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• He that lives by the sword will die die by the sword
(= the way that you treat others is the way that others will treat you. People who do harm must expect to receive the same thing in return)

• People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stone
(we should not criticize other people for things we do ourselves)

• Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower – Albert Camus

• You can’t judge a book by its cover
(il ne faut pas se fier aux apparences)

• What you sow is what you reap
(on récolte ce que l’on sème)

• Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me
(on peut tromper mille fois une personne,…vous connaissez la suite!)

• Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence – George F. WILL

• Strike while the iron is hot
(When comes an opportunity, seize it immediately otherwise you could lose it)

• Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
(you have to draw lessons from the past in order not to repeat the same mistakes)

• You must be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi
(if you want change in the world, you must be the actor of it)

• Self trust is the first secret of success
(Believe in your abilities in order to succeed in life)

• Better be the head of the dog than the tail of a lion
(It’s better to be the leader of a small group than the subordinate of a bigger one)

• Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time (John Lubbock)

• The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give

• A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
(Something you already have is often better than going for something else you might never get)

• A friend in need is a friend indeed
(Someone who helps you when you are in trouble is a real friend)

• Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift : that’s why it’s called the present

• Till April’s dead, change not a thread (En avril ne te découvre pas d’un fil)

• The best is often the ennemy of the good
(You should content yourself with what you have because you could lose it all)

• Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today
(Don’t postpone something you can do now)

• If we had no Winter, Spring would not be so pleasant
(if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome)

• Memory is the treasure of the mind
(nothing can erase what is engraved on your memory)

• Give someone an inch and they will take a mile
(give someone a little and they will take more = some people are never satisfied)

• A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner
(overcoming adversity leads to competence)

• Love is like war, easy to start, hard to end, impossible to forget

• A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
(Winston Churchill)

• One good turn deserves another
(you should be helpful and grateful to someone who helps you)

• Loose lips sink ships
(disclosing important information to the enemy or competitor could result in large losses)

• April showers bring May flowers
(something bad or unpleasant today may bring good things in the future)

• Tall oaks grow from little acorns
(great things may come from small beginnings)

• Empty vessels make the most noise
(those people who have little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss)

• Where there is a will, there is a way
(when a person really wants something, he will find a way to do it)


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