“You can’t always get what you want.”
Don’t whine and complain if you don’t get what you wanted.
“Cleanliness is next to godliness.”
“A watched pot never boils.”
If something takes time to finish, don’t watch it too closely because it will seem like it’s taking forever.
“Beggars can’t be choosers.”
If you’re asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.
“Actions speak louder than words.”
Just saying that you’ll do something doesn’t mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Don’t try to improve something that already works fairly well. You’ll probably end up causing new problems.
“Practice makes perfect.”
You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.
“Too many cooks spoil the broth.”
When there are too many people trying to lead and give their opinions, it’s confusing and leads to bad results. Jobs and projects should have one or two strong leaders.
“Easy come, easy go.”
When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it’s easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.
“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
If someone’s paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them.
Important Proverbs – Part 3