out near fire.   远水救不了近火。

faults are thick where love is thin.   一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。

fear always springs from ignorance.   恐惧源于无知。

fields have eyes, and woods have ears.   隔墙有耳。

fire and water have no mercy.   水火无情。

fire is a good servant but a bad master.   火是一把双刃剑。

first come, first served.   先来后到。

first impressions are half the battle.   初次见面,印象最深。

first think and then speak.   先想后说。

fools grow without watering.   朽木不可雕。

fool’s haste is no speed.   欲速则不达。

fools has fortune.   呆人有呆福。

fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools.   愚者不学无术,智者不耻下问。

forbidden fruit is sweet.   禁果格外香。

fortune favors those who use their judgement.   机遇偏爱善断之人。

fortune knocks once at least at every man’s gate.   风水轮流转。

four eyes see more than two.   集思广益。

friends agree best at distance.   朋友之间也会保持距离。

friends are thieves of time.   朋友是时间的窃贼。

friends must part.   再好的朋友也有分手的时候。

genius is nothing but labor and diligence.   天才不过是勤奋而已。

give a dog a bad name and hang him.   众口铄金,积毁销骨。

god helps those who help themselves.   自助者天助。

gold will not buy anything.   黄金并非万能。

good for good is natural, good for evil is manly.   以德报德是常理,以德报怨大丈夫。

good health is over wealth.   健康是最大的财富。

good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth.   良药苦口利于病。

good watch prevents misfortune.   谨慎消灾。

great barkers are no biters.   好狗不挡道。

great hopes make great man.   伟大的抱负造就伟大的人物。

great minds think alike.   英雄所见略同。

great men have great faults.   英雄犯大错误。

great men’s sons seldom do well.   富不过三代。

great trees are good for nothing but shade.   大树底下好乘凉。

great wits have short memories.   贵人多忘事。

greedy folks have long arms.   心贪手长。

guilty consciences make men cowards.   做贼心虚。

habit cures habit.   心病还需心药医。

handsome is he who does handsomely.   行为漂亮才算美。

happiness takes no account of time.   欢乐不觉时光过。

happy is he who owes nothing.   要想活得痛快,身上不能背债。

happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.   吸取他人教训,自己才会走运。

harm set, harm get.   害人害己。

hasty love, soon cold.   一见钟情难维久。

health is better than wealth.   健康胜过财富。

health is happiness.   健康就是幸福。

hear all parties.   兼听则明。

heaven never helps the man who will not act.   自己不动,叫天何用。

he is a fool that forgets himself.   愚者忘乎所以。

he is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.   背后说好话,才是真朋友。

he is a wise man who speaks little.   聪明不是挂在嘴上。

he is lifeless that is faultless.   只有死人才不犯错误。

he is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.   正人先正己。

he is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.   自嘲者不会让人见笑。

he is wise that is honest.   诚实者最明智。

he knows most who speaks least.   大智若愚。

he laughs best who laughs last.   谁笑到最后,谁笑得最好。

he sets the fox to keep the geese.   引狼入室。

he that climbs high falls heavily.   爬得越高,摔得越重。

he that will not work shall not eat.   不劳动者不得食。

he who does not advance loses ground.   逆水行舟,不进则退。

he who makes constant complaint gets little compassion.   经常诉苦,没人同情。

he who makes no mistakes makes nothing.   想不犯错误,就一事无成。

he who risks nothing gains nothing.   收获与风险并存。

history repeats itself.   历史往往重演。

honesty is the best policy.   做人诚信为本。

hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.   抱最好的愿望,做最坏的打算。

i cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.   朋友不能阿谀奉承。

if a man deceives me once, shame on him, if he deceives me twice, shame on me.   上当一回头,再多就可耻。

if you make yourself an ass, don’t complain if people ride you.   人善被人欺,马善被人骑。

if your ears glow, someone is talking of you.   耳朵发烧,有人念叨。

if you run after two hares, you will catch neither.  脚踏两条船,必定落空。

if you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.   杀鸡取卵。

if you venture nothing, you will have nothing.   不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

if you want knowledge, you must toil for it.   要想求知,就得吃苦。

industry is the parent of success.   勤奋是成功之母。

it is better to die when life is a disgrace.   宁为玉碎,不为瓦全。

it is easier to get money than to keep it.   挣钱容易攒钱难。

it is easy to be wise after the event.  事后诸葛亮好当。

it is easy to open a shop but hard to keep it always open.   创业容易守业难。

it is hard to please all.   众口难调。

it is never too old to learn.   活到老,学到老。

it is no use crying over spilt milk.   覆水难收。

it is the first step that costs troublesome.   万事开头难。

it is the unforeseen that always happens.   天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福。

it is too late to grieve when the chance is past.   坐失良机,后悔已迟。

it never rains but it pours.   不鸣则已,一鸣惊人。

it takes three generations to make a gentleman.   十年树木,百年树人。

jack of all trades and master of none.   门门精通,样样稀松。

judge not from appearances.   人不可貌相,海不可斗量。

justice has long arms.   天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

keep good men company and you shall be of the number.   近朱者赤,近墨者黑。

kill two birds with one stone.   一箭双雕。

kings go mad, and the people suffer for it.   君王发狂,百姓遭殃。

kings have long arms.   普天之下,莫非王土。

knowledge is power. 知识就是力量。
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