Proverbs, four




Here are some quotes or proverbs. What do they mean? Are there similar sayings in your language? Give examples from real life.

31a. “If you do a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius, Chinese philosopher

31b. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
32a. “A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner (sailor).” English proverb

32b. “Difficulties in life are intended to make us better — not bitter.” Dan Reeves, Football Coach

32c. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
33. “The grass is greener on the other side.” Raymond B. Egan, Poet.
34. “Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you results.” Reverend Jessie Jackson.
35. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, avoid it. If you can avoid it, change your attitude towards it.” Maya Angelou, Author



36a. “By the mile, it’s a trial. By the yard, it’s hard. But by the inch, anything is a cinch.” (Inch by inch, anything’s a cinch) Bob Barclay , writer, professor.

36b. “Rome wasn’t built in a day — but they were laying bricks every hour.” John Heywood, English playwright
37a. “Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the US.

37b. “I don’t know what weapons will be used in world war three; but in world war four people will be using use sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein, German-American scientist.
38. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Imagination is greater than knowledge.” Albert Einstein: German-born theoretical physicist

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