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PROVERBS
1. A bad workman always blames his tools - It is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them
2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - When someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it
3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - It is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one
4. A cat may look at a king - A purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superior
5. A drowning man will clutch at a straw - When you are desperate, you will look for anything that might help you, even if it cannot help you very much.
6. A fool and his money are soon parted - that stupid people spend money without thinking about it enough
7. A friend in need is a friend indeed - someone who helps you in your time of need is a real friend
8. A hungry man is an angry man - When someone is hungry - especially for a long time in a situation of such a basic need - there is little patience.
9. All’s well that ends well - problems do not matter so long as the outcome is good.
10. An apple a day keeps the doctor away - Apples are so nutritious that if you eat an apple every day, you will not ever need to go to a doctor.
11. A miss is as good as a mile - failing to do something when you almost succeeded is no better than failing very badly
12. A penny saved is a penny gained - it is wise to save money
13. A rolling stone gathers no moss - A person who moves about a great deal and never settles down,
14. A stitch in time saves nine - A little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later
15. As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb - something that you say when you are going to be punished for something so you decide to do something worse because your punishment will not be any more severe
16. A small leak will sink a big ship - the smallest, most insignificant

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