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Page 1 of 34 DICTIONARY / DICTIONAR A 1. ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder. Ochii care se vãd rar se iubesc. Mai rãrut, mai drãgut. 2. ABSENCE sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Celor ce duc mai mult dorul, le pare mai dulce odorul. 3. Long ABSENT, soon forgotten. Prin depãrtare dragostea se uitã. Cf. Out of SIGHT, out of mind. 4. The ABSENT are always in the wrong. Cei ce lipsesc nu capãtã dreptate. Sim. He is neither absent without fault, nor present without excuse. 5. ABUNDANCE, like want, ruins many. Bogãtia stricã pe om. 6. Out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth speaketh. Din ...
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1. ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder. Ochii care se vãd rar se iubesc. Mai rãrut, mai drãgut. 2. ABSENCE sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Celor ce duc mai mult dorul, le pare mai dulce odorul. 3. Long ABSENT, soon forgotten. Prin depãrtare dragostea se uitã. Cf. Out of SIGHT, out of mind. 4. The ABSENT are always in the wrong. Cei ce lipsesc nu capãtã dreptate. Sim. He is neither absent without fault, nor present without excuse. 5. ABUNDANCE, like want, ruins many. Bogãtia stricã pe om. 6. Out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth speaketh. Din prisosul inimii grãieste gura. Var. Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. Cf. What the HEART thinks, the tongue speaks. * Matthew 12, 34 / Matei 12, 34 * Luke 6, 45 / Luca 6, 45 7. There is no good ACCORD where every man would be a lord. Vai de casa cu multi stãpâni. Cf. Where every man is MASTER the world goes to wreck. 8. There is no ACCOUNTING for tastes. Gustul disputã n-are. Sim. Everyone as they like best / Tastes differ. Cf. Every man to his TASTE. 9. ACORNS were good till bread was found. Bunã si mãmãliga, când ne lipseste pâinea. Bunã-i plãcinta, dar dacã nu-i, e bunã si pita. Dacã nu e colac e bunã si pâinea. Sim. If you have not a capon, feed on onion / They that have no other meat, bread and butter are glad to eat / Better a mouse (louse) in the pot than no flesh at all. 10. ACTIONS speak louder than words. Faptele grãiesc mai apãsat decât vorbele. Cf. DEEDS, not words. 11. When ADAM delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? Dacã ar fi fost toti bogati, cine ar fi sãpat ogoarele? http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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12. If the ADDER could hear, and the blindworm could see, neither man nor beast would ever go free. Sã te fereascã Dumnezeu când o face râma ochi, cã-i mai rea decât sarpele. Când ar fi dupã corbi, toti caii ar fi morti. 13. Much ADO about nothing. Mult zgomot pentru nimic. Sim. Much cry and little wool. 14. ADVERSITY makes a man wise, not rich. Cine pãgubeste se întelepteste. Cf. EXPERIENCE is the mother of knowledge / EXPERIENCE is the best teacher / An ounce of PRACTICE is worth a pound of precept. 15. A woman's ADVICE is no great thing, but he who won't take it is a fool. Bine este sã asculti si sfatul unei neveste. 16. If you wish good ADVICE, consult an old man. Cine are bãtrân sã-l vândã si cine n-are sã-l cumpere. Cf. If the old DOG barks, he gives counsel. 17. When a thing is done, ADVICE comes too late. Sfatul dupã faptã e manta dupã ploaie. Cf. When the HOUSE is burned down, you bring water / It is too late to shut the STABLE -DOOR after the horse has bolted / It is easy to be WISE after the event. 18. For AGE and want save while you may: no morning sun lasts a whole day. Cine adunã la tinerete are la bãtrânete. Sim. Keep something for him that rides on the white horse / Spare when you're young and spend when you're old. Cf. Make ample PROVISION for old age / Keep SOMETHING for a rainy day. 19. Old AGE is sickness of itself. Nici o boalã nu-i mai grea ca boala bãtrânetelor. Bãtrânetele nu vin singure, ci cu multe nevoi. Sim. An old man is a bed full of bones. 20. A lean AGREEMENT is better than a fat judgement. Mai bine o pace (învoialã) strâmbã decât o judecatã dreaptã. 21. Ill AIR slays sooner than the sword. Aerul spurcat viata ti-o moleseste; departe de el. 22. ALMOST and very (well) nigh saves many a lie. Când adevãrul lipseste, "asa mi se pare" s-apropie de adevãr. Cf. "They say so" is half a LIE. 23. ALMS never make poor. Cel ce dã de milã nu sãrãceste. * Proverbs 28, 28 / Pilde 28, 28 24. When thou doest ALMS, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. Sã nu stie mâna stângã ce face (dã) dreapta. * Matthew 6, 3 / Matei 6, 3 25. It is not good that the man should be ALONE. Nu este bine sã fie omul singur. Cf. A MAN without a wife is but half a man. * Genesis 2, 18 / Facerea 2, 18 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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26. Woe to him that is ALONE. Vai de cel ce merge singur! cã, când va aluneca, n-are cine-l ridica. 27. He that serves at the ALTAR ought to live by the altar. Cine slujeste altarului din altar mãnâncã. Lucrãtorul mãnâncã de unde lucreazã. 28. He that doth AMISS may do well. Cine sparge sticlele, le plãteste. 29. Men are not ANGELS. Om sfânt nu se poate. Nu-i nime sfânt pe pãmânt. Nimeni nu e usã de bisericã. Cf. Every MAN has his faults. 30. ANGER cannot stand without a strong hand. Dacã n-ai putere, nu întãrâta gâlceava. Dacã nu ai putere, ce mai atîti sfada? Sim. If you cannot bite, never show your teeth. 31. ANGER is a short madness. Omul la mânie cade-n nebunie. 32. He that is ANGRY is seldom at ease. Nemultumitul trãieste nefericit. 33. He that is ANGRY without a cause shall be pleased without amends. În care cãmasã s-a mâniat într-aceea s-a desmânia. 34. A soft ANSWER turneth away wrath. Rãspunsul blând înlãturã mânia. Un rãspuns blând domoleste mânia. Cf. Good WORDS cool more than cold water. * Proverbs 15, 1 / Pilde 15, 1 35. The ANVIL fears no blows. Nicovanul fricã n-are de ciocan. 36. When you are an ANVIL, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill. Nicovanul mult rabdã pânã este nicovan; dupã ce ajunge ciocan bate fãrã milã. Pânã când esti nicovalã rabdã loviturile, iar când esti ciocan loveste cât poti. Cât esti nicovalã suferã, cât esti ciocan loveste. 37. An APE's an ape, a varlet's a varlet, though they be clad in silk or scarlet. Maimuta în aur si purpurã tot maimutã rãmâne. Cf. An ASS is but an ass, though laden with gold. 38. APPEARANCES are deceptive. Aparentele însalã. Var. Appearances are deceiving. 39. Never judge from APPEARANCES. Adeseori te înseli dacã te iei dupã coaja copacului. Nu judecati dupã înfãtisare. Cf. Under a ragged COAT lies wisdom. * John 7, 24 / Ioan 7, 24 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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40. APPETITE comes with eating. Pofta vine mâncând. Sim. Eating and scratching wants but a beginning. 41. An APPLE never falls far from the tree. Mãrul nu cade departe de pom. Cf. A CHIP off the old block. 42. The rotten APPLE injures its neighbours. Mãrul putred stricã si pe cele bune. Un mãr putred stricã o grãmadã de mere frumoase. 43. Sodom APPLES outwardly fair, ashes at the core. Merele frumoase pot fi si viermãnoase. 44. APRIL rains for men; May, for beasts. Ploaia din mai face mãlai. Dacã nu plouã în mai, nu se mãnâncã mãlai. Var. April rains for corn; May, for grass / A dry March, wet April and cool May, fill barn and cellar and bring much hay. 45. Every man is the ARCHITECT of his own fortune. Norocu-i dupã cum si-l face omul. 46. An ARMY of stags led by a lion would be more formidable than one of lions led by a stag. Mai bine oaste de cerbi si comandirul lor un leu, decât oaste de lei si comandirul lor un cerb. 47. An ARROW shot upright falls on the shooter's head. Cel care aruncã piatrã în sus, peste capul sãu o aruncã. Sim. Evil that comes out of thy mouth flieth into thy bosom. Cf. Who SPITS against the wind, it falls in his face. * Ecclesiasticus 27, 25 / Sirah 27, 25 48. ART has no enemy but ignorance. Învãtãtura datã rãu se sparge în capul tãu. Sim. Science has no enemy but the ignorant. 49. ART improves nature. De multe ori ce este scãzut în fire, mestesugul cum se cade plineste. Cf. NURTURE passes nature. 50. ART is long and life is short. Omul moare de bãtrân si tot nu le învatã pe toate. 51. He who has an ART has everywhere a part. Ai carte, ai parte. Ai carte, ai parte; n-ai carte, n-ai parte. Cine are carte are si parte. Var. Who has a trade, has a share everywhere. 52. ASK, and it shall be given you. Cereti si vi se va da. * Matthew 7, 7 / Matei 7, 7 53. He that cannot ASK cannot live. Omul cu rusine piere, nimeni nu-i dã pân nu cere. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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54. Nothing is lost for ASKING. Întrebarea moarte n-are. Cine întreabã de douã ori nu greseste niciodatã. 55. An ASS endures his burden, but not more than his burden. Pe mãgar sã-l încarci dupã a lui putere, dacã nu vrei sã te încarci tu în locul lui. Încarcã-ti dobitocul pânã unde e sorocul. Sim. It is not the burden, but the overburden that kills the beast. Cf. Take no more on you than you're able to BEAR. 56. An ASS in a lion's skin. Ca mãgarul îmbrãcat în piele de leu. 57. An ASS is but an ass, though laden with gold. Cât de mult sã împodobesti cu aur si cu argint pe cel mai frumos mãgar, tot mãgar se socoteste. Cf. An APE's an ape, a varlet's a varlet, though they be clad in silk or scarlet. 58. An ASS must be tied where the master will have him. Leagã calul unde zice stapânul, mãcar lupul sã-l mãnânce. 59. Better ride on an ASS that carries me than a horse that throws me. Mai bine un mãgar care te poartã decât un cal care te trânteste. 60. Did you ever hear an ASS play on a harp? Ce stie mãgarul ce e cântarea privighetoarei. Ce are de a face scripca si cu iepurele. Sim. A sow to a fiddle. 61. He that cannot beat the ASS beats the saddle. Bate samarul sã priceapã mãgarul. Bate saua sã priceapã iapa. Var. He that cannot beat the horse beats the saddle. 62. If an ASS goes a-travelling, he'll not come home a horse. Mãgar s-a dus, mãgar s-a întors. S-a dus bou si s-a întors vacã. Var. Never went out ass and came home horse. Sim. He that sends a fool expects one / Send a fool to the market (far, to France) and a fool he will return again / How much the fool who goes to Rome excels the fool who stays at home. 63. One ASS scrubs another. Mãgar pe mãgar se scarpinã. Vacã pe vacã se linge si porc pe porc se scarpinã. 64. The ASS loaded with gold still eats thistles. La fân mai mult decât la aur pofteste mãgarul. Mãgarul duce vinul si bea apã. 65. 'Tis a sorry ASS that will not bear his own burden. Oaia care nu poate sã-si tie lâna trebuie tãiatã. 66. When all men say you are an ASS, it is time to bray. Dacã toatã lumea zice cã esti beat, culcã-te. Când trei spun cã esti beat, du-te de te culcã. Sim. If one, or three tell you, you are an ass, put on a bridle (tail) / What everybody says must be true. 67. When an ASS kicks you, never tell it. Mãgarul când te loveste sã fugi si sã-i multumesti, cã mai câstigat esti. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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68. You go to an ASS for wool. A cere lânã de la broascã. Sim. Look not for musk in a dog's kennel. 69. He that washes an ASS's head loses both his lye (soap) and his labour. Cine spalã capul mãgarului în zadar pierde osteneala si sãpunul. 70. If my AUNT had been a man, she'd have been my uncle. De-ar avea si baba ca oamenii barbã, atunci i-ar zice "ce mai mos de treabã".

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1. BACCHUS hath drowned more men than Neptune. Mai multi se îneacã în bãuturã decât în apã. 2. He would fall on his BACK and break his nose. Cade pe spate si-si frânge nasul. Sim. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a tea-cup. 3. Nothing so BAD but it might have been worse. Rãu cu rãu, dar mai rãu fãrã rãu. 4. Nothing so BAD in which there is not something of good. La tot rãul este si un bine. Var. Nothing but is good for something. Sim. No great loss but some small profit . Cf. ILL LUCK is good for something. 5. As you BAKE, so shall you eat. Cum îti vei gãti, asa vei prânzi. Var. As they brew, so let them bake. Cf. As you make your BED, so you must lie on it / As they BREW, so let them drink 6. Make not a BALK of good ground. Nu da binelui cu piciorul, cã pe urmã o sã-i duci dorul. 7. A BARBER learns to shave by shaving fools. Bãrbierul învatã meseria pe capul prostilor. 8. BE what you would seem to be. Cum ti-e chipul te poartã. Ori te poartã cum ti-e vorba, ori vorbeste cum ti-e portul. Var. Be what you seem, and seem what you are. 9. BEADS about the neck and the devil in the heart. Unde vezi mãtãnii multe, departe, sã nu te muste. Var. The beads in the hand and the devil in capuch. Cf. The CROSS on his breast and the devil in his heart. 10. A BEAN in liberty is better than a comfit in prison. Pasãrea în colivie nu se bucurã, si de e vie. Sim. Liberty is more worth than gold / Lean liberty is better than fat slavery. 11. BEAR and forbear. Rabdã suflete cât poti, nu-ti da taina cãtre toti. Rabdã inimã si taci, cã n-ai alta ce sã faci. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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12. Call the BEAR 'uncle' till you are safe across the bridge. Fã-te frate cu dracu pânã treci puntea. Sai si în spatele dracului pânã vei trece gârla. Sim. Once on shore, we pray no more./ The river past and God forgotten. Cf. The DANGER past and God forgotten. 13. Don't sell the BEAR's skin before you have caught him. Nu vinde pielea ursului înainte de a-l ucide. Nu vinde pielea ursului din pãdure. Ursu-i în pãdure si-i vinde pielea în târg. Sim. Count not four, except you have them in the wallet / Do not halloo till you are out of the wood / Never fry fish till it's caught. Cf. Don't cross the BRIDGE till you come to it / Do not count your CHICKENS before they are hatched / It is not good praising a FORD till a man be over. 14. Take no more on you than you're able to BEAR. Povarã mai grea decât spinarea ta sã nu ridici, ca sã nu te poticnesti. Cf. An ASS endures his burden, but not more than his burden. 15. If the BEARD were all, the goat might preach. Barbã lungã si capra are, dar minte nicicum nu are. Cf. The BRAINS don't lie in the beard. 16. It is not the BEARD that makes the philosopher. Nu barba îl face pe filozof, filozof. 17. BEAUTY carries its dower in its face. Fata frumoasã se mãritã fãrã zestre. Totdeauna fetisoara mãritã pe fetisoara. Sim. A fair face is half a portion. 18. BEAUTY fades like a flower. Frumusetea la om ca floarea la pom. Sim. Beauty is but a blossom. 19. As you make your BED, so you must lie on it. Cum îti vei face patul, asa vei dormi. Cum îti vei asterne, asa vei dormi. Sim. As they brew, so let them bake. Cf. As you BAKE, so shall you eat / As they BREW, so let them drink. 20. Better go to BED supperless than to rise in debt. Cine se culcã flãmând se scoalã fãrã datorii. 21. Early to BED and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Scoalã-te de dimineatã, dacã vrei sã-ti lungesti viata. 22. Who goes to BED supperless, all night tumbles and tosses. Cine se culcã nemâncat codri viseazã. Flãmândul codri viseazã. 23. BEES that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails. Albina în gurã tine mierea cea mai dulce, si în coadã acul cel mai otrãvitor. 24. Better BEG than steal. Mai bine sã ceri decât sã furi. 25. The BEGGAR may sing before the thief. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Sãracul nu se teme de tâlhari. Cel gol trebuintã n-are d-a-si pãzi hainele sale. Sim. A beggar can never be bankrupt. Cf. No NAKED man is sought after to be rifled. 26. A BEGGAR's purse is bottomless. Sacul cersetorului n-are fund. Var. A beggar's purse is always empty / A beggar's scrip is never filled. 27. Better never to BEGIN than never to make an end. Când te apuci de vreo treabã n-o lãsa fãrã ispravã. Cine nu poate sãvârsi un lucru, sã nu se apuce de dânsul. Sim. Let him that beginneth the song make an end. 28. Good to BEGIN well, better to end well. Începutul fie cum o fi, sfârsitul sã fie bun. 29. A bad BEGINNING, a bad ending. A faptelor rele începãturã spre rãu sfârsit pleacã. 30. A good BEGINNING makes a good ending. Care începe bine sfârseste frumos. 31. Every BEGINNING is hard. Tot începutul e greu. Var. All beginnings are hard (difficult). Cf. It is the first STEP that is difficult. 32. Well BEGUN is half done. Lucrul bine început e pe jumãtate fãcut. Treaba bine începutã e pe jumãtate terminatã. Sim. The first blow is half the battle. 33. BELIEVE nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see. Ascultã tot, dar nu crede tot. 34. We soon BELIEVE what we desire. Cine ce pofteste lesne crede. Tot ce cu mare poftã iubim, acela cu mare lesnire credem. 35. A cracked BELL can never sound well. Capul cel tâmpit odorogeste ca un butoi dogit. 36. A BELLY full of gluttony will never study willingly. Stomacul plin nu-nvatã bucuros. Burta plinã nu învatã bine. Sim. Fat paunches have lean pates. 37. Better BELLY burst than good meat lost. Decât sã rãmâie brânza, mai bine sã crape rânza. 38. He whose BELLY is full believes not him who is fasting. Sãtulul nu crede flãmândului. Cf. Little knows the FAT man (sow) what the lean does mean. 39. His BELLY cries cupboard. Stomacul când chiorãieste la demâncare gândeste. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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40. The BELLY wants ears. Cel flãmând n-are urechi de ascultat. Stomacul (Pântecele) gol n-are urechi de ascultat. Var. Hungry bellies have no ears. 41. A BELLYFUL is a bellyful, whether it be meat or drink. Pântecele se umple si cu paie si cu fân. 42. Better BEND than break. Îndoaie-te ca trestia si vântul nu te va rupe. Cf. All that SHAKES falls not. 43. A good BESTILL is worth a groat. Vorba multã, sãrãcia omului. 44. If BETTER were within, better would come out. Din omul bun, bun lucru iese. 45. The BETTER-natured, the sooner undone. Cel mai bun, mai prost. 46. A BIRD in the hand is worth two in the bush. Mai bine vrabia în mânã decât cioara-n par. Nu da vrabia din mânã pe cioara din par. Mai bine o pasãre în colivie decât zece pe gard. Mai bine una si-n colivie decât în vânt o mie. Sim. A feather in hand is better than a bird in the air / Better a fowl in hand nor two flying. 47. Each BIRD loves to hear himself sing. Fiecare pasãre pe limba ei piere. 48. It is an ill BIRD that fouls its own nest. Urâtã pasãre este aceea care îsi spurcã cuibul sãu. 49. Such BIRD, such egg. Rodul dupã sãmântã, ca oul dupã pasãre. Sim. An evil crow, an evil egg / Like crow, like egg. 50. The BIRD is known by his note. Pasãrea dupã glas se cunoaste. Cf. The BIRD is known by his note, the man by his words. 51. The BIRD is known by his note, the man by his words. Pasãrea dupã ce se cunoaste? Dupã cântec. Mojicul dupã ce se cunoaste? Dupã vorbã. Omul dupã grai, ca clopotul dupã sunet, îndatã se cunoaste. Dupã glas cunosti pe om si pe dobitoc. Cf. The BIRD is known by his note. 52. The BIRD loves her nest. Fiecare pasãre îsi iubeste cuibul. Var. Every bird likes his own nest best. 53. The early BIRD catches the worm. Cine se scoalã de dimineatã departe ajunge. Cine pleacã mai de dimineatã ajunge mai-nainte. 54. Thou art a bitter BIRD, said the raven to the starling. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Râde dracul de porumbel si nu se vede pe el. Râde dracul de porumbe negre si pe sine nu se vede. Sim. The kettle calls the pot black-brows (burnt-arse) / The pot calls the kettle black. Cf. The FRYING-PAN said to the kettle, "Avaunt, black brows!" / The KETTLE calls the pot black-brows (burnt- arse). 55. BIRDS of a feather flock together. Cioarã lângã cioarã zboarã. Cioara lângã cioarã trage, alte pãsãri nu-i sunt drage. Cine se potriveste, lesne se-nsoteste. Sim. Likeness causes liking. Cf. LIKE will to like. * Ecclesiasticus 27, 9 / Sirah 27, 9 56. There are no BIRDS of this year in last year's nests. Tot un cuc nu ne cântã în toatã vremea. Nu mai bate vântul care bãtea. 57. Great BIRTH is a very poor dish at table. E de neam mare, dar crescut în sãrãcie. 58. Take the BIT and the buffet with it. Cine-ncalecã mãgarul sã-i sufere nãravul. 59. The hasty BITCH brings forth blind whelps. Cãteaua de pripã îsi naste cãteii fãrã ochi. Cf. HASTE makes waste / Too HASTY burned his lips. 60. BLAB is wist and out it must. Ce-i în gusã, si-n cãpusã. 61. He that is a BLAB is a scab. Gurã spartã, râie curatã. 62. Two BLACKS do not make a white. Înnegrind pe altul nu te albesti pe tine. 63. A BLIND man may sometimes hit the mark. Si gãina oarbã nimereste câte un grãunt. Si o gãinã chioarã scurmând gãseste câteodatã mãrgãritare. Sim. A blind man may perchance catch the hare (crow). 64. A BLIND man will not thank you for a looking-glass. Ce foloseste orbului fata frumoasã? Var. A blind man has no need of a looking-glass. 65. BLIND men should judge no colours. Nu orbul ci cel cu ochi gândeascã de vopsele. 66. If the BLIND lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Orbul pe orb povãtuind cad amândoi în groapã (mormânt). * Matthew 15, 14 / Matei 15, 14 67. Men are BLIND in their own cause. Omul poate povãtui pe altul, dar pe sine niciodatã. 68. There's none so BLIND as those who will not see. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Nu e mai orb decât cel ce nu vrea sã vadã. Var. None so blind as those who won't see. 69. BLOOD is thicker than water. Sângele apã nu se face. Var. Blood is not water. 70. You cannot get BLOOD from a stone. A scoate apã (lapte) din piatrã. Var. You cannot get milk (water) from a stone. 71. Great BOAST and small roast makes unsavoury mouths. Fudulia intrã-n casã, sãrãcia dupã usã. Cioarã mândrã si flãmândã. 72. A little BODY often harbours a great soul. Mic la stat, mare la sfat. Si pitulicea este micã, dar printre pãsãri e voinicã. 73. If you love the BOLL, you cannot hate branches. Pentru fragã si frunza ti-e dragã. 74. The nearer the BONE, the sweeter the flesh. Carnea de lângã os e cea mai dulce. 75. What is bred in the BONE will not out of the flesh. Nãravul din fire n-are lecuire. Nãravu-nrãdãcinat nu poate fi vindecat. Sim. Though you cast out nature with a fork, it will still return. 76. As soon as a man is BORN he begins to die. Omu-i cu moartea dupã cap. Sim. It is as natural to die as to be born / Our lives are but our marches to the grave. Cf. He that is once BORN, once must die. 77. He that is once BORN, once must die. Cine vede nasterea vede si moartea. Ce naste moare. Sim. It is as natural to die as to be born / Our lives are but our marches to the grave. Cf. As soon as a man is BORN he begins to die / All that LIVES must die / All MEN are mortal. 78. The BORROWER is servant to the lender. Cel ce împrumutã este slujitor celui de la care se împrumutã. * Proverbs 22, 7 / Pilde 22, 7 79. He that goes a-BORROWING, goes a-sorrowing. Fã împrumuturi si te gãteste de supãrãri. Datoria e plinã de griji. 80. Cut not the BOUGH that thou standest upon. A-si tãia singur craca de sub picioare. Var. Don't cut the bough you are standing on. 81. A BOW long bent at last waxes weak. Nu întinde coarda pre mult, cã se rupe. Coarda mereu întinsã se rupe. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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82. BOYS will be boys. Copilul trebuie sã fie copil. 83. Great BRAGGERS, little doers. Gurã multã, treabã putinã. Var. They brag most that can do least. Sim. Much bruit and little fruit / Great boast and little roast / Much cry and little wool. Cf. The greatest TALKERS are the least doers / A long TONGUE is a sign of a short hand. 84. The BRAINS don't lie in the beard. Plini de barbã si goi de minte. Barbã mare, minte n-are. Cf. If the BEARD were all, the goat might preach. 85. The BRAYING of an ass does not reach heaven. Glasul mãgarului nu se aude-n cer. Lãtrãtura câinelui si zbierãtura mãgarului nu se aud în cer. Cf. The PRAYERS of the wicked won't prevail. 86. Dry BREAD at home is better than roast meat abroad. Fie pâinea cât de rea tot mai bunã în tara mea. Fie pâinea cât de bunã nu-i bunã-n tarã strãinã. Decât în tarã strãinã, cu pitã si cu slãninã, mai bine în satul tãu, cu mãlaiu cât de rãu. 87. Dry BREAD is better with love than a fat capon with fear. Mai bine pâine neagrã cu dragoste curatã decât albã ca zãpada si plinã de sudalmã. Mai bine varzã acrã cu-nvoialã decât zahãr dulce cu cârtealã. Decât mãmãligã cu unt si sã mã uit în pãmânt, mai bine pâine cu sare si sã mã uit la soare. Sim. Better an egg in peace than an ox in war. 88. Eaten BREAD is soon forgotten. Ceea ce s-a mâncat s-a si uitat. Sim. When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing. 89. Man cannot live by BREAD alone. Nu numai cu pâine va trãi omul. * Matthew 4, 4 / Matei 4, 4 * Luke 4, 4 / Luca 4, 4 * Deuteronomy 8, 3 / Deuteronomul 8, 3 90. Keep (Save) your BREATH to cool your broth (porridge). Nu te bãga unde nu-ti fierbe oala. 91. One man's BREATH another's death. Moartea unora este viata altora. Sim. One man's loss is another man's gain. 92. As they BREW, so let them drink. Cine face gãlusca trebuie s-o si-nghitã. Precum faci, asa tragi. Capul face, capul trage. Cum dumicasi, asa mâncasi. Sim. As they brew, so let them bake. Cf. As you BAKE, so shall you eat / As you make your BED, so you must lie on it. 93. It is meet that a man be at his own BRIDAL. Cine nu se aflã la nunta-i acasã atunci altu-n locu-i joacã cu mireasa. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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94. Don't cross the BRIDGE till you come to it. Nu ridica poalele înainte de a ajunge la gârlã. Pânã ajungi la pârâu nu-ti ridica poalele. Sim. Count not four, except you have them in the wallet / Do not halloo till you are out of the wood / Never fry fish till it's caught. Cf. Don't sell the BEAR's skin before you have caught him / Do not count your CHICKENS before they are hatched / It is not good praising a FORD till a man be over. 95. A new BROOM sweeps clean. Mãtura nouã mãturã bine. Var. New brooms sweep clean. 96. Good BROTH may be made in an old pot. Gãina bãtrânã face ciorba (zeama) bunã. 97. Between two BROTHERS two witness and a notary. Fratele îti scoate ochii. 98. BUILDING and marrying of children are great wasters. Cine si-a mãritat fata si-si clãdeste o casã cunoaste greutãtile vietii. Sim. Building is a sweet impoverishing. 99. He who BUILDS by the roadside has many masters. Cine pe lângã drum zideste multi stãpâni dobândeste. Sim. A house built by the wayside is either too high or too low. 100. He bellows like a BULL, but is as weak as a bulrush. Si broasca e micã, dar gurã mare face. 101. Every man shall bear his own BURDEN. Fiecare îsi va purta sarcina sa. * Galatians 6, 5 / Galateni 6, 5 102. BUSH natural; more hair than wit. Coadã lungã, minte scurtã. Plete lungi si minte scurtã, judecatã mai mãruntã. Sim. Long hair and short wit. 103. One beats the BUSH and another catches the birds. Unul umblã si strãbate si pe alt fericirea-l bate. Unul cascã gura si altul înghite. Sim. Little dogs start the hare, the great get her. Cf. The POOR man turns his cake and another comes and takes it away / One SOWS and another reaps. 104. BUSINESS is business. Frate, frate, dar brânza-i pe bani. Sim. One hand will not wash the other for nothing. 105. The BUTCHER looked for his knife and it was in his mouth. Cautã luleaua si el cu ea-n gurã. Cf. You look for the HORSE you ride on. 106. They that have got good store of BUTTER may lay it thick on their bread. Cine are bea si mãnâncã, cine nu, stã si se uitã. Cine poate oase roade, cine nu nici carne moale. 107. The BUYER needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one. Cine deschide ochii dupã ce cumpãrã, cumpãrã totdeauna marfã proastã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Cine nu deschide ochii deschide punga. Sim. Let the buyer beware.

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1. CABBAGE twice cooked is death. Ciorba încãlzitã mult stricã la stomac. Ciorba încãlzitã nu-i bunã de mâncare. Sim. Take heed of reconciled enemies and of meat twice boiled. Cf. A broken FRIENDSHIP may be soldered, but will never be sound. 2. Render unto CAESAR the things which are Caesar's. Dati Cezarului cele ale Cezarului, iar lui Dumnezeu cele ale lui Dumnezeu. Sim. Every man should take his own. * Matthew 22, 21 / Matei. 22, 21 * Mark 12, 17 / Marcu 12, 17 * Luke 20, 25 / Luca 20, 25 3. You cannot have your CAKE and eat it. Nu poti fi si cu varza unsã si cu slãnina-n pod. Nu poti fi si cu pui si cu ouã si cu gãina grasã. Si cu porcul gras în bãtãturã si cu slãnina-n pod nu se poate. Si sãtul si cu punga plinã nu se poate. 4. It is easier for a CAMEL to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Mai lesne este sã treacã cãmila prin urechile acului decât sã intre un bogat în împãrãtia lui Dumnezeu. * Matthew 19, 24 / Matei 19, 24 * Luke 18, 25 / Luca 18, 25 5. The CAMEL going to seek horns, lost his ears. Cãmila vrând sã dobândeascã coarne si-a pierdut urechile. Nemultumitului i se ia darul. 6. A CANDLE lights others and consumes itself. Omul ca lumânarea, când lumineazã, atunci se sfârseste. 7. It is sometimes good to hold a CANDLE to the devil. E bine a da si dracului o lumânare. Trebuie sã dai câteodatã o lumânare si dracului. Sim. Give the devil his due. 8. When the CANDLES are out, all women are fair. Noaptea si hâdele-s frumoase. Toanta, la lumânare, pare floare. 9. Where the CARCASE is, there shall the eagles be gathered together. Unde este stârvul, acolo se adunã ciorile. Unde-i stârvul mai mare, acolo se strâng toti vulturii. Var. Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the ravens be gathered together. * Matthew 24, 28 / Matei 24, 28 * Luke 17, 37 / Luca 17, 37 10. CARE and diligence bring luck. Sârguinta e muma norocului. Prin muncã si stãruintã vei ajunge la dorintã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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11. A creaking CART goes long on the wheels. Carul care scârtîie acela tine mai mult. Sim. A creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 12. Don't put the CART before the horse. Nu pune carul înaintea boilor. 13. The best CART may overthrow. Si cel mai bun cãrãus rãstoarnã carul pe cel mai bun drum. 14. The CASK savours of the first fill. Tot vasu spre aceia miroase, spre ce sã bagã într-însul mai nainte. Sim. It is kindly that the poke savour of the herring. 15. A blate CAT makes a proud mouse. Când ai pisicã bãtrânã, soarecii-n casã fac stânã. 16. A CAT has nine lives. Are nouã suflete ca pisica. Femeia are nouã suflete, ca pisicile. 17. A CAT in gloves catches no mice. Pisica cu papuci nu prinde soareci. Cu papuci în picioare nu prinde pisica soarecele. 18. A scalded CAT fears cold water. Pisica opãritã fuge si de apã rece. Sim. Once bitten twice shy. Cf. A burnt CHILD dreads the fire / A scalded DOG fears cold water / He that has been bitten by a SERPENT is afraid of a rope / Whom a SERPENT has bitten, a lizard alarms. 19. That that comes of a CAT will catch mice. Ce naste din pisicã soareci mãnâncã. Sim. Cat after kind, good mouse-hunt. Cf. He that comes of a HEN must scrape. 20. The CAT is hungry when a crust contents her. Flãmândului si o bucatã de mãmãligã rece i se pare plãcintã. Sim. Hungry dogs will eat dirty puddings. 21. The CAT would eat fish and would not wet her feet. Pisica dupã peste se prãpãdeste, dar nu si-ar uda labele sã-l prindã. 22. When the CAT's away, the mice will play. Când pisica nu-i acasã, soarecii joacã pe masã. 23. All CATS are grey in the dark. Noaptea toatã vaca-i neagrã. Var. All cats are alike grey in the night. 24. Without CERES and Bacchus, Venus grows cold. Dragoste chioarã pe rogojinã goalã. 25. The CHAIN is no stronger than its weakest link. Dacã se rupe o verigã, tot lantul se desface. Cf. The THREAD breaks where it is weakest. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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26. Old CHAINS gall less than new. Obiceiul usureazã povara. 27. The CHARITABLE give out at the door, and God puts in at the window. Aruncã binele tãu în dreapta si în stânga si la nevoie ai sã-l gãsesti. Binele ce-l faci la oarecine, ti-l întoarce vremea care vine. 28. CHARITY begins at home. Milã mi-e de tine, dar de mine mi se rupe inima. Când casa ta are sete, nu vãrsa apa pe drumuri. Sim. Love your friend, but look to yourself / Every man is nearest himself. 29. CHARITY covers a multitude of sins. Dragostea acoperã multime de pãcate. Dar din dar se face raiul. * 1 Peter 4, 8 / 1 Petru 4, 8 30. Who CHATTERS to you will chatter of you. Cine defaimã pe altul înaintea ta, el si pe tine o sã te defaime înaintea altuia. Cine înaintea noastrã grãieste pe altii de rãu, si pe noi înaintea altora ne va grãi de rãu. 31. Those that eat CHERRIES with great persons shall have their eyes squirted out with the stones. Nu mânca cirese cu unul mai mare la masã cã-ti aruncã sâmburii în nas. Departe de cei mari, când cirese mãnâncã, cã toti sâmburii îi aruncã în obrazul tãu. Cu cei mari nu mânca cirese, nici nu te trage-n degete. Var. Eat peas with the king, and cherries with the beggar. Sim. Share not pears with your master, either in jest or in earnest. 32. Take the CHESTNUTS out of the fire with the cat's paw. A scoate castanele din foc cu mâna altuia. Sim. To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot. Cf. It is good to strike the SERPENT's head with your enemy's hand. 33. Do not count your CHICKENS before they are hatched. Toamna se numãrã bobocii. Sim. Never fry fish till it's caught / / Count not four, except you have them in the wallet / Do not halloo till you are out of the wood. Cf. Don't sell the BEAR's skin before you have caught him / Don't cross the BRIDGE till you come to it / It is not good praising a FORD till a man be over. 34. A burnt CHILD dreads the fire. Cine s-a ars cu ciorbã suflã si în iaurt. Pe cine l-a ars pãsatul suflã si în apã rece. Sim. Once bitten twce shy. Cf. A scalded CAT fears cold water / A scalded DOG fears cold water / He that has been bitten by a SERPENT is afraid of a rope / Whom a SERPENT has bitten, a lizard alarms. 35. A CHILD may have too much of his mother's blessing. Copilul alintat e om stricat. Sim. Give a child till he craves, and a dog while his tail doth wave, and you'll have a fair dog, but a foul knave. 36. The CHILD says nothing, but what it heard by the fire. Astãzi copilul te vinde într-o lingurã de apã. Sim. What children hear at home, soon flies abroad. 37. Better CHILDREN weep than old men. Mai bine sã plângã ei acum decât sã plâng eu mai târziu. Sim. The man who has not been flogged is not educated. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. Spare the ROD and spoil the child. 38. CHILDREN and fools tell the truth. Copiii si nebunii spun adevãrul. Var. Children and fools cannot lie. Cf. DRUNKARDS and fools cannot lie. 39. CHILDREN are poor men's riches. Multimea copiilor, averea omului. 40. CHILDREN when they are little make parents fools, when they are great they make them mad. Copii mici, griji mici, copii mari, griji mari. Var. Children when little make parents fool, when great, mad. 41. A CHIP off the old block. Tandãra nu sare departe de trunchi. Aschia nu sare departe de pomul tãiat. Var. A chip of the old block. Cf. An APPLE never falls far from the tree / Like FATHER, like son / Like MOTHER, like daughter. 42. CHRISTMAS comes but once a year. Nu întotdeauna e ziua de Pasti. Nu e întotdeauna vinerea mare. Cf. Every DAY is not Sunday. 43. CHRISTMAS in mud, Easter in snow. Cine umblã la Crãciun în cãmase, la Pasti umblã cu cojoc. Var. Green Christmas brings white Easter. 44. The nearer the CHURCH, the farther from God. Cu trupul în bisericã si cu gândul la dracu. Sim. He has one face to God and another to the devil. 45. A piece of CHURCHYARD fits everybody. Pãmântul te naste, pãmântul te creste, pãmântul te mistuieste. 46. Hasty CLIMBERS have sudden falls. Cine sare cam sus îndatã cade jos. Sim. The bigger they are, the harder they fall / The higher standing, the lower fall / The higher the mountain, the greater descent. 47. No fine CLOTH can hide the clown. Porcu-i tot porc si-n ziua de Pasti. 48. Every CLOUD has a silver lining. Nici un rãu fãrã bine. 49. After black CLOUDS, clear weather. Dupã nori îi si senin, dupã dragoste si suspin. Dupã vreme rea, si senin. Cf. After a STORM comes a calm. 50. Cut your COAT according to your cloth. Întinde petecul numai cât ajunge, cã se rupe. Sim. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. Cf. Stretch your LEGS according to your coverlet. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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51. Do not look at the COAT, but at what is under the coat. Nu te uita la cojoc, ci te uitã la ce e sub cojoc. Nu te uita la haine, ci la ce este în haine. 52. It is not the gay COAT that makes the gentleman. Haina nu face pe om (medic). Cf. The COWL does not make the monk. 53. Near is my COAT, but nearer is my shirt. Cãmasa e mai aproape de piele decât haina. Cãmasa e mai aproape decât sumanul. Mai aproape-i cãmasa decât cojocul. Sim. Near is my doublet (kirtle, petticoat), but nearer is my smock. Cf. Near is my SHIRT, but nearer is my skin. 54. The COAT makes the man. Haina face pe om. Dupã coajã se vede pomul, dupã hainã omul. Sim. Apparel makes the man / The garment makes the man / Fine feathers make fine birds / Dress up a stick and it does not appear to be a stick. 55. Under a ragged COAT lies wisdom. Sub frunza cea mai proastã se gãseste poama coaptã. Cf. Never judge from APPEARANCES. 56. Let the COBBLER stick to his last. Cizmarul pentru cizme numai rãspunde, iar nu si pentru nãdragi. Var. Let not the cobbler (shoemaker) go beyond his last. 57. A COCK is bold on his own dunghill. Tot cocosul pe gunoiul lui cântã. Cocosul stãpân pe gunoiul sãu. Var. Every cock crows on his own dunghill. Sim. Every dog is a lion at home / Every dog is valiant at his own door. Cf. Every man is a KING in his own house. 58. A ragged COLT may make a good horse. Dintr-o iapã tigãneascã iese un cal boieresc. Sim. Wanton kittens make sober cats. 59. The COMFORTER's head never aches. Durere strãinã sã-i fie de bine. 60. COMMAND your man and do it yourself. Singur cine îsi gãteste, el mai cu poftã prânzeste. 61. He is not fit to COMMAND others that cannot command himself. Cine nu se poate stãpâni pe sine, cum sã stãpâneascã pe altul? Sim. He that is master of himself will soon be master of others. 62. He who COMMENCES many things finishes but few. Cine se apucã de multe, putine terminã. Când de multe de apuci, mai pe toate le încurci. Var. He who begins many things finishes but few. Sim. Overdoing is doing nothing to purpose. 63. Evil COMMUNICATIONS corrupt good manners. Adunãrile cele rele stricã deprinderile cele bune. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Exemplele rele stricã moravurile bune. * 1 Corinthians 15, 33 / 1 Corinteni 15, 33 64. There is no COMPANION like the penny. Prietenul omului este punga cu bani si sacul cu mãlai. 65. Better be alone than in bad COMPANY. Mai bine singur în casã decât în rea adunare. Sim. Better to be beaten than be in bad company. 66. Ill COMPANY brings many a man to the gallows. Cine are tovarãs nerod ajunge din pod în glod. 67. CONFESS and be hanged. Cine cuteazã sã spunã adevãrul poate lesne umbla bãtut ca mãrul. 68. A good CONSCIENCE is a soft pillow. Cugetul bun e cea mai moale pernã. Sim. A good conscience is a continual feast. 69. A guilty CONSCIENCE feels continual fear. Omul de vinã se teme si de umbrã. Var. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. Cf. The THIEF does fear each bush an officer. 70. CONTENT is happiness. Bunã fericire nu stã în bogãtie, ci într-o multumire a inimii de starea ei. 71. CONTENT lodges oftener in cottages than palaces. Mai multã fericire e în bordeiul sãracului decât în palatul bogatului. 72. No man is CONTENT with his lot. Nimeni nu-i multumit cu soarta lui. Sim. None is satisfied with his fortune. 73. They need much whom nothing will CONTENT. Lacomul, si sãtul, flãmând este. 74. Too many COOKS spoil the broth. Cu douã bucãtãrese iese ciorba prea sãratã sau nesãratã. Copilul cu multe moase rãmâne cu buricul netãiat. Unde sunt douã cumnate, rãmân vase nespãlate. Unde sunt nouã fete, moare pisica de sete. Unde sunt popi multi, moare pruncul nebotezat. 75. A threefold CORD is not quickly broken. Sfoara pusã în trei nu se rupe degrabã. Funia cea îndoitã cu mult mai mult tine decât cea dezdoitã. * Ecclesiastes 4, 12 / Ecclesiastul 4, 12 76. In much CORN is some cockle. Nu e grâu fãrã neghinã. Cf. Every GRAIN has its bran. 77. He that counts all COSTS will never put plough in the earth. Cine socoteste câte foi intrã-n plãcintã niciodatã nu mãnâncã plãcintã. Dacã socoti plãcinta din câte pãturi îi, n-o mai mãnânci. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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78. Give neither COUNSEL nor salt till you are asked for it. Nu da sfat, neîntrebat. Nu da povatã celui ce nu ti-o cere, cãci nu te ascultã. Sare, pânã nu cere, sã nu-i dai cuiva. Sim. Come not to counsel uncalled. 79. The COUNSEL thou wouldst have another keep, first keep it thyself. E lesne a povãtui si anevoie a se povãtui. 80. He that will not be COUNSELLED cannot be helped. Cine nu primeste sfat nu e nici de ajutat. Sim. In vain he craves advice that will not follow it. 81. Though thou hast never so many COUNSELLORS, yet do not forsake the counsel of thy own soul. Pe toti sã-i asculti, dar din mintea ta sã nu iesi. Sã asculti de toatã lumea, dar dintr-ale tale sã nu iesi. 82. So many COUNTRIES, so many customs. Câte tãri, atâtea obiceie. Câte bordeie, atâtea obiceie. Cf. Every LAND has its own law. 83. In the COUNTRY of the blind the one-eyed man is king. În tara orbilor chiorul este împãrat. Chiorul între orbi este împãrat (rege). Var. In the Kingdom of blind men, the one-eyed is king. 84. Where is well with me, there is my COUNTRY. Unde omul se multumeste, acolo raiul îl gãseste. Sim. A wise (valiant) man esteems every place to be his own country. 85. Full of COURTESY, full of craft. Limbã dulce, dos viclean. În fatã te netezeste si în spate te ciopleste. 86. All COVET, all lose. Cine doreste mult pierde si pe cel putin. Sim. Grasp all, lose all. Cf. He that too much EMBRACETH holds little. 87. A COVETOUS man does nothing that he should till he dies. Dacã scumpul moare, atunci îi învie averea. Cf. He is like a SWINE, he'll never do good while he lives. 88. A COVETOUS man serves his riches, not they him. Nu scumpul stãpâneste banii, ci banii stãpânesc pe scump. Scumpul nu e stãpân pe banii lui, ci banii îl stãpânesc pe el. Sim. The rich are rather possessed by their money than possessors. 89. The COVETOUS spends more than the liberal. Scumpul mai mult pãgubeste si lenesul mai mult aleargã. 90. COVETOUSNESS breaks the bag. Lãcomia sparge sacul. Var. Covetousness bursts the sack / Too much breaks the bag. Sim. Over covetous was never good. Cf. You can have TOO MUCH of a good thing.. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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91. It is idle to swallow the COW and choke on the tail. Tot boul l-am mâncat si la coadã m-am ostenit. Var. To swallow an ox, and be choked with the tail. 92. Let him that owns the COW, take her by the tail. Las, sã-i rupã coada a cui-i vaca. 93. Set a COW to catch a hare. A prinde iepurele cu carul. 94. The COW gives a good pail of milk and then kicks it over. Vaca rea dã cu piciorul când umple ciubãrul. 95. The COWL does not make the monk. Rasa nu te face cãlugar. Nu tot ce poartã rasã si camilafcã e cãlugãr. Var. The hood (habit) does not make the monk. Cf. It is not the gay COAT that makes the gentleman. 96. Plant the CRAB-TREE where you will, it will never bear pippins. Pomul pãduret, pãdurete poame scoate. 97. CREDITORS have better memories than debtors. Cine dã nu uitã; uitã cel care ia. 98. He that dwells next door to a CRIPPLE will learn to halt. Cu schiopul împreunã de vei locui, te-nveti si tu a schiopãta. Cu schiopii la un loc de sezi, te înveti sã schiopãtezi. 99. He that mocks a CRIPPLE, ought to be whole. Pânã a nu râde de cel ce schiopãteazã, bagã de seamã bine, dacã tu umbli cu mult mai bine. Nu râde de altii, uitã-te la tine. Sim. If you mock the lame, you will go so yourself in time. 100. That which is CROOKED cannot be made straight. Ce-i strâmb nu se poate îndrepta. * Ecclesiastes 1, 15 / Ecclesiastul 1, 15 101. Every man has his CROSS to bear. Fiecare îsi are necazurile sale. Cf. Every HEART has its own ache. 102. The CROSS on his breast and the devil in his heart. Crestin cu crucea-n sân, cu dracu de-a spinare. A umbla cu crucea-n sân si cu dracu în inimã. Sim. The beads in the hand and the devil in capuch. Cf. BEADS about the neck and the devil in the heart. 103. A CROW is never the whiter for washing herself often. Corbul în zadar se spalã, cã negreata nu si-o pierde. Pe arap, cât de mult îl vei spãla tot negru va rãmânea. 104. Breed up a CROW and he will tear out your eyes. Creste puii tãi, cã de ei ai sã piei. Var. He has brought up a bird to pick out his own eyes. Cf. To nourish a SNAKE (viper) in one's bosom. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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105. The CROW thinks her own bird fairest. Ciorii i se par puii ei de pãun. Si cioara îsi laudã puii. Var. The owl thinks her own young fairest. Cf. FAIR is not fair, but that which pleases. 106. CROWS will not pick out crows' eyes. Corb la corb nu scoate ochii. Cioarã la cioarã nu-si scoate ochii. Var. Hawks will not pick out hawks' eyes. 107. Put not an embroidered CRUPPER on an ass. Frâiele de aur nu fac mai bun calul. Cf. My old MARE would have a new crupper. 108. CURSES, like chickens, come home to roost. Cine pe altii blesteamã, urgii asupra îsi cheamã. 109. CUSTOM is a second nature. Obisnuinta-ioadoua naturã. Deprindereaeadoua naturã. Obiceiul dupã lege, a doua fire se-ntelege. 110. CUSTOM rules the law. În sânge se preface datina. Deprinderea se face fire. Sim. The command of custom is great.

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1. Where the DAM leaps over, the kid follows. Pe unde a sãrit capra trebuie sã sarã si iada. Capra sare masa, iada sare casa. Sim. As the old cock crows, so crows the young / The young pig grunts like the old sow. 2. He that runs into DANGER must expect to perish therein. Cel care iubeste primejdia va cãdea într-însa. Sim. He that brings himself into needless dangers, dies the devil's martyr. * Ecclesiasticus 3, 26 / Sirah 3, 26 3. The DANGER past and God forgotten. Dupã a noastrã scãpare, nici un sfânt cinste mai are. Sim. Once on shore, we pray no more./ The river past and God forgotten Cf. Call the BEAR uncle' till you are safe across the bridge . 4. He that would the DAUGHTER win must with the mother first begin. Vezi mama, apoi fata. Var. He that would the mistress win must with the maid first begin. Sim. Praise the child, and you make love to the mother. 5. DAUGHTERS and dead fish are no keeping wares. Fata pânã-i mãrita, zile negre vei noda. Sim. Marry your daughter and eat fresh fish betimes / Marry your daughters betimes, lest they marry themselves. 6. All's alike at the latter DAY: a bag of gold and wisp of hay. Moartea nu va sã stie de averi, de bogãtie. Sim. Death is the great leveller / Six feet of earth make all men equal / At the end of the game the King and the pawn http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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go into the same bag. Cf. DEATH makes equal the high and low / The END makes all equal. 7. Every DAY is not Sunday. Nu-i toatã ziua duminecã. Var. Every day is no Yule-day. Cf. CHRISTMAS comes but once a year. 8. He that fights and runs away may live to fight another DAY. Fuga e rusinoasã, dar e sãnãtoasã. 9. Praise a fair DAY at night. Dupã ce apune soarele laudã ziua. Ziua bunã se laudã seara. Sã nu zici "ce zi frumoasã" pânã nu va însera. Nu preamãri ziua pânã nu apune soarele. Var. Praise day at night, and life at the end. Sim. The evening crowns the day / Say no ill of the year till it be past. 10. Sufficient unto the DAY is the evil thereof. Ajunge zilei rãutatea ei. Sim. No day passes without some grief. * Matthew 6, 34 / Matei 6, 34 11. DEAD men don't bite. Cine moare nu mai miscã. 12. It is only the DEAD who do not return. Mortul de la groapã nu se mai întoarce. 13. Let the DEAD bury their dead. Lasã mortii sã-si îngroape mortii lor. Var. Let the dead bury the dead and (let) the living lead a gay life. Cf. We must LIVE by the quick (living), not by the dead. * Matthew 8, 22 / Matei 8, 22 14. Say nothing of the DEAD but what is good. De morti nu trebuie sã vorbesti decât de bine. Sim. Never speak ill of the dead / Speak well of the dead. 15. There's none so DEAF as those who will not hear. Nu e mai surd decât cel care nu vrea sã audã. Nu e mai surd ca surdul ce se face cã nu aude. Var. None so deaf as those who won't hear. 16. After DEATH the doctor. I-a venit doctorul dupã moarte. 17. DEATH keeps no calendar. Moartea nu spune când vine. 18. DEATH makes equal the high and low. Mor întocmai ca tot omul si bogatul ca si robul. Sim. Death is the great leveller / At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag / Six feet of earth make all men equal. Cf. All's alike at the latter DAY: a bag of gold and wisp of hay / The END makes all equal. 19. Fear of DEATH is worse than death itself. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Cine se teme de moarte si-a pierdut viata. 20. The DEATH of the wolves is the safety of the sheep. Moartea lupului e sãnãtatea oilor. 21. DEATHS foreseen come not. Moartea nu vine când o chemi, ci te ia când nu te temi. 22. Of ill DEBTORS men take oats. De la un datornic rãu s-un sac de paie este bun. De la un datornic rãu nu vei lua nimic decât la poarta raiului. Cf. From a bad PAYMASTER get what you can. 23. He who pays his DEBTS begins to make a stock. Omul e avut când nu e dator nimic. Cine nu e dator e destul de bogat. Sim. Out of debt, out of danger. 24. A good DEED is never lost. Fapta bunã nu moare niciodatã. Sim. One never loses by doing a good turn. Cf. DO well and have well / One good TURN deserves another. 25. DEEDS are males, and words are females. Vorbele sunt femei, faptele sunt bãrbati. 26. DEEDS, not words. Faptele, faptele nu oala cu laptele. Cf. ACTIONS speak louder than words. 27. All is not lost that is DELAYED. Amânarea nu-i pierzare. Ce s-a amânat nu s-a uitat. Sim. Delays are not denials. 28. He that asks faintly begs a DENIAL. Cel neîndrãznet pierde multe bunuri. 29. It is easier to DESCEND than to ascend. Într-un an de zile te sui la deal si într-un ceas te scobori la vale. 30. He that has shipped the DEVIL must make the best of him. Bagi pe dracul în casã cu lãutari, si nu-l poti scoate cu sute de arhierei. Aduci pe dracul în casã cu lãutari si apoi nu-l scoti cu o mie de popi. Sim. He that takes the devil into his boat must carry him over the sound. 31. One DEVIL drives out another. Dracu alb mãnâncã p-ãl negru. Sim. One poison drives out another. Cf. LIKE cures like / One NAIL drives out another. 32. Talk of the DEVIL, and he is bound to appear. Vorbesti de dracul si el din dreptul tãu. Sim. The devil is never nearer than when we are talking of him / The devil is never far off. Cf. Talk of the WOLF and his tail appears. 33. The DEVIL is not so black as he is painted. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Dracul nu e asa de negru cum îl zugrãvesc oamenii. Nu e dracul asa de negru cum se spune. Sim. The lion is not so fierce as he is painted. 34. The DEVIL knows many things because he is old. Fã-ti cruce mare, cã e dracu bãtrân. 35. The DEVIL loves no holy water. Fuge ca dracul de tãmâie. 36. The DEVIL lurks behind the cross. Câte cruci vei face dracul tot la spate sade. 37. The DEVIL was sick, the devil a monk would be; the devil was well, the devil a monk was he. Dracu când a îmbãtrânit, atunci s-a cãlugãrit. Var. The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be. 38. The DEVIL's meal is all bran. Fãina dracului se preface toatã în tãrâte. 39. DIAMOND cut diamond. Cu diamantul se taie diamantul. 40. A man can DIE but once. O moarte are omul. Fiecare-i dator c-o moarte. 41. Better DIE with honour than live with shame. Mai bine moarte cinstitã decât viata necinstitã. Mai bine mort decât cu rusinea în nas. Var. A fair death honours the whole life / Better a glorious death than a shameful life. 42. The DIE is cast. Zarurile au fost aruncate. 43. He that DIED half a year ago is as dead as Adam. Ce intrã în pãmânt curând se uitã. Cine a murit an, an s-a îngropat. Sim. To dead men and absent there are no friends left. 44. Cast no DIRT into the well that hath given you water. Nu scuipa în put, cãci se poate întâmpla sã bei din el. Nu turbura fântâna ce te-a îndestulat. 45. A DISEASE known is half cured. Boala cunoscutã (stiutã) e pe jumãtate vindecatã. Sim. A danger foreseen is half avoided. 46. Desperate DISEASES must have desperate remedies. Pe durerea mare alta mai mare o tãmãduieste. Var. Desperate cuts must have desperate remedies. 47. DISEASES come on horseback, but go away on foot. Boala vine cu posta si se întoarce pe jos. Cf. MISCHIEF comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce. 48. Of two DISPUTANTS, the warmer is generally in the wrong. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Cine nu are dreptate, acela tipã mai tare. Vinovatul mai mare gurã face. 49. Make me a DIVINER and I will make thee rich. Fã-mã, de poti, prooroc, ca sã te fac cu noroc. Fã-mã, Doamne, prooroc, sã te fac împãrat. 50. DO as I say, not as I do. Nu faceti ce fac eu, ci faceti ce zic eu. Cf. DO as the friar says, not as he does. 51. DO as the friar says, not as he does. Fã ce zice popa, nu face ce face el. Ce zice popa sã faci, dar ce face popa sã nu faci. Cf. DO as I say, not as I do. 52. DO as you may if you can't do as you would. Când nu putem face ce voim, trebuie sã voim ce putem. Fã ce poti, când n-ai alta de fãcut. Sim. If we can't as we would, we must do as we can / He that may not do as he would, must do as he may. 53. DO as you would be done by. Ce tie nu-ti place altuia nu face. Cf. DO unto others as you would they should do unto you. 54. DO not all you can; spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know. Nu spune tot ce stii, nu crede tot ce auzi. 55. DO right and fear no man. Fã-ti datoria si nu te teme. Fã bine si nu te teme de nimene. Sim. Do well and dread no shame. 56. DO unto others as you would they should do unto you. Ceea ce vreti sã vã facã vouã oamenii, faceti si voi lor. Cf. DO as you would be done by. * Matthew 7, 12 / Matei 7, 12 * Luke 6, 31 / Luca 6, 31 57. DO well and have well. Bine faci, bine gãsesti. Cine face bine, bine gãseste. Sim. Do good: thou doest it for thyself. Cf. A good DEED is never lost / One good TURN deserves another. 58. If thou thyself canst DO it, attend no other's help or hand. Ce poti face singur nu astepta sã-ti facã altii. 59. If you want a thing well done, DO it yourself. Carele însusi face, face cât trei. 60. Self DO, self have. Cine face, siesi face. Cine face, lui îsi face. 61. A barking DOG never bites. Câinele care latrã nu muscã. Câinele ce mult latrã niciodatã nu muscã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Var. Barking dogs seldom bite. Sim. His bark is worse than his bite / Great barkers are no biters / Brag's a good dog, but dares not bite. 62. A living DOG is better than a dead lion. Mai bine un câine viu decât un leu mort. * Ecclesiastes 9, 4 / Ecclesiastul 9, 4 63. A scalded DOG fears cold water. Câinele, când l-ai opãrit, fuge si de apã rece. Sim. Once bitten twice shy. Cf. A scalded CAT fears cold water / A burnt CHILD dreads the fire / He that has been bitten by a SERPENT is afraid of a rope / Whom a SERPENT has bitten, a lizard alarms. 64. An old DOG barks not in vain. Câinele bãtrân nu latrã degeaba. Cf. If the old DOG barks, he gives counsel. 65. Beware of a silent DOG and still water. Fereste-te de câine mut si de om tãcut. Cel tãcut si smerit ca apa cea linã ce îndatã te însalã. Var. Beware of a silent man and still water. 66. DOG does not eat dog. Câine pe câine nu mãnâncã. Lupii nu se mãnâncã între dânsii. 67. He that keeps another man's DOG shall have nothing left him but the line. Nu da pâine câinilor altuia, cã te latrã ai tãi. 68. He that would hang his DOG gives out first that he is mad. Cine vrea sã-si ucidã câinele sãu destul sã zicã cã e turbat. Sim. Give a dog a bad name and hang him. Cf. It is easy to find a STICK to beat a dog. 69. If the old DOG barks, he gives counsel. Când latrã un câine bãtrân sã iesi afarã. Câine bãtrân sã te pãzesti, din casa ta sã nu izgonesti. Cf. If you wish good ADVICE, consult an old man / An old DOG barks not in vain. 70. Like the gardener's DOG, that neither eats cabbages himself, nor lets anybody else. Câinele sade pe fân: nici mãnâncã, nici va sã lase calul mãcar sã-l miroase. Câinele osul nu-l roade si nici pe altul nu-l lasã sã-l roadã. 71. Love me, love my DOG. Cinsteste pe câine pentru al sãu stãpân. Pentru stãpân si pe câine mângâi. 72. You cannot teach an old DOG new tricks. Calul bãtrân cu greu se învatã la ham. Var. It is hard to teach an old dog tricks. 73. Cut off a DOG's tail and he will be a dog still. În zadar gugulesti coada de câine, cã tot aceea rãmâne. 74. Dead DOGS bite not. Câinele mort nu mai muscã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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75. DOGS bark, but the caravan goes on. Câinii latrã, caravana trece. Cf. The MOON does not heed the barking of dogs. 76. DOGS wag their tails, not so much in love to you as to your bread. Nu te încrede în câinele care dã din coadã. Miluieste câinele de vrei sã-ti fâtâie coada. 77. If you lie down with DOGS, you will get up with fleas. Cine doarme cu câinii se scoalã plin de purici. Var. He that sleeps with dogs must rise up with fleas. 78. Let sleeping DOGS lie. Nu destepta câinele care doarme. Când doarme câinele lasã-l în pace. Sim. Wake not a sleeping lion. 79. Many DOGS may easily worry* one hare. Multi câini sunt moartea iepurelui. *kill 80. Two DOGS strive for a bone, and a third runs away with it. Când doi se ceartã al treilea câstigã. 81. Two DOGS to one bone, may never accord in one. Doi câini se nãrãvesc la un os. Var. Two dogs over one bone seldom agree. 82. By DOING nothing we learn to do ill. Lucrul face sãnãtate, trândãvia tot pãcate. Cf. IDLENESS is the mother of all vice. 83. In DOING we learn. Fãcând înveti sã faci. Cel ce munceste învatã. 84. What's DONE cannot be undone. Lucrul fãcut nu se mai poate desface. Ce-i fãcut e bun fãcut. Sim. Things done cannot be undone / The thing that's done has an end. 85. An open DOOR may tempt a saint. Usa deschisã pe oricine primeste. 86. The back DOOR robs the house. Casa cu douã usi e greu de pãzit. Sim. A postern door makes a thief / Ease makes thief / The hole calls the thief. Cf. An open DOOR may tempt a saint / OPPORTUNITY makes the thief. 87. At open DOORS dogs come in. Câinele nu intrã dacã nu-i usa deschisã. 88. When DRINK is in, wit is out. Omul la betie cade-n nebunie. 89. The more one DRINKS, the more one may. Cine a bãut o sã bea; cine a furat o sã fure. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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90. The last DROP makes the cup run over. Picãtura cea mai de pe urmã vasul gãureste. Sim. The last straw breaks the camel's back. 91. Constant DROPPING wears away the stone. Picãturile îndesate gãuresc si piatra. Picãtura micã gãureste piatra tare. * Job 14, 19 / Iov 14, 19 92. Many DROPS make a shower. Picãturã cu picãturã se face lacul mare. Apele mici fac râurile mari. Strop dupã strop face siroi de apã. Sim. Large streams from little fountains flow. Cf. MANY small make a great / PENNY and penny laid up will be many. 93. A DROWNING man will clutch at a straw. Omul când e sã se înece se agatã si de un pai. Omul care se îneacã se agatã de orice scândurã. Omul la nevoie se prinde si de ascutisul sãbiei. 94. He that killeth a man when he is DRUNK must be hanged when he is sober. El ce face la betie se cãeste la trezie. 95. DRUNKARDS and fools cannot lie. Copiii, nebunii si omul beat vorbesc adevãrul. De la nebun si de la beat adevãrul este lesne de aflat. Var. Drunkards and fools speak truth. Cf. CHILDREN and fools tell the truth. 96. He who gives a DUCK, expects a goose. Dã un ou ca sã ai un bou. A da azi un ou ca sã capeti mâine un bou. Dã una ca sã-ti dea zece. 97. All are of the DUST, and all turn to dust again. Amândoi au iesit di pulbere si amândoi în pulbere se întorc. * Ecclesiastes 3, 20; 12, 7 / Ecclesiastul 3, 20; 12, 7 * Genesis 3, 19 / Facerea 3, 19 * Psalms 145, 4 / Psalmii 145, 4 98. He that blows in the DUST fills his eyes with it. Cine suflã-n foc îi sar scânteile în ochi.

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1. EAGLES do not breed doves. Bufnita nu cloceste privighetori. 2. EAGLES don't catch flies. Vulturul nu vâneazã muste. Vulturul dupã muste nicicum aleargã. 3. In at one EAR and out at the other. Pe-o ureche intrã si pe alta iese. Ce intrã pe o ureche iese pe alta. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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4. He who has EARS to hear, let him hear. Cine are urechi de auzit sã audã. * Mark 4, 9; 4, 23 / Marcu 4, 9; 4, 23 5. Nature has given us two EARS, two eyes and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak. O gurã numai are omul si urechi douã, dar dimpotrivã mai mult grãieste decât ascultã. 6. EASY come, easy go. În dar a venit, în dar s-a dus. De haram a venit, de haram s-a dus. Sim. Quickly come, quickly go / So got, so gone. Cf. LIGHTLY gained, quickly lost / Come with the WIND, go with the water. 7. EAT at pleasure, drink by measure. La mâncare sã ai cumpãtare si la bãuturã sã fii cu mãsurã. 8. EAT till you sweat and work till you freeze. Lucreazã de-ngheatã si mãnâncã de-asudã. 9. EAT to live, not live to eat. Omul nu trãieste sã mãnânce, ci mãnâncã sã trãiascã. 10. He that EATS least, eats most. Cine mãnâncã putin mãnâncã de mai multe ori. 11. Better an EGG today than a hen tomorrow. E mai bun oul de azi decât gãina de mâine. Mai bine astãzi oul decât mâine boul. 12. He that will steal an EGG will steal an ox. Cine furã azi un ou, mâine va fura un bou. Cine furã azi o ceapã, mâine furã si o iapã. Azi o ceapã, mâine o iapã, poimâine herghelia toatã. Cf. He that will steal a PIN will steal a better thing. 13. You cackle often, but never lay an EGG. Gãina care cotcodãceste mult nu ouã. Gãina care cântã nu ouã. 14. He that too much EMBRACETH holds little. Cine îmbrãtiseazã multe putine adunã. Sim. Grasp all, lose all. Cf. All COVET, all lose. 15. Better is the END of a thing than the beginning thereof. Mai bun este sfârsitul unui lucru decât începutul. * Ecclesiastes 7, 8 / Ecclesiastul 7, 8 16. Everything has an END. Tot începutul are si sfârsit. Toate sunt pânã la o vreme. 17. The END crowns the work. Sfârsitul laudã începutul. La toate urma alege. Sim. The end tries all / The evening crowns the day. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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18. The END justifies the means. Scopul scuzã mijloacele. Sim. He that wills the end, wills the means. 19. The END makes all equal. Moartea împacã pe toti. Sim. Death is the great leveller / Six feet of earth make all men equal / At the end of the game the King and the pawn go into the same bag. Cf. All's alike at the latter DAY: a bag of gold and wisp of hay / DEATH makes equal the high and low. 20. Think on the END before you begin. Întâi gândeste, apoi porneste. Cf. First THINK, and then speak. 21. He that ENDURES is not overcome. Rãbdarea trece marea. Omul cu rãbdarea trece chiar si marea. Sim. He that can stay obtains / Perseverance overcomes all things. 22. He that ENDURETH to the end shall be saved. Cel ce va rãbda pânã la sfârsit, acela se va mântui. * Matthew 10, 22; 24, 13 / Matei 10, 22; 24, 13 * Mark 13, 13 / Marcu 13, 13 23. If you have no ENEMIES it's a sign fortune has forgot you. Cine n-are dusmani nu-i om. 24. Better an open ENEMY than a false friend. Mai bine vrãjmas c-o fatã, decât prieten cu douã fete. Cf. Nothing worse than a familiar ENEMY. 25. For a flying ENEMY make a golden bridge. Inamicului care se duce, fã-i pod. Vrãjmasul când si-aratã spatele bate-l cu aur în spate. Var. For a flying enemy make a silver bridge / It is good to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy. 26. If you would make an ENEMY, lend a man money, and ask it of him again. Cui îi dai pe datorie, nu-l mai vezi în prãvãlie; pierzi prieteni, pierzi si bani, ba îti capeti si dusmani. Când îi dai îi fatã vaca, când îi ceri îi moare vitelul. Sim. When I lent, I had a friend; but when I asked, he was unkind. Cf. Lend your MONEY and lose your friend. 27. Make your ENEMY your friend. Dusmanului sã-i dai pâine si sare. Dusmanul cel mai rãu cu pâine ti-l câstigi. 28. Nothing worse than a familiar ENEMY. De hotii din casã nu te poti feri. Cf. Better an open ENEMY than a false friend. 29. One ENEMY can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Un singur dusman e destul sã dãrâme ce au lucrat o mie de prieteni. Cf. One ENEMY is too many; and a hundred friends too few. 30. One ENEMY is too many; and a hundred friends too few. Decât un dusman, mai bine zece prieteni. Cf. One ENEMY can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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31. There is no little ENEMY. Nu dispretui pe nici un inimic, fie cât de mic. Sim. Though thy enemy seem a mouse, yet watch him like a lion. 32. Believe no tales from an ENEMY's tongue. La cuvântul vrãjmasului nici cum sã pui temei, cã-n viclenie te pândeste. 33. An ENGLISHMAN's home is his castle. Vatra mea, palatul meu. Var. A man's house is his castle. Sim. East, west, home's best / Home is home, though it be never so homely. Cf. One's own HEARTH is gowd's worth / There is no PLACE like home. 34. An old ENSIGN is a captain's honour. Steagul cel vechi, cinstea osteanului. Steagul cel mai zdrentuit, cinstea oastei. 35. Better be ENVIED than pitied. Mai bine sã te pizmuiascã cineva decât sã te plângã. 36. ENVY always shoots at a high mark. Om mare fãrã vrãjmasi nu este. 37. ENVY never dies. Pizma nu moare niciodatã. 38. ENVY shoots at others, and wounds herself. Cine are ochi pizmasi si lui însusi e vrãjmas. Pizma este ca cariul în inima copacului. Pizma pe nesimtite inima ti-o mãnâncã, ca rugina pe fier. 39. Welcome EVIL if thou comest alone. Vino necazule, dar vino singur. 40. Of two EVILS choose the least (less). Din douã rele alege pe cel mai mic. 41. The EVILS we bring on ourselves are the hardest to bear. Ce-si face omul singur, nici dracul nu poate sã-i desfacã. 42. EXAMPLE is better than precept. Ca pilda nici un dascãl mai bun. Cf. A good EXAMPLE is the best sermon. 43. The EXCEPTION proves the rule. Exceptia confirmã regula. 44. He who EXCUSES himself, accuses himself. Cine se scuzã, se acuzã. 45. EXPERIENCE is the best teacher. Cel mai bun dascãl e pãtania. Pe om în viatã pãtaniile-l învatã. Cf. EXPERIENCE is the mother of knowledge. 46. EXPERIENCE is the mother of knowledge. Cine a pãtit multe stie multe. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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Tot pãtitu-i priceput. Var. Experience is the mother of wisdom. Cf. ADVERSITY makes a man wise, not rich / EXPERIENCE is the best teacher. 47. EXPERIENCE without learning is better than learning without experience. Omul învãtat, dar nepãtit, e ca pusca fãrã praf. 48. An EYE for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. Ochi pentru ochi si dinte pentru dinte. * Matthew 5, 38 / Matei 5, 38 49. The EYE is bigger than the belly. Pântecele se saturã, dar ochii niciodatã. A avea ochii mai mari decât burta (pântecele). 50. The EYE is the mirror of the soul. Ochii sunt oglinda sufletului (inimii). Var. The eyes are the window of the soul. 51. The EYE lets in love. O cãutãturã dulce la dragoste te duce. Ochii si sprâncenele fac toate pãcatele si leagã dragostele. Dragostea de un' se-ncepe? / De la ochi, de la sprâncene, / De la sân cu drãgãnele. Sim. Looks breed love. Cf. The HEART's letter is read in the eye. 52. The EYE of the master does more work than both his hands. Ochii stãpânului mai mult spor fac decât amândouã mâinile. 53. The master's EYE makes the horse fat. Ochiul stãpânului îngrasã calul (vita). 54. To cry with one EYE, and laugh with the other. Cu un ochi râde si cu altul plânge. 55. What the EYE doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over. Ochii vãd, inima cere, dar e rãu când n-ai putere. Cf. Out of SIGHT, out of mind. 56. You can see a mote in another's EYE, but cannot see a beam in your own. Vede paiul din ochiul altuia si nu vede bârna din ochiul sãu. Vezi mai întâi gunoiul din ochiul tãu si apoi vorbeste pe altul de rãu. Bârna din ochiul sãu n-o vede, dar gunoiul din ochiul altuia îl vede. Var. You see the splinter in your brother's eye; but not the beam in your own. Sim. The eye that sees all things else sees not itself / The hunchback does not see his own hump, but sees his companion's. * Matthew 7, 3-5 / Matei 7, 3-5 * Luke 6, 41-42 / Luca 6, 41-42 57. Four EYES see more than two. Patru ochi vãd mai bine decât doi. Ochi multi mai bine vãd. Cf. Two EYES can see more than one. 58. Two EYES can see more than one. Doi ochi vãd mai bine decât unul. Cf. Four EYES see more than two. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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59. One EYEWITNESS is better than ten hear-so's. Mai credinciosi ochii decât urechile. Ochii au mai multã crezare decât urechile. Mai lesne se cred ochii decât urechile. Cf. SEEING is believing. Click here for letters F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M or here to return to the title page http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/ABCDE.html 8/6/2004,

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1. A fair FACE, foul heart. La chip frumos si la inimã gãunos. Sim. Fair without, foul within. 2. The FACE is the index of the mind. Chipul omului e oglinda sufletului. 3. We carry our neighbours' FAILINGS in sight; we throw our own crimes over our shoulders. Vezi mai întâi gunoiul din ochiul tãu si apoi vorbeste pe altul de rãu. 4. FAIR is not fair, but that which pleases. Nu e frumos ce e frumos, e frumos ce-mi place mie. Nu-mi place pentru cã-i frumos, ci-i frumos pentru cã-mi place. Sim. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Cf. The CROW thinks her own birds fairest. 5. No flying from FATE. Din ce ti-e ursitã nu poti sã scapi. Nu va scãpa omul de ce e ursit sã pãteascã. Sim. Whatever happens, all happens as it should. Cf. The FATED will happen / He that is born to be HANGED shall never be drowned / What MUST be, must be. 6. The FATED will happen. Ce ti-e scris, în frunte ti-e pus. Sim. Whatever happens all happens as it should. Cf. No flying from FATE / He that is born to be HANGED shall never be drowned / What MUST be must be. 7. After a thrifty FATHER, a prodigal son. Tatãl adunã paiele ca aurul, fiul risipeste aurul ca paiele. Banii strângãtorului pe mâna risipitorului. Sim. The father buys, the son bigs, the grandchild sells, and his son begs. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. After a great GETTER comes a great spender. 8. Like FATHER, like son. Ce fel e tata e si fiul. Cf. A CHIP off the old block / Like MOTHER, like daughter. 9. Like FATHER, like son; like mother like daughter. Copiii dupã pãrinti, ca poamele dupã pom. Cf. A CHIP off the old block / Like MOTHER, like daughter. 10. One FATHER can support ten children; ten children cannot support one father. Un tatã poate sã hrãneascã zece fii, dar zece fii nu pot sã hrãneascã un tatã. Cf. One FATHER is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. 11. One FATHER is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. Un pãrinte pe toti copiii îi hrãneste, iar copiii toti p-un pãrinte nu-l pot hrãni. Cf. One FATHER can support ten children; ten children cannot support one father. 12. The FATHERS have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge. Pãrintii au mâncat struguri necopti si au strepezit dintii copiilor. Pãrintii mãnâncã mere acre (aguridã) si copiilor li se strepezesc dintii. Pãrintii au mâncat aguridã si copiilor li s-au strepezit dintii. Adam a mâncat mãrul însã dintii nostri strepezesc. * Ezekiel 18, 2 / Iezechiel 18, 2 13. A FAULT confessed is half redressed. Pãcatul mãrturisit este pe jumãtate iertat. 14. Every one can find FAULT; few can do better. Lesne a critica, dar anevoie a alcãtui. 15. He that commits a FAULT thinks everyone speaks of it. Omul nedrept se teme de toti. Cine se stie cu musca pe cãciulã se apãrã. Vinovatul negonit fuge. Sim. The faulty stands on his guard. 16. FAULTS are thick where love is thin. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Unde-i dragoste putinã, lesne-i a gãsi pricinã. 17. Hard is for any man all FAULTS to mend. Nu poti îndrepta lumea cu umãrul. 18. The first FAULTS are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them. Când te-a înselat cineva o datã, e de vinã el; când te-a înselat a doua oarã, esti de vinã singur. Sim. He that deceives me once, shame fall him; if he deceives me twice, shame fall me. 19. FAVOUR is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Înselãtor este farmecul si desartã este frumusetea. * Proverbs 31, 30 / Pilde 31, 30 20. FEAR gives wings. Frica are picioare lungi. 21. FEAR hath a quick ear. Omul fricos totdeauna umblã cu gheata în sân. 22. FEAR is stronger than love. Unde este fricã nu încape dragoste. 23. FEAR keeps and looks to the vineyard, and not the owner. Frica pãzeste via (pãdurea, bostãnãria, pepenii). Var. Fear keeps the garden better than the gardener. 24. Foolish FEAR doubleth danger. Frica totdeauna aduce primejdie. Sim. Fear takes molehills for mountains. 25. No FENCE against ill fortune. Dacã n-ai noroc si parte, degeaba te scoli de noapte. 26. FIELDS have eyes, and woods have ears. Câmpu-i cu ochi, pãdurea cu urechi. Pãdurea are urechi si câmpul nu putini ochi. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Sim. The day has eyes, the night has ears. Cf. WALLS have ears. 27. Give a clown your FINGER, and he will take your hand. Îi dai degetul, el îti apucã mâna. Dai un deget si-ti ia mâna toatã. Cf. Give him an INCH and he'll take an ell. 28. A little FIRE burns up a great deal of corn. O scânteie e de ajuns ca sã ardã gireada întreagã. Cf. Of a small SPARK a great fire. 29. FIRE is the test of gold; adversity of friendship. Vremea pe prieten, ca focul pe aur, în adevãr l-aratã. Var. Fire is the test of gold. Cf. GOLD is tried in the fire. 30. If you play with FIRE you get burnt. Cine se joacã cu focul se frige. Nu te juca cu focul, cã îndatã te pârlesti. Sim. He warms too near that burns. 31. It is a dangerous FIRE that begins in the bed straw. Scânteile pe paie cum cad le aprind. 32. No FIRE, no smoke. De unde nu-i foc, nici fum nu iese. Pânã nu faci foc nu iese fum. Var. Make no fire, raise no smoke. Cf. No SMOKE without fire. 33. Better be FIRST in a village than second at Rome. Mai bine cap la sat decât coadã la oras. Mai bine în satul tãu fruntas decât codas la oras. 34. FIRST come, first served. Pe rând, ca la moarã. Tine rândul, ca la moarã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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35. Big FISH eat little fish. Pestele cel mare înghite pe cel mic. Pestii cei mari manâncã pe cei mici. Var. The great fish eat up the small. 36. FISH and guests stink after three days. Dupã trei zile oaspetii se pun la râsnitã. Var. Fresh fish and new-come guests smell in three days. Sim. A constant GUEST is never welcome. 37. FISH must swim thrice. Pestele cere vin. 38. Old FISH and young flesh do feed men best. Carne tânãrã si peste bãtrân. 39. The FISH always stinks from the head downwards. Pestele de la cap se-mpute. Var. Fish begins to stink at the head. 40. You must not teach FISH to swim. Pe vultur înveti sã zboare? Sim. An old fox needs learn no craft. 41. It is good FISHING in troubled waters. Tulburã apa ca sã pescuiascã. 42. It is ill FISHING before the net. Sã nu prinzi peste înaintea sacului. 43. A FLATTERER's throat is an open sepulchre. Fereste-te de lingusitori, dacã nu vrei sã mori. 44. Keep FLAX from fire and youth from gaming. Tânãr lângã tânãrã ca paiele lângã foc. Sim. Fire cannot be hidden in flax / A woman is flax, man is fire, the devil comes and blows the bellows. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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45. Hungry FLIES bite sore. Musca flãmândã înteapã rãu. 46. You will catch more FLIES with a spoonful of honey than with a gallon of vinegar. Cu o lingurã de miere mai multe muste prinzi decât cu o bute de otet. Cf. HONEY catches more flies than vinegar. 47. The FLOCK follow the bell-wether. Turma merge dupã berbec. 48. One FLOWER makes no garland. Numai c-o floare ghirlanda nu se face. Cu o floare nu se face primãvara. Cf. One SWALLOW does not make a summer. 49. A FLY follows the honey. La stup de miere, roi de muste. 50. He changes a FLY into an elephant. Face din tântar armãsar. Face musca cât cãmila. Mincinosul cu de-a sila face musca cât cãmila. Sim. To make a mountain out of a molehill. 51. The FLY has her spleen and the ant her gall. Si furnica, de e furnicã, tot are mânie, cât e de micã. Musca, si de nu muscã tare, tot ti-aduce supãrare. Var. Even a fly hath its spleen. Cf. Even a WORM will turn. 52. The FLY that plays too long in the candle, singes his wings at last. Fluturele când se-ntoarce pe lângã vâlvoare, aripile si le arde. 53. No FLYING without wings. Nu te încerca a zbura înainte de a avea aripi. Pasãrea fãrã aripi nicicum nu poate zbura. Cine fãrã aripi munceste sã zboare pururea îl vezi cã cade în bot. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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54. A secret FOE gives a sudden blow. Cãrbunele acoperit pe nesimtite te arde. Fereste-te de cãrbunele acoperit. 55. Short FOLK are soon angry. Mic ca acul si rãu ca dracul. 56. FOLLY and learning often dwell together. Unde e învãtãturã multã e si nebunie multã. 57. A FOOL and his money are soon parted. Fiecare nebun poate sã câstige bani, dar nu poate sã-i pãstreze. 58. A FOOL believes everything. Omul prost crede tot. Prostul face ce vede si ce aude crede. * Proverbs 14, 15 / Pilde 14, 15 59. A FOOL may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. Un prost poate sã punã mai multe întrebãri decât poate un întelept sã rãspundã. Cf. FOOLS ask questions that wise men cannot answer. 60. A FOOL may give a wise man counsel. Sã-ti aduci aminte de cuvintele nebunului. Cel întelept de la cel nebun multe aflã si învatã. Sim. A fool may sometimes speak to the purpose. 61. A FOOL may throw a stone into a well, which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. Un nebun arunc-o piatrã în baltã si zece cuminti n-o pot scoate. 62. He is a FOOL (ass) that brayeth against another fool (ass). Cine cunoaste pe prost e si mai prost decât el. 63. He that is born a FOOL is never cured. Nebunia din nãscare niciodatã leac nu are. Prostia din fire n-are lecuire. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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64. To promise and give nothing is comfort to a FOOL. Înteleptul fãgãduieste si nebunul trage nãdejde. 65. A FOOL's bolt is soon shot. Prostul întâi vorbeste si apoi se gândeste. 66. A FOOL's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat. Gura ucide mai mult decât sabia. 67. FOOLS are wise as long as silent. Prostul care tace trece de-ntelept. Chiar prostul, tãcând, de întelept toti-l cred. * Proverbs 17, 28 / Pilde 17, 28 68. FOOLS ask questions that wise men cannot answer. Un nebun întreabã si zece întelepti nu-i pot rãspunde. Cf. A FOOL may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 69. FOOLS make feasts, and wise men eat them. Nebunii dau mese si înteleptii mãnâncã. Nebunul tine lingura iar înteleptul mãnâncã. Sim. Set a fool to roast eggs, and a wise man to eat them / Fools build houses, and wise men live in them. 70. If you had all the wit in the world FOOLS would fell you. Între multi nebuni si cel mai întelept se pierde. 71. Who has neither FOOLS nor beggars nor whores among his kindred, was born of a stroke of thunder. Hotul si curva au fost de când lumea. 72. Better a bare FOOT than none. Mai bine schiop decât fãrã picioare. 73. Better the FOOT slip than the tongue. Vorba pe unde a iesit, mai bine sã fi tusit. Mai bine este cãderea pe pamânt decât cãderea din pricina limbii. * Ecclesiasticus 20, 18 / Sirah 20, 18 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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74. One FOOT is better than two crutches. Un picior sãnãtos e mai de priintã decât douã catalige. 75. The master's FOOTSTEPS fatten the soil. Urmele stãpânului, economia casei. Var. The master's footsteps fattens the soil, and his foot the ground. 76. There is great FORCE hidden in a sweet command. Vorbele cele dulci deschid usa cea de fier. 77. It is not good praising a FORD till a man be over. Nu zi: hop! pânã n-ai sãrit. Nu zice "hop" pânã nu treci santu (puntea). Sim. Never fry fish till it's caught / Count not four, except you have them in the wallet / Do not halloo till you are out of the wood. Cf. Don't sell the BEAR's skin before you have caught him / Don't cross the BRIDGE till you come to it / Do not count your CHICKENS before they are hatched. 78. FOREWARNED is forearmed. Un om destept face cât doi. 79. FORGIVE all but thyself. Iartã pe toti numai pe tine nu. 80. It is easier to FORGIVE than to forget. A ierta e usor, a uita e greu. Este lesne a ierta, dar este greu a uita. 81. FORTUNE favours fools. Norocul prostului. 82. FORTUNE favours the brave (bold). Norocul ajutã pe cei îndrãzneti. 83. FORTUNE is blind. Norocu-i orb. Var. Fortune is blind and makes blind. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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84. FORTUNE is made of glass. Norocu-i spart în fund. Var. Fortune is like glass. 85. FORTUNE is variant. Norocul e schimbãtor. 86. FORTUNE knocks once at least at every man's gate. Omul numai o datã-n viatã dã cu norocul fatã. Var. Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door. 87. When FORTUNE knocks, open the door. Norocu nu stã în drum. Nu da binelui cu piciorul, cã pe urmã o sã-i duci dorul. Var. When fortune smiles, embrace her. 88. FORTUNE's wheel is never stopped. Norocul se-nvârte ca roata. Norocu-i ca o scarã, unul când se suie, altul se coboarã. Var. Not only ought fortune to be pictured on a wheel, but every thing else in the world. 89. He that has to do with what is FOUL never comes away clean. Cine umblã cu fer se umple de ruginã. Cf. He that measures OIL shall anoint his fingers / He that touches PITCH shall be defiled. 90. He that has but FOUR and spends five, has no need of a purse. Cinci câstig, sapte mãnânc, ce rãmâne bag în pungã. Cine cheltuieste peste ceea ce câstigã n-are-n casã mãmãligã. 91. An old FOX is not easily snared. Vulpea bãtrânã nu cade în curse. Sim. You cannot catch old birds with chaff. 92. At length the FOX is brought to the furrier. Vulpea dupã moarte de cojocari are parte. Sim. Every fox must pay his own skin to the flayer. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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93. At length the FOX turns monk. Vulpea, dupã ce a îmbãtrânit, s-a fãcut gãinãritã. 94. He sets the FOX to keep his geese. S-a dus lupul sã-ngrãdeascã stâna si vulpea sã îngrijeascã gãinãria. Cf. To set the WOLF to keep the sheep. 95. The FOX knows much, but more he that catcheth him. Vulpea e vicleanã, dar mai viclean e cel ce o prinde. 96. The FOX may grow grey, but never good. Vulpea pãrul îsi schimbã, iar nãravul niciodatã. Cf. The WOLF may lose his teeth, but never his nature. 97. The sleepy FOX has seldom feathered breakfasts. Vulpea care doarme nu prinde gãini. Var. The sleeping fox catches no poultry. Sim. When the fox sleeps, no grapes fall in his mouth. 98. When the FOX preaches then beware your geese. Ia seama la gâste când vulpea tine predici. Pãzeste gâstele când vezi cã le descântã vulpea. 99. A faithful FRIEND is hard to find, remember man and keep in mind. Fericit cel ce a dobândit prieten bun si cinstit. 100. A FRIEND in a way is better than a penny in the purse. Un prieten face mai mult decât o pungã de galbeni. Sim. A friend in the market is better than money in the chest. 101. A FRIEND in need is a friend indeed. Prietenul la vreme de nevoie se cunoaste. În vremea necazului se cunosc prietenii. Var. A friend is never known till a man have need. 102. A good FRIEND is a treasure. Cine a aflat în lume prieten adevãrat, el o comoarã bogatã în viata sa a câstigat. Prieten adevãrat, avere nepretuitã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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* Ecclesiasticus 6, 14 / Sirah 6, 14 103. A good FRIEND is my nearest relation. Mai bun este prietenul cel de aproape, decât fratele cel de departe. Mai bine un prieten apropiat decât o rudã depãrtatã. Cf. A near NEIGHBOUR is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. * Proverbs 18, 24 / Pilde 18, 24 104. Before you make a FRIEND eat a bushel of salt with him. Trebuie sã mãnânci un car cu sare cu cineva ca sã-l poti cunoaste bine. Pânã nu mãnânci cu omul o maje de sare nu-l poti cunoaste. Sim. You should know a man seven years before you stir his fire. 105. I cannot be your FRIEND and your flatterer too. Prieten adevãrat este acela care te sfãtuieste spre bine, iar nu acela care îti laudã nebuniile. 106. Love your FRIEND with his fault. Cine cautã prieteni fãrã cusur, fãrã prieteni rãmâne. 107. Admonish your FRIENDS in private, praise them in public. Pe prieten în spate sã-l bati. 108. FRIENDS may meet, but mountains never greet. Munte cu munte nu se-ntâlneste, dar om cu om se-ntâlneste. Deal cu deal se întâlneste, dar om cu om. 109. FRIENDS tie their purse with a cobweb thread. Punga i-a fãcut pãianjen la gurã. 110. Make new FRIENDS but keep the old. Prieteni noi sã-ti faci, dar d-ãi bãtrâni sã nu te lasi. Niciodatã, pentru un prieten nou câstigat, nu lepãda pe cel vechi. Sim. Old acquaintance will soon be remembered. 111. Many FRIENDS in general, one in special. Mai bine un prieten si bun decât o mie si nebuni. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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112. Old FRIENDS and old wine and old gold are best. Prietenul vechi e ca si vinul; cu cât e mai vechi, cu atât e mai bun. Prietenul vechi e ca si vinul vechi: cu cât se-nvecheste, mai cu bucurie se bea. Var. Old friends and old wine are best. * Ecclesiasticus, 9, 10 / Sirah, 9, 10 113. A broken FRIENDSHIP may be soldered, but will never be sound. Dragoste pre-nnoite, ca bucatele încãlzite. Sim. Take heed of reconciled enemies and of meat twice boiled. Cf. CABBAGE twice cooked is death. 114. They must hunger in FROST that will not work in heat. Cine vara petrece cântând, iarna rãmâne flãmând. Cine vara stã si doarme, iarna, biet, moare de foame. Cine n-are vara minte, iarna nu mãnâncã plãcinte. 115. Forbidden FRUIT is sweet. Fructul oprit e mai dulce. Var. Stolen fruit is sweet. Cf. Stolen WATERS are sweet. * Genesis 3, 6 / Facerea, 3, 6 116. He that would eat the FRUIT must climb the tree. Pâinea nu vine singurã la tine, ci trebuie s-o cauti. 117. Out of the FRYING-PAN into the fire. A cãdea din cãldare (ceaun) în foc. 118. The FRYING-PAN said to the kettle, "Avaunt, black brows!" Râde ciob de oalã spartã. Sim. The kiln calls the oven burnt-hearth / The pot calls the kettle black. Cf. Thou art a bitter BIRD, said the raven to the starling / The KETTLE calls the pot black-brows (burnt-arse).

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3. GAMING, women and wine, while they laugh, they make men pine. Trei lucruri nu lasã în pace pe om: vinul, femeia si banul. Sim. Dicing, drabbing and drinking bring men to destruction / Play, women, and wine undo men laughing. Cf. Three things drive a man out of his house - SMOKE, rain and a scolding wife. 4. No GARDEN without its weeds. Buruieni se gãsesc si în cea mai bunã grãdinã. Sim. On fat land grow foulest weeds. 5. Our last GARMENT is made without pockets. N-o sã iei lumea cu tine, ci tot o para legatã de deget. Sim. Shrouds have no pockets / To the grave a pall, and that's all. 6. Borrowed GARMENTS never fit well. Haina împrumutatã nu tine de cald. 7. None says his GARNER is full. Nimeni nu se vaitã de gras. 8. Narrow GATHERED, widely spent. Ce-a câstigat într-o varã, a bãut într-o searã. 9. All his GEESE are swans. Gãina vecinului totdeauna-i curcã. Gãina vecinului e mai grasã. Bunã sã fie gãina mea, tot mai bunã pare a vecinului. Gãina vecinului are ouãle mai mari. Puica de la vecin ni se pare gâscã mare. Sim. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence / Our neighbour's cow yields more milk than ours / Our neighbour's ground yields better corn than ours. 10. One GENERATION passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Un neam trece si altul vine, dar pãmântul rãmâne întotdeauna. * Ecclesiastes 1, 4 / Ecclesiastul 1, 4 11. GENTLE is that gentle does. Omul bun dupã fapte se cunoaste. Bunãtãtile fac pe oameni a fi de neam bun. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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12. After a great GETTER comes a great spender. Unul adunã, altul risipeste. Sim. The father buys, the son bigs, the grandchild sells, and his son begs. Cf. After a thrifty FATHER, a prodigal son. 13. Every man has his (proper) GIFT. Fiecare are de la Dumnezeu darul lui. * I Corinthians 7, 7 / I Corinteni 7, 7 14. Never look a GIFT horse in the mouth. Calul de dar nu se cautã la dinti. Var. Look not a gift (given) horse in the mouth / No man ought to look a gift horse in the mouth. 15. Who receives a GIFT sells his liberty. Unde e mitã, acolo si nedreptate. Var. Bound is he that gifts taketh. 16. GIFTS blind the eyes. Darurile orbesc ochii. * Exodus 23, 8 / Iesirea 23, 8 17. There is not so bad a GILL, but there's as bad a Will. Si-a gãsit hârbul capacul, tigva dopul si lelea bãrbatul. Cf. Every JACK mus have his Jill. 18. A man cannot GIVE what he hasn't got. Nimeni nu poate da ceea ce nu are. Nu poti da ceea ce nu ai. Sim. Where nothing is, nothing can be had / It is hard to get a stocking off a bare leg. Cf. Where nothing is the KING must lose his right / He that has NOTHING need fear to lose nothing. 19. It is better to GIVE than to receive. Mai bine este a da decât a lua. Mai bine sã dai decât sã capeti. Var. Better give than take / It is more blessed to give than to receive. * Acts 20, 35 / Fapte 20, 35 20. He GIVES twice who gives quickly. Darul dat la vreme e dar îndoit. Lucrul la timp dãruit pretuieste îndoit. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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21. He that is long GIVING knows not how to give. Darul cel târziu nu are putere de dar. Sim. A gift much expected is paid, not given. 22. To strain at a GNAT and swallow a camel. Strecurati tântarul si înghititi cãmila. Strecoarã tântarul, înghite armãsarul. * Matthew 23, 24 / Matei 23, 24 23. The GOAT must browse where she is tied. Capra roade unde o legi. 24. All things are possible with GOD. La Dumnezeu si în Tara Româneascã, toate sunt cu putintã. Var. With God all things are possible. * Matthew 19, 26 / Matei 19, 26 * Mark 10, 27 / Marcu 10, 27 * Luke 18, 27 / Luca 18, 27 25. Beware of him whom GOD hath marked. Fereste-te de omul însemnat de Dumnezeu. De omul însemnat sã fugi. Var. Take care of that man whom God has set his mark upon. 26. GOD defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself. Fereste-mã, Doamne, de prieteni, cã de dusmani mã feresc eu. Var. Save us from our friends. * Ecclesiasticus 6, 13 / Sirah, 6, 13 27. GOD gives the milk, but not the pail. Dumnezeu dã, dar nu aduce acasã. 28. GOD helps those who help themselves. Ajutã-te si cerul te va ajuta. Dã din mâini si Dumnezeu îti va ajuta. Sim. Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready and God will send thee flax. 29. GOD sends meat and the devil sends cooks. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Dumnezeu face casa, dracu aduce musafirii. 30. GOD stays long, but strikes at last. Dumnezeu nu bate cu ciomagul. Sim. God hath leaden feet, but iron hands. 31. What GOD hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Ce a împreunat Dumnezeu, omul sã nu despartã. * Matthew 19, 6 / Matei 19, 6 * Mark 10, 6-9 / Marcu 10, 6-9 32. When GOD will punish, he will first take away the understanding. Când vrea Dumnezeu sã piardã pe om, mai întâi îi ia mintile. Pe cine vrea sã piardã, Dumnezeu mai întâi îi ia mintile. Var. Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad. Cf. Whom FORTUNE wishes to destroy, she first makes mad. 33. Whom GOD loves, his bitch brings forth pigs. Când vrea Domnul vine si dracu cu colaci. Cf. Good THINGS come to some when they are asleep. 34. Whom GOD will help, nothing does harm. Dumnezeu când îti ajutã si fierul se face plutã. Var. Whom God will help, none can hinder. 35. You cannot serve GOD and Mammon. Nu puteti sã slujiti lui Dumnezeu si lui Mamona. Cf. No man can serve two MASTERS. * Matthew 6, 24 / Matei 6, 24 * Luke 16, 13 / Luca 16, 13 36. GOD's mill grinds slow but sure. Dumnezeu nu rãmâne la nimeni dator. Var. The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small. 37. The GODS send nuts to those who have no teeth. Dumnezeu trimite omului alune, când nu mai are dinti. Sim. They have most bread who have least teeth. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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38. He that GOES softly goes safely. Cine merge încet departe ajunge. Sim. Fair and softly goes far. Cf. Soft pace GOES far / SLOW but sure. 39. Soft pace GOES far. Un pas dupã altul departe te duce. Sim. Fair and softly goes far. Cf. He that GOES softly goes safely / SLOW but sure. 40. Tell me with whom thou GOEST, and I'll tell thee what thou doest. Spune-mi cu cine te însotesti, ca sã-ti spun cine esti. Sim. A man is known by the company he keeps. 41. All that glitters is not GOLD. Nu tot ce sclipeste (luceste) e aur. Nu tot ce sclipeste e aur si nu tot ce zboarã se mãnâncã. 42. GOLD is tried in the fire. Aurul în foc se lãmureste. Var. Fire is the test of gold. Cf. FIRE is the test of gold; adversity of friendship. * I Peter 1, 7 / I Petru 1, 7 * Revelation 3, 18 / Apocalipsa 3, 18 43. Pour GOLD on him, and he'll never thrive. Dacã n-ai noroc si parte degeaba te scoli de noapte. Pe tot ce pune mâna se usucã. 44. Where GOLD speaks every tongue is silent. Când banul cuteazã, cuvântul înceteazã. Când bogatul vorbeste, lumea amuteste. Sim. You may speak with your gold and make other tongues dumb. 45. GOOD and quickly seldom meet. Si iute si bine nu se poate. 46. GOOD is good, but better carries it. Binele peste bine nu stricã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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47. Nothing so GOOD but it might have been better. Tot rãul are si partea lui de bine. Var. Nothing so bad but it might have been worse. 48. Ill-gotten GOODS never prosper. Averea cu înselãciune câstigatã, scade. Averea cu rea-credintã nu aduce folos. Var. Ill-gotten (Evil-gotten) gains seldom prosper. Sim. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly. 49. GOOSE and gander and gosling are three sounds but one thing. Ce mi-e Tanda, ce mi-e Manda. Ce mi-e baba Rada, ce mi-e Rada baba. Ce mi-e popa Stan, ce mi-e Stan popa. Ce mi-e prostul, ce mi-e nebunul. 50. GOSLINGS lead the geese to water. Bobocii pe gâste vor sã le învete sã-noate. Bobocii voiesc a duce gâstele la pãscut. Sim. Teach your Grandmother to suck eggs. 51. Every GRAIN has its bran. Fiecare grãunte are fãinã, dar are si tãrâtã. Cf. In much CORN is some cockle. 52. The GRAPES are sour. Vulpea când n-ajunge la struguri zice cã sunt acri. Vulpea când n-ajunge la gãini zice cã sunt spânzurate. Sim. Fie upon hens! quoth the fox, because he could not reach them. 53. GRASS grows not upon the highway. Pe cãrarea bãtutã nu creste iarbã. 54. He that fears every GRASS must not walk in a meadow. Cine se teme de brumã nu pune vitã de vie. Sim. He that fears leaves, let him not go into the wood. 55. There would be no GREAT ones if there were no little ones. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Cei mici muncesc pentru cei mari si cei sãraci pentru cei bogati. Cât de bogat sã fii, fãrã un mic ajutor de la cel mai mic, nicicum poti trãi. 56. It is hard for a GREEDY eye to have a leal heart. Lãcomia stricã omenia. 57. He that lies upon the GROUND can fall no lower. Cine doarme pe pãmânt n-are fricã sã cadã când se întoarce. 58. A constant GUEST is never welcome. Vizitele cele mai plãcute sunt cele mai rar fãcute. Cf. FISH and guests stink after three days. 59. An unbidden GUEST knows not where to sit. Oaspetele nechemat n-are scaun. Nechematul la masã n-are loc. Nepoftitul n-are scaun. Cel nepoftit, locul lui dupã usã. Var. An unbidden guest must bring his stool with him. Sim. He who comes uncalled sits unserved.

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1. 2. A HAIR of the dog that bit you. Nu lãsa sã te muste câinele fãrã sã-i smulgi din pãr. 3. No HAIR so small but has his shadow. Si firul de pãr îsi are umbra sa. Paiul cât de mic îsi are umbra sa. Fie tufa cât de micã, îsi are umbra ei. 4. Red HAIR; devil's hair. De om ros si de cal bãlan sã te feresti ca de satan. Sim. A red beard and a black head, catch him with a good trick and take him dead. 5. Between the HAMMER and the anvil. A fi între ciocan si nicovalã. Rãueafi între ciocan si ilãu. Cf. Put not thy HAND between the bark and the tree. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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6. Between the HAND and the lip the morsel may slip. De la mânã pân-la gurã se pierde îmbucãtura. Cf. Many a SLIP between the cup and the lip. 7. He that is fed at another's HAND may stay long ere he be full. E rãu când astepti de la mâna altuia. Cine bea apã din pumni strãini nu se saturã niciodatã. Din pumni strãini nu te saturi când bei apã. Sim. He that waits upon another's trencher, makes many a little dinner. Cf. Who depends upon another man's TABLE often dines late. 8. Many kiss the HAND they wish cut off. Sãrutã mâna pe care n-o poti tãia. Mâna care nu o poate musca o sãrutã. 9. One HAND washes another and both the face. O mânã spalã pe alta si amândouã obrazul. Var. One hand washes the other. 10. Put not thy HAND between the bark and the tree. Nu pune degetul între ciocan si nicovalã. Cf. Between the HAMMER and the anvil. 11. Scatter with one HAND, gather with two. Dã cu o mânã ca sã ia cu douã. Dã cu o mânã si ia cu o mie. 12. Cold HANDS, warm heart. Mâini reci, inimã fierbinte. Mânã rece, inimã caldã. Var. A cold hand and a warm heart. 13. Many HANDS make light work. Multe mâini fac sarcina mai usoarã. 14. He that is born to be HANGED shall never be drowned. Cine moare spânzurat nu moare înecat. Cf. No flying from FATE / The FATED will happen / What MUST be, must be. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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15. Call no man HAPPY till he dies. Mai înainte de sfârsit pe nimeni sã nu-l socotesti fericit. Cf. PRAISE no man till he is dead. * Ecclesiasticus 11, 28 / Sirah 11, 30 16. HARD with hard makes not the stone wall. Douã pietre tari nu pot mãcina bine. 17. First catch your HARE, then cook him. Pune oala la foc si iepurele în pãdure. Var. First catch your hare. 18. The HARE always returns to her form. Iepurele în culcusul sãu se-nveseleste. 19. To hunt for a HARE with a tabor. Cu doba nu prinzi iepuri. Var. Drumming is not the way to catch a hare / To catch a hare with a tabor. Sim. To fright a bird is not the way to catch her. 20. Where we least think, there goeth the HARE away. De unde nu gândesti, d-acolo sare iepurele. Sim. The hare starts when a man least expects it. 21. HARES may pull dead lions by the beard. Când leul e mort, iepurii-i sar în spinare. Când e bolnav leul, iepurii îi sar în spinare. Pe leul mort si soarecii se catãrã. Lupul când îmbãtrâneste, atunci si soarecii încalecã pe el. 22. If you run after two HARES, you will catch neither. Cine aleargã dupã doi iepuri nu prinde niciunul. Cine doi iepuri goneste, nici unul nu dobândeste. Sim. Dogs that put up many hares kill none. 23. HASTE makes waste. Graba stricã treaba. Cf. The hasty BITCH brings forth blind whelps / Too HASTY burned his lips. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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24. The more HASTE, the less speed. Cine porneste cu graba se-ntâlneste cu zãbava. Cu prea multã grabã nu faci multã ispravã. 25. Too HASTY burned his lips. Cine se pripeste, adesea se poticneste. Cf. The hasty BITCH brings forth blind whelps / HASTE makes waste. 26. The greatest HATE springs from the greatest love. Iubirea peste mãsurã aduce în urmã urã. 27. HATRED stirreth up strife. Ura aduce ceartã. * Proverbs 10, 12 / Pilde 10, 12 28. A bald HEAD is soon shaven. Chelul lesne se tunde. Pe chel usor îl tunzi. 29. A forgetful HEAD makes a weary pair of heels. Cine n-are cap, sã aibã picioare. Unde nu-i cap, vai de picioare. Dacã nu e cap, vai de picioare. Sim. Little wit in the head makes much work for the feet / Who has not understanding, let him have legs. 30. Better be the HEAD of a dog than the tail of a lion. Mai bine cap de pisicã decât coadã de leu. Sim. Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a lion / Better be the head of a lizard than the tail of a lion / Better be the head of a mouse than the tail of a lion / Better be the head of a pike than the tail of a sturgeon. 31. He that has a HEAD of glass must not throw stones at another. Cine are cap de sticlã, sã nu arunce în nimeni. Sim. He that has a house of glass must not throw stones at another / People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Cf. He that has a HEAD of wax must not walk in the sun. 32. He that has a HEAD of wax must not walk in the sun. Nu merge la soare de fricã sã nu i se topeascã nasul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Sim. Be not a baker if your head be of butter / People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones / / Who has skirts of straw needs fear the fire. Cf. He that has a HEAD of glass must not throw stones at another. 33. Mickle HEAD, little wit. Cap mare, minte putinã. 34. The HEAD grey, and no brains yet. De ani mare si minte n-are. Sim. No fool to the old fool. 35. When the HEAD aches all the body is the worse. Capul când te doare, tot trupul boleste. * I Corinthians 12, 26 / I Corinteni 12, 26 36. So many HEADS, so many minds. Câte capete, atâtea pãreri. Cf. So many MEN, so many opinions. 37. HEALTH is better than wealth. Sãnãtatea e cea mai bunã avutie. E mai bunã sãnãtatea, decât toatã bogãtia. Sim. Health is great riches. * Ecclesiasticus 30, 15 / Sirah 30, 15 38. HEAR and see and say nothing. Ascultã cu urechile, vezi cu ochii, dar taci cu gura. Var. Hear all, see all, say nowt. Sim. Wide ears and a short tongue. Cf. HEAR much, speak little / He that would live in PEACE and rest, must hear, and see, and say the best. 39. HEAR much, speak little. Cu vreme si fãrã vreme multe sã asculti, iar de grãit numai la vreme si putine sã trãiesti. Cf. HEAR and see and say nothing. 40. Every HEART has its own ache. Tot obrazul îsi are necazul. Cf. Every man has his CROSS to bear. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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41. Faint HEART never won fair lady. Unde este fricã nu încape dragoste. 42. Nothing is impossible to a willing HEART. Nu-ti este puterea cât îti este vrerea. Var. Nothing is impossible to a willing mind. Sim. A good heart conquers ill fortune. Cf. Where there's a WILL, there's a way. 43. What the HEART thinks, the tongue speaks. Ce-i în gusã, si-n cãpusã. Inima o am pe limbã. Ce are pe inimã are pe buze. Sim. He wears his heart upon his sleeve / His heart is in his mouth. Cf. Out of the ABUNDANCE of the heart the mouth speaketh. 44. The HEART's letter is read in the eye. Ochii sunt oglinda inimii. Sim. In the FOREHEAD and the eye, the lecture of the mind doth lie. Cf. The EYE lets in love. 45. The HEART's mirth does make the face fair. Inima când se-nveseleste, fata înfloreste. 46. One's own HEARTH is gowd's worth. Mai bine în bordeiul meu decât în palatul tãu. E mai bine în coliba ta decât în palatul altuia. Sim. East, west, home's best / Home is home, though it be never so homely. Cf. An ENGLISHMAN's home is his castle / There is no PLACE like home. 47. There is no going to HEAVEN in a sedan. Pân-s-ajungi la Dumnezeu, mii de sfinti în drumul tãu, toti cu mâna-ntinsã ceu. Var. To go to heaven in a featherbed. 48. Where the HEDGE is lowest, men may soonest over. Peste gardul mititel sare si-un cãtel. Var. A low hedge is easily leaped over / Men leap over where the hedge is lowest. 49. HELL and destruction are never full. Iadul si adâncul nu se pot sãtura. * Proverbs 27, 20 / Pilde 27, 20 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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50. HELL is paved with good intentions. Sufletul bucuros este sã intre în rai, numai pãcatele nu-l lasã. Var. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 51. A black HEN lays a white egg. Gãina neagrã face oul alb. 52. He that comes of a HEN must scrape. Ce naste din gãinã râcâie la pãmânt. Cf. That that comes of a CAT will catch mice. 53. He that leaves the HIGHWAY to cut short, commonly goes about. Sã nu lasi drumul mare pentru cãrare. De vei da ocol, vei ajunge mai curând, de vei merge de-a dreptul, vei zãbovi mai mult. Sim. Who leaves the old way for the new, will find himself deceived. 54. The HIGHWAY is never about. Calea dreaptã este cea mai scurtã (bunã). 55. It is hard to break a HOG of an ill custom. Porcul ori încotro face, lui tot noroiul îi place; din ce e nu-l poti preface. 56. The worst HOG often gets the best pear. Adesea para cea mai bunã picã-n gura porcului. Mãrul cel frumos îl mãnâncã porcii. Sim. Into the mouth of a bad dog often falls a good bone. 57. HOLD fast when you have. Tine ce ai în mânã si n-alerga dupã minciunã. 58. Every day is HOLIDAY with sluggards. În casa lenesului întotdeauna e sãrbãtoare. Sim. He that does nothing always finds helpers. 59. HONESTY may be dear bought, but can never be an ill pennyworth. Cinstea e mai scumpã decât toate. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Omenia-i mai scumpã decât avutia. 60. He that has no HONEY in his pot, let him have it in his mouth. Ori sã fii cu miere-n gurã, ori cu mâna-n buzunar. Sim. He that has not silver in his purse should have silk on his tongue. 61. HONEY catches more flies than vinegar. Mai multe muste cad în miere decât în otet. Cf. You will catch more FLIES with a spoonful of honey than with a gallon of vinegar. 62. HONEY is not for the ass's mouth. Nu-i fânul pentru gâste. 63. HONEY is sweet, but the bee stings. Albina face miere dulce, dar mai si împunge. 64. It is not with saying HONEY, Honey, that sweetness will come into the mouth. Numai miere zicând, gura nu se îndulceste. 65. Make yourself all HONEY and the flies will devour you. Cine se bagã în tãrâte îl mãnâncã porcii. Cf. He that makes himself a SHEEP shall be eaten by the wolf. 66. Too much HONEY cloys the stomach. Cin-va mânca multã miere, el o sã verse si fiere. Când dai peste miere, nu mânca peste mãsurã. * Proverbs 25, 16 / Pilde 25, 16 67. HONOUR is the reward of virtue. Onoarea se tine de virtute ca umbra trupului de tine. 68. Where there is no HONOUR, there is no grief. Cinstea cu rusinea nu pot sta împreunã. 69. Great HONOURS are great burdens. Obrazul (Fata) subtire cu mare cheltuialã se tine. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Sim. The more cost, the more honour. 70. HOPE deferred maketh the heart sick. Asteptarea prea îndelungatã îmbolnãveste inima. * Proverbs 13, 12 / Pilde 13, 12 71. HOPE maketh not ashamed. Nãdejdea nu rusineazã. * Romans 5, 5 / Romani 5, 5 72. Too much HOPE deceives. Unde este nãdejde multã, acolo este si desertãciune. Sim. Hope often deludes the foolish man. 73. Who lives by HOPE will die by hunger. Cel ce trãieste sperând e în risc de a muri de foame. Cine trãieste nãdãjduind moare jinduind. Sim. He that lives in hope hath a slender diet. 74. A boisterous HORSE must have a rough bridle. La calul nãrãvit, pinten ascutit. 75. A hired HORSE tired never. Fiecare pune bucuros seaua pe iapa vecinului. 76. A HORSE, a wife, and a sword may be shewed, but not lent. Pusca, calul si femeia nu se împrumutã. Trei lucruri nu se împrumutã: calul, nevasta si pusca. 77. A HORSE may stumble that has four legs. Calul cã e cu patru picioare si tot se poticneste. Sim. It is a good horse that never stumbles. 78. A running HORSE needs no spur. La calul cel bun, numai o loviturã îi este de ajuns. Var. Do not spur a free horse / A good horse should be seldom spurred. Sim. The beast that goes always never wants blows. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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79. He that has a white HORSE and a fair wife never wants trouble. Calu bun si nevasta frumoasã îti pun capu. Vinul bun, nevasta frumoasã sunt douã veninuri dulci. 80. Live, HORSE, and you'll get grass. Sã trãiesti, murgule, sã pasti iarbã verde. Trãieste, murgule, cã o sã-ti dau iarbã verde. Asteaptã murgule sã pasti iarbã verde. Sim. While the grass grows, the horse starves. 81. One thing thinks the HORSE, and another he that saddles him. Una gândeste cârciumarul si alta betivul. Var. The horse thinks one thing and he that rides him another. Sim. One thing thinketh the bear, and another he that leadeth him. 82. Scabbed HORSE cannot abide the comb. Calul râios se scarpinã de copacul scorburos. 83. The common HORSE is worst shod. Pe mãgarul mai multora, lupul îl mãnâncã. 84. The HORSE that draws most is most whipped. Tot în boul ãl de trage dã. 85. Who hath no HORSE may ride on a staff. Cine n-are cal, sã urce pe jos la deal. 86. You can take a HORSE to the water, but you can't make him drink. Pe porc nu-l faci sã bea apã din fedeles. 87. You look for the HORSE you ride on. Sede pe mãgar si cautã mãgarul. Cf. The BUTCHER looked for his knife and it was in his mouth / You are like the man that sought his MARE, and he riding on her. 88. Trust not a HORSE's heel, nor a dog's tooth. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Femeia, pusca si calul n-are crezãmânt. 89. He that reckons without his HOST must reckon twice. Face socoteala fãrã birtas. Socoteala de acasã nu se potriveste cu cea din târg. 90. An HOUR in the morning is worth two in the evening. Un ceas dimineata plãteste cât trei dupã prânz. 91. It chances in an HOUR, that happens not in seven years. N-aduce anul ce aduce ceasul. Ce aduce minutul, n-aduce ceasul. Când norocu-si schimbã pasul n-aduce anul ce aduce ceasul. 92. The morning HOUR has gold in its mouth. Dimineata poartã aur în gurã. Ora diminetii e aurul vietii. Ziua bunã se cunoaste de dimineatã. Sim. The Muses love the morning. 93. Burn not your HOUSE to fright the mouse away. Dã foc casei ca sã ardã soarecii. Ca sã ardã soarecii, nu da foc morii. Arde moara, dar si soarecii se prãpãdesc. 94. In the HOUSE of a fiddler all fiddle. În casa lãutarului fiecare joacã. 95. It is a sad HOUSE where the hen crows louder than the cock. Vai de casa unde cotcorogesc gãinile si cocosul tace. Vai de casa în care gãina cântã cocoseste. 96. When the HOUSE is burned down, you bring water. Aduce apã dupã ce s-a stins focul. Cf. When a thing is done, ADVICE comes too late / It's too late to shut the STABLE-DOOR after the horse has bolted / It is easy to be WISE after the event. 97. Woeful is the HOUSEHOLD that wants a woman. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Casa e casã, când ai o gospodinã în casã. Omul fãrã sotie e ca o casã pustie. 98. HUNGER drives the wolf out of the woods. Foamea goneste pe lup din pãdure. 99. HUNGER finds no fault with the cookery. Foamea e cel mai bun bucãtar. Sim. Hunger is the best sauce / Hunger makes hard beans sweet. 100. All are not HUNTERS that blow the horn. Nu toate femeile cu cheile la brâu sunt gospodine. 101. He that HURTS another hurts himself. Rãu faci, rãu gãsesti. Cf. He that MISCHIEF hatches, mischief catches. 102. A HUSBAND must be deaf and the wife blind to have quietness. Bãrbatul surd si nevasta oarbã, cea mai tihnitã cãsãtorie. Când muierea-i mutã si bãrbatul surd, viata cea mai bunã între amândoi. Var. A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple. 103. HUSBAND, don't believe what you see, but what I tell you. Nu crede, bãrbate, ce vezi cu ochii, ci crede ce-ti spun eu. 104. The HUSBAND is always the last to know. Nu stie bãrbatul ce stie satul. Var. The cuckold is the last that knows of it. 105. The HUSBAND is the head of the wife. Bãrbatul este cap femeii. * Ephesians 5, 23 / Efeseni 5, 23 * I Corinthians 11, 3 / I Corinteni 11, 3

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2. An IDLE person is the devil's cushion. Lenevia e perina dracului. 3. Be not IDLE, and you shall not be longing. Omul harnic, muncitor, de pâine nu duce dor. 4. IDLE people have the least leisure. Lenesul mai mult aleargã. Sim. A sluggard takes an hundred steps because he would not take one in due time. 5. IDLENESS is the key of poverty. Lenea e începutul sãrãciei. Lenea e cucoanã mare care n-are de mâncare. Var. Sloth is the key to poverty. Cf. The SLOTHFUL man is the beggar's brother. 6. IDLENESS is the mother of all vice. Lenea e începutul rãutãtilor. Trândãvia e muma tuturor rãutãtilor. Var. Idleness is the root (mother) of all evil. Cf. By DOING nothing we learn to do ill. * Ecclesiasticus 33, 27 / Sirah 33, 27 7. By IGNORANCE we mistake, and by mistakes we learn. Gresind învatã omul. Multe gresesti, multe înveti. Sim. Failure teaches success / Mistakes are often the best teachers. 8. He that does ILL hates the light. Oricine face rele urãste lumina. * John 3, 20 / Ioan 3, 20 9. ILL gotten, ill spent. Averea cu înselãciune câstigatã, scade. Var. Evil gotten, evil spent. 10. Of one ILL come many. Un necaz naste pe celãlalt. Un necaz abia il trece si vin în locul lui zece. Sim. Disgraces are like cherries, one draws another / One misfortune comes on the neck of another. Cf. MISFORTUNES never come singly. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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11. ILL LUCK is good for something. Si rãul câteodatã prinde bine la ceva. Si nenorocirea îi câteodatã bunã. Cf. Nothing so BAD in which there is not something of good. 12. An ILL TURN is soon done. E mai usor a face rãu ca bine; a strica ca a drege. 13. Give him an INCH, and he'll take an ell. Îi dai un ort si-ti ia un cot. Cf. Give a clown your FINGER, and he will take your hand. 14. INDUSTRY is fortune's right hand, and frugality her left. Cumpãtul tine sãnãtatea omului si hãrnicia tine averea. 15. IRON not used soon rusts. Fierul neîntrebuintat rugineste. Cf. RUST eats up iron. 16. IRON whets iron. Fier pe fier ascute. Sim. One knife whets another. * Proverbs 27, 17 / Pilde 27, 17 17. Strike while the IRON is hot. Bate fierul cât (pânã) e cald. Sim. Make hay while the sun shines / Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.

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4. Leave a JEST when it pleases you best. Glumele sã-ti fie ca sarea în bucate. Var. Leave a jest when it pleases lest it turn to earnest. Sim. Leave off while the play is good. Cf. Long JESTING was never good. 5. Long JESTING was never good. Toatã gluma are capãt. Cârnatul lung e bun, dar saga lungã nu. Cf. Leave a JEST when it pleases you best. 6. JOVE laughs at lovers' perjuries. La a dragostei fãgãduialã sã ai mare îndoialã. L-al dragostei jurãmânt nici cum sã dai crezãmânt. 7. After JOY comes annoy. Dupã bucurie vine întristare. Cf. SADNESS and gladness succeed each other. 8. The JOY of the heart makes the face fair. O inimã veselã însenineazã fata. * Proverbs 15, 13 / Pilde 15, 13 9. Don't JUDGE every one by your own measure. Nu mãsura pe altii cu palma ta. 10. JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. Nu judeca ca sã nu fii judecat. * Matthew 7, 1 / Matei 7, 1 11. JUDGE nothing before the time. Nu judecati ceva înainte de vreme. * I Corinthians 4, 5 / I Corinteni 4, 5 12. The JUST shall live by faith. Dreptul din credintã va fi viu. * Romans 1, 17 / Romani 1, 17 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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1. 2. KEEPING is harder than winning. Usor e de câstigat, greu e de pãstrat. 3. He that will eat the KERNEL must crack the nut. Cine va sã mãnânce miezul trebuie mai întâi sã spargã coaja. Sparge întâi nuca ca sã-i mãnânci miezul. Sim. You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs. Cf. He that would eat the FRUIT must climb the tree. 4. The KETTLE calls the pot black-brows (burnt-arse). Sade hârbul în drum si râde de cei ce trec. Sim. The pot calls the kettle black. Cf. Thou art a bitter BIRD, said the raven to the starling / The FRYING-PAN said to the kettle, "Avaunt, black brows!" 5. A golden KEY can open any door. Cheia de aur deschide toate usile (portile). Aurul e cheia ce merge la toate încuietorile. Sim. There is no lock but a golden key will open it. Cf. No LOCK will hold against the power of gold. 6. The KICK of the dam hurts not the colt. Unde dã mama, carnea creste. 7. Every man is a KING in his own house. Tot omul e împãrat în casa lui. Fiecare e stãpân în casa sa. Var. Every groom is a king at home. Sim. Every dog is a lion at home. Cf. A COCK is bold on his own dunghill. 8. Like KING, like people. Cum e domnu si servitoru. Var. Like prince, like people. Cf. Like MASTER, like man. 9. The KING is dead. Long live the King! http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Regele e mort. Trãiascã Regele! Schimbarea domnilor, bucuria nebunilor. 10. Where nothing is, the KING must lose his right. De unde nu-i, nici Dumnezeu nu cere. De unde nu-i, de acolo nu se varsã. Var. Where nought's to be got, kings lose their scot. Cf. A man cannot GIVE what he hasn't got / He that has NOTHING need fear to lose nothing. 11. KINGDOMS divided soon fall. Neunirea-n tarã, o face sã moarã. Sim. Divide and rule. 12. A fat KITCHEN is near to poverty. Cu bucãtãria plinã sãrãcia e vecinã. Bucãtãrie grasã, mostenire slabã. 13. When a KNAVE is in a plum-tree, he has neither friend nor kin. Tiganul când s-a vãzut împãrat, întâi pe tatã-sãu l-a spânzurat. Sim. Set a beggar on horseback, and he'll ride to the Devil / No pride like that of an enriched beggar. 14. KNOW thyself. Cunoaste-te pe tine însuti. 15. He that increaseth KNOWLEDGE increaseth sorrow. Cel ce îsi înmulteste stiinta îsi sporeste suferinta. Sim. Much science, much sorrow. * Ecclesiastes 1, 18 / Ecclesiastul 1, 18 16. KNOWLEDGE without practice is nothing. Omul nepãtit, chiar vãzând nu vede. 17. He that KNOWS nothing doubts nothing. Nerodul la orice fie, pe loc zice cã îl stie.

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1. 2. The LABOURER is worthy of his hire. Vrednic este muncitorul de plata sa. * Luke 10, 7 / Luca 10, 7 3. He that LABOURS and thrives spins gold. Cu munca, frate, si din piatrã scoti lapte. Munca e brãtarã de aur. 4. Every LAND has its own law. Cum este tara asa si obiceiurile. Cf. So many COUNTRIES, so many customs. 5. Good LAND: evil way. Bunã tarã, rea tocmealã. 6. Many a one for LAND takes a fool by the hand. Scumpul pentru bani ar lua si pe fata dracului. Pentru bani iei si fata dracului. 7. Woe to thee, O LAND, when thy King is a child! Vai de tine, tarã, care ai un copil rege. Vai de tara ce-o pun copiii la cale. * Ecclesiastes 10, 16 / Ecclesiastul 10, 16 8. No LARDER but hath his mice. Unde sunt bucate si pâine, sunt si soareci. 9. To think that LARKS will fall into one's mouth ready roasted. Porumbii nu zboarã fripti în gurã. Picã parã mãlãiatã în gura lui Nãtãfleatã. Nimãnui nu-i picã mura-n gurã. Var. He thinks that roasted larks will fall into his mouth. Sim. You may gape long enough ere a bird fall in your mouth / If the sky falls we shall catch larks. 10. He that comes LAST to the pot is soonest wroth. Cine vine prea târziu la masã acela roade oasele. Cine vine târziu la masã i se atârnã lingurile de gât. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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11. The LAST shall be the first. Cei de pe urmã vor fi întâi. * Matthew 19, 30 / Matei 19, 30 12. Better LATE than never. Mai bine mai târziu decât niciodatã. Cf. It is not LOST that comes at last. 13. LAUGH before breakfast, you'll cry before supper. Cine astãzi râde, mâine plânge, cã vremea e nestatornicã. Râsul peste fire aduce plâns dupã fire. Var. He that laughs in the morning, weeps at night / If you sing before breakfast, you'll cry before night / / He that sings on Friday, will weep on Sunday. Sim. Sorrow treads upon the heels of mirth. Cf. SADNESS and gladness succeed each other. 14. He LAUGHS best who laughs last. Cine râde la urmã râde mai bine. Var. He who laughs last, laughs longest. Sim. Let them laugh that win / He laughs who wins / Better the last smile than the first laughter. 15. Too much LAUGHTER discovers folly. Dupã râs se cunoaste nebunul. Prostul se cunoaste dupã râs si mers. Prostul râde singur de prostia lui. 16. Every LAW has a loophole. Legea înainte, siretii dupã ea. 17. Much LAW, little justice. Unde sunt pravile multe, acolo si multã nedreptate. 18. The LAW grows of sin, and chastises it. Înmultindu-se pãcatul, se naste pedeapsa. Sim. Of evil manners spring good laws. 19. The LAW is good, if a man use it lawfully. Legea este bunã, dacã se foloseste cineva de ea potrivit legii. * I Timothy 1, 8 / I Timotei 1, 8 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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20. LAWS go as kings like. Legea-i dupã cum o fac domnii. Sim. What the kings wills, that the law wills. 21. Wrong LAWS make short governance. Nedreptatea rãstoarnã scaunele puternicilor. 22. LAWSUITS consume time, and money, and rest, and friends. Judecãtile adeseori te duc la covrigi. 23. A LAWYER's opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. Judecãtorul e ca osia de car: cum o ungi nu mai scârtâie. 24. A small LEAK will sink a great ship. Printr-o crãpãturã micã strãbate apa în corabia cea mare. Sim. Little strokes fell great oaks. Cf. A little STONE in the way overturns a great wain. 25. LEARN weeping, and you shall gain laughing. Cine seamãnã cu lacrimi culege cu bucurie. * Psalms 126, 5 / Psalmii 126, 5 26. What we first LEARN we best know. Ce înveti la tinerete, aceea stii la bãtrânete. Sim. Whoso learneth young forgets not when he is old. Cf. What YOUTH is used to, age remembers. 27. Much LEARNING makes men mad. Unde e învãtãturã multã e si nebunie multã. * Acts 26, 24 / Fapte 26, 24 28. Better LEAVE than lack. Mai bine sã întreacã decât sã nu ajungã. 29. Everyone stretches his LEGS according to the length of his coverlet. Întinde-te cât ti-e plapuma. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Var. Stretch your legs according to your coverlet. Sim. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. Cf. Cut your COAT according to your cloth. 30. The LETTER killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Litera ucide, iar duhul face viu. * II Corinthians 3, 6 / II Corinteni 3, 6 31. A LIAR is not believed when he speaks the truth. Mincinosul nu se mai crede nici când ar spune adevãrul. Cine a mintit odatã nu se mai crede nici când spune adevãrul. Cine a mintit odatã si-a pierdut credinta toatã. Sim. He that once deceives is ever suspected. 32. Show me a LIAR, and I will show you a thief. Hotul jurã si iar furã. Cf. He that will LIE will steal / LYING and thieving go together. 33. LIARS have need of good memories. Când spui minciuna sã o crezi pe jumãtate. Minciuna te dã de gol. 34. He that will LIE will steal. Cine minte si furã. Care spune minciuni e ca omul care furã. Cf. Show me a LIAR and I will show you a thief / LYING and thieving go together. 35. One LIE makes many. Minciunile una pe alta se ajung. 36. "They say so" is half a LIE. Cele din auzire, cam minciuni pe jumãtate. Cf. ALMOST and very (well) nigh saves many a lie. 37. Though a LIE be well dressed, it is ever overcome. Si minciuna e vorbã, dar vremea descoperã adevãrul. 38. LIES have short legs. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Minciuna are picioare scurte. 39. He is unworthy of LIFE that causes not life in another. Cine nu înmulteste se vestejeste. Pomul neroditor se taie si în foc s-aruncã. 40. LIFE is a battle. Viata omului, luptã necontenitã. 41. No man has a lease of his LIFE. Nimenea n-a dat zapis cu Dumnezeu cât o sã trãiascã. 42. While there is LIFE, there is hope. Omul trãieste cu speranta. Cât trãieste omul sperã. * Ecclesiastes 9, 4 / Ecclesiastul 9, 4 43. LIGHTLY gained, quickly lost. Cum s-a câstigat, asa s-a mâncat. Sim. Quickly come, quickly go / So got, so gone. Cf. EASY come, easy go / Come with the WIND, go with the water. 44. LIKE cures like. O boalã vindecã pe alta, când vine una dupã alta. Rãu cu rãu se vindecã. Sim. One poison drives out another. Cf. One DEVIL drives out another / One NAIL drives out another. 45. LIKE will to like. Cine se aseamãnã se adunã. Asemenea cu asemenea lesne se însoteste. Sim. Likeness causes liking. Cf. BIRDS of a feather flock together. 46. There is a LIMIT to everything. Toate au un hotar în lume. 47. There is a LIMIT to one's patience. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Rãbdarea are si ea marginile ei. Sim. Patience provoked turns to fury. 48. One does not wash one's dirty LINEN in public. Rufele murdare se spalã în familie (acasã). Var. Do not wash your dirty linen in public / Dirty linen should be washed at home. 49. The LION is known by his claws. Dupã unghii se cunoaste leul. Leul dupã urmã se cunoaste. Sim. An ass is known by his ears / The devil is known by his claws. 50. If the LION's skin cannot the fox's shall. De multe ori unde nu ajunge pielea de leu, împlineste pielea vulpii. Unde se sparge pielea de lup cârpeste-o cu piele de vulpe. Cf. Either by MIGHT or by sleight. 51. The LION's share. Cine împarte parte-si face. 52. LIP-HONOUR costs little, yet may bring in much. Vorba bunã mult adunã. Sim. Civility costs nothing / Good words cost naught / A man's hat in his hand, never did him any harm. Cf. Kind WORDS go a long way. 53. Scald not your LIPS in another man's pottage. Nu-ti bãga nasul unde nu-ti fierbe oala. Nu-ti bãga lingura unde nu-ti fierbe oala. Nu te amesteca unde nu-ti fierbe oala. 54. LISTENERS never hear any good of themselves. Care ascultã la usã îsi aude defaima. Var. Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves. Sim. He who peeps through a hole, may see what will vex him. 55. LITTLE and often fills the purse. Bobitã cu bobitã se umple sacul. Sim. Grain by grain, and the hen fills her belly. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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56. LIVE and learn. Omul cât trãieste învatã si tot moare neînvãtat. Cât trãieste omul multe învatã (aflã). Cf. Never too OLD to learn. 57. LIVE and let live. Fiecare trebuie sã trãiascã. 58. We must LIVE by the quick, not by the dead. Mortii cu mortii si viii cu viii. Var. We must live by the living, not by the dead. Sim. Let the dead bury the dead and the living lead a gay life. Cf. Let the DEAD bury their dead. 59. All that LIVES must die. Câte-n lume se nasc, mor toate. Cine trãieste trebuie sã moarã. Cf. He that is once BORN, once must die / All MEN are mortal. 60. He LIVES long that lives well. Acela trãieste mult care trãieste bine. 61. No LOCK will hold against the power of gold. Aurul deschide raiul. Cf. A golden KEY can open any door. 62. Crooked LOGS make straight fires. Lemnul strâmb, focul îl îndrepteazã. 63. LOOKERS-ON see more than players. Cel ce priveste la joc mai bine judecã decât cel în joc. Var. Lookers-on see most of the game / Standers-by see more than gamesters. 64. A LORD without riches is a soldier without arms. Om de neam si fãr-d-avere n-are nici o putere. Cinstea fãrã bani e sãrãcie goalã. Sim. Nothing agreeth worse than a lord's heart and a beggar's purse. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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65. Whom the LORD loveth, he chasteneth. Pe cine îl iubeste Domnul îl ceartã. * Hebrews 12, 6 / Evrei 12, 6 66. The LOSER is always laughed at. Cel cu pagubã îi si cu pãcatul. Omul cu pagubã e si cu pãcate. Sim. Loss embraces shame. 67. One never LOSES by doing a good turn. De faci astãzi cuiva bine, mâine de la altu-ti vine. Cf. A good DEED is never lost. 68. There's no great LOSS without some gain. Nu e câstig fãrã pagubã. Unde e câstig e si pagubã. Var. No great loss but some small profit. 69. It is not LOST that comes at last. Tot vine si cel ce întârzie. Sim. It is never long that comes at last. Cf. Better LATE than never. 70. Follow LOVE and it will flee thee; flee love and it will follow thee. Cine-mi place eu nu-i plac, cui plac eu nu-mi place mie. 71. LOVE and a cough cannot be hid. Dragostea multã vreme nu se poate ascunde. 72. LOVE cannot be compelled. Dragostea nu se face cu sila. Sim. Fanned fires and forced love never did well yet. 73. LOVE covers many infirmities. Dragostea acopere toate cusururile. Var. Love covers many faults. * Proverbs 10, 12 / Pilde 10, 12 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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74. LOVE is a sweet torment. Unde-i dragoste e si ceartã. Fãrã mânie nu-i iubire. Orice fericire are a ei nemultumire. Sim. Love is full of trouble / The course of true love never did run smooth. 75. LOVE is blind. Dragostea nu are ochi. Dragostea e oarbã, dar cãsãtoria îi gãseste leacul. Sim. Affection blinds reason. 76. LOVE is never without jealousy. Dragostea în bãnuieli pururea petrece. 77. LOVE is not found in the market. Dragostea nueomosie ca sã o iei cu chirie. 78. LOVE is strong as death. Iubirea ca moartea e de tare. * Song of Solomon 8, 6 / Cântarea Cântãrilor 8, 6 79. LOVE is sweet in the beginning but sour in the ending. Cu cât mai dulce limba dragostei la început, cu atât mai amarã pe la sfârsit. 80. LOVE is the fruit of idleness. Dragostea e treaba celor fãrã treabã. 81. LOVE is without reason. Cine la dragoste cade, întâi mintea i se scade. Sim. No folly like being in love. 82. LOVE makes all hearts gentle. Cât de rãu omul sã fie, dacã la dragoste cade, îndatã se îmblânzeste. 83. LOVE will find a way. Nimic peste putintã la dragoste se-ntelege. Cf. LOVE will go through stone walls. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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84. LOVE will go through stone walls. Iubirea trece prin apã, nu-i e fricã cã se-neacã. Cf. LOVE will find a way. 85. No herb will cure LOVE. Nici o boalã nu-i mai grea ca dorul si dragostea. 86. No LOVE like the first love. Dragostea dintâi nu se uitã. Ca dragostea dintâi alta nu-i. Sim. Of soup and love, the first is the best. Cf. Old LOVE will not be forgotten. 87. Old LOVE will not be forgotten. Dragostea cea veche îti sopteste la ureche. Sim. Of soup and love, the first is the best. Cf. No LOVE like the first love. 88. Perfect LOVE casteth out fear. Iubirea desãvârsitã alungã frica. * I John 4, 18 / I Ioan 4, 18 89. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Iubirea de argint este rãdãcina tuturor relelor. Banul este ochiul dracului. Var. Money is the root of all evil. * I Timothy 6, 10 / I Timotei 6, 10 90. There is nothing worse than an old LOVER. Bãtrânul amorezat e ca pirosca cu pãsat. 91. Give a man LUCK and cast him into the sea. Fã-mã, mamã, cu noroc, si aruncã-mã în foc. 92. LYING and thieving go together. Minciuna si hotia se înfrãtesc lesne. Cf. Show me a LIAR and I will show you a thief / He that will LIE will steal. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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1. 2. All meats to be eaten, and all MAIDS to be wed. Glia trebuie aratã si fecioara mãritatã. Floare nescuturatã, claie de fân nemâncatã si fatã nemãritatã, arar s-a vãzut. 3. A MAN of straw is worth a woman of gold. Decât muiere de aur, mai bine bãrbat de paie. 4. A MAN without a wife is but half a man. Casa fãrã femeie e pustie pe dinãuntru. Casa fãrã muiere, ca o floare fãrã miros. Cf. It is not good that the man should be ALONE. 5. Every MAN for himself and God for us all. Fiecare pentru sine, Dumnezeu pentru toti. 6. Every MAN has his faults. Nu e om fãrã cusur. Fiecare are câte o meteahnã. Sim. Shew me a man without a spot, and I'll shew you a maid without a fault. Cf. Men are not ANGELS. 7. Every MAN must walk in his own trade. Fiecare, în chemarea în care a fost chemat, în aceasta sã rãmânã. Var. Every man must walk in his own calling. Sim. Every man as his business lies. * I Corinthians 7, 20 / I Corinteni 7, 20 8. Let an ill MAN lie in thy straw, and he looks to be thy heir. Pe cine primesti în casã, te scoate din casã afarã. Sim. I gave the mouse a hole and she is become my heir. 9. MAN proposes, God disposes. Nu-i cum gândeste omul, ci cum vrea Domnul. Una spune omul si alta face Domnul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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10. No MAN is born into the world, whose work is not born with him. Omul e nãscut sã umble si pasãrea sã zboare. Omul e dator sã munceascã sã nu-l gãseascã moartea sezând. 11. Remember thou art but a MAN. Omu-i om si numai om. 12. The hurt MAN writes with steel on a marble stone. Cele rele sã le scrii pe apa ce curge, iar facerea de bine în piatrã sã o sapi. Nedreptãtile scrie-le pe nisip, iar binefacerile pe marmurã. Sim. Injuries are written in brass. 13. MANY are called, but few are chosen. Multi chemati, putini alesi. * Matthew 20, 16; 22, 14 / Matei 20, 16; 22, 14 14. MANY small make a great. Putin si des face mult. Sim. Many a little makes a mickle. Cf. Many DROPS make a shower / PENNY and penny laid up will be many. 15. My old MARE would have a new crupper. La mãgãrita bãtrânã, frâu poleit. Cf. Put not an embroidered CRUPPER on an ass. 16. You are like the man that sought his MARE, and he riding on her. Catã Nenea iapa, cãlare pe ea. Cf. The BUTCHER looked for his knife and it was in his mouth / You look for the HORSE you ride on. 17. He that cannot abide a bad MARKET deserves not a good one. Negustorul trebuie sã aibã un pântec larg ca sã treacã prin el si bune si rele. 18. A good MARKSMAN may miss. Chiar omul cu judecatã greseste câteodatã. 19. MARRIAGES are made in heaven. Cãsãtoriile sunt scrise în cer. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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20. He that MARRIES late, marries ill. Însoarã-te pânã nu-ti trece vremea. Mâncarea de dimineatã si însurãtoarea de tânãr sunt bune. 21. Before you MARRY, be sure of a house, wherein to tarry. Cine se însoarã trebuie sã aibã de moarã. 22. MARRY your equal. Sã-ti iei nevasta de potriva ta. Var. Marry your like (match). Sim. Like blood, like good, and like age, make the happiest marriage. 23. Better MASTER one than engage with ten. Decât slugã de trei lei, mai bine stãpân de un ban. 24. He can ill be a MASTER that never was a scholar. Nu te arãta dascãl pânã a nu fi ucenic. 25. Like MASTER, like man. Cum e stãpânul si sluga. Cum e boierul si sluga. Cf. Like KING, like people. 26. MASTER absent and house dead. Când stãpânul nu-ngrijeste, starea i se primejduieste. 27. No man is his craft's MASTER the first day. Mestesugul vreme cere, nu se-nvatã din vedere. Cf. None is born a MASTER. 28. None is born a MASTER. Nimenea nu se naste mester. Nimeni nu se naste învãtat. Cf. No man is his craft's MASTER the first day. 29. Where every man is MASTER the world goes to wreck. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Corabia cu doi cârmaci se îneacã. Cf. There is no good ACCORD where every man would be a lord. 30. No man can serve two MASTERS. Nu poti sluji la doi stãpâni deodatã. Cf. You cannot serve GOD and Mammon. * Matthew 6, 24 / Matei 6, 24 * Luke 16, 13 / Luca 16, 13 31. He that is not with ME is against me. Cine nu este cu mine este împotriva mea. * Matthew 12, 30 / Matei 12, 30 * Luke 11, 23 / Luca 11, 23 32. The MEAN is the best. Calea de mijloc e cea mai bunã. Sim. The middle way of measure is ever golden. 33. Use the MEANS, and God will give the blessing. Pune mâna si o sã punã si Dumnezeu mila. 34. And with what MEASURE you meet, it shall be measured to you again. Cu ce mãsurã vei mãsura, cu aceea ti se va mãsura. Banita cu care dai cu aceea primesti. * Matthew 7, 2 / Matei 7, 2 * Luke 6, 38 / Luca 6, 38 35. MEASURE for measure. Dupã faptã si rãsplatã. 36. MEASURE thrice what thou buyest; and cut it but once. Mãsoarã de multe ori si croieste o datã. Var. Measure twice, cut but once. 37. There is a MEASURE in all things. Mãsurã la toate, cea mai bunã dreptate. Sim. Measure is treasure / Moderation in all things. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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38. After MEAT, mustard. Dupã ploaie vine si el cu ipingeaua. Var. After dinner, mustard. Cf. After DEATH the doctor. 39. The MEEK will inherit the earth. Blândul mosteneste pãmântul. * Matthew 5, 5 / Matei 5, 5 * Psalms 36, 11,29 / Psalmii 36, 11,29 40. All MEN are free of other men's goods. Usoreada din a altuia. Sim. Men are very generous with what costs them nothing. Cf. Men cut large THONGS of other men's leather. 41. All MEN are mortal. Câte flori sunt pe pãmânt, toate se duc în mormânt. Sim. It is as natural to be born as to die. Cf. He that is once BORN, once must die / All that LIVES must die. 42. Mind other MEN, but most yourself. Nu da cãmasa pentru altii, ca tu sã rãmâi în pielea goalã. 43. So many MEN, so many opinions. Câti oameni, atâtea pãreri. Var. Many men have many minds. Cf. So many HEADS, so many minds. 44. Tall MEN had ever very empty heads. Înalt cât o prãjinã si prost cât o ceapã. 45. There are more MEN threatened than stricken. Amenintarea fãrã putere e desartã. 46. He that loses is MERCHANT as well as he that gains. De câstigi, de pãgubesti, tot negustor te numesti. 47. MESSENGERS should neither be headed nor hanged. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Capul solului nu se taie. 48. Either by MIGHT or by sleight. Unde puterea nu ascultã, vulpea ajutã. Cf. If the LION's skin cannot the fox's shall. 49. MIGHT is right. Unde este puterea acolo-i si dreptatea. 50. In vain is the MILL-CLOCK if the miller his hearing lack. În zadar bate toaca pentru baba surdã. 51. Every MILLER draws water to his own mill. Fiecare îsi trage spuza pe turta lui. Mânã apa la moara lui. 52. A contented MIND is a continual feast. Inima multumitã este un ospãt necurmat. Cf. CONTENT is happiness. * Proverbs 15, 15 / Pilde 15, 15 53. A sound MIND in a sound body. În trup sãnãtos, minte voioasã. 54. He that MISCHIEF hatches, mischief catches. Cine samãnã rãutãti, iarã rãutãti va secera. Cf. He that HURTS another hurts himself. 55. MISCHIEF comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce. Boala intrã cu carul si iese pe urechea acului. Cf. DISEASES come on horseback, but go away on foot. 56. MISCHIEF has swift wings. Rãul vine iute, binele încet. 57. The MISER is always in want. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Zgârcitul e totdeauna sãrac. 58. MISFORTUNES never come singly. O nenorocire nu vine niciodatã singurã. Un rãu niciodatã nu vine singur. Var. Misfortunes never come alone. Sim. Disgraces are like cherries, one draws another / One misfortune comes on the neck of another / It never rains but it pours. Cf. Of one ILL come many. 59. MODERATION in all things. Doctorul cel mai bun este cumpãtul. Cumpãna, nepoate, e bunã la toate. 60. A man without MONEY is no man at all. Omul fãrã bani e ca pasãrea fãrã aripi; când dã sã zboare cade jos si moare. Sim. A gentleman without an estate is like a pudding without suet / A man without money is a bow without an arrow. 61. He that has MONEY has what he wants. Cine are bani are de toate. Cu bani cumperi si brânzã de iepuri. Cu bani gãsesti si lapte de pasãre. 62. He that has no MONEY needs no purse. Sãracului nu-i trebuie pungã. 63. Lend your MONEY and lose your friend. Cine dã împrumut îsi face dusmani. Nu împrumuta pe cel ce voiesti prieten sã-l dobândesti. Sim. When I lent, I had a friend; but when I asked, he was unkind. Cf. If you would make an ENEMY, lend a man money, and ask it of him again. 64. MONEY answers all things. Banii rãspund la toate. * Ecclesiastes 10, 19 / Ecclesiastul 10, 19 65. MONEY commands all. Paraua e micã, dar loc mare prinde. Sim. All things are obedient to money / Love does much, money does everything. Cf. MONEY will do anything.. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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66. MONEY draws money. Banul la ban trage. Ban pe ban momeste. Sim. Money begets money. 67. MONEY is round, and rolls away. Banul e fãcut rotund, lesne se rostogoleste. 68. MONEY makes money. Banii fac bani. Cu bani faci bani. Cf. MONEY draws money. 69. MONEY makes the man. Banul îl face pe om. Sim. It is not what is he, but what has he. 70. MONEY makes the world go round. Banuleomicã roatã ce-nvârteste lumea toatã. 71. MONEY opens all doors. Banul deschide usile fãrã chei. Banul e cheia cu care se deschide orice usã. 72. MONEY will do anything. Cu bani faci toate. Cu bani poate omul face orice lucru îi place. Sim. All things are obedient to money / Love does much, money does everything. Cf. MONEY commands all. 73. The MOON does not heed the barking of dogs. Câinele latrã la lunã toatã noaptea si luna nu-l ascultã niciodatã. De lãtratul unui câine sã nu-ti pese. Var. The dog (wolf) barks in vain at the moon. Cf. DOGS bark, but the caravan goes on. 74. The MOON is not seen where the sun shines. Cine se încãlzeste la soare nu-i pasã de lunã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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Soarele sã-mi fie bun, luna sã o mãnânce vârcolacii. Luna mi s-a mâniat, soarele sã-mi trãiascã. Var. Stars are not seen where the sun shines. 75. The MORE you get, the more you want. De ce ai, de ce ai mai avea. Cu cât are cineva tot ar vrea sã mai aibã. Cf. MUCH would have more / He that has PLENTY of good shall have more. 76. Like MOTHER, like daughter. Cum e mama si fata. Cf. A CHIP off the old block / Like FATHER, like son. * Ezekiel 16, 44 / Iezechiel 16, 44 77. The good MOTHER says not, Will you? but gives. Mama cea bunã nu-ntreabã pe copii de le e foame. 78. MOTHER-IN-LAW and daughter-in-law are a tempest and hail storm. Soacra cu nora ca pisica cu soarecele. 79. If the MOUNTAIN will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain. Dacã nu vine Mahomed la munte, vine muntele la Mahomed. 80. The MOUNTAINS have brought forth a mouse. S-a scremut muntele si a nãscut un soarece. 81. A MOUSE in time may bite in two a cable. Cu muncã si îngãduialã dintii sorecutului taie odgonul de la corabie. Soarecii si fierul îl rod. 82. The MOUSE that has but one hole is quickly taken. Soarecele cu o gaurã numai, îndatã îl prinde pisica. 83. A close MOUTH catches no flies. În gura închisã nu intrã musca. Var. Into a shut mouth flies fly not. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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84. Ask MUCH to have a little. Cere mult ca sã poti cãpãta putin. 85. MUCH would have more. Omul este nesãtios: cu cât are, tot ar vrea sã mai aibã. Cf. The MORE you get, the more you want / He that has PLENTY of good shall have more. 86. He who wants a MULE without a fault, must walk on foot. Cine cautã cal fãrã cusur merge pe jos. 87. What MUST be, must be. Ce-o fi, o fi. Sim. Whatever happens, all happens as it should. Cf. No flying from FATE / The FATED will happen / He that is born to be HANGED shall be never drowned. Click here for letters N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,Y or here to return to the title page http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/FGHIJKLM.html 8/6/2004,

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1. For want of a NAIL the shoe is lost; for want of a shoe the horse is lost; for want of a horse the rider is lost. Pentru un cui pierzi o potcoavã. Cine nu se îndurã de un cui pierde si potcoava. Din lipsa unui cui se pierde carul. Pentru una a pierdut Stan cãciula. Sim. Oft times for sparing of a little cost a man has lost the large coat for the hood. 2. One NAIL drives out another. Cui pe cui se scoate. Cuiul cel nou scoate pe cel vechi afarã. Sim. One poison drives out another. Cf. One DEVIL drives out another / LIKE cures like. 3. No NAKED man is sought after to be rifled. O sutã de tâlhari nu pot despuia pe un sãrac gol. Mii si sute de voinici nu pot dezbrãca pe cel gol si despuiat. Cf. The BEGGAR may sing before the thief. 4. A good NAME is better than riches. Numele bun e mai bun ca aurul. Var. A good name is better than gold. Sim. Good name is better than a good face. * Proverbs 22, 1 / Pilde 22, 1 5. He that has an ill NAME is half hanged. Mai bine sã-ti iasã un ochi decât un nume rãu. Decât sã-ti iasã nume rãu, mai bine ochii din cap. Sim. Ill deemed, half hanged / An ill wound is cured, not an ill name. 6. NATURE does nothing in vain. Firea în zadar ceva a face nu se osteneste, nici de lucrul fãcut vreodatã se cãieste. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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7. NECESSITY has no law. Nevoia schimbã legea. Lipsa frânge legea. 8. NECESSITY is the mother of invention. Nevoia e mama nãscocirilor. Nevoia învatã pe om. Sim. The belly teaches all arts / Hunger is the teacher of the arts. Cf. POVERTY is the mother of all arts. 9. NEED makes the old wife trot. Nevoia te duce si pe unde nu ti-e voia. Sim. Adversity makes strange bedfellows / Need makes the naked man run and sorrow makes websters spin. 10. When NEED is highest, God's help is nighest. La barza chioarã face Dumnezeu cuib. Sim. When the night's darkest, the dawn's nearest. 11. A good NEIGHBOUR, a good morrow. Vecin bun ai nimerit, mare bine-ai dobândit. Sim. All is well with him who is beloved of his neighbours / You must ask your neighbour if you shall live in peace. Cf. A near NEIGHBOUR is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. 12. A near NEIGHBOUR is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. Mai bun e un vecin aproape de tine, decât un frate departe. Var. Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off. Sim. All is well with him who is beloved of his neighbours. Cf. A good FRIEND is my nearest relation / A good NEIGHBOUR, a good morrow. * Proverbs 27, 10 / Pilde 27, 10 13. Love thy NEIGHBOUR as thyself. Iubeste pe aproapele tãu ca pe tine însuti. * Leviticus 19, 18 / Leviticul 19, 18 * Matthew 19, 19; 22, 39 / Matei 19, 19; 22, 39 * Mark 12, 31,33 / Marcu 12, 31,33 * Luke 12, 27 / Luca 12, 27 * Romans 13, 9 / Romani 13, 9 * Galatians 5, 14 / Galateni 5, 14 14. You must ask your NEIGHBOUR if you shall live in peace. Sã cumperi vecinii întâi si apoi casa. Atâta tine pacea, pânã vrea vecinul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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15. Look to thyself when thy NEIGHBOUR's house is on fire. La casa aprinsã si vecinul vrãjmas aleargã sã o stingã. 16. He dwells far from NEIGHBOURS that is fain to praise himself. Cel ce are vecini rãi se laudã singur. 17. In vain the NET is spread in the sight of any bird. Zadarnic se întind curse în vãzul pãsãrilor! * Proverbs 1, 17 / Pilde 1, 17 18. Everything NEW is fine. Ce e nou e si frumos. Sim. New things are fair. 19. Bad NEWS has wings. Vestea rea se duce ca glontul. Var. Bad news travels fast. Cf. Ill NEWS comes apace. 20. Ill NEWS comes apace. Rãul s-aude lesne. Vorba rea fuge mai tare ca cea bunã. Var. Ill news comes unsent for. Cf. Bad NEWS has wings. 21. Ill NEWS is too often true. Vorba de rãu mai lesne se crede. 22. NIGHT is the mother of counsel. Noaptea este sfetnic bun. Sim. To take counsel of (consult with) one's pillow. 23. The NIGHT comes when no man can work. Vine noaptea când nimeni nu poate sã lucreze. * John 9, 4 / Ioan 9, 4 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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24. What is done by NIGHT appears by day. Ce se naste pe întuneric trebuie sã se vadã la luminã. Ziua multe descoperã. * Luke 12, 3 / Luca 12, 3 25. He that has NOTHING need fear to lose nothing. De la cel ce n-are nu vei lua. Sim. You cannot lose what you never had. Cf. A man cannot GIVE what he hasn't got / Where nothing is, the KING must lose his right. 26. NOTHING comes of nothing. Din nimic, nimic rãsare. Din nimic, tot nimic iese. Var. From nothing nothing can come. Sim. Nought lay down, nought take up. 27. NURTURE passes nature. Scoala face pe omul, om si altoiul pomul, pom. Cf. ART improves nature.

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1. 2. An OAK is not felled at one stroke. Copacul nu cade dintr-o loviturã. Numai c-o loviturã copacul nu cade. Sim. Many strokes fell great (tall) oaks. 3. OAKS may fall when reeds stand the storm. Vântul la pãmânt n-aruncã buruieni, ci pe cei mai mari copaci. 4. He that cannot OBEY cannot command. Înainte de a porunci învatã a te supune. Sim. He commands enough that obeys a wise man / No man can be a good ruler unless he has first been ruled. 5. He that measures OIL shall anoint his fingers. A bãga mâna în miere si a nu-ti linge degetele nu se poate. Cine-si bagã mâna-n miere si nu-si linge degetele? Cf. He that has to do with what is FOUL never comes away clean / He that touches PITCH shall be defiled. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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6. Pouring OIL on the fire is not the way to quench it. Nu turna spirt pe foc. Nu mai turna foc peste para aprinsã. 7. If you would not live to be OLD, you must be hanged when you are young. Cine nu vrea sã îmbãtrâneascã, sã se spânzure. 8. Never too OLD to learn. Nu e omul niciodatã bãtrân, când e vorba de învãtãturã. A învãta nicicând nu e târziu. Cf. LIVE and learn. 9. None so OLD that he hopes not for a year of life. Omul cât sã-mbãtrâneascã, tot cere sã mai trãiascã. 10. OLD men are twice children. Omul când îmbãtrâneste, copilãreste. 11. Though OLD and wise, yet still advise. Si trecut fiind în vârstã nu vei gresi ascultând. 12. ONE and none is all one. Unul ca nici unul. Unul singur ca nici unul. Sim. One is no number. 13. ONE does the scathe, and another has the scorn. Unul face si altul trage. 14. OPPORTUNITY makes the thief. Ocazia face pe hot. Prilejul te face hot. Sim. Ease makes thief / The hole calls the thief. Cf. An open DOOR may tempt a saint / The back DOOR robs the house. 15. OPPRESSION makes a wise man mad. Asuprirea poate sã facã nebun pe un întelept. * Ecclesiastes 7, 7 / Ecclesiastul 7, 7 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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16. An OUNCE of fortune is worth a pound of forecast. Mai bine un dram de noroc decât un car de minte. La un car de minte trebuie douã de noroc. Var. An ounce of good fortune is worth a pound of discretion. 17. An old OX makes a straight furrow. Boii bãtrâni fac brazda dreaptã. 18. An OX is taken by the horns, and a man by the tongue. Boul se leagã de coarne si omul de limbã. Boii se leagã cu funia, si oamenii cu vorba. Sim. Words bind men. 19. Muzzle not the OXEN's mouth. Sã nu legi gura dobitocului ce treierã. Vitei care treierã nu i se leagã gura. Boul nu treierã cu gura legatã. * Deuteronomy 25, 4 / Deuteronomul 25, 4

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1. 2. No PAINS, no gains. Nimica nu-i fãrã ostenealã. Totul cu ostenealã se dobândeste, pe drumuri nu se gãseste. Var. Nothing to be got without pains. Sim. A horse that will not carry a saddle must have no oats. Cf. No SWEET without some sweat / He that will not WORK shall not eat. 3. PAPER endures all. Hârtia multe rabdã. Sim. Paper won't blush / Pens may blot, but they cannot blush. 4. He that will enter into PARADISE must have a good key. Cu chei de aur si de argint se deschid portile raiului. 5. PARDONING the bad is injuring the good. Când cei rãi nu se pedepsesc, cei buni se nãpãstuiesc. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Var. Who pardons the bad, injures the good. Sim. He that helps the evil hurts the good / Mercy to the criminal may be cruelty to the people. 6. The PARSON always christens his own child first. Fiecare mãturã întâi înaintea portii lui. Lãutarul cântã mai bine când îsi cântã lui. 7. The end of PASSION is the beginning of repentance. Finea mâniei e începutul credintei. 8. PATIENCE is a remedy for every grief. Rãbdarea e cea mai bunã doctorie. Ca rãbdarea la necaz, nici un leac mai bun. Var. Patience is a plaster for all sores / Patience is the best remedy. 9. PATIENCE is a virtue. Rãbdarea-i din rai. Rãbdarea e mântuire. 10. PATIENCE overcomes all things. Cu rãbdarea treci si marea. Omul cu rãbdarea, trece chiar si marea. Sim. Patient men win the day. 11. From a bad PAYMASTER get what you can. De la un rãu platnic si cu cenusa dupã vatrã sã te multumesti. Cf. Of ill DEBTORS men take oats. 12. He that would live in PEACE and rest, must hear, and see, and say the best. Cine vrea sã trãiascã în pace aude, vede si tace. Sã auzi, sã vezi si sã taci, dacã vrei sã petreci cu pace. Sim. Wide ears and a short tongue / Hear and see and say nothing. Cf. HEAR much, speak little. 13. The PEACOCK hath fair feathers, but foul feet. Pãunul pene frumoase, dar picioare urâte. 14. When the PEAR is ripe, it falls. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Para dupã ce se coace trebuie sã cadã. 15. Do not throw PEARLS to swine. Nu arunca mãrgãritarul înaintea porcilor. Var. To cast pearls before swine. * Matthew 7, 6 / Matei 7, 6 16. Every PEDLAR praises his needles. Tot tiganul îsi laudã ciocanul. Tot olarul laudã oala sa. 17. Let every PEDLAR carry his own burden. Tot mãgarul îsi poartã samarul. Var. Let every pedlar carry his own pack. 18. A PENNY at a pinch is worth a pound. Când n-ai, cãmila de un ban e scumpã. 19. A PENNY saved is a penny gained. Adunã cu firu ca sã ai cu grãmada. Sim. Sparing is the first gaining. 20. In for a PENNY, in for a pound. Unde merge mia, merge si suta. 21. PENNY and penny laid up will be many. Bãnut cu bãnut se face florinul. Din bãnuti se face suta. Cf. Many DROPS make a shower / MANY small make a great. 22. PENNY wise and pound foolish. Scump la tãrâte si ieftin la fãinã. Sim. Spare at the spigot, and let it out at the bung-hole. 23. Who will not keep a PENNY, never shall have many. Cine nu pretuieste filerul nu va numãra nici florinul. Sim. Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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24. He who has plenty of PEPPER will pepper his cabbage. Cine are piper mult bagã si în terci. 25. PEPPER is black and hath a good smack. Si piperu e negru, dar mãnâncã vodã cu el la masã. Var. Spice is black, but it has a sweet smack. 26. He that forecasts all PERILS will never sail the sea. Cui i-e fricã de orice nor nici o cãlãtorie nu face. Var. He that forecasts all perils will win no worship. Sim. He that will sail without danger must never come upon the main sea / He that is afraid of wounds must not come nigh a battle / He that fears leaves, let him not go into the wood. 27. No PHYSICIAN like a true friend. Nimic alt mai bun pe lume decât un prieten bun. 28. PHYSICIAN, heal thyself! Doctore, vindecã-te întâi pe tine. * Luke 4, 23 / Luca 4, 23 29. They that be whole need not a PHYSICIAN, but they that are sick. Nu cei sãnãtosi au nevoie de doctor, ci cei bolnavi. * Matthew 9, 12 / Matei 9, 12 * Mark 2, 17 / Marcu 2, 17 * Luke 5, 31 / Luca 5, 31 30. PHYSICIANS' faults are covered with earth. Cosciugul acoperã greselile doctorilor. Sim. If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; but if he kills, the earth hides it. 31. Never buy a PIG in a poke. Nu cumpãra pisica în traistã. 32. We don't kill a PIG every day. Nu se mãnâncã în toate zilele plãcinte. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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33. When the PIG is proffered, hold up the poke. Du-te cu sacul când îti fãgãduie purcelul. 34. He that will steal a PIN will steal a better thing. Cine furã azi un ac mâine furã un gânsac. Cf. He that will steal an EGG will steal an ox. 35. Give the PIPER a penny to play and two pence to leave off. Cu un ban s-a prins în horã si cu zece nu poate scãpa. 36. He who digs a PIT for others falls in himself. Cine sapã groapa altuia cade el într-însa. Cf. To make a SNARE for another and fall into it oneself. * Proverbs 26, 27 / Pilde 26, 27 37. He that touches PITCH shall be defiled. Nu poti umbla cu smoalã si sã nu te ungi. Cine s-atinge de smoalã si nu se mânjeste? Cu pãcurarul când trãiesti, trebuie sã te mânjesti. Cf. He that has to do with what is FOUL never comes away clean / He that measures OIL shall anoint his fingers. * Ecclesiasticus 13, 1 / Sirah 13, 1 38. The PITCHER goes so often to the well that it is broken at last. Ulciorul nu merge de multe ori la apã (cãci ori se sparge, ori se crapã). 39. Whether the PITCHER strikes the stone, or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the pitcher. Ori cu capu-n piatrã, ori cu piatra de cap, totuna e. 40. There is no PLACE like home. Nicãieri ca la casa omului. Ca acasã la tine nu-i nicãieri bine. Sim. East, west, home's best / Home is home, though it be never so homely. Cf. An ENGLISHMAN's home is his castle / One's own HEARTH is gowd's worth. 41. Hand PLAY, churls' play. Cu mâna te joci, mojic te arãti. Glumeste numai cu gura, iar nu si cu-mbrâncitura. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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42. You can't PLEASE everyone. Nu poti face pe gustul tuturora. Sim. It is hard to please all parties / He that all men will please shall never find ease / He who pleased everybody died before he was born / He has need rise betimes that would please everybody. 43. After PLEASURE comes pain. Dupã plãcere vine durere. Sim. After your fling, watch for the sting. Cf. After JOY comes annoy / No PLEASURE without pain. 44. No PLEASURE without pain. Nu e plãcere fãrã durere. Var. No pleasure without repentance. Cf. After JOY comes annoy / After PLEASURE comes pain. 45. Short PLEASURE, long pain. Plãcerea scurtã, cãintã lungã. Dupã o scurtã plãcere urmeazã o lungã durere. Sim. In war, hunting, and love men for one pleasure a thousand griefs prove. 46. Who will in time present PLEASURE refrain, shall in time to come the more pleasure obtain. De vrei sã te joci la bãtrânete, pãzeste-te la tinerete. 47. The PLEASURES of the mighty are the tears of the poor. Bogatul greseste si sãracul cere iertare. Vartears of the poor. 48. He that has PLENTY of good shall have more. Binele vine la bine precum albinele la cosnitã. Cf. The MORE you get, the more you want / MUCH would have more. 49. PLENTY brings pride. Bogãtia stricã pe omul slab. 50. PLOUGH deep, while sluggards sleep; and you shall have corn to sell and keep. Arãtura cu sudoare, desi te doare, dar în urmã veselie are. 51. The PLOUGH gets not well if the ploughman hold it not. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cine voieste sã se îmbogãteascã din plug trebuie sã-l poarte de coarne. 52. Standing POOLS gather filth. Apa linã face mult noroi, iar cea repede si pietrele le spalã. 53. A POOR man has no friends. Sãracul nici frate, nici prieteni n-are. Sim. Poor folk's friends soon misken them / Poverty parts fellowship / Prosperity makes freinds, adversity tries them. Cf. In time of PROSPERITY friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one amongst twenty. 54. A POOR man wants some things, a covetous man all things. Zgârcitul e totdeauna sãrac. 55. A POOR man's tale cannot be heard. Vorba de om sãrac nimeni n-o ascultã, fie cât de scumpã. Sim. The reasons of the poor weigh not. 56. Giving much to the POOR doth enrich a man's store. Ce dai sãracilor tie-ti dai. 57. He is not POOR that has little, but he that desires much. Nu se-ntelege sãrac cel ce are mai putin, ci cel ce nu se multumeste cu putin si râvneste la mai mult. 58. He that hath pity upon the POOR lendeth unto the Lord. Cine dã sãracilor împrumutã pe Dumnezeu. Cel ce miluieste pe sãrac, dã împrumut lui Dumnezeu. * Proverbs 19, 17 / Pilde 19, 17 59. POOR folks are glad of porridge. Omul sãrac dacã n-are colac mãnâncã si pâine. 60. The POOR man is aye put to the worst. La omul sãrac nici boii nu trag. Sãracului nici boii nu-i trag. 61. The POOR man turns his cake and another comes and takes it away. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Un om macinã, altul face azimã din fãina lui. Unii tes la pânzã si altii o poartã. Cf. One beats the BUSH and another catches the birds. 62. The POOR man's shilling is but a penny. Sãracul cumpãrã mai scump. 63. Every POT has its cover. Capacul, dupã oalã. 64. The earthen POT must keep clear of the brass kettle. Departe oala de cãldare, ca nu cumva lovindu-se, sã se spargã. * Ecclesiasticus 13, 3 / Sirah 13, 3 65. POVERTY is no vice but an inconvenience. Sãrãcia nu-i pãcat. Sim. Poverty is no sin (crime). 66. POVERTY is not a shame; but the being ashamed of it is. Sãrãcia nu-i rusine. A fi sãrac nu e rusine, ci a fi necinstit. Sim. Poverty is no disgrace. 67. POVERTY is the mother of all arts. Sãrãcia aflã mestesuguri. Dãscãlita sãrãcie învatã pe om meserie. Sim. The belly teaches all arts / Hunger is the teacher of all arts. Cf. NECESSITY is the mother of invention. 68. When POVERTY comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. Sãrãcia intrã pe usã si dragostea iese pe fereastrã. Sim. Love lasts as long as money endures. 69. PRACTICE makes perfect. Multa lucrare face pe mester bun. Sim. Use makes mastery. 70. A man's PRAISE in his own mouth stinks. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Lauda de sine nu miroase a bine. Lauda de sine pute. Cf. He that PRAISES himself spatters himself / SELF-PRAISE is no recommendation. 71. PRAISE no man till he is dead. Numai când moare omul se cunoaste ce-a fost. Omul dupã ce moare, atunci darul i se cunoaste. Cf. Call no man HAPPY till he dies. * Ecclesiasticus 11, 28 / Sirah 11, 28 72. PRAISE to the face is open disgrace. Lauda în fatã e jumãtate ocarã. A lãuda în fatãeabatjocori. 73. He that PRAISES himself spatters himself. Cine se laudã pe sine, mai tare se înjoseste. Cine se laudã singur, se ocãrãste pe sine. Cf. A man's PRAISE in his own mouth stinks / SELF-PRAISE is no recommendation. * Proverbs 27, 2 / Pilde 27, 2 74. He that would learn to PRAY, let him go to sea. Care nu stie rugãciunea meargã pe mare. 75. The PRAYERS of the wicked won't prevail. Ruga pãcãtosului n-ajunge la cer. Glasul nebunului nu se aude-n cer. Cf. The BRAYING of an ass does not reach heaven. 76. PRETTINESS dies first. Frumusetea musafir, cum vine asa se duce. Sim. Beauty is but a blossom. Cf. BEAUTY fades like a flower. 77. PRIDE goes before a fall. Mândria vine înaintea cãderii. Trufia e trâmbita cãderii. Sim. Pride never left his master without a fall. * Proverbs 16, 18 / Pilde 16, 18 78. PRIDE goes before, and shame follows. Fudulia intrã-n casã, sãrãcia-i dupã usã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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79. PROCRASTINATION is the thief of time. Amânarea e hotul timpului. 80. PROMISE is debt. Fãgãduiala datã e datorie curatã. Cine fãgãduieste se leagã. 81. Great PROMISES and small performances. Îi fãgãduieste marea cu sarea, si-i dã ce nu curge pe apã. Sim. He promises mountains and performs molehills. 82. He that PROMISES too much means nothing. Cine promite mult dã putin. 83. Between PROMISING and performing a man may marry his daughter. Unaeapromite (fãgãdui) si alta a împlini. 84. A PROPHET is not without honour save in his own country. Nimeni nu-i profet în patria sa. Var. A prophet has no honour in his own country. * Luke 4, 24 / Luca 4, 24 * Matthew 13, 57 / Matei 13, 57 * Mark 6, 4 / Marcu 6, 4 * John 4, 44 / Ioan 4, 44 85. Beware of false PROPHETS. Feriti-vã de proorocii mincinosi. * Matthew 7, 15; 24, 11,24 / Matei 7, 15; 24, 11,24 * Mark 13, 22 / Matei 13, 22 * II Peter 2, 1 / II Petru 2, 1 * I John 4, 1 / I Ioan 4, 1 * Revelation 16, 13 / Apocalipsa 16, 13 86. He who swells in PROSPERITY will shrink in adversity. Nu tot pe moale, ca sã poti suferi si cele tari. 87. In time of PROSPERITY friends will be plenty; in time of adversity not one amongst twenty. Ai bani, ai prieteni; n-ai bani, n-ai prieteni. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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La belsug ai prieteni cu duiumul, la vreme de restriste toti te pãrãsesc. Pânã-i bine multi cu tine, dar la nevoi înapoi. Sim. Poverty parts fellowship / Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. Cf. A POOR man has no friends. 88. PROSPERITY lets go the bridle. Belsugul aduce desfrânare. 89. I PROUD and thou proud, who shall bear the ashes out? Eu domn, tu domn, cine sã ducã sacul? Tu mare, eu mare, cine-o sã ne tragã cizmele? 90. Make ample PROVISION for old age. Adunã la tinerete ca sã ai la bãtrânete. Seamãnã la tinerete ca sã ai ce culege la bãtrânete. Sim. Keep something for him that rides on the white horse / Spare when you're young and spend when you're old. Cf. For AGE and want save while you may: no morning sun lasts a whole day / Keep SOMETHING for a rainy day. 91. PROVISION in season makes a rich house. Agonisirea la vreme înlãturã lipsa si nevoia. 92. Better some of a PUDDING than none of a pie. Braga ne rãcoreste în lipsã de înghetatã. Cf. SOMETHING is better than nothing. 93. It is easier to PULL DOWN than to build. E mai usor a strica ca a drege. 94. To the PURE all things are pure. Toate sunt curate pentru cei curati. * Titus 1, 15 / Tit 1, 15 95. He that has a full PURSE never wanted a friend. Banul îsi câstigã prieteni. Cf. RICH folk have many friends. 96. You cannot make a silk PURSE of a sow's ear. Din coadã de câine sitã de mãtase nu se mai face. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Din coada pisicii sitã de mãtase nu se face. Sim. You cannot make a horn of a pig's tail / You cannot make a sieve of an ass's tail.

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1. 2. Like QUESTION, like answer. Cum e întrebarea, asa e si rãspunsul. 3. He that nothing QUESTIONS, nothing learns. Întrebarea trece marea. Cine întreabã nu greseste. 4. QUIETNESS is a great treasure. Tãcerea e ca mierea. Sim. Quietness is best. Cf. SILENCE is golden.

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7. The RECEIVER is as bad as the thief. Ori furã, ori tine sacul, e tot lotru. Cine pe altul ajutã sã fure, fur si el se întelege. Sim. No receiver, no thief. 8. Short RECKONINGS make long friends. Socoteala deasã e frãtie aleasã. Cârnatul lung e bun, dar socoteala lungã nu e bunã. Var. Even reckoning makes long friends. 9. Every REED will not make a pipe. Nu poti face fluier din orice lemn îti place. Din orice lemn nu se face bucium. Orice lemn nu face tãpus la bute. Sim. Every block will not make a Mercury. 10. Where there are REEDS, there is water. Unde sunt broaste trebuie sã fie si lac. 11. The REMEDY may be worse than the disease. Leacul mai rãu decât rana. Sim. The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. 12. There is a REMEDY for everything but death. Moartea-i fãrã leac. Numai moartea-i fãrã leac. Sim. A deadly disease neither physician nor physic can ease / There is no medicine against death. 13. There is no REMEDY for fear. Leac de fricã nu-i. De fricã nu se descântã. 14. Who REPAIRS not his gutter repairs his whole house. Cine nu cârpeste spãrtura micã are necaz sã dreagã borta mare. Sim. He that repairs not a part builds all / The tailor that makes not a knot loses a stitch. Cf. A STITCH in time saves nine. 15. REPENTANCE comes too late. Cãinta târzie-i de prisos. Cãinta de pe urmã vine tot cam cu daunã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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16. As long as I am RICH reputed, with solemn voice I am saluted. Omul cel bogat e mai lãudat. 17. Everyone is akin to the RICH man. Bogatului i se aratã multe rude. Cu bogatul fiecare voieste sã fie rudã. Cf. RICH folk have many friends. 18. RICH folk have many friends. Bogatul prieteni destui are. Cine are bani are prieteni. Sim. The rich hath many friends. Cf. He that has a full PURSE never wanted a friend / Everyone is akin to the RICH man. * Proverbs 14, 20; 19, 4 / Pilde 14, 20; 19, 4 19. RICH man may dine when he will, the poor man when he may. Cel bogat mãnâncã când vrea, dar cel sãrac când are. Bogatul manâncã când voieste si sãracul când gãseste. 20. RICHES bring care and fears. Cu cât averea ti se înmulteste, cu atât si griji mai mari te topeste. De ai turme mari de oi, ai si turme de nevoi. Sim. Much coin, much care. 21. RICHES have wings. Bogãtia face aripi. * Proverbs 23, 5 / Pilde 23, 4 22. All RIVERS run into the sea. Toate râurile curg în mare. * Ecclesiastes 1, 7 / Ecclesiastul 1, 7 23. To ROB Peter to pay Paul. Voieste sã dezbrace un sfânt si sã îmbrace pe altul. Ia dintr-un sân si bagã-n altul. 24. Spare the ROD and spoil the child. Cine nu se îndurã de vargã pierde copilul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Copilul nepedepsit ajunge neprocopsit. Sim. The man who has not been flogged is not educated / A pitiful mother makes a scabby daughter. Cf. Better CHILDREN weep than old men. * Proverbs 13, 24 / Pilde 13, 24 * Ecclesiasticus 30, 1 / Sirah 30, 1 25. ROME was not built in a day. Lumea nu s-a fãcut într-o zi. 26. When in ROME, do as the Romans do. Dupã a locului obicei, sã te porti si tu în orice bordei. Var. When you are at Rome, do as the Romans do. Sim. When you go through the country of the one-eyed, be one-eyed. 27. Never mention ROPE in the house of a man who has been hanged. Nu vorbi de funie în casa spânzuratului. Var. Name not a rope in his house that hanged himself. 28. No ROSE without a thorn. Nu e trandafir fãrã spini. Nici un trandafir fãrã ghimpi. 29. The fairest ROSE at last is withered. Trandafirul cu cât mai frumos, cu atât mai putin tine. Trandafirii se scuturã, dar spinul rãmâne. 30. He that fights and RUNS away, may live to fight another day. Fuga e rusinoasã, dar e sãnãtoasã. 31. He that RUNS fast will not run long. Cine se grãbeste curând osteneste. 32. RUST eats up iron. Rugina moale roade ferul tare. Cf. IRON not used soon rusts.

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1. 2. An empty SACK cannot stand upright. Sacul gol nu stã în picioare. Var. Empty sacks will never stand upright. 3. SADNESS and gladness succeed each other. Totdeauna desfãtarea are sorã întristarea. Sim. After joy comes annoy / / He that sings on Friday will weep on Sunday / Sorrow treads upon the heels of mirth. Cf. LAUGH before breakfast, you'll cry before supper. * Proverbs 14, 13 / Pilde 14, 13 4. He came SAFE from the East Indies, and was drowned in the Thames. Tiganul când a ajuns la mal atunci s-a înecat. 5. Easier SAID than done. Usor de zis, greu de fãcut. Lesne a zice, greu a face. 6. No sooner SAID than done. Zis si fãcut. 7. Like SAINT, like offering. Cum e sfântul asa si tãmâia. 8. All are not SAINTS that go to church. Nu tot ce poartã rasã si camilafcã e cãlugar. Sim. All are not merry that dance lightly. Cf. All are not HUNTERS that blow the horn. 9. Do not offer SALT or brains. Sare, pânã nu cere, sã nu-i dai cuiva. Var. Help you to salt, help you to sorrow. 10. SALT seasons all things. Sarea-i bunã în fierturã, însã nu peste mãsurã. 11. SAYING and doing are two things. A zice si a face nu-i totuna. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. SAYING is one thing, and doing another / From WORD to deed is a great space. 12. SAYING is one thing, and doing another. A zice e una, a face e alta. Cf. SAYING and doing are two things / From WORD to deed is a great space. 13. Who SAYS A must say B. Cine zice una trebuie sã zicã si douã. Var. You cannot say A without saying B. 14. There is a SCORPION under every stone. Sub piatra cea mai frumoasã, scorpia ascunsã zace. Sim. Snake in the grass. 15. SCRATCH where it itches. Unde nu te mâncã, nu te scãrpina. Var. I scratch (claw) where it itches not. 16. Praise the SEA, but keep on land. Frumos sã privesti furtuna pe mare, dar cam de departe. Sim. Praise the hill, but keep below. 17. Everything is good in its SEASON. Orice lucru este bun la timpul sãu. Toate îsi au vremea lor. 18. A SECRET is too little for one, enough for two, too much for three. Lucrul cunoscut de doi, trei, nu mai rãmâne între ei. Sim. Three may keep counsel if two be away / Two may keep counsel if one be away. 19. He that soweth good SEED shall reap good corn. Sãmânta bunã, bun rod îti dã. 20. SEEING is believing. Nici un lucru sã nu crezi, cu ochii pânã nu vezi. Cf. One EYEWITNESS is better than ten hear-so's. * John 20, 29 / Ioan 20, 29 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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21. He that SEEKS finds. Cine cautã gaseste. Cel ce cautã, va afla. Sim. The dog that trots finds a bone. * Matthew 7, 7-8 / Matei 7, 7-8 * Luke 11, 10 / Luca 11, 10 22. SELF-PRAISE is no recommendation. Nu-ti lãuda singur faptele, cã îti pierzi rodul. Cf. A man's PRAISE in his own mouth stinks / He that PRAISES himself spatters himself. 23. He that has been bitten by a SERPENT is afraid of a rope. Pe cine l-a muscat câinele se teme si de lãtrãturã. Sim. Once bitten, twice shy. Cf. A scalded CAT fears cold water / A burnt CHILD dreads the fire / A scalded DOG fears cold water / Whom a SERPENT has bitten, a lizard alarms. 24. Whom a SERPENT has bitten, a lizard alarms. Cine e muscat de sarpe se pãzeste si de sopârlã. Sim. Once bitten, twice shy. Cf. A scalded CAT fears cold water / A burnt CHILD dreads the fire / A scalded DOG fears cold water / He that has been bitten by a SERPENT is afraid of a rope.. 25. It is good to strike the SERPENT's head with your enemy's hand. A prinde sarpele cu mâna altuia (nebunului). Cf. Take the CHESTNUTS out of the fire with the cat's paw. 26. Be ye therefore wise as SERPENTS, and harmless as doves. Întelept ca sarpele si curat ca porumbita, pururea sã te arãti! Fii întelept ca sarpele, muncitor ca albina si doritor ca turturica. * Matthew 10, 16 / Matei 10, 16 27. So many SERVANTS, so many enemies. Câte slugi ai, atâtia dusmani hrãnesti. 28. He who has not seen SEVILLE has not seen a wonder. Cel ce nu vede Bucurestii si nu încalecã cal alb, nu stie ce e frumos în lumea asta. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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29. Catch not at the SHADOW and lose the substance. Cine se razimã de umbrã dã-ndatã peste cap tumbã. 30. He is afraid of his own SHADOW. Se sperie de umbra lui, si se uitã-n urma lui. 31. All that SHAKES falls not. Trestia care se pleacã vântului, niciodatã nu se frânge. Cf. Better BEND than break. 32. He that makes himself a SHEEP shall be eaten by the wolf. Cine se face oaie îl mãnâncã lupul. Cf. Make yourself all HONEY and the flies will devour you. 33. One scabbed SHEEP will mar a whole flock. Oaia râioasã umple turma toatã. O vacã râioasã stricã toatã cireada. 34. The lone SHEEP is in danger of the wolf. Oaia care rãmâne de turmã o mãnâncã lupul. Oaia retrasã de turmã, lupii o iau dupã urmã. Var. The lone man is in danger of the wolf. 35. There are black SHEEP in every flock. Nu e pãdure fãrã uscãturi. 36. Where every hand fleeceth, the SHEEP goes naked. Oaia s-o tunzi, iar nu s-o razi. Cf. A good SHEPHERD must fleece his sheep, not flay them. 37. A good SHEPHERD must fleece his sheep, not flay them. Pãstorul cel bun, cel ce tunde si nu beleste. Pãstorul cel bun, cel ce tunde oaia si nu o jupoaie. Cf. Where every hand fleeceth, the SHEEP goes naked. 38. A great SHIP asks deep waters. Pentru corabie mare trebuie apã multã. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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39. If my SHIRT knew my design I'd burn it. Nu te încrede nici în cãmasa ta. Cãciula ta, când va afla taina, în foc s-o bagi. Var. If my skirt knew my design I'd burn it. 40. Near is my SHIRT, but nearer is my skin. Mai aproape-i pielea decât cãmasa. Sim. Near is my doublet (kirtle, petticoat), but nearer is my smock. Cf. Near is my COAT, but nearer is my shirt. 41. Every SHOE fits not every foot. Orice ham nu încape pe orice cal. 42. Everyone knows best where his own SHOE pinches. Fiecare stie unde-l strânge ciubota. Fiecare singur stie unde îl strânge opinca. Cf. No one but the wearer knows where the SHOE pinches. 43. No one but the wearer knows where the SHOE pinches. Nimeni nu stie mai bine unde-l strânge cizma decât cel ce o poartã. Cf. Everyone knows best where his own SHOE pinches. 44. None more bare than the SHOEMAKER's wife and the smith's mare. Cizmarul umblã cu ghetele rupte si croitorul cu haina descusutã. Croitorul umblã rupt si ciubotarul umblã descult. Cizmarul umblã cu cizmele sparte. 45. Better wear out SHOES than sheets. Mai bine sã-ti spargi papucii decât sã-i tii înveliti. 46. He that waits for dead men's SHOES may go long enough barefoot. Cel ce asteaptã sã mosteneascã încãltãrile mortului, umblã toatã viata descult. Var. It's ill waiting for dead men's shoes. Sim. He pulls with a long rope that waits for another's death. 47. Out of SIGHT, out of mind. Ochii care nu se vãd se uitã. Sim. Far from eye, far from heart / Seldom seen, soon forgotten / Salt water and absence wash away love. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. Long ABSENT, soon forgotten / What the EYE doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over. 48. The SIGN invites you in, but your money redeem you out. Pânã a nu intra socoteste cum ai sã iesi. Cine intrã fãrã tocmealã iese fãrã socotealã. 49. SILENCE does seldom harm. Tãcerea nu sparge capul. Cine tace merge-n pace. Cf. More have repented SPEECH than silence. 50. SILENCE is golden. Tãcerea e de aur. Cf. QUIETNESS is a great treasure / SPEECH is silver, but silence is golden. 51. SILENCE is often the best answer. Nerãspunsul încã e un rãspuns. De multe ori tãcerea e mai bunã decât rãspunsul. Cf. SPEAK fitly, or be silent wisely / No WISDOM to silence. 52. SILENCE means consent. Cine tace primeste. Var. Silence gives consent. 53. He that fights with SILVER arms is sure to overcome. Bate-te cu sãgeti de argint, de voiesti sã biruiesti. Bate-te cu sulita de argint cã vei birui. Sabia de aur taie mai tare ca cea de fier. 54. Every SIN brings its punishment with it. Tot pãcatul îsi cautã vinovatul. Sim. As a man sinneth, so is his punishment. 55. Old SIN makes new shame. Pãcatul vechi aduce rusine nouã. 56. SLANDER leaves a score behind it. Vorba de rãu se duce peste nouã tãri si nouã mãri. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Sim. If the ball does not stick to the wall, it will at least leave a mark. 57. SLEEP is the brother of death. Somnul e rupt din moarte. Somnul cu moartea, frati gemeni s-au nãscut. Cf. SLEEP is the image of death. 58. SLEEP is the image of death. Somnul e oglinda mortii. Cf. SLEEP is the brother of death. 59. A SLEEPING man is not hungry. Cine doarme nu-i e foame. 60. SLOTH, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears. Lenea e la om ca si rugina la fier. 61. The SLOTHFUL man is the beggar's brother. Lenesul e frate cu cersetorul. Cf. IDLENESS is the key to poverty. 62. SLOW but sure. Încetul cu încetul, departe ajungi. Sim. Fair and softly goes far. Cf. He that GOES softly goes safely / Soft pace GOES far. 63. No SMOKE without fire. Nu iese fum fãrã foc. De unde nu-i foc nici fum nu iese. Sim. No FIRE, no smoke. 64. The SMOKE of a man's own house is better than the fire of another's. Decât în tarã strãinã, cu pitã si cu slãninã, mai bine în satul tãu cu mãlaiu cât de rãu. 65. Three things drive a man out of his house - SMOKE, rain and a scolding wife. Trei lucruri te scot din casã: fumul, muierea rea si picãtura. Fumul, femeia rea si picusul te scot din casã. Trei lucruri nu lasã în pace pe om: vinul, femeia si banul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Sim. Dicing, drabbing and drinking bring men to destruction / Play, women, and wine undo men laughing. Cf. GAMING, women and wine, while they laugh, they make men pine. * Proverbs 10, 26; 19, 13; 27, 15 / Pilde 10, 26; 19, 13; 27, 15 66. To nourish a SNAKE in one's bosom. Creste sarpele în sân, ca mai bine sã te muste. Cf. Breed up a CROW and he will tear out your eyes. 67. To make a SNARE for another and fall into it oneself. Cel care întinde cursã se va prinde în ea. Cf. He who digs a PIT for others falls in himself. * Ecclesiasticus 27, 26 / Sirah 27, 26 * Psalms 9, 15; 34, 6-7; 56, 8-9; 140, 9 / Psalmii 9, 15; 34, 6-7; 56, 8-9; 140, 9 68. What SOBERNESS conceals, drunkenness reveals. Ce e în inima treazului este în gura beatului. La betie se spune adevãrul. Sim. He speaks in his drink what he thought in his drouth. 69. Keep SOMETHING for a rainy day. Strânge bani albi pentru zile negre. Var. Lay up against a rainy day. Sim. Keep something for him that rides on the white horse / Spare when you're young and spend when you're old. Cf. For AGE and want save while you may: no morning sun lasts a whole day / Make ample PROVISION for old age. 70. SOMETHING is better than nothing. Mai bine ceva decât nimic. Mai bine un pic decât nimic. Sim. Half a loaf is better than no bread. Cf. Better some of a PUDDING than none of a pie. 71. Marry your SON when you will, your daughter when you can. Însoarã când vrei, mãritã când poti. 72. SORROW for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short. Sãrace bãrbate, cã asearã murisi si nu te mai putui uita. 73. Small SORROWS speak; great ones are silent. Durerile mari sunt mute. Var. Little griefs are loud, great griefs are silent / Little cares speak, great ones are dumb. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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74. When SORROW is asleep, wake it not. Când nenorocirea doarme, fereste-te s-o destepti. 75. As you SOW, so you reap. Cum sameni, asa culegi. Cum vei semãna, asa vei si secera. * Galatians 6, 7 / Galateni 6, 7 76. SOW thin and mow thin. Cel ce seamãnã putin, putin si secerã. Rãu de vei semãna, mai rãu vei secera. 77. Forbear not SOWING because of birds. Cine se teme de vrãbii nu seamãnã mãlai. Cine vrea sã semene mãlai nu se teme de vrãbii. 78. One SOWS and another reaps. De multe ori unii samãnã si altii secerã. Unul macinã, altul mãnâncã. Sim. Little dogs start the hare, the great get her. Cf. One beats the BUSH and another catches the birds. * John 4, 37 / Ioan 4, 37 79. Better SPARE at brim than at bottom. Sacul de la gurã se pãstreazã. Leagã sacu pânã-i rotund, nu când îi dai de fund. 80. SPARE well and have well. Cine nu crutã când are va rãbda la lipsã mare. 81. Of a small SPARK a great fire. Din scânteia micã se aprinde focul mare. Adesea scânteia micã face flacãrã mare. Sim. A little spark kindles a great fire. Cf. A little FIRE burns up a great deal of corn. * Ecclesiasticus 11, 32 / Sirah 11, 34 * James 3, 5 / Iacov 3, 5 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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82. SPEAK fitly, or be silent wisely. Sau taci sau zi ceva mai bun decât tãcerea. Mai bine sã taci decât sã vorbesti rãu. Sim. Be still, and have thy will. Cf. SILENCE is often the best answer / No WISDOM to silence. 83. He that SPEAKS sows and he that holds his peace gathers. Cine vorbeste seamãnã, cine ascultã culege. 84. He that SPEAKS the thing he should not hears the thing he would not. Cine vorbeste ce-i place, acela sã audã si ce-l supãrã. Var. He who says what he likes shall hear what he does not like. 85. More have repented SPEECH than silence. Mai bine sã-ti parã rãu cã ai tãcut decât cã ai zis. Niciodatã nu te vei cãi cã ai tãcut. Cf. SILENCE does seldom harm. 86. SPEECH is silver, but silence is golden. Vorba e de argint, tãcerea e de aur. Cf. SILENCE is golden. 87. Who more than he is worth doth SPEND, he makes a rope his life to end. Cine cheltuie peste ce câstigã, n-are-n casã mãmãligã. 88. In SPENDING lies the advantage. Cei mai rãi bani sunt cei neîntrebuintati. Banul ascuns în pãmânt, nici creste nici rodeste. 89. The SPIRIT is willing, but the flesh is weak. Duhul este osârduitor, dar trupul neputincios. Sufletul bucuros este sã intre în rai, numai pãcatele nu-l lasã. * Matthew 26, 41 / Matei 26, 41 * Mark 14, 38 / Marcu 14, 38 * John 6, 63 / Ioan 6, 63 90. Who SPITS against the wind, it falls in his face. Cine scuipã în sus îi cade în obraz. Cine scuipã împotriva vântului îsi scuipã mustãtile (barba). Var. Who spits against the heaven, it falls in his face. Sim. Evil that comes out of thy mouth flieth into thy bosom / Piss not against the wind / Puff not against the wind. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. An ARROW shot upright falls on the shooter's head. 91. Throw out a SPRAT to catch a mackerel. Pestele mare cu îmbucãtura micã se prinde. Cu râma micã se prinde pestele mare. Var. Throw out a sprat to catch a salmon (herring, whale) / Bait a sprat to catch a herring. 92. It is too late to shut the STABLE-DOOR after the horse has bolted. Dupã ce au furat caii în zadar încui grajdul. Var. It is too late to shut the stable-door when the steed is stolen. Cf. When a thing is done, ADVICE comes too late / When the HOUSE is burned down, you bring water / It is easy to be WISE after the event. 93. It is the first STEP that is difficult. Începutu-i anevoie, urma vine de la sine. Sim. The greatest step is that out of doors. Cf. Every BEGINNING is hard. 94. STEP after step the ladder is ascended. Treaptã cu treaptã te urci pe scarã. 95. It is easy to find a STICK to beat a dog. Cine vrea sã-si batã câinele, bâtã gãseste. Sim. A staff is quickly found to beat a dog. Cf. He that would hang his DOG gives out first that he is mad. 96. Be STILL, and have thy will. Cine tace merge-n pace. 97. A STITCH in time saves nine. Spãrtura pânã e micã trebuie cârpitã. Sim. He that repairs not a part, builds all / The tailor that makes not a knot loses a stitch. Cf. Who REPAIRS not his gutter, repairs his whole house. 98. He has two STOMACHS to eat and one to work. La plãcinte înainte si la rãzboi înapoi. 99. A little STONE in the way overturns a great wain. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Piatra (Buturuga) micã rãstoarnã carul mare. Sim. Little strokes fell great oaks. Cf. A small LEAK will sink a great ship. 100. A rolling STONE gathers no moss. Piatra care se rostogoleste din loc în loc nu prinde muschi. 101. Who remove STONES bruise their fingers. Cel ce sfãrâmã pietre se poate rãni cu ele. Cf. He that handles THORNS shall prick his fingers. * Ecclesiastes 10, 9 / Ecclesiastul 10, 9 102. Between two STOOLS one falls to the ground. Cine sade pe douã scaune cade rãu, când cade. Cine umblã în douã luntri cade în apã. 103. After a STORM comes a calm. Dupã furtunã, vine si vreme bunã. Dupã ploaie asteaptã si senin. Cf. After black CLOUDS, clear weather. 104. The sharper the STORM, the sooner it's over. De ploaie repede sã nu te sperii. 105. Cross the STREAM where it is ebbest. Nu trece gârla dacã nu-i vezi fundul. Sim. No safe wading in an unknown water. 106. He STRUCK at Tib, but down fell Tom. Unde dai si unde crapã. 107. SUFFER and expect. Rabdã inimã si taci. 108. Although the SUN shine, leave not thy cloak at home. Pe vremea cea mai bunã, ipingeaua sã fie cu tine. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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109. Never let the SUN go down on your anger. Mânia e bine sã apuie odatã cu soarele. Soarele sã nu apunã peste mânia voastrã. Var. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. * Ephesians 4, 26 / Efeseni 4, 26 110. The SUN does not shine on both sides of the hedge at once. Soarele cã e soare si tot nu poate lumina toate vãile. 111. The SUN shines upon all alike. Soarele nu rãsare numai pentru un om. Soarele încãlzeste si pe buni si pe rãi. * Matthew 5, 45 / Matei 5, 45 112. There is nothing new under the SUN. Totu-i nou si totu-i vechi. Nu este nimic nou sub soare. Var. Nothing new under the sun. * Ecclesiastes 1, 9 / Ecclesiastul 1, 9 113. Where the SUN enters, the doctor does not. Unde nu intrã soarele intrã boalele. 114. He that is SURETY for a stranger shall smart for it. Celui ce se pune chezas pentru un strãin îi merge rãu. * Proverbs 11, 15 / Pilde 11, 15 115. One SWALLOW does not make a summer. Cu o rândunicã nu se face primãvara (vara). Cf. One FLOWER makes no garland. 116. He that will SWEAR will lie. Cine jurã lesne, minte. 117. SWEEP before your own door. Mãture fiecare la usa sa. Sim. If every man would sweep his own doorstep the city would soon be clean. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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118. He deserves not the SWEET that will not taste the sour. Cine n-a gustat amarul, nu stie ce e zaharul (dulcele). Sim. He knows best what GOOD is that has endured evil. 119. No SWEET without some sweat. Cine nu munceste, nu mãnâncã. Var. If you won't work, you shan't eat. Sim. No mill, no meal / A horse that will not carry the saddle must have no oats. Cf. No PAINS, no gains / He that will not WORK shall not eat. 120. He is like a SWINE, he'll never do good while he lives. La porc si la scump îi iei folosul dupã moarte. Porcul tocma dupã ce moare, pe toti saturã de unsoare. Cf. A COVETOUS man does nothing that he should till he dies. 121. All they that take the SWORD shall perish with the sword. Toti cei ce scot sabia, de sabie vor pieri. Cf. He who lives by the SWORD dies by the sword. * Matthew 26, 52 / Matei 26, 52 * Revelation 13, 10 / Apocalipsa 13, 10 122. He who lives by the SWORD dies by the sword. Cine scoate sabia, de sabie va pieri. Var. He that strikes with the sword shall be stricken with the scabbard. Cf. All they that take the SWORD shall perish with the sword. 123. It is ill putting a SWORD in a madman's hand. Nu da sabia în mâna vrãjmasului. Nu da ciomag cui nu-i esti drag, nici sabia în mâna vrãjmasului. Var. Do not put a sword into your enemy's hands / It is ill putting a sword in a child's hand. 124. They shall beat their SWORDS into ploughshares. Preface-vor sãbiile în fiare de pluguri si lãncile lor în cosoare. * Isaiah 2, 4 / Isaia 2, 4

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1. 2. Who depends upon another man's TABLE often dines late. Rãu te hrãnesti cu mâncarea în traista altuia. Cine tine pâinea în sânul altuia de multe ori rabdã de foame. Sim. He that waits upon another's trencher makes many a little dinner. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. He that is fed at another's HAND may stay long ere he be full. 3. One "TAKE IT" is more worth than two "Thou shalt have it". Mai bine o datã: na! decât tot: stai cã ti-oi da! Decât doi ti-oi da, mai bine un na. Sim. Better to have than wish / One today is worth two tomorrows. 4. Always TAKING OUT of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom. De unde tot iei si nu pui, curând se isprãveste. Sacul din care tot iei si nu mai pui se goleste. 5. A great TALKER is a great liar. Vorba multã nu e fãrã minciuni. Var. Great talkers are great liars. * Proverbs 10, 19 / Pilde 10, 19 6. The greatest TALKERS are the least doers. Cine spune mult face putin. Var. They brag most that can do least. Sim. Much bruit and little fruit / Great boast and little roast / Much cry and little wool. Cf. Great BRAGGERS, little doers / A long TONGUE is a sign of a short hand. 7. Every man to his TASTE. Fiecare cu gustul lui. Sim. Everyone as they like best / Tastes differ. Cf. There is no ACCOUNTING for tastes. 8. TEACHING others teacheth yourself. Când înveti pe altul, tu atunci mai mult înveti. Învãtînd pe altul, tu atunci mai mult înveti. Var. One learns in teaching. 9. A THIEF knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf. Hot pe hot cunoaste. 10. A THIEF passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich. Hotul nedovedit e negustor cinstit. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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11. Once a THIEF, always a thief. Cine furã o datã e fur totdeauna. Sim. Once a knave, and ever a knave / He that has done ill once will do it again. 12. Save a THIEF from the gallows and he will help to hang you. Pe cel ce nu-l lasi sã moarã, acela te omoarã. Pe cine nu-l lasi sã moarã, nu te lasã sã trãiesti. Scapã-l din foc, ca sã te bage în foc. Var. Save a thief from the gallows and he will hate you. Sim. Save a stranger from the sea, and he'll turn your enemy. Cf. Let an ill MAN lie in thy straw, and he looks to be thy heir. 13. The THIEF does fear each bush an officer. Omul nedrept se teme de toti. Fricosu se sperie de umbra sa. Sim. A guilty CONSCIENCE feels continual fear. 14. Little THIEVES are hanged, but great ones escape. Tâlharul cel mic se spânzurã si cel mare scapã. Var. Petty thieves are hanged, the great ones go free. Sim. Laws catch flies but let hornets go free. 15. Good THINGS come to some when they are asleep. La omul cu noroc fierbe oala fãrã foc. Dacã are omul noroc, mãcar sã samene si cãrbuni si tot se face. Cf. Whom GOD loves, his bitch brings forth pigs. 16. The best THINGS come in small packages. În butilce mici, vinul cel mai bun. Var. Good things are wrapped up in small parcels. 17. First THINK, and then speak. Gândeste întâi, apoi vorbeste. Cugetã bine înainte de a vorbi. Var. Think first and speak afterwards. Cf. Think on the END before you begin. 18. He that sows THISTLES shall reap prickles. Cine seamãnã spini, spini culege. 19. Men cut large THONGS of other men's leather. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Din pielea altuia se fac curele lungi. Sim. All men are free of other men's goods / Men are very generous with what costs them nothing / To cut large shives of another's loaf. 20. He that goes barefoot must not plant THORNS. Printre spini trebuie sã umbli încãltat. 21. He that handles THORNS shall prick his fingers. Cine culege trandafiri, trebuie sã se-nghimpe. Cf. Who remove STONES bruise their fingers. 22. THOUGHT is free. Pentru cugete nu ia nime vamã. Var. Thoughts be free from toll. 23. Second THOUGHTS are best. Dã-mi, Doamne, mintea românului cea de pe urmã. Cf. It is easy to be WISE after the event. 24. The THREAD breaks where it is weakest. Unde e ata mai subtire, acolo se rupe. Cf. The CHAIN is no stronger than its weakest link. 25. Knotty TIMBER must have sharp wedges. La lemnul tare trebuie secure ascutitã. Sim. A crabbed knot must have a crabbed wedge. 26. He that has TIME and looks for time, loses time. Cine cautã vreme pierde vremea. Cine are vreme sã n-o piarzã. 27. There is a TIME for everything. Tot lucrul la vremea lui. Toate îsi au vremea lor. Sim. Everything has its time. * Ecclesiastes 3, 1 / Ecclesiastul 3, 1 28. There is a TIME to be born, and a time to die. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Vreme este sã te nasti si vreme sã mori. * Ecclesiastes 3, 2 / Ecclesiastul 3, 2 29. There is a TIME to love, and a time to hate. Vreme este sã iubesti si vreme sã urãsti. * Ecclesiastes 3, 8 / Ecclesiastul 3, 8 30. There is a TIME to speak, and a time to be silent. Vreme este sã taci si vreme sã grãiesti. * Ecclesiastes 3, 7 / Ecclesiastul 3, 7 31. There is a TIME to weep, and a time to laugh. Vremeearâde, vremeeaplânge. * Ecclesiastes 3, 4 / Ecclesiastul 3, 4 32. TIME and straw make medlars ripe. Cu rãbdare si cu tãcere se face agurida miere. Încetul cu încetul se face otetul. Cf. With TIME and art the leaf of the mulberry-tree becomes satin. 33. TIME, as he grows old, teaches many lessons. Vremea este cel mai bun învãtãtor. Var. Time shall teach thee all things. 34. TIME cures all things. Vremea vindecã toate. Sim. Time is a great healer. 35. TIME devours all things. Vremea toate le gãseste si toate le topeste. Timpul face si desface. 36. TIME discloses all things. Timpul descoperã toate. Sim. Time will tell. * Matthew 10, 26 / Matei 10, 26 * Mark 4, 22 / Marcu 4, 22 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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37. TIME flies. Vremea vine, vremea trece. Vremea anevoie vine si fuge numaidecât. Var. Time flees away without delay / Time has wings. 38. TIME is a file that wears and makes no noise. Timpul are dinti de otel. 39. TIME is money. Timpul e bani. 40. TIME lost cannot be won again. Timpul pierdut nu se mai întoarce. Sim. An occasion lost cannot be redeemed. 41. TIME tries truth. Vremea descoperã adevãrul. Sim. Time is the father of truth / Truth is time's daughter. 42. TIME works wonders. Timpul îndreaptã toate. 43. With TIME and art the leaf of the mulberry-tree becomes satin. Cu vreme si cu rãbdare si frunza de dud se face mãtase. Cf. TIME and straw make medlars ripe. 44. Other TIMES, other manners. Altã fãinã se macinã acum la moarã. 45. TIMES change and we with them. Cu timpul toate se schimbã. 46. Here TODAY and gone tomorrow. Astãzi esti, mâine nu esti. Azi pe pãmânt, mâine în mormânt. Var. Today gold, tomorrow dust. Sim. Today a man, tomorrow none. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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47. I TODAY, you tomorrow. Azi mie, mâine tie. * Ecclesiasticus 38, 22 / Sirah 38, 24 48. Stuff TODAY and starve tomorrow. Astãzi când are parale mãnâncã zaharicale; când se cautã mâine, n-are cu ce sã-si ia pâine. Azi are, saturã zece, si mâine flãmând petrece. Azi întinde pân-o rupe, mâine n-are s-o astupe. 49. Never put off till TOMORROW what you can do today. Nu lãsa pe mâine ce poti face astãzi. Sim. Work today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. 50. Ye know not what shall be on the TOMORROW. Nu stiti ce se va întâmpla mâine. * James 4, 14 / Iacov 4, 14 51. A honey TONGUE, a heart of gall. Dulce la limbã, amar la inimã. În buze miere si-n inimã fiere. Sim. He has honey in the mouth and the razor at the girdle. 52. A long TONGUE is a sign of a short hand. Bun de gurã, rãu de lucru (mânã). Var. They brag most that can do least. Sim. Much bruit and little fruit / Great boast and little roast / Much cry and little wool. Cf. Great BRAGGERS, little doers / The greatest TALKERS are the least doers. 53. The lame TONGUE gets nothing. Omul cu rusine piere, nimeni nu-i dã pân nu-i cere. Sim. He that cannot ask, cannot live / Dumb men get no land. 54. The TONGUE ever turns to the aching tooth. Limba izbeste în dintele ce te doare. La mãseaua care te doare te loveste limba mai des. 55. The TONGUE talks at the head's cost. Cine-si pãzeste limba îsi pãzeste capul. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Gura de multe ori capul jos l-aruncã. Sim. A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat. * Proverbs 13, 3; 21, 23 / Pilde 13, 3; 21, 23 56. TONGUE breaks bone and herself has none. Limba oase n-are, dar oase sfãrâmã. Limba oase n-are, dar unde-atinge doare. Var. The tongue is not steel, yet it cuts. * Proverbs 25, 15 / Pilde 25, 15 * Ecclesiasticus 28, 18 / Ecclesiasticus 28, 18 57. Foolish TONGUES talk by the dozen. Limba nebunului este o moarã fãrã grãunte. 58. You can have TOO MUCH of a good thing. Ce-i prea mult nu-i sãnãtos. Ce-i prea mult stricã. Sim. More than enough is too much / Too much breaks the bag. Cf. COVETOUSNESS breaks the bag . 59. An handful of TRADE is an handful of gold. Meseria e brãtarã de aur. 60. He that learns a TRADE has a purchase made. Omul cu mestesug nu piere. Cine are o meserie are o mosie. 61. TRADE is the mother of money. Cu mestesugul nu mori de foame. Mestesugarul e totdeauna cu banul în mânã. Sim. A trade is better than service. 62. Two of a TRADE seldom agree. Cei de-o meserie stau în gâlcevie. Sim. The herringman hates the fisherman. 63. A man of many TRADES begs his bread on Sunday. Douãsprezece meserii, treisprezece sãrãcii. Celui cu meserii multe, casa-i este fãrã curte. Cf. Jack of all TRADES, and master of none. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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64. Jack of all TRADES and master of none. Multe stie, multe croieste si nici una nu isprãveste. Cf. A man of many TRADES begs his bread on Sunday. 65. A TRAVELLER may lie with authority. Cel din tarã strãinã poate spune câte-i va plãcea. Sim. Old men (soldiers) and travellers may lie by authority / Long ways, long lies. 66. He that TRAVELS far knows much. Nu cine trãieste mult stie multe, ci cine umblã mult stie multe. * Ecclesiasticus 34, 10 / Sirah 34, 10 67. TREACHERY will come home to the traitor. Cine pe altul cautã sã însele el mai întâi se însealã. Cine vrea sã însele se însealã. 68. Where your TREASURE is, there will your heart be also. Unde este comoara voastrã, acolo este si inima voastrã. Unde este comoara ta, acolo va fi si inima ta. * Matthew 6, 21 / Matei 6, 21 69. Lay not up for yourselves TREASURES upon earth. Nu vã adunati comori pe pamânt. * Matthew 6, 19 / Matei 6, 19 70. A good TREE cannot bring forth evil fruit. Nu poate pom bun sã facã roade rele. * Matthew 7, 18 / Matei 7, 18 Sim. Good fruit of a good tree. 71. A TREE is known by its fruit. Pomul dupã roade se cunoaste. Copacul dupã fruct se cunoaste. * Matthew 7, 19; 12, 33 / Matei 7, 19; 12, 33 72. In the place where the TREE falleth, there it shall be. Copacul unde a cãzut, acolo rãmâne. Var. As a tree falls, so shall it lie. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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* Ecclesiastes 11, 3 / Ecclesiastul 11, 3 73. It is only at the TREE loaded with fruit that people throw stones. La copacul fãrã poame nimenea nu aruncã piatra. 74. Like TREE, like fruit. Cum e pomul si rodul. Pomul din rodul lui se cunoaste, de e bun sau de e rãu. 75. The highest TREE hath the greatest fall. Arborele mare cade tare. Sim. The post of honour is the post of danger. 76. When the TREE is fallen every one runs to it with his axe. La copacul cãzut toti aleargã sã taie crengi. Copacul când cade jos, toti cu topoarele pe el se pun. 77. He that seeks TROUBLE, never misses. Cine cautã ceartã gãseste bãtaie. Cine cautã pe dracu întotdeauna îl gãseste. Sim. Harm watch, harm catch. 78. In TRUST is treason. Cine mult se încrede în altii adeseori se si însealã. Sim. Quick believers need broad shoulders / Distrust is the mother of safety / Trust is the mother of deceit / He who trusteth not is not deceived. 79. Put not your TRUST in princes. Nu vã încredeti în cei puternici. * Psalms 146, 3 / Psalmii 146, 3 80. Face to face, the TRUTH comes out. Adevãrul este cum te vãd si cum mã vezi. 81. Nothing hurts like the TRUTH. Adevãrul supãrã pe om. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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82. There is TRUTH in wine. Arama omului la betie se aratã. Var. In wine there is truth. 83. TRUTH and oil are ever above. Adevãrul iese ca untdelemnul la suprafatã. Cf. TRUTH is mighty and will prevail / TRUTH will out. 84. TRUTH finds foes, where it makes none. Adevãrul a spune, vrãjmasi dobândesti. Gura aduce ura. 85. TRUTH has a scratched face. Adevãrul umblã cu capul spart. Sim. Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth. 86. TRUTH is mighty and will prevail. Adevãrul decât toate mai tare este. Cf. TRUTH and oil are ever above / TRUTH will out. 87. TRUTH may be blamed, but cannot be shamed. Dreptatea niciodatã nu piere. 88. TRUTH needs not many words. Adevãrul într-un cuvânt, iar minciuna în mii si sute. Sim. In many words the truth goes by. 89. TRUTH will out. Adevãrul pe la sfârsit pururea se cunoaste. Cf. TRUTH and oil are ever above / TRUTH is mighty and will prevail. 90. All TRUTHS are not to be told. Orice adevãr nu e bun de spus. 91. The more you stir a TURD, the worse it stinks. Scârna, de ce o scormonesti mai mult, mai mult si pute. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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92. One good TURN deserves another. Binele cu bine se rãsplãteste. Cf. A good DEED is never lost / DO well and have well. 93. One ill TURN deserves (asks, requires) another. Rãu cu rãu se vindecã. Rãu faci, rãu gãsesti. Rãul cu rãu se goneste. 94. Best to bend while it is a TWIG. Pomul se-ndrepteazã de mic, nu de mare. Îndoaie teiul pânã e tânãr. 95. No man cand do TWO things at once. A juca la douã nunti nu se poate. Nu poti tine doi pepeni într-o mânã. 96. TWO bigs will not go in one bag. Douã mâte în sac nu încap. 97. TWO sparrows on one ear of corn make an ill agreement. Doi insi pe-o sfoarã anevoie pot juca.

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1. 2. Better UNBORN than untaught. Nu e orfan cel fãrã tatã si mamã, ci cel fãrã învãtãturã. 3. UNION is strength. În unire stã tãria. Când sunt doi puterea creste. Var. In union (concord) is strength. Sim. United we stand, divided we fall.

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Desertãciunea desertãciunilor, toate sunt desertãciuni! * Ecclesiastes 1, 2 / Ecclesiastul 1, 2 3. The noblest VENGEANCE is to forgive. Iertarea e rãzbunarea cea mai bunã. Sim. Pardons and pleasantness are great revenges of slanders. 4. Empty VESSELS make the greatest sound. Butia goalã sunã mai tare. Butile goale mai mult zgomot fac. Var. Empty vessels make the most sound. 5. The VINE brings forth three grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, the third of sorrow. La buciumul vitei trei vlãstari cresc: unul al sãnãtãtii, altul al veseliei si altul al turbãrii. 6. Make a VIRTUE of necessity. A face haz de necaz. Face voie de nevoie si haz de necaz. Sim. To make the best of a bad job. 7. VIRTUE is a jewel of great price. Omenia-i mai scumpã ca avutia. 8. VIRTUE is its own reward. Omenia omenie cere, si cinstea cinste. 9. The VOICE of the people, the voice of God. Vocea poporului, vocea cerului. * Daniel 10, 6 / Daniel 10, 6 * Revelation 19, 6 / Apocalipsa 19, 6

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3. A white WALL is a fool's paper. Zidul alb e hârtia nebunilor. 4. WALLS have ears. Zidurile au urechi. Peretii au urechi si ferestrele ochi. Cf. FIELDS have eyes, and woods have ears. 5. WAR is death's feast. Rãzboiul, lup nesãtios. 6. Good WARE makes quick markets. Marfa sã fie bunã, musterii nu lipsesc. Vaca bunã se vinde din staul. 7. Good WATCH prevents misfortune. Paza bunã trece primejdia rea. 8. Dirty WATER will quench fire. Apa cât de tulbure, tot stinge focul. Toatã apa stinge focul. * Ecclesiasticus 3, 30 / Sirah 3, 29 9. Foul WATER as soon as fair will quench hot fire. La vreme de nevoie si cu lãturi poti stinge cel mai mare foc. 10. WATER afar off quenches not fire. Apa depãrtatã nu stinge focul. 11. We never know the worth of WATER till the well is dry. Când seacã apa se cunoaste pretul fântânii. Var. You never miss the water till the well runs dry. Cf. The COW knows not what her tail is worth till she hath lost it / A GOOD thing lost is a good thing valued. 12. Still WATERS run deep. Apele line sunt adânci. Ca apa linã, nici o primejdie mai rea. Sim. Take heed of still waters, the quick pass away. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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13. Stolen WATERS are sweet. Apa furatã e mai plãcutã. Var. Stolen pleasures are sweet. Cf. Forbidden FRUIT is sweet. * Proverbs 9, 17 / Pilde 9, 17 14. The longest WAY round is the shortest way home. Cine înconjoarã ajunge mai curând. 15. The greatest WEALTH is contentment with a little. Fericit acela care se multumeste cu putin. Sim. He hath enough who is contented with little / Content is more than a kingdom / He is rich enough that wants nothing. 16. In fair WEATHER prepare for foul. Omul cuminte îsi cumpãrã vara sanie si iarna car. 17. Ill WEEDS grow apace. Buruiana rea creste curând. Bãlãria creste repede. 18. Ill WEEDS wax well. Iarba rea nu piere. 19. All's WELL that ends well. Finea bunã, toate bune. 20. Never be weary of WELL doing. Sã nu încetãm de a face binele. * Galatians 6, 9 / Galateni 6, 9 21. The worst WHEEL of a cart creaks most. Roata cea mai proastã, aceea mai rãu scârtîie. Roata stricatã face zgomot mai mare. Var. The worst wheel of a cart makes most noise. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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22. He who greases his WHEELS helps his oxen. Unge osia ca sã nu scârtîie carul. Unge rotile dacã vrei sã meargã carul. 23. Every WHITE hath its black, and every sweet its sour. Nu e miere fãrã fiere. 24. Every WHY has its wherefore. Toatã întrebarea are si un rãspuns. 25. A fair WIFE and a frontier castle breed quarrels. Femeia frumoasã este pagubã la casã. Nevasta frumoasã e belea în casã. 26. A good WIFE's a goodly prize, saith Solomon the wise. Femeia cinstitã e coroana bãrbatului. Nevasta cu mintea bunã e bãrbatului cununã. Femeia bunã e plug de aur în casa omului. * Proverbs 12, 4; 18, 22; 31, 10 / Pilde 12, 4; 18, 22; 31, 10 27. Refuse a WIFE with one fault, and take one with two. Cine cautã nevastã fãrã cusur neînsurat rãmâne. 28. The cunning WIFE makes her husband her apron. Vai de casa unde bãrbatul e muere. 29. He that WILL not when he may, when he will he shall have nay. Cine nu face când poate, nu face când vrea. 30. Where there's a WILL, there's a way. Voieste si vei putea. Dacã vrei, poti. Sim. A wilful man will have his way. Cf. Nothing is impossible to a willing HEART. 31. Where your WILL is ready, your feet are light. Vointa inimii dã aripi picioarelor. Inima voioasã, picioare agere. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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32. Blow the WIND never so fast, it will fall at last. Ploaia care vine cu putere mare nu dureazã mult. Ploaia mãrunticã multã vreme tine, iar cea repede, cum vine, asa se duce. 33. Come with the WIND, go with the water. Din vânt a venit, în vânt s-a dus. Vântul aduce, vântul duce. Sim. Light come, light go. Cf. EASY come, easy go / LIGHTLY gained, quickly lost. 34. They that sow the WIND shall reap the whirlwind. Cine seamãnã vânt culege furtunã. * Hosea 8, 7 / Osea 8, 7 35. Good WINE needs no bush. Vinul bun de sine se laudã. 36. The best WINE is that a body drinks of another man's cost. Cine bea în datorie se îmbatã îndoit. 37. When the WINE is in, the wit is out. Vinul îl bei de bun si el te face nebun. 38. WINE is a turncoat. Prieteni ai mesei, iar nu ai nevoii. Var. Wine is a turncoat, first a friend, then an enemy. 39. WINE makes glad the heart of man. Vinul veseleste inima omului. * Psalms 104, 15 / Psalmii 103, 16 * Zechariah 10, 7 / Zaharia 10, 7 * Ecclesiastes 10, 19 / Ecclesiastul 10, 19 40. He covers me with his WINGS, and bites me with his bill. Cu lingura îti dã dulceatã si cu coada îti scoate ochii. În ochi cu gura te linge, în dos cu acu te-mpunge. Pe din fatã te linge, pe din dos te frige. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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41. A fair day in WINTER is the mother of a storm. La vremea cea caldã din mijlocul iernii sã nu te-ncrezi. 42. Learn WISDOM by the follies of others. Din nebunia strãinã sã inveti minte. 43. No WISDOM to silence. Cine tace, acela e mai întelept. Cf. SILENCE is often the best answer / SPEAK fitly, or be silent wisely / A WISE head makes a close mouth. * Ecclesiasticus 20, 5-6 / Sirah 20, 5-6 44. WISDOM is better than strength. Mai bunã este întelepciunea decât puterea. * Ecclesiastes 9, 16 / Ecclesiastul 9, 16 * Proverbs 24, 5 / Pilde 24, 5 45. A WISE head makes a close mouth. Înteleptul tace si face. Cf. SILENCE is often the best answer / SPEAK fitly, or be silent wisely / No WISDOM to silence. 46. He is WISE that is rich. Omul bogat este întelept în ochii lui. * Proverbs 28, 11 / Pilde 28, 11 47. It is easy to be WISE after the event. Dupã ce s-a întâmplat ceva, atunci fiece babã poate proroci. Dupã bãtãlie multi viteji se aratã. Cf. When a thing is done, ADVICE comes too late / When the HOUSE is burned down, you bring water / It is too late to shut the STABLE-DOOR after the horse has bolted. 48. No man is WISE at all times. Chiar si înteleptii smintesc câteodatã. Cf. Every man is a FOOL sometimes and none at all times / Every man is MAD on some point. 49. WISE men have their mouth in their heart, fools their heart in their mouth. Inima înteleptului e în limbã si a nebunului în gurã. Inima nebunului este în gura lui, iar gura înteleptului este în inima lui. * Ecclesiasticus 21, 26 / Sirah 21, 28 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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50. WISE men learn by other men's harms; fools, by their own. Înteleptul învatã din pãtania altora, nesocotitul nici din a sa. Sim. It is good to beware by other men's harms / It is good to learn at other men's cost / He is happy whom other men's perils make wary. Cf. LEARN wisdom by the follies of others. 51. A WOLF in sheep's clothing. Lup îmbrãcat în piele de oaie. * Matthew 7, 15 / Matei 7, 15 52. It never troubles a WOLF how many the sheep be. Lupul nu cautã cã oile sunt numãrate. Lupul duce mielul si însemnat. 53. Talk of the WOLF, and his tail appears. Vorbesti de lup si lupul la usã. De lup când se grãieste, coada i se iveste. Cf. Talk of the DEVIL, and he is bound to appear. 54. The WOLF may lose his teeth, but never his nature. Lupul îsi schimbã pãrul, dar nãravul ba. Lupul îsi pierde mãselele, dar nu obiceiurile. Cf. The FOX may grow grey, but never good. 55. The WOLF preys farthest from his home. Lupul nu mãnâncã niciodatã la gaurã. Lupul împrejurul lui nu stricã. Sim. The fox preys farthest from his home (den). 56. To set the WOLF to keep the sheep. Nu da oaia în paza lupului. Pune lupul pãzitor la oi. Var. You give the wolf the wether to keep. Sim. He sets the FOX to keep his geese. * Matthew 10, 16 / Matei 10, 16 57. Who keeps company with the WOLF will learn to howl. Cine se bagã între lupi trebuie sã urle. Var. One must howl with the wolves. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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58. A bad WOMAN is worse than a bad man. Cea mai bunã muiere, ca cel mai rãu bãrbat. 59. A fair WOMAN without virtue is like palled wine. Frumusetea fãrã întelepciune este ca o floare în tinã. 60. A WOMAN, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be. Femeia nebãtutã e ca moara neferecatã. Cu calul si cu nevasta nebãtutã nu faci nici pe dracul. Muierea e ca coasa, dacã n-o bati, nu ascultã. Var. A spaniel, a woman, and a walnut-tree, the more they're beaten the better they be. 61. Dally not with WOMEN or money. Cu femeile si copiii sã nu glumesti. 62. Never choose your WOMEN or your linen by candlelight. Nici pânzã nici muiere sã nu alegi la lumânare. Pânzã si nevastã noaptea sã nu-ti alegi. Var. Choose neither a woman nor linen by the candle-light. 63. Three WOMEN and a goose make a market. Când trei femei se întâlnesc, mai mult decât o sutã de gâste gârâlesc. Douã muieri si o gâscã fac târgul cucului. Femeile, când se adunã, parcã-s gâstele la pârâu. Sim. Many women, many words; many geese, many turds / Where there are women and geese, there wants no noise. 64. When an ass climbs a ladder, we may find wisdom in WOMEN. Când mãrãcinii vor scoate rodii, atunci si muierile cuvinte de ispravã. 65. WOMEN are as changeable as the wind. Nimic mai schimbãcios ca vremea si ca muierile. Var. Women are as wavering as the wind. Sim. A woman is a weathercock / A woman's mind and winter wind change oft. 66. WOMEN are the devil's nets. Femeia e calul (scula, sora) dracului. 67. He cannot see the WOOD for the trees. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Nu vede pãdurea din cauza copacilor. Var. You cannot see the wood for the trees. Sim. You cannot see the city for the houses. 68. Like WOOD, like arrow. Dupã arc, si sãgeata. 69. Better give the WOOL than the sheep. Mai bine lâna s-o dai decât oaia s-o pierzi. 70. A WORD and a stone let go cannot be called back. Vorba ce zboarã odatã nu se mai întoarce. Vorba dac-o scapi din gurã n-o mai poti prinde. Sim. A word spoken is past recalling / Words have wings and cannot be recalled. 71. A WORD to a wise man is enough. O singurã vorbã e de ajuns celui ce va sã te înteleagã. Sim. Half a word is enough for a wise man. Cf. Few WORDS to the wise suffice. 72. An honest man's WORD is as good as his bond. Vorba unui om cinstit face mai mult ca un înscris. De la omul cinstit e destul un cuvânt. 73. From WORD to deed is a great space. De la zisã pân-la faptã, tot mai este o bucatã. De la vorbã pânã la faptã, ca de la pãmânt la cer. Cf. SAYING and doing are two things / SAYING is one thing, and doing another. 74. Many a true WORD is spoken in jest. Adevãrul se spune glumind. Multe adevãruri se spun în glumã. 75. Fair (Soft) WORDS break no bones. Vorba dulce oase frânge. 76. Fair WORDS fill not the belly. Vorbele nu potolesc foamea. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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Cf. Good WORDS fill not a sack. 77. Fair WORDS hurt not the mouth. De vorba bunã nu te doare gura. Cf. Fair WORDS break no bones. 78. Few WORDS to the wise suffice. De putine vorbe înteleptul întelege, iar cel nebun nici când urechile i le spargi. Cf. A WORD to a wise man is enough. 79. Fine WORDS butter no parsnips. Oala nu se umple cu vorbe. 80. Good WORDS anoint us, and ill do unjoint us. Cuvântul bun unge si cel rãu împunge. 81. Good WORDS cool more than cold water. O vorbã bunã stinge focul mai curând decât o bute de apã. Cf. A soft ANSWER turneth away wrath. 82. Good WORDS fill not a sack. Vorba goalã nu umple sacul. Cf. Fair WORDS fill not the belly / Many WORDS will not fill a bushel. 83. Kind WORDS go a long way. Cu vorbe dulci mai multã pâine mãnânci. Cu vorba bunã si pe dracul îmblânzesti. Sim. A man's hat in his hand, never did him any harm. Cf. LIP-HONOUR costs little, yet may bring in much. 84. Many WORDS will not fill a bushel. Nu multimea cuvintelor umple dimerlia. Cf. Good WORDS fill not a sack. 85. WORDS and feathers the wind carries away. Gura zice, vântul duce. Sim. Words are but wind / Words fly, writings remain. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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86. WORDS cut more than swords. O vorbã rea rãneste mai mult decât o sabie ascutitã. Limba taie mai rãu ca sabia. * Ecclesiasticus 28, 18 / Sirah 28, 19 87. After the WORK is done, repose is sweet. Dupã lucru e bun repausul. Dupã muncã, odihna plãcere dulce ne aduce. 88. As the WORK, so the pay. Cum ti-e lucru, asa ti-e plata. Cum muncesti, asa ti se plãteste. * I Corinthians 3, 8 / I Corinteni 3, 8 * II Corinthians 5, 10 / II Corinteni 5, 10 * Revelation 22, 12 / Apocalipsa 22, 12 * Psalms 62, 12 / Psalmii 61, 11 * Proverbs 24, 12,29 / Pilde 24, 12,29 * Jeremiah 25, 14 / Ieremia 25, 14 * Matthew 16, 27 / Matei 16, 27 * II Timothy 4, 14 / II Timotei 4, 14 89. He that will not WORK shall not eat. Cine nu munceste, nu mãnâncã. Var. If you won't work, you shan't eat. Sim. No mill, no meal / A horse that will not carry the saddle must have no oats. Cf. No PAINS, no gains / No SWEET without some sweat. * II Thessalonians / II Tesaloniceni 3, 10 90. The WORK shows the workman. Lucrul laudã pe mester. La treabã se vede omul ce poate. Cf. The WORKMAN is known by his work. 91. WORK today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. Ce poti lucra astãzi nu lãsa pe mâine. 92. A bad WORKMAN quarrels with his tools. Vizitiul prost bate calul bun. 93. The WORKMAN is known by his work. Mesterul se cunoaste la lucru. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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La treabã se vede omul ce poate. Cf. The WORK shows the workman. 94. The WORLD is a ladder for some to go up and some down. Asa e roata lumii, unii suie, altii coboarã. Lumea e ca un put cu douã ciuturi; când se urcã cea plinã, se coboarã cea desartã. Sim. Thus fareth the world, that one goeth up and another goeth down / In the world, who knows not to swim goes to the bottom. 95. Even a WORM will turn. Si râma, când o calci, ridicã capul sã te muste. Var. Tread on a worm and it will turn. Cf. The FLY has her spleen and the ant her gall. 96. It is not wise to open old WOUNDS. Rana, dacã se deschide, anevoie se închide. Rana veche usor sângereazã.

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1. 2. It will be all the same a hundred YEARS hence. Apa trage la matcã si omul la teapã. Var. It will be all one a thousand years hence. 3. YEARS know more than books. Ca vremea nici un dascãl mai bun. 4. Better be the head of the YEOMANRY than the tail of the gentry. Mai bine tãran în picioare decât boier în genunchi. 5. YESTERDAY will not be called again. Toate sunt trecãtoare ca ziua de ieri. 6. If the YOUNG man would and the old man could, there would be nothing undone. Dã-mi, Doamne, puterea tânãrului si mintea bãtrânului. http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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7. If you lie upon roses when YOUNG, you'll lie upon thorns when old. Cine la tinerete e lenes suferã la bãtrânete. Cf. An idle YOUTH, a needy age. 8. What's YOURS is mine, and what's mine is my own. Ce-i al tãu e si al meu, tu la mine parte n-ai. * John 17, 10 / Ioan 17, 10 9. An idle YOUTH, a needy age. La tinerete cine nu lucreazã, la bãtrânete râiazã. Cine n-aleargã la tinerete nu odihneste la bãtrânete. Var. A young courtier, an old beggar. Cf. If you lay upon roses when YOUNG, you'll lie upon thorns when old. * Ecclesiasticus 25, 3 / Sirah 25, 5 10. Eident* YOUTH makes easy age. Cine învatã la tinerete se odihneste la bãtrânete. Cine munceste la tinerete o sã aibã la bãtrânete. *diligent 11. What YOUTH is used to, age remembers. Deprinderea din tinerete rãmâne si la bãtrânete. Sim. Whoso learneth young forgets not when he is old. Cf. What we first LEARN, we best know. * Proverbs 22, 6 / Pilde 22, 6 12. YOUTH will have its course. Tineretele, vremea nebuniilor. Omul la tinerete ca calul fãrã frâu. Click here to go to title page Teodor Flonta Department of Modern Languages (Italian) University of Tasmania Hobart Australia © Teodor Flonta, 1995 DE PROVERBIO An Electronic Book Publisher URL: http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/ E-mail: email is hidden http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004, English-Romanian Page 59 of 59 ISBN 1 875943 00 5 http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DP,1,1,95/NOPQRSTUVWY.html 8/6/2004,

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De Proverbio Dictionary of Proverbs in American Country Music Hits (1986-1996) Steven R. Folsom

A ACTION

Actions speak louder than words. 1. Var./All.: Actions speak louder. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "The Hard Way." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Come On Come On. Columbia, 1992. ALL (ADJ.) All good things come in threes. 2. Var./All.: The best things seldom come around twice. Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "Once upon a Lifetime." Writ. G. Baker, F. J. Myers. From: American Pride. RCA, 1992. ALL (PRON.) All is fair in love and war. 3. Ronnie Milsap. "All Is Fair in Love and War." Writ. T. Nichols, R. Byrne. From: Back to the Grindstone. RCA/BMG, 1991.

APPRECIATE

One never appreciates what he has until he has lost it. 4. Var./All.: You never know all the riches you own, till someone takes them away. John Schneider. "Take the Long Way Home." Writ. J. Neel, D. Crider. From: Take the Long Way Home. MCA, 1986.

B BARK

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A dog's bark is worse than his bite. 5. Var./All.: I'm out here barkin' without a bite. Hutchens (Barry, Bill, Bryan). "Knock, Knock." Writ. J. Salley, J. Stevens. From: Knock, Knock. Atlantic Nashville, 1995.

BE

Be what you appear to be. 6. Var./All.: You're nowhere near what you appear to be. John Anderson. "I Fell in the Water." Writ. J. Salley, J. Stevens. From: Solid Ground. BNA, 1993.

BEND

It is better to bend than break. 7. Var./All.: You can bend but not break me. Holly Dunn. "I Am Who I Am." Writ. H. Dunn, T. Shapiro, C. Waters. From: Life and Love and All the Stages. River North Nashville, 1995.

BEST

The best things in life are free. 8. Var./All.: The best things in life are not always free. Rob Crosby. "Love Will Bring Her Around." Writ. R. Crosby, W. Robinson. From: Solid Ground. Arista, 1990.

BOOK

You can't judge a book by its cover. 9. Var./All.: You can't judge a book by lookin' at the cover. Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind." Writ. B. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Notorious. Atlantic, 1992.

BOW

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A bow bent too much will break. 10. Var./All.: Like a tree out in the backyard that never has been broken by the wind, our love will last forever if we're strong enough to bend. Tanya Tucker. "Strong Enough to Bend." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, D. Schlitz. From: Strong Enough to Bend. Capitol, 1988.

BOY

Boys will be boys. 11. Var./All.: Men will be boys. Billy Dean. "Men Will Be Boys." Writ. G. Clark, V. Thompson. From: Men'll Be Boys. Liberty, 1994.

C

CHANGE (N.) In this world nothing is permanent except change. 12. Var./All.: The only thing that stays the same is everything changes. Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996. CHANGE (V.) All things change, and we with them. 13. Var./All.: Everything changes. Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996. The more it changes, the more it remains the same. 14. Var./All.: The less things change, the more they never seem the same. Toby Keith. "Who's That Man." Writ. T. Keith. From: Boomtown. Polydor, 1994. 15. Var./All.: The more we try to change things, the more they stay the same. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Kathy Mattea. "Nobody's Gonna Rain on Our Parade." Writ. B. Parker, W. Rambeaux. From: Walking Away a Winner. Mercury, 1994.

CHEEK

Turn the other cheek. 16. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988.

CHICKEN

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. 17. Var./All.: Counting our chickens way too soon. Bellamy Brothers (Howard, David). "Kids of the Baby Boom." Writ. D. Bellamy. From: Country Rap. Curb/MCA, 1987.

CLOUD

Every cloud has a silver lining. 18. Var./All.: That cloud with the silver linin'. Asleep at the Wheel (Tim Alexander, Ray Benson, John Ely, Mike Francis, Larry Franklin, John Mitchell, David Sanger). "That Lucky Old Sun." Writ. H. Gillespie, B. Smith. From: Western Standard Time. Epic, 1988. 19. Var./All.: Occasional clouds all have a silver linin'. Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "Moon over Georgia." Writ. M. Narmore. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990. Every cloud is not a sign of a storm. 20. Var./All.: Where there's a cloud don't mean there's rain. Keith Whitley. "I'm Over You." Writ. T. Nichols, Z. Turner. From: I Wonder Do You Think of Me. RCA, 1989.

CRAWL

One must crawl before he walks. 21. Var./All.: Crawl before you walk. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Tracy Byrd. "The First Step." Writ. D. Crider, V. Thompson. From: No Ordinary Man. MCA, 1994. 22. Var./All.: You might have to crawl even after you walk. John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992. 23. Var./All.: Gonna have to walk, but first you'll have to crawl. Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All." Writ. R. Samoset, D. Loggins. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995. 24. Var./All.: I had to let you walk before I'd crawl. Clay Walker. "Only on Days That End in 'Y.'" Writ. R. Fagan. From: Hypnotize the Moon. Giant, 1995.

CRIME

Crime doesn't pay. 25. Var./All.: Crime don't pay. Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Cafe on the Corner." Writ. M. McAnally. From: Cafe on the Corner. Curb, 1992.

D DARK

It is always darkest before dawn. 26. Var./All.: Even in the darkest hour before the dawn. Jeff Carson. "Not on Your Love." Writ. T. Martin, R. Wilson, T. Martin. From: Jeff Carson. Curb, 1995. 27. Var./All.: The darkest hour is just before dawn. Merle Haggard. "A Better Love Next Time." Writ. J. Christopher, B. Wood. From: 5:01 Blues. Epic, 1989. 28. Var./All.: It's darkest just before the dawn. Reba McEntire. "'Til Love Comes Again." Writ. B. Regan, E. Hill. From: Sweet Sixteen. MCA, 1989. 29. Var./All.: The coldest hour is the one comes just before the dawn. Mark O'Connor & Charlie Daniels (with Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt). "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia." Writ. C. Daniels. From: Heroes. Warner Bros., 1993. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Never venture out of your depth till you can swim. 30. Var./All.: You shouldn't wade out in deep water, when you don't know how to swim. John Anderson. "Let Go of the Stone." Writ. M. D. Barnes, M. T. Barnes. From: Seminole Wind. BNA, 1992.

DO

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 31. Var./All.: Do unto me like you want to be done to. Lari White. "What a Woman Wants." Writ. L. White, C. Cannon. From: Lead Me Not. BMG, 1993. You don't have to do anything but live till you die. 32. Var./All.: All I really gotta do is live and die. Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why)." Writ. R. Murrah, R. Vanwarmer. From: American Pride. RCA, 1992. 33. Var./All.: I just want to live until I die. Clay Walker. "Live until I Die." Writ. C. Walker. From: Clay Walker. Giant, 1993.

DOG

A dog is man's best friend. 34. Var./All.: Time is a fool's best friend. Rick Trevino. "Doctor Time." Writ. S. Longacre, L. Wilson. From: Rick Trevino. Columbia, 1994.

DOWN

You can't keep a good man down. 35. Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeffrey Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon). "Can't Keep a Good Man Down." Writ. B. Corbin. From: 40 Hour Week. RCA, 1985. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Dreams are lies. 36. Var./All.: Dreams rarely come true. Wynonna Judd. "Only Love." Writ. M. Hummon, R. Murrah. From: Tell Me Why. Curb/MCA, 1993.

E EASY

Easy come, easy go. 37. Brother Phelps (Ricky Lee, Doug). "Anyway the Wind Blows." Writ. J. J. Cale. From: Anyway the Wind Blows. Asylum, 1995. 38. Var./All.: Easy come girl, easy go. George Strait. "Easy Come, Easy Go." Writ. A. Barker, D. Dillon. From: Easy Come, Easy Go. MCA, 1993.

EVIL

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. 39. Var./All.: I cover my ears, I close my eyes, still hear your voice and it's telling me lies. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris. "Telling Me Lies." Writ. L. Thompson, B. Cook. From: Trio. Warner Bros., 1987.

EXCEPTION

There is an exception to every rule. 40. Var./All.: What once was the exception now seems to be the rule. Clint Black. "Where Are You Now." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: Put Yourself in My Shoes. RCA, 1990. 41. Var./All.: There's no exceptions to the rule. Garth Brooks. "Not Counting You." Writ. G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989. 42. Var./All.: I'm the exception to the rule. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan, Jerry Dengler, Rick Henderson). "Exception to the Rule." Writ. B. Jones, C. Waters, T. Shapiro. From: Exception to the Rule. Capitol, 1988.

EYE

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. 43. Var./All.: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Charlie Daniels Band (Bruce Ray Brown, Charlie Daniels, Taz DiGregorio, Jack Gavin, Charlie Hayward, Julian King, James Stroud). "Simple Man." Writ. C. Daniels, J. Gavin, C. Hayward, T. DiGregorio. From: Simple Man. Epic, 1989.

F FAITH

Faith can move mountains. 44. Var./All.: It can make you move mountains. Vince Gill. "When Love Finds You." Writ. V. Gill, M. Omartian. From: When Love Finds You. MCA, 1994. 45. Var./All.: If you've got love you can move a mountain. John Michael Montgomery. "If You've Got Love." Writ. S. Seskin, M. D. Sanders. From: Kickin' It Up. Atlantic, 1994. 46. Var./All.: No matter if there's mountains you can't move. John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995. 47. Var./All.: Faith that can move anything. Tanya Tucker. "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." Writ. M. A. Springer. From: Can't Run from Yourself. Liberty, 1992.

FATHER

Like father, like son. 48. Lionel Cartwright. "Like Father, Like Son." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989. 49. Var./All.: Like father just like son. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Kenny Rogers. "The Factory." Writ. B. McGuire. From: I Prefer the Moonlight. RCA, 1987.

FINDER

Finders are keepers. 50. Hank Williams, Jr. "Finders Are Keepers." Writ. H. Williams, Jr. From: Greatest Hits III. Warner Bros., 1989.

FIRE

Don't play with fire. 51. Var./All.: Playin' with fire. Martina McBride. "Life #9." Writ. Kostas, T. Perez. From: The Way That I Am. RCA, 1993. Fight fire with fire. 52. Var./All.: Fightin' fire with fire. Davis Daniel. "Fighting Fire with Fire." Writ. M. White, C. R. White. From: Fighting Fire with Fire. Mercury, 1991.

FISH

I have other fish to fry. 53. Var./All.: I got bigger fish to fry. Boy Howdy (Hugh Wright, Jeffrey Steele, Larry Park, Cary Park). "Bigger Fish to Fry." Writ. J. Steele. From: Born That Way. Curb, 1995.

FORGIVE

Forgive and forget. 54. Lionel Cartwright. "Give Me His Last Chance." Writ. L. Cartwright. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989. 55. Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "(That's What You Do) When You're in Love." Writ. T. Skinner, K. Bell, J. L. Wallace. From: The Forester Sisters. Warner Bros., 1985. 56. Matthews, Wright & King (Raymond Matthews, Woody Wright, Tony King). "One of These Days." Writ. B. Livsey, D. Schlitz. From: Dream Seekers. Sony, 1993. 57. Var./All.: Jesus would forgive, but a daddy don't forget. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Collin Raye. "Little Rock." Writ. T. Douglas. From: Extremes. Epic, 1994. 58. Var./All.: I keep forgiving, I keep forgetting. Trisha Yearwood. "You Say You Will." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, V. Thompson. From: Hearts in Armor. MCA, 1992. FRYING PAN Don't jump from the frying pan into the fire. 59. Var./All.: Jump from the frying pan into the fire. Ricky Lynn Gregg. "Get a Little Closer." Writ. K. Williams, K. Blazy, N. Thrasher. From: Get a Little Closer. Liberty, 1994.

G GAME

It's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. 60. Var./All.: It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you lay the blame. Highway 101 (Jack Daniels, Scott "Cactus" Moser, Nikki Nelson, Curtis Stone). "The Blame." Writ. C. Moser, P. Nelson, G. Nelson. From: Bing Bang Boom. Warner Bros., 1991.

GIVE

It is better to give than to receive. 61. Var./All.: I'd rather give than to receive. Garth Brooks. "Not Counting You." Writ. G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989. 62. Var./All.: You do have to give, if you want to receive. John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992.

GLASS

The glass is either half empty or half full. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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63. Var./All.: Is my heart half full or half empty. Ty Herndon (featuring Stephanie Bentley). "Heart Half Empty." Writ. G. Burr, D. Child. From: What Mattered Most. Epic, 1995.

GOLD

All that glitters is not gold. 64. Var./All.: Everything that glitters is not gold. Dan Seals. "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)." Writ. D. Seals, B. McDill. From: Won't Be Blue Anymore. EMI America, 1985. GOOD (ADJ.) All good things come to those who wait. 65. Var./All.: Good things come to those who wait. Jon Randall. "This Heart." Writ. T. Haselden, T. Mensy. From: What You Don't Know. BMG, 1995. 66. Var./All.: Good things seem to go to those who wait. Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991. 67. Var./All.: Good things come to those who wait. Sweethearts of the Rodeo (Kristine Arnold, Janis Gill). "This Heart." Writ. T. Mensy, T. Haselden. From: Buffalo Zone. Columbia, 1990. All good things must come to an end. 68. Var./All.: All bad things gotta come to an end. BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Like There Ain't No Yesterday." Writ. W. Aldridge, M. Narmore. From: Strong Enough. Arista, 1995. 69. Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "It's You Again." Writ. S. Lemaire, J. P. Pennington. From: Shelter from the Night. Epic, 1987. GOOD (N.) The good die young. 70. Tracy Lawrence. "If the Good Die Young." Writ. P. Nelson, C. Wiseman. From: Alibis. Atlantic, 1993. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. 71. Var./All.: The grass is green on both sides of the hill. Clint Black. "No Time to Kill." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: No Time to Kill. RCA, 1993. 72. Var./All.: Greener grass. BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Like There Ain't No Yesterday." Writ. W. Aldridge, M. Narmore. From: Strong Enough. Arista, 1995. 73. Var./All.: The grass ain't no greener. Earl Thomas Conley. "I Can't Win for Losin' You." Writ. R. Byrne, R. Bowles. From: Too Many Times. RCA, 1986. 74. Var./All.: That grass I used to hate to mow sure is looking green. Joe Diffie. "In My Own Backyard." Writ. A. Spooner, K. K. Phillips, J. Diffie. From: Honky Tonk Attitude. Epic, 1993. 75. Var./All.: The grass ain't always greener on the other side. Martina McBride. "Life #9." Writ. Kostas, T. Perez. From: The Way That I Am. RCA, 1993. 76. Var./All.: The grass is greener on the other side. Randy Travis. "Better Class of Losers." Writ. R. Travis, A. Jackson. From: High Lonesome. Warner Bros., 1991. 77. Var./All.: Don't let the green grass fool ya. Shania Twain. "Dance with the One That Brought You." Writ. S. Hogin, G. Peters. From: Shania Twain. Mercury, 1993. 78. Var./All.: The grass is always greener on the other side. Steve Wariner. "Baby I'm Yours." Writ. S. Wariner, G. Clark. From: I Should Be with You. MCA, 1988. 79. Var./All.: The grass is always greener. Steve Wariner. "You Can Dream of Me." Writ. S. Wariner, J. Hall. From: Life's Highway. MCA, 1985.

H HAND

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The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. 80. Glen Campbell with Steve Wariner. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." Writ. T. Harris. From: Still within the Sound of My Voice. MCA, 1987. Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. 81. Var./All.: Don't let your right hand know what your left hand's doing. Eddie Raven. "Right Hand Man." Writ. G. Scruggs. From: Right Hand Man. RCA, 1986.

HAY

Make hay while the sun shines. 82. Var./All.: Sometimes you make hay. Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd). "Texas in 1880." Writ. R. Foster. From: Foster & Lloyd. RCA, 1987.

HEAD

Two heads are better than one. 83. Var./All.: Two paychecks were better than one. Mark Chesnutt. "Goin' through the Big D." Writ. R. Rogers, J. Wright, M. Wright. From: What a Way to Live. MCA, 1994.

HEART

A broken heart mends quickly when repaired. 84. Var./All.: Broken hearts mend easy. Billy Ray Cyrus. "Somebody New." Writ. A. Harvey, M. Curtis. From: It Won't Be the Last. Mercury, 1993.

HEAVEN

Heaven takes care of children, sailors, and drunken men. 85. Var./All.: Heaven helps the young and foolish. Mike Reid. "Call Home." Writ. M. Reid, T. Seals. From: Twilight Town. Columbia, 1992. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Hell and high water wait for no man. 86. Var./All.: Come hell or high water, I'll be here waiting for you. T. Graham Brown. "Hell and High Water." Writ. T. Brown, A. Harvey. From: I Tell It Like It Used to Be. Capitol, 1986.

HERE

Here today and gone tomorrow. 87. Billy Joe Royal. "Tell It Like It Is." Writ. L. Diamond, G. Davis. From: Tell It Like It Is. Atlantic America, 1988. 88. Var./All.: Here today and then we're gone. Southern Pacific (Tim Goodman, Glenn D. Hardin, Keith Knudsen, John McFee, Jerry Scheff). "Reckless Heart." Writ. J. McFee, A. Pessis. From: County Line. Warner Bros., 1989. 89. George Strait. "The Chill of an Early Fall." Writ. G. Daniel, G. Peters. From: Chill of an Early Fall. MCA, 1991.

HINDSIGHT

Hindsight is 20/20 vision. 90. Var./All.: Hindsight's 20/20. Randy Travis. "1982." Writ. B. Blackmon, V. Vipperman. From: Storms of Life. Warner Bros., 1986.

HOME

Home is where the heart is. 91. Var./All.: Home is anywhere you choose to put your heart. John Denver and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Bob Carpenter, Jimmy Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bernie Leadon). "And So It Goes." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2. Universal, 1989. 92. Var./All.: Your heart has found a home. Patty Lovelace. "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You." Writ. Kostas, D. Folkvord. From: Up against My Heart. MCA, 1991. 93. Var./All.: Home ain't where his heart is. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Shania Twain. "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)." Writ. S. Twain, R. J. Lange. The Woman in Me. Mercury Nashville, 1995. Home, sweet home. 94. Var./All.: Home sweet second home. Tracy Lawrence. "My Second Home." Writ. T. Lawrence, K. Beard, P. Nelson. From: Alibis. Atlantic, 1993. 95. Aaron Neville. "The Grand Tour." Writ. G. Richey, C. Taylor, N. Wilson. From: The Grand Tour. A&M, 1993. 96. Shania Twain. "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)." Writ. S. Twain, R. J. Lange. The Woman in Me. Mercury Nashville, 1995. There's no place like home. 97. Randy Travis. "No Place Like Home." Writ. P. Overstreet. From: Storms of Life. Warner Bros., 1986.

HORSE

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. 98. Var./All.: You can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall. George Strait. "You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody." Writ. S. Clark, J. MacRae. From: Lead On. MCA, 1994.

HURT

You always hurt the one you love. 99. Var./All.: We hurt the ones we love. Suzy Bogguss. "You Wouldn't Say That to a Stranger." Writ. P. Bunch, D. Crider. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

I INCH

Give an inch, take a mile. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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100. Var./All.: Give me an inch, then I'll walk that mile for you. Radney Foster. "Willin' to Walk." Writ. R. Foster. From: Labor of Love. Arista, 1994.

L LIFE

Life doesn't end: it goes on. 101. Var./All.: Life goes on. Alan Jackson. " Little Bitty." Writ. T. T. Hall. Everything I Love. Arista, 1996. 102. Var./All.: Life goes on. Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "Life Goes On." Writ. D. Gray, T. McHugh, K. Follese. Greatest Hits. Warner Bros., 1995. 103. Var./All.: Life goes on. K. T. Oslin. "Wall of Tears." Writ. R. Leigh, P. McCann. 80's Ladies. RCA, 1987. Life has its ups and downs. 104. Var./All.: Life has its little ups and downs. Ricky Van Shelton. "Life's Little Ups and Downs." Writ. M. A. Rich. From: RVS III. Columbia, 1990. Life is short and sweet. 105. Var./All.: Life is short. Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991. Life is too short. 106. Var./All.: Life's too short. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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107. Var./All.: Life's too short. Faith Hill. "I Can't Do That Anymore." Writ. A. Jackson. It Matters to Me. Warner Bros., 1995. 108. Var./All.: Life's too short. Toby Keith. "Upstairs Downtown." Writ. T. Keith, C. Gogg, Jr. From: Boomtown. Polydor, 1994. 109. Var./All.: Life's too short. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings). "Mending Fences." Writ. A. Byrd, J. Robinson. From: Big Iron Horses. RCA, 1992. Life's a gamble: you win or lose. 110. Var./All.: God made life a gamble, and we're still in the game. Joe Diffie. "Ships That Don't Come In." Writ. P. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Regular Joe. Epic, 1992. 111. Var./All.: Life is a gamble. George Strait. "Ace in the Hole." Writ. D. Adkins. From: Beyond the Blue Neon. MCA, 1989.

LIVE

Live and learn. 112. Billy Dean. "Billy the Kid." Writ. B. Dean, P. Nelson. From: Billy Dean. Capitol, 1991. Live for the present; plan for the future. 113. Var./All.: She's always lived for tomorrow, she's never learned how to live for today. Reba McEntire. "Is There Life out There." Writ. S. Longacre, R. Giles. From: For My Broken Heart. MCA, 1991.

LOOK

Looks aren't everything. 114. Mark Collie. "Looks Aren't Everything." Writ. M. Collie. From: Hardin County Line. MCA, 1990.

LORD

The Lord helps those who help themselves. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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115. Var./All.: Love helps those who cannot help themselves. Paul Overstreet. "Love Helps Those." Writ. P. Overstreet. From: Sowin' Love. RCA, 1989.

LOSS

His loss is my gain. 116. Var./All.: Your loss will be his gain. Conway Twitty. "Saturday Night Special." Writ. D. Blackwell, L. Bastian. From: Still in Your Dreams. MCA, 1988. LOVE (N.) Love is blind. 117. Var./All.: Loving blind. Clint Black. "Loving Blind." Writ. C. Black. From: Put Yourself in My Shoes. RCA, 1990. 118. Var./All.: Love's not near as blind. Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd). "What Do You Want from Me This Time." Writ. R. Foster, B. Lloyd. From: Foster & Lloyd. RCA, 1987. 119. Wynonna Judd. "I Saw the Light." Writ. L. Angelle, A. Gold. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992. 120. Var./All.: Lovin' blind. Toby Keith. "Wish I Didn't Know Now." Writ. T. Keith. From: Toby Keith. Mercury, 1993. 121. Dolly Parton. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That." Writ. B. Carlisle, R. Thomas. From: White Limozeen. Columbia, 1989. 122. Var./All.: Love full of passion that can sometimes make you blind. Travis Tritt. "Can I Trust You with My Heart." Writ. T. Tritt, S. Harris. From: T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Warner Bros., 1992. Love lasts as long as the money endures. 123. Var./All.: Love will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no love. Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986. Love makes the world go round. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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124. Var./All.: Lovin' all night makes the world go round. Rodney Crowell. "Lovin' All Night." Writ. R. Crowell. From: Life Is Messy. Columbia, 1992. 125. Ricky Skaggs. "He Was onto Somethin' (So He Made You)." Writ. S. Curtis. From: Kentucky Thunder. Epic, 1989. 126. Var./All.: You build the things that really make the world go round. Aaron Tippin. "Workin Man's Ph.D." Writ. A. Tippin, P. Douglas, B. Boyd. From: Call of the Wild. RCA, 1993. Love will find a way. 127. Var./All.: Love will find its way to you. Reba McEntire. "Love Will Find Its Way to You." Writ. D. Loggins, J. D. Martin. From: The Last One to Know. MCA, 1987. You can't live on love alone. 128. Var./All.: If a man could live on love alone. Skip Ewing. "If a Man Could Live on Love Alone." Writ. S. Ewing, R. Lane. From: The Will to Love. MCA, 1989. 129. Var./All.: Two people just can't live on love alone. Doug Supernaw. "Not Enough Hours in the Night." Writ. A. Barker, R. Harbin, K. Williams. From: You Still Got Me. Giant, 1995 LOVE (V.) Love 'em and leave 'em. 130. Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "Brand New Man." Writ. D. Cook, R. Dunn, K. Brooks. From: Brand New Man. Arista, 1991. 131. Var./All.: Lovin' and leavin'. Marty Stuart. "The Likes of Me." Writ. L. Boone, R. Bowles. From: The Marty Party Hit Pack. MCA, 1995. You haven't lived if you haven't loved. 132. Var./All.: If you ain't lovin', then you ain't livin'. George Strait. "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')." Writ. T. Collins. From: If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'. MCA, 1988. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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One mans meat is another man's poison. 133. Var./All.: One man's halfway up is another man's halfway down; one man's ceiling is another man's floor; one man's walk could be another man's door; one man's smile is another man's frown. Clint Black. "Half Way Up." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: The Greatest Hits. RCA, 1996.

MEEK

The meek shall inherit the earth. 134. Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Cafe on the Corner." Writ. M. McAnally. From: Cafe on the Corner. Curb, 1992.

MILK

No use crying over spilt milk. 135. Var./All.: No use crying over spilled perfume. Pam Tillis. "Spilled Perfume." Writ. P. Tillis, D. Dillon. From: Sweetheart's Dance. Arista, 1994.

MISERY

Misery loves company. 136. Var./All.: Misery lookin' for some company. David Lee Murphy. "Party Crowd." Writ. D. L. Murphy, J. Hinson. From: Out with a Bang. MCA, 1994.

MODERATION

Everything in moderation. 137. Trisha Yearwood. "I Wanna Go Too Far." Writ. L. Martine, Jr., K. Robbins. From: Thinkin' about You. MCA, 1995. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Money can't buy happiness. 138. Var./All.: Something money just can't buy. Glen Campbell. "More Than Enough." Writ. J. Webb. From: Light Years. MCA, 1988. 139. Var./All.: Love was the one thing money couldn't buy. Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind." Writ. B. Nelson, D. Gibson. From: Notorious. Atlantic, 1992. 140. Var./All.: Love's something that money can't buy. Rodney Crowell. "Above and Beyond." Writ. H. Howard. From: Diamonds & Dirt. Columbia, 1988. 141. Var./All.: Everything that money can't buy. Lee Greenwood. "We've Got It Made." Writ. S. Ramos, B. Regan. From: Holdin' a Good Hand. Capitol, 1990. 142. Var./All.: No matter what all your money buys, its in the arms of love that true treasure lies. Hal Ketchum. "I Know Where Love Lives." Writ. H. Ketchum. From: Past the Point of Rescue. Curb, 1991. 143. Var./All.: Love that money just can't buy. Roy Orbison. "You Got It." Writ. J. Lynne, R. Orbison, T. Petty. From: Mystery Girl. Virgin Records America, 1989. 144. Var./All.: She's still gonna need what money can't buy, someone to hold her when she needs to cry. Lee Roy Parnell. "Tender Moment." Writ. L. R. Parnell, R. M. Bourke, C. Moore. From: Love without Mercy. Arista, 1992. 145. Var./All.: What he needs can't be bought. Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All." Writ. R. Samoset, D. Loggins. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995. 146. Var./All.: Something that money can't buy. Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "I Got You." Writ. R. Byrne, T. Gentry, G. Fowler. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990. 147. Var./All.: Less of the things that money can buy. Doug Stone. "More Love." Writ. D. Stone, G. Burr. From: More Love. Sony Music Entertainment, 1993. 148. Var./All.: I don't need anything money can buy. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Clay Walker. "Live until I Die." Writ. C. Walker. From: Clay Walker. Giant, 1993. 149. Don Williams. "One Good Well." Writ. K. Robbins, M. Reid. From: One Good Well. RCA, 1989. Money talks. 150. Garth Brooks. "We Shall Be Free." Writ. S. Davis, G. Brooks. From: The Chase. Liberty, 1992.

N NEIGHBOR

Love your neighbor as yourself. 151. Var./All.: Love yourself and love your neighbor. Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "Love Will." Writ. D. Pfrimmer, B. Gallimore. From: Sincerely. Warner Bros., 1988.

NEWS

Bad news travels fast. 152. Var./All.: Bad news never comes a minute too late. Mike Reid. "As Simple As That." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991.

NIGHTINGALE

A nightingale won't sing in a cage. 153. Var./All.: A bird in a cage will forget how to sing. Michael Johnson. "Give Me Wings." Writ. R. K. Fleming, D. Schlitz. From: Wings. RCA/Ariola International, 1986.

NOTHING

Nothing can last forever. 154. Var./All.: Nothing's forever. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "It's You Again." Writ. S. Lemaire, J. P. Pennington. From: Shelter from the Night. Epic, 1987. 155. Var./All.: Nothing lasts forever. Mike Reid. "I'll Stop Loving You." Writ. M. Reid, R. Byrne. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991. 156. Var./All.: The things you think will last just disappear. Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton. "Tell Me about It." Writ. B. LaBounty, P. McLaughlin. From: Can't Run from Yourself. Liberty, 1992. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 157. Var./All.: Nothin' ventured, nothin' gained. Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991.

O OLD

Older and wiser. 158. Var./All.: Older but no more the wise. Suzy Bogguss. "Hey Cinderella." Writ. S. Bogguss, M. Berg, G. Harrison. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

OPPOSITE

Opposites attract. 159. Confederate Railroad (Eddie Bayers, Michael Rhodes, Bob Wray, Brent Rowan, Don Potter, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Barry Beckett, "Cowboy" Eddie Long). "Trashy Women." Writ. C. Wall. From: Confederate Railroad. Atlantic, 1992.

P

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The other man's pasture always looks the greenest. 160. Var./All.: Greener pastures. Desert Rose Band (Chris Hillman, John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Jay Dee Maness, Steve Duncan). "Love Reunited." Writ. C. Hillman, S. Hill. From: The Desert Rose Band. MCA/Curb, 1987. 161. Var./All.: Greener pastures. Collin Raye. "Not That Different." Writ. K. Good, J. Scott. From: I Think about You. Epic, 1995.

PENNY

Save your pennies for a rainy day. 162. Var./All.: Save my money for a rainy day. Trisha Yearwood. "I Wanna Go Too Far." Writ. L. Martine, Jr., K. Robbins. From: Thinkin' about You. MCA, 1995.

PICTURE

A picture is worth a thousand words. 163. Var./All.: One love is worth a thousand nights alone. Baillie and the Boys (Kathie Baillie, Michael Bonagura, Alan LeBoeuf). "Oh Heart." Writ. K. Baillie, M. Bonagura, D. Schlitz. From: Baillie and the Boys. RCA, 1987. 164. Var./All.: One touch is worth a thousand pictures. Ronnie Milsap. "Stranger Things Have Happened." Writ. D. Chamberlain. From: Stranger Things Have Happened. RCA, 1989.

PRACTICE

Practice what you preach. 165. Var./All.: I practice what I preach. Dolly Parton. "More Where That Came From." Writ. D. Parton. Slow Dancing with the Moon. Columbia, 1993.

PRAYER

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166. Var./All.: Love is food for the soul. Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "My Love." Writ. P. Howell, B. Seals, T. Barnes. From: Big Time. Warner Bros., 1993.

PREVENTION

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 167. Dolly Parton. "Tie Our Love (in a Double Knot)." Writ. J. Silbar, J. Reid. From: Think about Love. RCA/Ariola International, 1986. 168. Var./All.: Half a pound of cure is surely worth a half an ounce of your prevention. Randy Travis. "Is It Still Over." Writ. L. Henley, K. Bell. From: Old 8x10. Warner Bros., 1988.

PROMISE

Never make a promise if you don't intend to keep it. 169. Var./All.: That's the only promise I made him I couldn't keep. Kenny Chesney. "Grandpa Told Me So." Writ. M. A. Springer, J. D. Hicks. From: All I Need to Know. BMG, 1995. 170. Var./All.: I never make a promise I don't intend to keep. John Michael Montgomery. "I Can Love You Like That." Writ. S. Diamond, M. Derry, J. Kimball. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995. 171. Var./All.: I'll give you a promise tonight that I can keep. John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995.

PROVIDENCE

Don't tempt providence. 172. Var./All.: You shouldn't tempt fate. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "I Take My Chances." Writ. M. C. Carpenter, D. Schlitz. From: Come On Come On. Columbia, 1992. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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It never rains but it pours. 173. Var./All.: If it's gonna rain then let it pour. Southern Pacific (Tim Goodman, Glenn D. Hardin, Keith Knudsen, John McFee, Jerry Scheff) with Carleen Carter. "Time's Up." Writ. W. Waldman, H. Stinson, K. Welch. From: County Line. Warner Bros., 1989.

ROAD

All roads lead to Rome. 174. Var./All.: All roads lead to another road. Tracy Lawrence. "Renegades, Rebels and Rogues." Writ. P. Nelson, L. Boone, E. Clark. From: Maverick. Atlantic, 1994. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 175. Var./All.: The road I have travelled on is paved with good intentions. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings). "When She Cries." Writ. M. Beeson, S. Lemaire. From: Big Iron Horses. RCA, 1992.

RULE

Rules were made to be broken. 176. Var./All.: Rules are made to be broken now and then. Mason Dixon (Frank Gilligan, Jerry Dengler, Rick Henderson). "Exception to the Rule." Writ. B. Jones, C. Waters, T. Shapiro. From: Exception to the Rule. Capitol, 1988.

RUN

If you can't run with the big dogs, stay under the porch. 177. Var./All.: If you're gonna run with the big dogs hon, you gotta get off the porch. David Lee Murphy. "Out with a Bang." Writ. D. L. Murphy, K. Tribble. From: Out with a Bang. MCA, 1994. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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It is better to be safe than sorry. 178. Var./All.: Better safe than sorry. Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt (Tom Schuyler, J. Fred Knobloch, Craig Bickhardt). "Givers and Takers." Writ. C. Bickhardt. From: No Easy Horses. MTM, 1987.

SEE

What you see is what you get. 179. Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991. 180. Var./All.: You get what you see. Holly Dunn. "I Am Who I Am." Writ. H. Dunn, T. Shapiro, C. Waters. From: Life and Love and All the Stages. River North Nashville, 1995. 181. Var./All.: What you get is what you see. Ricky Van Shelton. "I Am a Simple Man." Writ. W. Aldridge. From: Backroads. Columbia, 1991. 182. Michelle Wright. "Take It Like a Man." Writ. T. Haselden. From: Now & Then. Arista, 1992.

SEEING

Seeing is believing. 183. Var./All.: You have to see to believe. Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "God Blessed Texas." Writ. P. Howell, B. Seals. From: Big Time. Warner Bros., 1993.

SEEM

Things are not always what they seem. 184. Var./All.: You were not what you seem. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Ronnie Milsap. "Button off My Shirt." Writ. G. Lyle, B. Livsey. From: Heart and Soul. RCA, 1987. 185. Var./All.: Things aren't always what they seem. Keith Whitley. "I'm Over You." Writ. T. Nichols, Z. Turner. From: I Wonder Do You Think of Me. RCA, 1989.

SHOE

If the shoe fits, put it on. 186. Var./All.: Does the shoe fit you now? Suzy Bogguss. "Hey Cinderella." Writ. S. Bogguss, M. Berg, G. Harrison. From: Something up My Sleeve. Liberty, 1993.

SHORT

Short and sweet. 187. BlackHawk (Dave Robbins, Henry Paul, Van Stephenson). "Goodbye Says It All." Writ. J. MacRae, C. Black, B. Fischer. From: BlackHawk. Arista, 1994. 188. John Michael Montgomery. "Be My Baby Tonight." Writ. E. Hill, R. Fagan. From: Kickin' It Up. Atlantic, 1994.

SIDE

There are two sides to everything. 189. Var./All.: There's two sides to every door. Lee Roy Parnell. "I'm Holding My Own." Writ. T. Arata. From: On the Road. Arista, 1993.

SIGHT

Out of sight, out of mind. 190. Var./All.: Out of this world and out of your mind. Clint Black. "Wherever You Go." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: One Emotion. BMG, 1994. 191. Var./All.: Out of mind, out of sight. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings, Larry Stewart). "Let the Heartache Ride." Writ. T. Dubois, D. Robbins, V. Stephenson. From: Restless Heart. RCA, 1985. 192. Var./All.: Out of sight and on my mind. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Billy Joe Royal. "Out of Sight, & on My Mind." Writ. B. Burch, R. Peoples. From: Royal Treatment. Atlantic America, 1987. 193. Var./All.: Out of sight, all the way out of mind. Sawyer Brown (Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Mark Miller, Bobby Randall, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "Used to Blue." Writ. J. F. Knobloch, B. LaBounty. From: Sawyer Brown. Capitol, 1985. 194. Var./All.: Out of sight and out of mind. Trisha Yearwood. "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)." Writ. K. Richey, P. Angelo, L. Gottlieb. From: Everybody Knows. MCA, 1996.

SIMPLE

Simple things in life are best. 195. Var./All.: Simple little things are the miracle cure. Neal McCoy. "Wink." Writ. B. Dipiero, T. Shapiro. From: No Doubt about It. Atlantic, 1994.

SINK

Sink or swim. 196. Garth Brooks. "Against the Grain." Writ. B. Bouton, L. Cordle, C. Jackson. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991. 197. John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992. 198. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Greg Jennings). "Baby Needs New Shoes." Writ. R. Guilbeau, B. Crain, T. McHugh. From: Matters of the Heart. BMG, 1994. 199. Chely Wright. "Sea of Cowboy Hats." Writ. C. Wright, D. Dodson, J. Melton. From: Woman in the Moon. Polydor Nashville, 1994.

SKY

The sky is the limit. 200. Var./All.: The sky's the limit. John Anderson. "Money in the Bank." Writ. J. Jarrard, B. Dipiero, M. Sanders. From: Solid Ground. BNA, 1993. 201. Var./All.: The sky's the limit. Garth Brooks. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House." Writ. B. Boyd, W. Haynes, D. Robbins. From: No Fences. Capitol, 1990. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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202. Wynonna Judd. "Rock Bottom." Writ. J. R. Cobb, B. Buie. From: Tell Me Why. MCA, 1993.

SMOKE

Where there is smoke, there is fire. 203. Var./All.: Where there's smoke, you'll find my old flame. Archer/Park (Randy Archer, Johnny Park). "Where There's Smoke." Writ. B. P. Barker, M. Collie. From: We Got a Lot in Common. Atlantic, 1994.

SOW

You shall reap what you sow. 204. Var./All.: What is sown by the one, will be grown by the other. Lionel Cartwright. "Like Father, Like Son." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Lionel Cartwright. MCA, 1989. 205. Var./All.: As they sow they will reap. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988. 206. Var./All.: Gonna reap just what you sow. Diamond Rio (Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Gene Johnson, Dan Truman, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "Nowhere Bound." Writ. M. Powell, J. Medders. From: Diamond Rio. Arista, 1991. 207. Var./All.: What you sow you're surely gonna reap. Paul Overstreet. "Sowin' Love." Writ. P. Overstreet, D. Schlitz. From: Sowin' Love. RCA, 1989.

START

Don't start anything you can't finish. 208. Var./All.: Gonna take forever to finish what we started here today. Billy Dean. "I'm Not Built That Way." Writ. G. Terren, D. Pfrimmer. From: Fire in the Dark. Liberty, 1993. 209. Var./All.: Finish what we started. Diamond Rio (Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Gene Johnson, Dan Truman, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "Finish What We Started." Writ. M. Powell, M. Noble. From: Love a Little Stronger. Arista, 1994. 210. Var./All.: We won't give up what we've started. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Sawyer Brown (Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Duncan Cameron, Jim Scholten, Joe Smyth). "'Round Here." Writ. M. A. Miller, S. Emerick, G. Hubbard. From: This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All. Curb, 1995.

STICK

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. 211. Var./All.: These sticks and stones may break me, but the words you said just tore my heart in two. Tracy Lawrence. "Sticks and Stones." Writ. E. West, R. Dillon. From: Sticks and Stones. Atlantic, 1991.

STONE

A rolling stone gathers no moss. 212. Var./All.: I was a rolling stone. Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "Brand New Man." Writ. D. Cook, R. Dunn, K. Brooks. From: Brand New Man. Arista, 1991. 213. Var./All.: Wild and free like a rolling stone. Joe Diffie. "Bigger Than the Beatles." Writ. J. S. Anderson, S. Dukes. From: Life's So Funny. Epic, 1995. 214. Var./All.: Rollin' like a stone. Jesse Hunter. "Born Ready." Writ. A. Shamblin, D. Gibson. From: A Man Like Me. BMG, 1993. 215. Var./All.: Like a rolling stone. Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996. 216. Var./All.: I'm your rock, but I'm rollin' away. Lee Roy Parnell. "The Rock." Writ. J. Varsos, R. Smith. From: Love without Mercy. Arista, 1992. 217. Var./All.: I'm a rolling stone. Shenandoah (Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales, Stan Thorn). "Puttin' New Roots Down." Writ. L. Cordle, L. Shell. From: Extra Mile. Columbia, 1990. 218. Var./All.: An old rolling stone who rolled over the hill. Randy Travis. "Too Gone Too Long." Writ. G. Pistilli. From: Always & Forever. Warner Bros., 1987. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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You can't take it with you. 219. Var./All.: You can take it with you when you go. Forester Sisters (Christy, June, Kathy, Kim). "Love Will." Writ. D. Pfrimmer, B. Gallimore. From: Sincerely. Warner Bros., 1988.

TALK

Talk is cheap. 220. Suzy Bogguss. "Outbound Plane." Writ. N. Griffith, T. Russell. From: Aces. Liberty, 1991. 221. Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn). "I Am That Man." Writ. T. McBride, M. Powell. From: Borderline. Arista, 1996. 222. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994. 223. Reba McEntire. "Rumor Has It." Writ. B. Burch, V. Dant, L. Shell. From: Rumor Has It. MCA, 1990. 224. Var./All.: Words are cheap. Trisha Yearwood. "You Say You Will." Writ. B. Nielsen-Chapman, V. Thompson. From: Hearts in Armor. MCA, 1992.

THING

Things are tough all over. 225. Wynonna Judd. "Rock Bottom." Writ. J. R. Cobb, B. Buie. From: Tell Me Why. MCA, 1993. 226. Shelby Lynne. "Things Are Tough All Over." Writ. L. Silver, T. Bruce. From: Tough All Over. Epic, 1990.

TIME

There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. 227. Var./All.: There's a time to listen, a time to talk. John Michael Montgomery. "Life's a Dance." Writ. A. Shamblin, S. Seskin. From: Life's a Dance. Atlantic, 1992. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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There must be a first time for everything. 228. Var./All.: There's a first time for everything. Earl Thomas Conley. "Right from the Start." Writ. B. Herzig, R. Watkins. From: Too Many Times. RCA, 1986. 229. Var./All.: There's a first time for everything. Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "First Time for Everything." Writ. P. Howell, D. O'Brien. From: First Time for Everything. Warner Bros., 1992. The third time is a charm. 230. Var./All.: Gambled on the third time, a fool will tell you it's a charm. Clint Black. "A Good Run of Bad Luck." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: Maverick. Atlantic, 1994. 231. Var./All.: Third time's a charm. Dan Seals. "Three Time Loser." Writ. D. Seals. From: On the Front Line. EMI America, 1986. Time flies. 232. Var./All.: Time can fly. Mark Chesnutt. "It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings." Writ. J. Foster, R. Lavoie, J. Morris. From: Wings. Decca/MCA, 1995. 233. Var./All.: Time did fly. Wynonna Judd. "She Is His Only Need." Writ. D. Loggins. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992. 234. Doug Supernaw. "Not Enough Hours in the Night." Writ. A. Barker, R. Harbin, K. Williams. From: You Still Got Me. Giant, 1995. 235. Var./All.: Watch time fly. Russ Taff. "Love Is Not a Thing." Writ. M. S. Cawley, K. Fleming, M. A. Kennedy. From: Winds of Change. Warner Alliance, 1995. Time heals all wounds. 236. Var./All.: Time has a way of healin' wounds. Shawn Camp. "Fallin' Never Felt So Good." Writ. S. Camp, W. Smith. From: Shawn Camp. Reprise, 1993. 237. Var./All.: Time will heal the pain. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Exile (Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, Sonny Lemaire, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor). "Even Now." Writ. R. Sharp, M. Beeson. From: Justice. Arista, 1991. 238. Var./All.: Scars take time to heal. Radney Foster. "Nobody Wins." Writ. R. Foster, K. Richey. From: Del Rio, TX 1959. Arista, 1992. 239. Var./All.: Time can heal a lonely heart. Patty Lovelace. "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You." Writ. Kostas, D. Folkvord. From: Up against My Heart. MCA, 1991. 240. Var./All.: Time will ease your pain. Patty Lovelace. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?" Writ. B. B. Collins, K. Taylor-Good. From: Only When I Feel. Sony Music Entertainment, 1993. 241. Var./All.: Time can't mend this heart of mine. K. T. Oslin. "Wall of Tears." Writ. R. Leigh, P. McCann. From: 80's Ladies. RCA, 1987. 242. Var./All.: Time is gonna heal my wound. Mike Reid. "I'll Stop Loving You." Writ. M. Reid, R. Byrne. From: Turning for Home. Columbia, 1991. 243. Var./All.: Wounds that never seem to mend. Doug Supernaw. "I Don't Call Him Daddy." Writ. R. Nielsen. From: Red and Rio Grande. BNA, 1993. 244. Var./All.: Time is all it takes for a broken heart to mend. Gene Watson. "Don't Waste It on the Blues." Writ. S. Ramos, J. Vandiver. From: Back in the Fire. Warner Bros., 1989. 245. Var./All.: Time will heal the hurt. Tom Wopat. "The Rock and Roll of Love." Writ. B. McDill, C. Black. From: A Little Bit Closer. EMI America, 1987. Time is money. 246. Var./All.: Time's expensive. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994. Time marches on. 247. Tracy Lawrence. "Time Marches On." Writ. B. Braddock. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996. 248. Var./All.: Time keeps marching on. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Mark O'Connor & Charlie Daniels (with Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt). "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia." Writ. C. Daniels. From: Heroes. Warner Bros., 1993. Time never stands still. 249. Var./All.: Time ain't standin' still. Clint Black. "No Time to Kill." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas. From: No Time to Kill. RCA, 1993. 250. Var./All.: Time is not gonna stop. Emilio. "It's Not the End of the World." Writ. P. Nelson, L. Boone, E. Clark. From: Life Is Good. Capitol, 1995. 251. Var./All.: Time just stood still. Collin Raye. "One Boy, One Girl." Writ. M. A. Springer, S. Smith. From: I Think about You. Epic, 1995. 252. Var./All.: Till time stands still. Restless Heart (John Dittrich, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings, Larry Stewart). "I'll Still Be Loving You." Writ. M. A. Kennedy, P. Bunch, P. Rose, T. Cerney. From: Wheels. RCA, 1986. Time will tell. 253. Faith Hill. "You Can't Lose Me." Writ. T. Bruce, T. McHugh. From: It Matters to Me. Warner Bros., 1995. 254. Reba McEntire. "The Fear of Being Alone." Writ. W. Aldridge, B. Miller. From: What If It's You. MCA, 1996. 255. Pam Tillis. "The River and the Highway." Writ. G. House, D. Schlitz. From: All of This Love. Arista, 1995.

TIMES

Times change, and we change with them. 256. Var./All.: Times are changin'. Paul Overstreet. "Me and My Baby." Writ. P. Overstreet, P. Davis. From: Love Is Strong. RCA, 1992.

TODAY

Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. 257. Var./All.: Put off today what you can do tomorrow. Diamond Rio (Dan Truman, Gene Johnson, Marty Roe, Jimmy Olander, Dana Williams, Brian Prout). "In a Week or Two." Writ. J. House, G. Burr. From: Close to the Edge. Arista, 1992. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. 258. Var./All.: Till what we put off till tomorrow has now become today. Garth Brooks. "The River." Writ. V. Shaw, G. Brooks. From: Ropin' the Wind. Capitol, 1991. 259. Var./All.: Puttin' off until tomorrow things he should have done. Billy Dean. "Only Here for a Little While." Writ. W. Holyfield, R. Leigh. From: Young Man. Capitol, 1990. Tomorrow never comes. 260. Garth Brooks. "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Writ. K. Blazy, G. Brooks. From: Garth Brooks. Capitol, 1989.

TRUE

This above all: to your own self be true. 261. Var./All.: To thine own self be true. Reba McEntire. "Fancy." Writ. B. Gentry. From: Rumor Has It. MCA, 1990. True love never grows old. 262. Var./All.: True love never dies. Ricky Van Shelton. "Living Proof." Writ. J. MacRae, S. Clark. From: Loving Proof. CBS, 1988. 263. Var./All.: True love never dies. Kevin Welch. "True Love Never Dies." Writ. K. Welch, G. Scruggs. From: Kevin Welch. Reprise, 1990.

W WANT

The thing that you can't get is the thing that you want, mainly. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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264. Var./All.: You only want the ones that you can't get. Clint Black. "Desperado." Writ. D. Henley, G. Frey. From: Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. Giant, 1993.

WATER

Still waters run deep. 265. Billy Joe Royal. "Old Bridges Burn Slow." Writ. J. South, J. Meaders, S. Brown. From: Looking Ahead. Atlantic/America, 1986.

WHEEL

The wheel comes full circle. 266. Var./All.: That old wheel will roll around again. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. "That Old Wheel." Writ. J. Pierce. From: Water from the Wells of Home. Mercury, 1988.

WILL

Where there's a will there's a way. 267. Var./All.: You can be the will that finds the way. Mary Chapin Carpenter. "Tender When I Want to Be." Writ. M. C. Carpenter. From: Stones in the Road. Columbia, 1994. 268. Var./All.: If there's a will, love finds a way. Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986. 269. Var./All.: The way in a small cafe found a will. Wynonna Judd. "She Is His Only Need." Writ. D. Loggins. From: Wynonna. Curb/MCA, 1992.

WIN

You can't win 'em all. 270. Var./All.: Old memories, you just can't lose 'em all. Shooters (Walt Aldridge, Gary Baker, Barry Billings, Chalmers Davis, Michael Dillon). "You Just Can't Lose 'Em All." Writ. W. Aldridge, J. Jarrard, L. Palas. From: Solid As a Rock. Epic, 1989. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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You win a few and you lose a few. 271. Var./All.: I'll lose more than I'm gonna win someday. Garth Brooks. "Wild Horses." Writ. B. Shore, D. Wills. From: No Fences. Capitol, 1990. 272. Var./All.: Some you win and some you lose. Ronnie Milsap. "All Is Fair in Love and War." Writ. T. Nichols, R. Byrne. From: Back to the Grindstone. RCA/BMG, 1991. 273. Var./All.: Some you win, some you lose. Ronnie Milsap. "Button off My Shirt." Writ. G. Lyle, B. Livsey. From: Heart and Soul. RCA, 1987.

WISH

Don't wish too hard: you might just get what you wish for. 274. Var./All.: Careful what you're dreamin' 'cause it someday may come true. Hal Ketchum. "Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming)." Writ. H. Ketchum. From: Sure Love. Curb, 1992.

WOLF

The wolf is at the door. 275. Var./All.: A wolf howling at our door. Girls Next Door (Doris King, Cindy Nixon, Tammy Stephens, Diane Williams). "Love Will Get You through Times of No Money." Writ. S. Lorber, T. Dubois, J. Silbar. From: Girls Next Door. MTM, 1986.

WORLD

It's a small world. 276. Var./All.: It's such a small world. Rodney Crowell with Rosanne Cash. "It's Such a Small World." Writ. R. Crowell. From: Diamonds & Dirt. Columbia, 1988. The world goes on wheels. http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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277. Var./All.: This old world keeps spinning around. Little Texas (Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, Duane Propes, Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals). "Life Goes On." Writ. D. Gray, T. McHugh, K. Follese. From: Greatest Hits. Warner Bros., 1995. 278. Var./All.: The world's been spinning round. John Michael Montgomery. "Long As I Live." Writ. R. Bowles, W. Robinson. From: John Michael Montgomery. Atlantic, 1995. 279. Var./All.: The world still goes around. Larry Stewart. "I'll Cry Tomorrow." Writ. S. Bogard, R. Giles. From: Down the Road. BMG, 1993. The world turns as a ball. 280. Var./All.: The world keeps on turning. Clint Black. "Life Gets Away." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas, T. Schuyler. From: One Emotion. RCA, 1994. 281. Var./All.: The earth turns. Tracy Lawrence. "Stars over Texas." Writ. L. Boone, P. Nelson, T. Lawrence. From: Time Marches On. Atlantic, 1996. 282. Var./All.: This big old world turns round. David Lee Murphy. "The Road You Leave Behind." Writ. D. L. Murphy. From: Gettin' Out the Good Stuff. MCA, 1996. 283. Var./All.: Let the world stop turning. Collin Raye. "In This Life." Writ. M. Reid, A. Shamblin. From: In This Life. Epic, 1992.

WRONG

Two wrongs do not make a right. 284. Var./All.: One right could still make two wrongs. Clint Black. "Walking Away." Writ. C. Black, H. Nicholas, D. Gay. From: Killin' Time. RCA, 1989.

Indexes Singer, Songwriter, and Musical Group

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(Numbers refer to the citation numbers in the dictionary.) Adkins, D., 111 Alabama, 2, 32, 35 Aldridge, W., 68, 72, 181, 254, 270 Anderson, J. S., 213 Anderson, John, 6, 30, 200 Angelle, L., 119 Angelo, P., 194 Arata, T., 189 Archer/Park, 203 Asleep at the Wheel, 18 Baillie, K., 163 Baillie and the Boys, 163 Baker, G., 2 Barker, A., 38, 129, 234 Barker, B. P., 203 Barnes, M. D., 30 Barnes, M. T., 30 Barnes, T., 166 Bastian, L., 116 Beard, K., 94 Beeson, M., 175, 237 Bell, K., 55, 168 Bellamy, D., 17 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Bellamy Brothers, 17 Bentley, Stephanie, 63 Berg, M., 158, 186 Bickhardt, C., 178 Black, Clint, 40, 71, 117, 133, 187, 190, 230, 245, 249, 264, 280, 284 BlackHawk, 68, 72, 187 Blackmon, B., 90 Blackwell, D., 116 Blazy, K., 59, 260 Bogard, S., 279 Bogguss, Suzy, 99, 158, 186, 220 Bonagura, M., 163 Boone, L., 131, 174, 250, 281 Bourke, R. M., 144 Bouton, B., 157, 179, 196 Bowles, R., 46, 73, 131, 171, 278 Boy Howdy, 53 Boyd, B., 126, 201 Braddock, B., 12-13, 215, 247 Brooks, Garth, 41, 61, 150, 157, 179, 196, 201, 258, 260, 271 Brooks, K., 130, 212 Brooks & Dunn, 130, 212, 221 Brother Phelps, 37 Brown, S., 265 Brown, T. Graham, 86 Bruce, T., 226, 253 Buie, B., 202, 225 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Bunch, P., 99, 252 Burch, B., 192, 223 Burr, G., 63, 147, 257 Byrd, A., 109 Byrd, Tracy, 21 Byrne, R., 3, 73, 146, 155, 242, 272 Cale, J. J., 37 Camp, Shawn, 236 Campbell, Glen, 80, 138 Cannon, C., 31 Carlisle, B., 121 Carpenter, Mary Chapin, 1, 106, 172, 222, 246, 267 Carson, Jeff, 26 Carter, Carleen, 173 Cartwright, Lionel, 48, 54, 204 Cash, Johnny, 16, 29, 205, 248, 266 Cash, Rosanne, 276 Cawley, M. S., 235 Cerney, T., 252 Chamberlain, D., 164 Charlie Daniels Band, 43 Chesney, Kenny, 169 Chesnutt, Mark, 83, 232 Child, D., 63 Christopher, J., 27 Clark, E., 174, 250 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Clark, G., 11, 78 Clark, S., 98, 262 Cobb, J. R., 202, 225 Collie, Mark, 114, 203 Collins, B. B., 240 Collins, T., 132 Confederate Railroad, 9, 139, 159 Conley, Earl Thomas, 73, 228 Cook, B., 39 Cook, D., 130, 212 Corbin, B., 35 Cordle, L., 157, 179, 196, 217 Crain, B., 198 Crider, D., 4, 21, 99 Crosby, Rob, 8 Crowell, Rodney, 124, 140, 276 Curtis, M., 84 Curtis, S., 125 Cyrus, Billy Ray, 84 Daniel, Davis, 52 Daniel, G., 89 Daniels, Charlie, 29, 43, 248 Dant, V., 223 Davis, G., 87 Davis, P., 256 Davis, S., 150 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Dean, Billy, 11, 112, 208, 259 Denver, John, 91 Derry, M., 170 Desert Rose Band, 160 Diamond, L., 87 Diamond, S., 170 Diamond Rio, 206, 209, 257 Diffie, Joe, 74, 110, 213 DiGregorio, T., 43 Dillon, D., 38, 135 Dillon, R., 211 Dipiero, B., 195, 200 Dodson, D., 199 Douglas, P., 126 Douglas, T., 57 Dubois, T., 123, 191, 268, 275 Dukes, S., 213 Dunn, Holly, 7, 180 Dunn, R., 130, 212 Emerick, S., 210 Emilio, 250 Ewing, Skip, 128 Exile, 69, 154, 237 Fagan, R., 24, 188 Fischer, B., 187 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Fleming, K., 235 Fleming, R. K., 153 Folkvord, D., 92, 239 Follese, K., 102, 277 Forester Sisters, 55, 151, 219 Foster, J., 232 Foster, Radney, 82, 100, 118, 238 Foster & Lloyd, 82, 118 Fowler, G., 146 Frey, G., 264 Gallimore, B., 151, 219 Gavin, J., 43 Gay, D., 284 Gentry, B., 261 Gentry, T., 146 Gibson, D., 9, 110, 139, 214 Giles, R., 113, 279 Gill, Vince, 44 Gillespie, H., 18 Girls Next Door, 123, 268, 275 Gogg, C., Jr., 108 Gold, A., 119 Good, K., 161 Gottlieb, L., 194 Gray, D., 102, 277 Greenwood, Lee, 141 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Gregg, Ricky Lynn, 59 Griffith, N., 220 Guilbeau, R., 198 Haggard, Merle, 27 Hall, J., 79 Hall, T. T., 101 Harbin, R., 129, 234 Harris, Emmylou, 39 Harris, S., 122 Harris, T., 80 Harrison, G., 158, 186 Harvey, A., 84, 86 Haselden, T., 65, 67, 182 Haynes, W., 201 Hayward, C., 43 Henley, D., 264 Henley, L., 168 Herndon, Ty, 63 Herzig, B., 228 Hicks, J. D., 169 Highway 101, 60 Hill, E., 28, 188 Hill, Faith, 107, 253 Hill, S., 160 Hillman, C., 160 Hinson, J., 136 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Hogin, S., 77 Holyfield, W., 259 House, G., 255 House, J., 257 Howard, H., 140 Howell, P., 166, 183, 229 Hubbard, G., 210 Hummon, M., 36 Hunter, Jesse, 214 Hutchens, 5 Jackson, Alan, 76, 101, 107 Jackson, C., 157, 179, 196 Jarrard, J., 200, 270 Johnson, Michael, 153 Jones, B., 42, 176 Judd, Wynonna, 36, 119, 202, 225, 233, 269 Keith, Toby, 14, 108, 120 Kennedy, M. A., 235, 252 Ketchum, Hal, 142, 274 Kimball, J., 170 Knobloch, J. F., 193 Kostas, 51, 75, 92, 239 LaBounty, B., 156, 193 Lane, R., 128 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Lange, R. J., 93, 96 Lavoie, R., 232 Lawrence, Tracy, 12-13, 70, 94, 174, 211, 215, 247, 281 Leigh, R., 103, 241, 259 Lemaire, S., 69, 154, 175 Little Texas, 102, 166, 183, 229, 277 Livsey, B., 56, 184, 273 Lloyd, B., 118 Loggins, D., 23, 127, 145, 233, 269 Longacre, S., 34, 113 Lorber, S., 123, 268, 275 Lovelace, Patty, 92, 239-240 Lyle, G., 184, 273 Lynne, J., 143 Lynne, Shelby, 226 MacRae, J., 98, 187, 262 Martin, J. D., 127 Martin, T., 26 Martine, L., Jr., 137, 162 Mason Dixon, 42, 176 Mattea, Kathy, 15 Matthews, Wright & King, 56 McAnally, M., 25, 134 McBride, Martina, 51, 75 McBride, T., 221 McCann, P., 103, 241 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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McClinton, Delbert, 156 McCoy, Neal, 195 McDill, B., 64, 245 McEntire, Reba, 28, 113, 127, 223, 254, 261 McFee, J., 88 McGuire, B., 49 McHugh, T., 102, 198, 253, 277 McLaughlin, P., 156 Meaders, J., 265 Medders, J., 206 Melton, J., 199 Mensy, T., 65, 67 Miller, B., 254 Miller, M. A., 210 Milsap, Ronnie, 3, 164, 184, 272-273 Montgomery, John Michael, 22, 45-46, 62, 170-171, 188, 197, 227, 278 Moore, C., 144 Morris, J., 232 Moser, C., 60 Murphy, David Lee, 136, 177, 282 Murrah, R., 32, 36 Myers, F. J., 2 Narmore, M., 19, 68, 72 Neel, J., 4 Nelson, B., 9, 139 Nelson, G., 60 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Nelson, P., 60, 70, 94, 110, 112, 174, 250, 281 Neville, Aaron, 95 Nicholas, H., 40, 71, 133, 190, 230, 249, 280, 284 Nichols, T., 3, 20, 185, 272 Nielsen, R., 243 Nielsen-Chapman, B., 10, 58, 224 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 91 Noble, M., 209 O'Brien, D., 229 O'Connor, Mark, 29, 248 Omartian, M., 44 Orbison, Roy, 143 Oslin, K. T., 103, 241 Overstreet, Paul, 48, 91, 97, 115, 204, 207, 256 Palas, L., 270 Parker, B., 15 Parnell, Lee Roy, 144, 189, 216 Parton, Dolly, 39, 121, 165, 167 Pennington, J. P., 69, 154 Peoples, R., 192 Perez, T., 51, 75 Pessis, A., 88 Peters, G., 77, 89 Petty, T., 143 Pfrimmer, D., 151, 208, 219 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Phillips, K. K., 74 Pierce, J., 16, 205, 266 Pistilli, G., 218 Powell, M., 206, 209, 221 Rambeaux, W., 15 Ramos, S., 141, 244 Randall, Jon, 65 Raven, Eddie, 81 Raye, Collin, 57, 161, 251, 283 Regan, B., 28, 141 Reid, J., 167 Reid, Mike, 66, 85, 105, 149, 152, 155, 242, 283 Restless Heart, 109, 175, 191, 198, 252 Rich, M. A., 104 Richey, G., 95 Richey, K., 194, 238 Robbins, D., 191, 201 Robbins, K., 137, 149, 162 Robinson, J., 109 Robinson, W., 8, 46, 171, 278 Rogers, Kenny, 49 Rogers, R., 83 Ronstadt, Linda, 39 Rose, P., 252 Royal, Billy Joe, 87, 192, 265 Russell, T., 220 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Salley, J., 5-6 Samoset, R., 23, 145 Sanders, M., 200 Sanders, M. D., 45 Sawyer Brown, 23, 25, 134, 145, 193, 210 Schlitz, D., 10, 48, 56, 91, 153, 163, 172, 204, 207, 255 Schneider, John, 4 Schuyler, T., 280 Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt, 178 Scott, J., 161 Scruggs, G., 81, 263 Seals, Dan, 64, 231 Seals, B., 166, 183 Seals, T., 85 Seskin, S., 22, 45, 62, 197, 227 Shamblin, A., 22, 62, 66, 105, 152, 197, 214, 227, 283 Shapiro, T., 7, 42, 176, 180, 195 Sharp, R., 237 Shaw, V., 258 Shell, L., 217, 223 Shelton, Ricky Van, 104, 181, 262 Shenandoah, 19, 146, 217 Shooters, 270 Shore, B., 271 Silbar, J., 123, 167, 268, 275 Silver, L., 226 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Skaggs, Ricky, 125 Skinner, T., 55 Smith, B., 18 Smith, R., 216 Smith, S., 251 Smith, W., 236 South, J., 265 Southern Pacific, 88, 173 Spooner, A., 74 Springer, M. A., 47, 169, 251 Steele, J., 53 Stephenson, V., 191 Stevens, J., 5-6 Stewart, Larry, 279 Stinson, H., 173 Stone, Doug, 147 Strait, George, 38, 89, 98, 111, 132 Stuart, Marty, 29, 131, 248 Supernaw, Doug, 129, 234, 243 Sweethearts of the Rodeo, 67 Taff, Russ, 235 Taylor, C., 95 Taylor-Good, K., 240 Terren, G., 208 Thomas, R., 121 Thompson, L., 39 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Thompson, V., 11, 21, 58, 224 Thrasher, N., 59 Tillis, Pam, 135, 255 Tippin, Aaron, 126 Travis, Randy, 76, 90, 97, 168, 218 Trevino, Rick, 34 Tribble, K., 177 Tritt, Travis, 29, 122, 248 Tucker, Tanya, 10, 47, 156 Turner, Z., 20, 185 Twain, Shania, 77, 93, 96 Twitty, Conway, 116 Vandiver, J., 244 Vanwarmer, R., 32 Varsos, J., 216 Vipperman, V., 90 Waldman, W., 173 Walker, Clay, 24, 33, 148 Wall, C., 159 Wallace, J. L., 55 Wariner, Steve, 78-80 Waters, C., 7, 42, 176, 180 Watkins, R., 228 Watson, Gene, 244 Webb, J., 138 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Welch, Kevin, 173, 263 West, E., 211 White, C. R., 52 White, Lari, 31 White, M., 52 Whitley, Keith, 20, 185 Williams, Don, 149 Williams, Hank, Jr., 16, 50, 205, 266 Williams, K., 59, 129, 234 Wills, D., 271 Wilson, L., 34 Wilson, N., 95 Wilson, R., 26 Wiseman, C., 70 Wood, B., 27 Wopat, Tom, 245 Wright, Chely, 199 Wright, J., 83 Wright, M., 83 Wright, Michelle, 182 Yearwood, Trisha, 58, 137, 162, 194, 224

Song and Album Title Index

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(Numbers refer to the citation numbers in the dictionary.) Above and Beyond, 140 Ace in the Hole, 111 Aces, 220 Against the Grain, 157, 179, 196 Alibis, 70, 94 All I Need to Know, 169 All Is Fair in Love and War, 3, 272 All of This Love, 255 Always & Forever, 218 American Pride, 2, 32 And So It Goes, 91 Anyway the Wind Blows, 37 As Simple As That, 66, 105, 152 Baby I'm Yours, 78 Baby Needs New Shoes, 198 Back in the Fire, 244 Back to the Grindstone, 3, 272 Backroads, 181 Baillie and the Boys, 163 Be My Baby Tonight, 188 Believe Me Baby (I Lied), 194 Better Class of Losers, 76 Better Love Next Time, A, 27 Beyond the Blue Neon, 111 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Big Iron Horses, 109, 175 Big Time, 166, 183 Bigger Fish to Fry, 53 Bigger Than the Beatles, 213 Billy Dean, 112 Billy the Kid, 112 Bing Bang Boom, 60 BlackHawk, 187 Blame, The, 60 Boomtown, 14, 108 Borderline, 221 Born Ready, 214 Born That Way, 53 Brand New Man, 130, 212 Buffalo Zone, 67 Button off My Shirt, 184, 273 Cafe on the Corner, 25, 134 Call Home, 85 Call of the Wild, 126 Can I Trust You with My Heart, 122 Can't Keep a Good Man Down, 35 Can't Run from Yourself, 47, 156 Can't Stop Myself from Loving You, 92, 239 Chase, The, 150 Chill of an Early Fall, The, 89 Clay Walker, 33, 148 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Close to the Edge, 257 Come On Come On, 1, 172 Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, 264 Confederate Railroad, 159 Country Rap, 17 County Line, 88, 173 Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind, 9, 139 Dance with the One That Brought You, 77 Del Rio, TX 1959, 238 Desert Rose Band, The, 160 Desperado, 264 Devil Comes Back to Georgia, The, 29, 248 Diamond Rio, 206 Diamonds & Dirt, 140, 276 Doctor Time, 34 Don't Waste It on the Blues, 244 Down the Road, 279 Dream Seekers, 56 Easy Come, Easy Go, 38 80's Ladies, 103, 241 Even Now, 237 Everybody Knows, 194 Everything I Love, 101 Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold), 64 Exception to the Rule, 42, 176 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Extra Mile, 19, 146, 217 Extremes, 57 Factory, The, 49 Fallin' Never Felt So Good, 236 Fancy, 261 Fear of Being Alone, The, 254 Fighting Fire with Fire, 52 Finders Are Keepers, 50 Finish What We Started, 209 Fire in the Dark, 208 First Step, The, 21 First Time for Everything, 229 5:01 Blues, 27 For My Broken Heart, 113 Forester Sisters, The, 55 40 Hour Week, 35 Foster & Lloyd, 82, 118 Garth Brooks, 41, 61, 260 Get a Little Closer, 59 Gettin' Out the Good Stuff, 282 Girls Next Door, 123, 268, 275 Give Me His Last Chance, 54 Give Me Wings, 153 Givers and Takers, 178 God Blessed Texas, 183 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Goin' through the Big D, 83 Good Run of Bad Luck, A, 230 Goodbye Says It All, 187 Grand Tour, The, 95 Grandpa Told Me So, 169 Greatest Hits, 102, 133, 277 Greatest Hits III, 50 Half Way Up, 133 Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The, 80 Hard Way, The, 1 Hardin County Line, 114 He Was onto Somethin' (So He Made You), 125 Heart and Soul, 184, 273 Heart Half Empty, 63 Hearts in Armor, 58, 224 Hell and High Water, 86 Heroes, 29, 248 Hey Cinderella, 158, 186 High Lonesome, 76 Holdin' a Good Hand, 141 Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore), 93, 96 Honky Tonk Attitude, 74 How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?, 240 Hypnotize the Moon, 24 I Am a Simple Man, 181 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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I Am That Man, 221 I Am Who I Am, 7, 180 I Can Love You Like That, 170 I Can't Do That Anymore, 107 I Can't Win for Losin' You, 73 I Don't Call Him Daddy, 243 I Fell in the Water, 6 I Got You, 146 I Know Where Love Lives, 142 I Prefer the Moonlight, 49 I Saw the Light, 119 I Should Be with You, 78 I Take My Chances, 172 I Tell It Like It Used to Be, 86 I Think about You, 161, 251 I Wanna Go Too Far, 137, 162 I Wonder Do You Think of Me, 20, 185 If a Man Could Live on Love Alone, 128 If the Good Die Young, 70 If Tomorrow Never Comes, 260 If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'), 132 If You've Got Love, 45 I'll Cry Tomorrow, 279 I'll Still Be Loving You, 252 I'll Stop Loving You, 155, 242 I'm Holding My Own, 189 I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why), 32 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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I'm Not Built That Way, 208 I'm Over You, 20, 185 In a Week or Two, 257 In My Own Backyard, 74 In This Life, 283 Is It Still Over, 168 Is There Life out There, 113 It Matters to Me, 107, 253 It Won't Be the Last, 84 It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings, 232 It's Not the End of the World, 250 It's Such a Small World, 276 It's You Again, 69, 154 Jeff Carson, 26 John Michael Montgomery, 46, 170-171, 278 Justice, 237 Kentucky Thunder, 125 Kevin Welch, 263 Kickin' It Up, 45, 188 Kids of the Baby Boom, 17 Killin' Time, 284 Knock, Knock, 5 Labor of Love, 100 Last One to Know, The, 127 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Lead Me Not, 31 Lead On, 98 Let Go of the Stone, 30 Let the Heartache Ride, 191 Life and Love and All the Stages, 7, 180 Life Gets Away, 280 Life Goes On, 102, 277 Life Is Good, 250 Life Is Messy, 124 Life #9, 51, 75 Life's a Dance, 22, 62, 197, 227 Life's Highway, 79 Life's Little Ups and Downs, 104 Life's So Funny, 213 Light Years, 138 Like Father, Like Son, 48, 204 Like There Ain't No Yesterday, 68, 72 Likes of Me, The, 131 Lionel Cartwright, 48, 54, 204 Little Bit Closer, A, 245 Little Bitty, 101 Little Rock, 57 Live until I Die, 33, 148 Living Proof, 262 Long As I Live, 46, 171, 278 Looking Ahead, 265 Looks Aren't Everything, 114 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Love a Little Stronger, 209 Love Helps Those, 115 Love Is Not a Thing, 235 Love Is Strong, 256 Love Reunited, 160 Love Will, 151, 219 Love Will Bring Her Around, 8 Love Will Find Its Way to You, 127 Love Will Get You through Times of No Money, 123, 268, 275 Love without Mercy, 144, 216 Lovin' All Night, 124 Loving Blind, 117 Loving Proof, 262 Man Like Me, A, 214 Marty Party Hit Pack, The, 131 Matters of the Heart, 198 Maverick, 174, 230 Me and My Baby, 256 Men Will Be Boys, 11 Mending Fences, 109 Men'll Be Boys, 11 Money in the Bank, 200 Moon over Georgia, 19 More Love, 147 More Than Enough, 138 More Where That Came From, 165 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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My Love, 166 My Second Home, 94 Mystery Girl, 143 1982, 90 No Doubt about It, 195 No Easy Horses, 178 No Fences, 201, 271 No Ordinary Man, 21 No Place Like Home, 97 No Time to Kill, 71, 249 Nobody Wins, 238 Nobody's Gonna Rain on Our Parade, 15 Not Counting You, 41, 61 Not Enough Hours in the Night, 129, 234 Not on Your Love, 26 Not That Different, 161 Notorious, 9, 139 Now & Then, 182 Nowhere Bound, 206 Oh Heart, 163 Old Bridges Burn Slow, 265 Old 8x10, 168 On the Front Line, 231 On the Road, 189 Once upon a Lifetime, 2 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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One Boy, One Girl, 251 One Emotion, 190, 280 One Good Well, 149 One of These Days, 56 Only Here for a Little While, 259 Only Love, 36 Only on Days That End in "Y," 24 Only When I Feel, 240 Out of Sight, & on My Mind, 192 Out with a Bang, 136, 177 Outbound Plane, 220 Party Crowd, 136 Past the Point of Rescue, 142 Put Yourself in My Shoes, 40, 117 Puttin' New Roots Down, 217 Reckless Heart, 88 Red and Rio Grande, 243 Regular Joe, 110 Renegades, Rebels and Rogues, 174 Restless Heart, 191 Rick Trevino, 34 Right from the Start, 228 Right Hand Man, 81 River, The, 258 River and the Highway, The, 255 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Road You Leave Behind, The, 282 Rock, The, 216 Rock and Roll of Love, The, 245 Rock Bottom, 202, 225 Ropin' the Wind, 157, 179, 196, 258 'Round Here, 210 Royal Treatment, 192 Rumor Has It, 223, 261 RVS III, 104 Saturday Night Special, 116 Sawyer Brown, 193 Sea of Cowboy Hats, 199 Seminole Wind, 30 Shania Twain, 77 Shawn Camp, 236 She Is His Only Need, 233, 269 Shelter from the Night, 69, 154 Ships That Don't Come In, 110 Shut Up and Kiss Me, 106, 222, 246 Simple Man, 43 Sincerely, 151, 219 Slow Dancing with the Moon, 165 Solid As a Rock, 270 Solid Ground, 6, 8, 200 Somebody New, 84 Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming), 274 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Something up My Sleeve, 99, 158, 186 Sowin' Love, 115, 207 Spilled Perfume, 135 Stars over Texas, 281 Sticks and Stones, 211 Still in Your Dreams, 116 Still within the Sound of My Voice, 80 Stones in the Road, 106, 222, 246, 267 Storms of Life, 90, 97 Stranger Things Have Happened, 164 Strong Enough, 68, 72 Strong Enough to Bend, 10 Sure Love, 274 Sweet Sixteen, 28 Sweetheart's Dance, 135 Take It Like a Man, 182 Take the Long Way Home, 4 Tell It Like It Is, 87 Tell Me about It, 156 Tell Me Why, 36, 202, 225 Telling Me Lies, 39 Tender Moment, 144 Tender When I Want to Be, 267 Texas in 1880, 82 That Lucky Old Sun, 18 That Old Wheel, 16, 205, 266 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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(That's What You Do) When You're in Love, 55 Things Are Tough All Over, 226 Think about Love, 167 Thinkin' about You, 137, 162 This Heart, 65, 67 (This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All, 23, 145, 210 Three Time Loser, 231 Tie Our Love (in a Double Knot), 167 'Til Love Comes Again, 28 Time Marches On, 12-13, 215, 247, 281 Time's Up, 173 Toby Keith, 120 Too Gone Too Long, 218 Too Many Times, 73, 228 Tough All Over, 226 Trashy Women, 159 Trio, 39 T-R-O-U-B-L-E, 122 True Love Never Dies, 263 Turning for Home, 66, 105, 152, 155, 242 Twilight Town, 85 Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House, 201 Two Sparrows in a Hurricane, 47 Up against My Heart, 92, 239 Upstairs Downtown, 108 Used to Blue, 193 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Walking Away, 284 Walking Away a Winner, 15 Wall of Tears, 103, 241 Water from the Wells of Home, 16, 205, 266 Way That I Am, The, 51, 75 We Got a Lot in Common, 203 We Shall Be Free, 150 Western Standard Time, 18 We've Got It Made, 141 What a Way to Live, 83 What a Woman Wants, 31 What Do You Want from Me This Time, 118 What If It's You, 254 What Mattered Most, 63 What You Don't Know, 65 Wheels, 252 When Love Finds You, 44 When She Cries, 175 Where Are You Now, 40 Where There's Smoke, 203 Wherever You Go, 190 White Limozeen, 121 Who's That Man, 14 Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That, 121 Wild Horses, 271 Will the Circle Be Unbroken Volume 2, 91 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004,

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Will to Love, The, 128 Willin' to Walk, 100 Winds of Change, 235 Wings, 153, 232 Wink, 195 Wish I Didn't Know Now, 120 Woman in Me, The, 93, 96 Woman in the Moon, 199 Won't Be Blue Anymore, 64 Workin Man's Ph.D, 126 Wynonna, 119, 233, 269 You Can Dream of Me, 79 You Can't Lose Me, 253 You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody, 98 You Got It, 143 You Just Can't Lose 'Em All, 270 You Say You Will, 58, 224 You Still Got Me, 129, 234 You Wouldn't Say That to a Stranger, 99 Young Man, 259 Steven R. Folsom Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK, USA February 1997 Copyright © Steven R. Folsom, 1997 Copyright © for the electronic copy, De Proverbio, 1997 http://www.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/DPbooks/FOLSOM/cmdictionary.html 8/6/2004]
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