Amerikanska ordspråk

Amerikanska ordspråk
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me.

Variety is the spice of life.

Let the big dog eat.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Take the bitter with the sweet.

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.

Loose lips sink ships.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey.

Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Leave well enough alone.

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the less hypocritical.

Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than
striking out.

We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.

Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe.

Paddle your own canoe.
Talk is cheap.

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

Never be content with your lot. 

Try for a lot more.

Silence is golden, speech is silver.

The worm turns.

Leaves enough, but few grapes.
Old age is ripeness.

Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care
of your widow's next husband.

What a story these old walls could tell.

In politics, a man must learn to rise above principle.

Men that have much business must have much pardon.

Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

The wish is the father of the deed.

I'd rather be red than dead.

I'd rather have them say "There he goes" than "Here he lies.".

Man is greater than the tools he invents.

Praise makes a bad man worse.

The chickens have come home to roost.

You made your bed, now lie in it.

Quarreling dogs come halting home.

The receiver is as bad as the thief.

Man can't live in this world alone.

Practice what you preach.

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought
the world couldn't get along without them.

If you can't lick 'em, join 'em.

Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch,
he gets skinned.

Put up or shut up.

The child is the father of the man.

You make a mountain of a mole-hill.

It takes three generation to make a gentleman.

Never swap horses crossing a stream.

Step on a crack break your mother's back.

Two's company, three's a crowd.

I am just as good as you are, and a damned sight better.

Man cannot live by bread alone.

Poets are born, not made.

The bad workman blames his tools.

You can't unscramble an egg.

Wishes won't wash dishes.

Ignorance is bliss.

Men are blind in their own cause.


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