I am a real language geek. I love learning foreign languages and helping others to learn English. My friends from other countries often ask me what common sayings and idioms mean. Helping them to understand the way we speak has helped me see that many American proverbs are gems of practical wisdom that when followed can help to make all of our lives better.
So here’s a little practical wisdom from American proverbs:
“If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.”
It’s worth remembering that…
“A fool and his money are soon parted.”
Don’t be a fool and spend your money on products and services that don’t deliver what they promise.
“Forewarned is forearmed.”
Prior knowledge of possible dangers or problems gives one a tactical advantage. So, Always hire professionals who know that...
“If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”
Anything worth doing, really is worth doing well. Anything else would be a waste of time and of effort.
“Practice makes perfect.”
We’ve been in the specialty cleaning business since 1990.
“It’s better to give than to receive.”
You feel better about yourself when you help and give charitably to others. I believe this with all of my heart and enjoy every second that I spend volunteering and giving. Wouldn’t life be a little more pleasant for everyone if we all believed this?
“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.”
“There’s no place like home.”
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By J.C. Bryant