Sunday, August 30, 2009

Words and Their Stories: More Expressions That Are Old and True

VOANews: Words and Their Stories: More Expressions That Are Old and True
Proverbs are popular around the world. Transcript of radio broadcast:
28 August 2009

Today we explain more proverbs. A proverb is a short, well-known saying that expresses a common truth or belief. Proverbs are popular around the world. Many proverbs give advice about how to live. Some proverbs are hundreds of years old, but they are still used today.

  • the apple does not fall far from the tree.
  • good things come in small packages.
  • all that glitters is not gold.
  • do not judge a book by its cover.
  • do not bite off more than you can chew.
  • two heads are better than one.
  • too many cooks spoil the broth.
  • two wrongs do not make a right.
  • every cloud has a silver lining.
  • hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
  • do not cross that bridge until you come to it.
  • an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.


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