You never know what you can do until you try
This proverb urges people who are reluctant to try something to go ahead and have a go. They may be unexpectedly successful.
What you don’t know can’t hurt you
This proverbs points out the advantage of ignorance, typically of wrongful doings, knowledge of which would be an uncomfortable burden.
Time is money
The key to this proverb is that in the workplace people are paid for the time they spend on a job, so time is valuable and must not be wasted.
The unexpected always happens
However thoroughly you plan, things that you cannot foresee are bound to happen.
The early bird catches the worm
If you want something that others are also keen to have, be there first and make sure of getting it.
Practice make perfect
In order to become very good at something, you have to practice doing it over and over again.
Pride goes before a fall
It’s inviting trouble to be too sure of your superiority or chances of success; you may fail humiliatingly.
Half a loaf is better than no bread
A certain amount of something, even if it is less than you want, is better than nothing at all. Be grateful for what you have.
Faith will move mountains
This proverb emphasizes the power that faith, whether religious or personal, has in the achievement of your goals.
Example is better than precept
It is much better to set people a good example through your own right behaviour, than to give them instructions about how to behave.
Hunger is the best sauce
When you are hungry, any food tastes delicious.
It is better to be born lucky than rich.
It is better to be kind of person that attracts good luck, than to be born into wealth, presumably because if you are born lucky, you will make money anyway, as part of your good luck.
Penny wise, pound foolish
Thriftiness in minor financial matters is pointless if you’re extravagant over major ones.