Proverbs, two





Here are some sayings or proverbs. What do they mean? Do you agree with them? Give examples from real life.
11. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Orator, Philosopher 
12. “Laughter is the best medicine.” Harry Ward Beecher, American clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist.

13. “If you’re born poor, it isn’t your fault. But if you die poor, it is your fault.” Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation
14. “There’s no use crying over spilled milk” (Don’t cry over spilled milk). William Somerset Maugham, Author.
15. “Every great artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet



16. “Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining.” John Milton, English Poet and Political Writer.
17a. “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” John Churton Collins, critic

17b. “The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.” Cicero, Roman Author, Orator, and Politician

17c. “Don’t show me a friend who will drink and laugh with me; show me a friend who will cry with me.” Serbian proverb.
18. “It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer
19. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” Paul Valery, French Poet
20. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Thomas Haynes Bayly, English writer.

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