*PROVERBS*

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*PROVERBS*

1. *PROVERB Cleanliness is next to godliness*
*MEANING* It’s good to be clean. God is clean, and you should be too.
*EXAMPLE* “Go take a shower before your date. You know what they say; cleanliness is next to godliness.”
2. *PROVERB Don’t bite the hand that feeds you*
*MEANING* Don’t make someone angry or hurt someone who is helping you or paying for you
*EXAMPLE* “You had a fight with your boss? Are you stupid? Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
3. *PROVERB Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.*
*MEANING* Don’t expect a positive result before you actually see it
*EXAMPLE A* : “This idea is going to make me millions of dollars!”
*EXAMPLE B*: “Whoa. Let’s slow down. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”
4. *PROVERB Don’t judge a book by its cover*
*MEANING* Don’t judge someone or something by appearance alone
*EXAMPLE* “Racism is still a problem today, and it will continue to be that way until we learn not to judge a book by its cover.”

 

5. *PROVERB Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket*
*MEANING* Don’t put all of your hopes and resources into one goal or dream
*EXAMPLE* “I know you really want to be an actor, but don’t you think you’re being financially irresponsible? Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”
6. *PROVERB Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today*
*MEANING* If you can do something today, do it. Don’t wait until tomorrow; don’t procrastinate.
*EXAMPLE* “You have 6 hours of free time now. You should start on that final psychology assignment. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
7. *PROVERB Don’t put too many irons in the fire*
*MEANING* Don’t try to do too many things at the same time; focus on one thing at a time
*EXAMPLE* “No wonder you’re exhausted. You’re trying to work 4 jobs at the same time! You have too many irons in the fire right now.”
8. *PROVERB Easy come, easy go*
*MEANING* When you make money quickly, it’s very easy to lose it quickly as well
*EXAMPLE* “I won $200 at the casino, and then I spent it on a very expensive meal for me and some friends. Easy come, easy go.”
9. *PROVERB Fortune favors the bold*
*MEANING* People who are brave and who take risks are more successful than people who are do things safely all the time
*EXAMPLE* “It’s a risk, but the reward could be great. I say you go for it. Fortune favors the bold.”
10 *PROVERB God helps those who help themselves*
*MEANING* Don’t just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to make them happen
*EXAMPLE* “If you want a better life, you can’t just sit on your butt thinking about it. You have to work to make it happen. God helps those who help themselves.”

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