proverbs nine

Proverbs, nine


Here are some sayings or proverbs. What do they mean? Do you agree with them? Give examples from real life.

81. “Do what you love to do; life is too short to do anything else.” Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder

82. “Haste makes waste.” Benjamin Franklin, American scientist, statesman, writer.

83a. “He who hesitates is lost.” Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet

83b. “Strike the iron while it’s hot.” Oliver Cromwell, English leader.

84. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin: English naturalist and geologist

85. “It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” Jacki Joyner-Kersee, Athlete

86a. “There is no security in life — only opportunity.” US General Douglas MacArthur

86b. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller, author and campaigner for handicapped people.

87. “If you want to get the best out of a person, you must look for the best that is in him.” Bernard Haldane, career counselor

88a. “I will prepare, and someday my chance will come.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
88b. “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Ben Franklin, American
scientist, statesman, writer.

88c. “It’s not the will to win that counts, but the will to prepare to win that matters.” Paul “Bear” Bryant, University Football Coach

89a. “It’s better to aim for the moon and hit a treetop, than to aim for a treetop and hit a rock.” Marshall Sylver, Magician.

89b. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo, Artist

90a. “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” Douglas MacArthur, General.

90b. “If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him, either.” Anonymous

90c. “Quitters never win; winners never quit.” Vince Lombardi, American football coach

90d. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill, Former British prime minister

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