Friday, September 12, 2014

Dictonary of American Proverbs

I'm going to see what I can find in A Dictionary of American Proverbs by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, and Kelsie G. Harder.

Act as it were impossible to fail.
To act is easy, but to understand is hard.
Think — then act.

A good relief for grief is action.
Action is the basis of success.
Action without study is fatal; study without action is fatal.
Action without thought is like shooting without aim.
Actions speak louder than words.
It is only in action that you have the power to grow.
Hope inspires action, the true way to success.
Active minds that think and study, like swift brooks, are seldom muddy.

Take advantage of the little opportunities, and you won't need to wait for the big one.

Be not afraid; be only afraid of standing still.
Don't be afraid of opposition; remember, a kite rises against the wind.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Always in a hurry, always behind.

Ambition knows no obstacles.

He who never made a mistake never made anything.

Sour green apples sometimes turn into pretty nice pie.

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.

Every artist was first an amateur.

A bold attempt is half success.
The first attempt is the most difficult.

An optimistic attitude is half of success.

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