Posted by Shannon Charles on August 30, 2003
In Reply to: Can anybody translate some this high-brow proverbs for me posted by max on August 07, 2003
: 1. It is fruitless to become lachrymose because of scattered lacteal fluid.
Don't cry over spilled milk.
: 2. A rotating lithospherical fragment never accrues lichen.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
: 3. It is not proper for mendicants to be indicators of preferences.
Beggars can't be choosers.
: 4. A strong feeling of affection can cause the universe to rotate on its
Love makes the world go 'round.
: 5. Folks deficient in ordinary judgment scurringly enter areas of which
: celestial beings dread to set foot
Fools rush in where angels fear to go.
: 6. Refrain from detonating the missile until the opaque colorless parts of
: the visual organs are in evidence.
Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
: 7. Pulchritude does not extend below the surface if the derma.
Beauty is only skin deep.
: 8. A feathered creature clasped in the manual members is equal value to a
: brace in the bosky warmth.
A bird in one hand is better than two in a bushel.
: 9. A beholden vessel never exceeds 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
A watched pot never boils.
: 10. Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affection and
: armed conflict between nations.
Everything is fair in love and War.
: 11. One should refrain calculating the valuation of his gallinaceous fowl
: prior to the anticipated time of their incubation.
Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.
: 12. One pyrenus malus per diem restrains the arrival of the Hippocratic
An apple a day deeps the doctor away
: 13. Precipitance creates prodigality.
Haste mades Waste
: 14. One may address a member of the equidal family toward aqueous liquid,
: but one is incapable of compelling him to quaff.
you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink
: 15. You cannot estimate the value of the contents of a bound printed
: narrative or record from its exterior vesture.
don't judge a book by its cover
: 16. Supposing one primarily fails to be victorious, bend further efforts in
: that direction.
if you fail, try, try again
: 17. Tenants of vitreous abode ought not to hurl lithospherical fragments.
if you live in a glass house, don't thorw rocks
: 18. Two intellectual craniums engulfing the sensory organs are more suitable
: than an individual cranium.
two heads are better than one
: 19. Exercise your visual faculties prior to executing a jump.
look before you leap
: 20. Consolidated, you and I remain ourselves erect, separated, we defer to
: the law of gravity.
united we stand, divided we fall