1000 English Proverbs

1000 English Proverbs

(letter E: 295-335)

1000 English Proverbs (letter E: 295-335)
1000 English Proverbs (letter E: 295-335)

295. Each bird loves to hear himself sing.

296. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

297. Easier said than done.
298. East or West ? home is best.
299. Easy come, easy go.
300. Eat at pleasure, drink with measure.
301. Empty vessels make the greatest (the most) sound.
302. Enough is as good as a feast.
303. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.
304. Even reckoning makes long friends.
305. Every ass loves to hear himself bray.
306. Every barber knows that.
307. Every bean has its black.
308. Every bird likes its own nest.
309. Every bullet has its billet.
310. Every country has its customs.
311. Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
312. Every day is not Sunday.
313. Every dog has his day.
314. Every dog is a lion at home.
315. Every dog is valiant at his own door.
316. Every Jack has his Jill.
317. Every man has a fool in his sleeve.
318. Every man has his faults.
319. Every man has his hobbyhorse.
320. Every man is the architect of his own fortunes.
321. Every man to his taste.
322. Every miller draws water to his own mill.
323. Every mother thinks her own gosling a swan.
324. Every one’s faults are not written in their foreheads.
325. Every tub must stand on its own bottom.
326. Every white has its black, and every sweet its sour.
327. Every why has a wherefore.
328. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
329. Everything comes to him who waits.
330. Everything is good in its season.
331. Evil communications corrupt good manners.
332. Experience is the mother of wisdom.
333. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools learn in no other.
334. Experience keeps no school, she teaches her pupils singly.
335. Extremes meet.

 

 


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July 17th 2014 is Peach Ice Cream Day

Peach Ice Cream Day

Happy Holiday!

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Enjoy the day!

 

July is prime time for fresh peaches, so get your ice cream machine churning! There’s no better match than peaches and cream.July 17th 2014 is Peach Ice Cream Day.

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Enjoying Seine River Adventures in Paris
How to find hot spots around the Seine River

Paris’s popular river is the Seine. Seine River (Seine means Fishing) is one of Paris’s main attractions. The Origin of Seine is Burgundy. Seine often passes by the beautiful Eiffel Tower and the lovely Place de la Concorde. At the mouth of the Seine is the spectacle English Channel stretches back to the basins of Frances beautiful country. The river is around 482 miles and elevates at 1,545 feet while discharging 17, 660 feet down the basin region more than 30,300 miles.

The Celtics (Gaulish) and Sequana (Latin) is where Seine came about. If you review the history of the Seine, you will see that it has a Sacred Celtic history. In fact, the name Seine is highly recognized throughout the western rivers of Europe.

When cruising the waters of Seine river searching for the finer areas to visit, consider the areas around the river. Seine River stretches out River Shannon, Saóne River, Yonne River and so on. Down the river stream, you will come to the sandy beaches at Normandy. Here you will enjoy fishing, diving, skiing, lodging, fine meals, beautiful nature surroundings, wildlife, pines and more. Down further you will come upon Rhóne River, which are Europe’s chief rivers. The river stretches throughout France and Switzerland.

Down Seine River, you will come upon Rouen where dredges spread out to allow traveling ocean vessels to drop anchor. The river stretches from the sea over 75 miles. In this area and at the mouth of Bar-sur-Seine riverboats carry forward over 350 miles.

Seine has a river depth 80 feet above the level of the sea that stretches another 277 miles. Along the Seine River, you will enjoy panoramic views of Paris. Along the channels, you will enjoy the well-lit Saint-Michael Bridge. This beautiful well-lit bridge is near the grand Notre-Dame of Paris. The bridge when lit up at night has a wide array of glamorous colors, including blues, yellow, gold, peach, turquoise, greens, orange, and so on.

This bridge is necessary see. In fact, bring your video recorder to show your family and friends back home. The recordings alone will inspire them to take interest in visiting Paris.

Paris has an outstanding history as well; this city is the universes most beautiful city. Paris rests at the north or Seine arc bending and winding over inhabited inlets. At the heart of Paris are the joining islands that take you through paramount of hills, mountains, seas, parks, squares, exhibits, architecture, rivers, and more. The climate in Paris is based on the oceanfront drifts.

One of Paris’s main attractions is the Eiffel Tower, which you will see traveling down the Seine River. The historical centers include Champs-Elysées, Montaigne, L ‘Opéra, Les Halles, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, La Défense, Place de la Concorde, and so on.

Paris has a wide array of areas to enjoy while traveling down the Seine River. If you are new to Paris travel, why not go online to view images and information. The details will carry you down the right channels into Paris’s favorite spots. In addition, you can find helpful pamphlets at your local travel agency to assist you in planning and enjoying travel down Seine River.

Planning is the first and foremost thing you should do before traveling in or out of country. When you plan it puts you in front of the best deals, best areas to visit, and keeps you safe from visiting areas that put you at risk.

TIP: Paris’s population has a many pickpockets. Learn helpful tips to avoid problems while visiting Paris.

 

 


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National Corn Fritter Day July 16, 2014

 

National Corn Fritter Day July 16, 2014

Happy National Corn Fritter Day!

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How to be a Tour Guide in Paris

In order to be a good tour guide in Paris, you may have to go to school to learn about Paris. You will have to be able to talk to people in large crowds, and naturally be friendly to all kinds of people. You will have to know all about the history sites as well as the other things like the hottest shopping spots. Best hotel, best eating spots and so on is something you must learn as well. It would be a challenge but again it could be fun to become a tour guide yourself.

What should I know?
The knowledge of the Great Louver Museum as well as information that surrounds its purpose is a start. The Museum is one of Paris’s finest art Museums. The masonry museum establishments house a variety of exhibits, which include the Hogarth and the Rembrandt paintings. Your visitors will see up close the famous Scribes of the Seated. In addition, the tourists will discover Thematic Paths where they will learn about the masterpieces of various arts.

Throughout the tour, visitors will enjoy a wide array of activities. The museum walks the visitors through a wide array of cultures with educational backgrounds. Inside the museum, the tourists will enjoy workshops, trails, classes, and more.

Taking tours through Paris will inspire you to visit the Eiffel Tower. The tower was structured in 1790 and was completed in quickly. The museum is one of Paris’s largest structures built. To start the museum was made of tin foil. The tin foils have more than 3 million names inscribed on its texture. The names help the staff to keep up with faults of the structures. Becoming a tour guide in Paris, leads you to learn all you can about each attraction, diners, hotels, and more.

Since the museums site in the largest tour areas around, you will need to learn about different stores in the region. You will also need to learn the best dining areas, cool shops, and romantic settings. What are the hot spots for couples is another area you want to consider. Paris has a selection of couple-oriented activities, which include the horse and carriage ride down through town. Riding the buggy at dust to dark is ideal for enjoying romantic evenings. The town is lit up, so the couple will feel inspired at the wide array of structures throughout the city. In addition, Paris offers couples the chance to walk over the bridges while viewing the sunset. Throughout Paris, the couples may enjoy sitting near one of the finest water fountains in Paris.

How do I learn more about attractions, dining, hotels and more in Paris?
You would more than likely have to go to school if you intend to train as a tour guide. It depends however on the company that hires you. You will find helpful information online that leads you to Paris’s finest attractions, diners, hotels, and more. Your local library may offer you materials that help you learn about Paris as well.

How do I decide when I’ve learnt enough?
As long as you are a fast learner and nice to the tourist you will do fine. You must love your job also to be able to work with people.

If you are heading to Paris with friends, family, and desire to guide the tour, then learns information to help you keep the audiences interest. When guiding family and friends, you want to keep their likes and interest in mind. One of the worst things about guiding tourists in Paris (If you don’t live there) is that you can be caught up, since the city has an outstanding surrounding that attracts the eye. In this instance, you might take your tour to areas you like, rather than areas they may enjoy.

 

 


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1000 English Proverbs letter D1

1000 English Proverbs letter D1

265. Death is the grand leveller.
266. Death pays all debts.
267. Death when it comes will have no denial.
268. Debt is the worst poverty.
269. Deeds, not words.
270. Delays are dangerous.
271. Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
272. Diligence is the mother of success (good luck).
273. Diseases are the interests of pleasures.
274. Divide and rule.
275. Do as you would be done by.
276. Dog does not eat dog.
277. Dog eats dog.
278. Dogs that put up many hares kill none.
279. Doing is better than saying.
chickens280. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
281. Don’t cross the bridges before you come to them.
282. Don’t have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain.
283. Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself.
284. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
285. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
286. Don’t sell the bear’s skin before you’ve caught it.
287. Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
288. Don’t whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood.
289. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s.
290. Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.
291. Drive the nail that will go.
292. Drunken days have all their tomorrow.
293. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals.
294. Dumb dogs are dangerous.

 

 


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1000 English Proverbs C

1000 English Proverbs C

240. Calamity is man’s true touchstone.
241. Care killed the cat.
242. Catch the bear before you sell his skin.
243. Caution is the parent of safety.

Caution is the parent of safety.
Caution is the parent of safety.

244. Charity begins at home.
245. Cheapest is the dearest.
246. Cheek brings success.
247. Children and fools must not play with edged tools.
248. Children are poor men’s riches.
249. Choose an author as you choose a friend.
250. Christmas comes but once a year, (but when it comes it brings good cheer).
251. Circumstances alter cases.
252. Claw me, and I will claw thee.
253. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
254. Company in distress makes trouble less.
255. Confession is the first step to repentance.
256. Counsel is no command.
257. Creditors have better memories than debtors.
258. Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
259. Crows do not pick crow’s eyes.
260. Curiosity killed a cat.
261. Curses like chickens come home to roost.
262. Custom is a second nature.
263. Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.
264. Cut your coat according to your cloth.

 

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How to be a Tour Guide in Paris

In order to be a good tour guide in Paris, you may have to go to school to learn about Paris. You will have to be able to talk to people in large crowds, and naturally be friendly to all kinds of people. You will have to know all about the history sites as well as the other things like the hottest shopping spots. Best hotel, best eating spots and so on is something you must learn as well. It would be a challenge but again it could be fun to become a tour guide yourself.

What should I know?
The knowledge of the Great Louver Museum as well as information that surrounds its purpose is a start. The Museum is one of Paris’s finest art Museums. The masonry museum establishments house a variety of exhibits, which include the Hogarth and the Rembrandt paintings. Your visitors will see up close the famous Scribes of the Seated. In addition, the tourists will discover Thematic Paths where they will learn about the masterpieces of various arts.

Throughout the tour, visitors will enjoy a wide array of activities. The museum walks the visitors through a wide array of cultures with educational backgrounds. Inside the museum, the tourists will enjoy workshops, trails, classes, and more.

Taking tours through Paris will inspire you to visit the Eiffel Tower. The tower was structured in 1790 and was completed in quickly. The museum is one of Paris’s largest structures built. To start the museum was made of tin foil. The tin foils have more than 3 million names inscribed on its texture. The names help the staff to keep up with faults of the structures. Becoming a tour guide in Paris, leads you to learn all you can about each attraction, diners, hotels, and more.

Since the museums site in the largest tour areas around, you will need to learn about different stores in the region. You will also need to learn the best dining areas, cool shops, and romantic settings. What are the hot spots for couples is another area you want to consider. Paris has a selection of couple-oriented activities, which include the horse and carriage ride down through town. Riding the buggy at dust to dark is ideal for enjoying romantic evenings. The town is lit up, so the couple will feel inspired at the wide array of structures throughout the city. In addition, Paris offers couples the chance to walk over the bridges while viewing the sunset. Throughout Paris, the couples may enjoy sitting near one of the finest water fountains in Paris.

How do I learn more about attractions, dining, hotels and more in Paris?
You would more than likely have to go to school if you intend to train as a tour guide. It depends however on the company that hires you. You will find helpful information online that leads you to Paris’s finest attractions, diners, hotels, and more. Your local library may offer you materials that help you learn about Paris as well.

How do I decide when I’ve learnt enough?
As long as you are a fast learner and nice to the tourist you will do fine. You must love your job also to be able to work with people.

If you are heading to Paris with friends, family, and desire to guide the tour, then learns information to help you keep the audiences interest. When guiding family and friends, you want to keep their likes and interest in mind. One of the worst things about guiding tourists in Paris (If you don’t live there) is that you can be caught up, since the city has an outstanding surrounding that attracts the eye. In this instance, you might take your tour to areas you like, rather than areas they may enjoy.

 


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1000 English Proverbs B

1000 English Proverbs B

 

187. Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune .
188. Bad news has wings.
189. Barking does seldom bite.
190. Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
191. Be swift to hear, slow to speak.
192. Beauty is but skindeep.
193. Beauty lies in lover’s eyes.
194. Before one can say Jack Robinson.

Jack Robinson is a name present in a common figure of speech used to indicate a period of time, typically in a sarcastic manner. The normal usage is, " faster than you can say Jack Robinson" or otherwise "before you can say Jack Robinson.
Jack Robinson is a name present in a common figure of speech used to indicate a period of time, typically in a sarcastic manner. The normal usage is, ” faster than you can say Jack Robinson” or otherwise “before you can say Jack Robinson.

195. Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him.
196. Beggars cannot be choosers.
197. Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear.
198. Best defence is offence.
199. Better a glorious death than a shameful life.
200. Better a lean peace than a fat victory.
201. Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
202. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
203. Better an open enemy than a false friend.
204. Better be alone than in bad company.
205. Better be born lucky than rich.
206. Better be envied than pitied.
207. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
208. Better deny at once than promise long.
209. Better die standing than live kneeling.
210. Better early than late.
211. Better give a shilling than lend a halfcrown.
212. Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
213. Better late than never.
214. Better lose a jest than a friend.
215. Better oneeyed
than stoneblind.
216. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.
217. Better the foot slip than the tongue.
218. Better to do well than to say well.
219. Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
220. Better unborn than untaught.
221. Better untaught than illtaught.
222. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.
223. Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea.
224. Between two evils ’tis not worth choosing.
225. Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground.
226. Between the upper and nether millstone.
227. Betwixt and between.
228. Beware of a silent dog and still water.
229. Bind the sack before it be full.
230. Birds of a feather flock together.
231. Blind men can judge no colours.
232. Blood is thicker than water.
233. Borrowed garments never fit well.
234. Brevity is the soul of wit.
235. Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
236. Business before pleasure.
237. By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
238. By hook or by crook.
239. By the street of ‘byandbye’ one arrives at the house of ‘Never’.

 

1000 English Proverbs B

 

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Wining and Dining in Paris
How to Choose your Wining and Dining Arenas in Paris:
When you want to plan a night on the town, it is wise to make sure that you spend the night right. Therefore, check into the best wine and dine areas by visiting your local Travel Agent. Perhaps you can go online to find a wide array of fine wine and dine areas in Paris as well. There are many nice ways to spend your evening while you are in Paris.

If you enjoy cancan dancing, then you will love the wine and dine adventures at the lovely Moulin Rouge Paris. The Temple of French cancans has been taking place in Paris for 100 years now. As the lights deem and the curtain goes up, you will enjoy the show while feeling the magic in the atmosphere. Over 60 women in this show help you to enjoy the cancan dance. If you are not careful, you will be misplaced in the Doriss Girls and her Dancers beauty. While watching the show you will enjoy the 3-course dinner that is served with wine. Do not worry, since you will have a ride back to your hotel. Paris transport will pick you up and take you to the destination. Therefore, you can enjoy Paris’s fine wine without stressing. Remember this is a jacket and tie dinner so that means no casual cloths. This show will last about five hours. What a night!

For those of you who do not like cancan dancers, you may want to enjoy a meal and educational areas around Paris. The dinner is served at the Eiffel Tower. You will enjoy fine dining at Altitude in one of the 95 restaurants in Paris. On the first floor of the restaurant, the name 95 arrived due to the towering meter that is above sea level.

In this restaurant, you will be able to look out the big bay windows at the wonderful lights around Paris. This is not recommended for a romantic dinner, since you will be seated and dinning with the other entire tourist. This restaurant seats 200 people. The restaurant does not give you menus. Rather the staff serves what the menu as for the night offers. You can bring your children at this event.

If you are planning a romantic night on the town, you may want to consider the Seine Cruise, where you will enjoy a selection of entertainment, meals, wine and more. On the cruise you will enjoy find meals over the Champs-Elysees.

How to dress for your cruise in Paris:
This dinner is a formal meal, so you have to be dressed in formal wear. This means no casual wear. The cruise lasts about four hours or so. Here you will enjoy sailing under all the famous bridges that Paris has to offer you. This cruise does not offer drop off and pick ups at the hotel, so take it easy on the wine unless you are taking a taxi home.

Still one the cruise you will have a time of your life. Make it a romantic cruise for two and enjoy the wide array of fun and entertainment. To find out more about dinner outings while in Paris you can check with your local travel agent or go on the Internet for more information. Have fun.

A friendly word of advice:
At present travel agents online are offering up to 75% off cruises through Paris. The package includes hotel, cruise and more. To learn more about the packages visit the Internet and locate Vacation packages to Paris.

 

 


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1000 English Proverbs A

1000 English Proverbs A

1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
2. A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit.
3. A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
4. A bargain is a bargain.
5. A beggar can never be bankrupt.
6. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
7. A bird may be known by its song.
8. A black hen lays a white egg.
9. A blind leader of the blind.
10. A blind man would be glad to see.
11. A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound.
12. A burden of one’s own choice is not felt.
13. A burnt child dreads the fire.
14. A cat in gloves catches no mice.
15. A city that parleys is half gotten.
16. A civil denial is better than a rude grant.
17. A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
18. A clean hand wants no washing.
19. A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
20. A close mouth catches no flies.
21. A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.
22. A cracked bell can never sound well.
23. A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.
24. A curst cow has short horns.
25. A danger foreseen is half avoided.
26. A drop in the bucket.
27. A drowning man will catch at a straw.
28. A fair face may hide a foul heart.
29. A fault confessed is half redressed.
30. A fly in the ointment.
31. A fool always rushes to the fore.
32. A fool and his money are soon parted.
33. A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
34. A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
35. A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
36. A fool’s tongue runs before his wit.
37. A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
38. A foul morn may turn to a fair day.
39. A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.
40. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
43. A friend is never known till needed.
42. A friend to all is a friend to none.
43. A friend’s frown is better than a foe’s smile.
44. A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
45. A good beginning is half the battle.
46. A good beginning makes a good ending.
47. A good deed is never lost.
48. A good dog deserves a good bone.
49. A good example is the best sermon.
50. A good face is a letter of recommendation.
51. A good Jack makes a good Jill.
52. A good marksman may miss.

A good marksman may miss.
A good marksman may miss.

53. A good name is better than riches.
54. A good name is sooner lost than won.
55. A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.
56. A good wife makes a good husband.
57. A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.
58. A great fortune is a great slavery.
59. A great ship asks deep waters.
60. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
61. A hard nut to crack.
62. A heavy purse makes a light heart.
63. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
64. A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
65. A hungry belly has no ears.
66. A hungry man is an angry man.
67. A Jack of all trades is master of none.
68. A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
69. A lawyer never goes to law himself.
70. A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
71. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
72. A lie begets a lie.
73. A light purse is a heavy curse.
74. A light purse makes a heavy heart.
75. A little body often harbours a great soul.
76. A little fire is quickly trodden out.
77. A man can die but once.
78. A man can do no more than he can.
79. A man is known by the company he keeps.
80. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
81. A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
82. A miss is as good as a mile.
83. A new broom sweeps clean.
84. A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
85. A penny saved is a penny gained.
86. A penny soul never came to twopence.
87. A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
88. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
89. A round peg in a square hole.
90. A shy cat makes a proud mouse.
91. A silent fool is counted wise.
92. A small leak will sink a great ship.
93. A soft answer turns away wrath.
94. A sound mind in a sound body.
95. A stitch in time saves nine.
96. A storm in a teacup.
97. A tattler is worse than a thief.
98. A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
99. A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
100. A threatened blow is seldom given.
101. A tree is known by its fruit.
102. A wager is a fool’s argument.
103. A watched pot never boils.
104. A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
105. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.
106. A wonder lasts but nine days.
107. A word is enough to the wise.
108. A word spoken is past recalling.
109. Actions speak louder than words.
110. Adversity is a great schoolmaster.
111. Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
112. After a storm comes a calm.
113. After dinner comes the reckoning.
114. After dinner sit (sleep) a while, after supper walk a mile.
115. After rain comes fair weather.
116. After us the deluge.
117. Agues come on horseback, but go away on foot.
118. All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?
119. All are not friends that speak us fair.
120. All are not hunters that blow the horn.
121. All are not merry that dance lightly.
122. All are not saints that go to church.
123. All asses wag their ears.
124. All bread is not baked in one oven.
125. All cats are grey in the dark (in the night).
126. All covet, all lose.
127. All doors open to courtesy.
128. All is fish that comes to his net.
129. All is not lost that is in peril.
130. All is well that ends well.
131. All lay load on the willing horse.
132. All men can’t be first.
133. All men can’t be masters.
134. All promises are either broken or kept.
135. All roads lead to Rome .
136. All sugar and honey.
137. All that glitters is not gold.
138. All things are difficult before they are easy.
139. All truths are not to be told.
140. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
141. “Almost” never killed a fly (was never hanged).
142. Among the blind the oneeyed
man is king.
143. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
144. An ass in a lion’s skin.
145. An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
146. An ass loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle.
147. An empty hand is no lure for a hawk.
148. An empty sack cannot stand upright.
149. An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel.
150. An evil chance seldom comes alone.
151. An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
152. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
153. An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.
154. An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
155. An oak is not felled at one stroke.
156. An old dog barks not in vain.
157. An open door may tempt a saint.
158. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
159. An ox is taken by the horns, and a man by the tongue.
160. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup.
161. Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
162. Any port in a storm.
163. Appearances are deceitful.
164. Appetite comes with eating.
165. As drunk as a lord.
166. As innocent as a babe unborn.
167. As like as an apple to an oyster.
168. As like as two peas.
169. As old as the hills.
170. As plain as the nose on a man’s face.
171. As plain as two and two make four.
172. As snug as a bug in a rug .
173. As sure as eggs is eggs.
174. As the call, so the echo.
175. As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks.
176. As the old cock crows, so does the young.
177. As the tree falls, so shall it lie.
178. As the tree, so the fruit.
179. As welcome as flowers in May.
180. As welcome as water in one’s shoes.
181. As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.
182. As you brew, so must you drink.
183. As you make your bed, so must you lie on it.
184. As you sow, so shall you reap.
185. Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
186. At the ends of the earth.

 

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An Opportunity to Grow

An Opportunity to Grow

If you are the boss, remember that business is about people. People make the stuff other people buy and use.
If you are the boss, remember that business is about people. People
make the stuff other people buy and use.

The ancient Eastern philosophy teaches us, “When the student is
ready, something will happen to embarrass him,” or words to that
effect. If we are never challenged in our lives, we won’t grow very
much. Maybe that’s not important to you, but you might never have
been an idiot. It’s the seminal lesson. Making peace with your inner
idiot is the first step on a long road to recovery, bringing you personal
peace and a peaceful coexistence with other idiots.

Look at your Idiot Boss through new eyes. He wants to be important.
In many respects, he’s already more important than you want
him to be. Work smart. Don’t wait for your I-Boss to conjure up
some ridiculous scheme to keep him, and you, busy. Examine your
departmental and organizational objectives and suggest plans that will
make them so. When your I-Boss takes credit, let it go. Plan your
work and work your plan. Be ready for opportunities when they come.
I’m not suggesting that you sit and ponder the origins of your
I-Boss’s thinking and behavior. Accept he has a history just like you
and is a product of some combination of nature and nurture, just like
you. Working for this person might be an opportunity for you to grow
and develop into a Good Boss when your turn comes.

If you are the boss, remember that business is about people. People
make the stuff other people buy and use. People provide services other
people need and pay for. Good Bosses never forget that. Nobody starts
life more important than anyone else. I believe that no soul is more
precious to the One who created it than any other at any time. Everybody
has a situation suitable to their unique talents and abilities. Find
yours. Find the optimal opportunity for your team members to be
actualized. There is no more effective way to pump up the bottom
line.

An Opportunity to Grow

 

 


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An Opportunity to Build a Bridge

An Opportunity to Build a Bridge

An Opportunity to Build a Bridge
An Opportunity to Build a Bridge

The recollection of embarrassing moments in your life can be an emphatic bridge between you and your I-Boss. He no doubt does a lot of embarrassing things. To be more accurate, things that would embarrass a normal person. He probably has no clue that anything he does warrants embarrassment. He might, however, wonder why people are laughing at him. In my experience, it is far better to be conscious of the fact I’ve embarrassed myself than to not know why people are laughing at me.

In those desperate moments when everyone else is laughing at
your I-Boss, you can rest your hand on his shoulder and say, “Don’t
worry about it, boss. I’ve done a lot of really stupid things in my life,
too.” There is a possibility he’ll take offense to your transparently
double-edged comment. On the other hand, the fact that you are the
only person in the room not laughing at him is bound to increase your
equity to some degree.

Dealing with embarrassment has become part of my recovery from
idiocy. I eventually came to accept that I was never going to completely
stop bad or potentially embarrassing things from happening.

 


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Idiots vs Intel ligents

Idiots vs Intel ligents


Why do the super-intelligent wind up reporting to idiots? I-Bosses are often overwhelmed at the extent and complexity of the information being discussed by their team members at meetings. In these situations, it’s common to see the I-Boss’s eyes glaze over. He might be starring straight ahead with his focus fixed somewhere between 12 feet and 20 miles beyond the opposite wall for a few seconds to 30 minutes before anyone notices. When this happens, the team members usually signal each other with subtle sign language and file quietly out of the room confident that, if the I-Boss doesn’t regain consciousness before everyone else goes home, the custodial crew will clean around him. Sometimes I-Bosses become so overwhelmed by the complexity of what’s being discussed around them that they require hospitalization. This is becoming an increasingly significant economic issue for companies with spiraling major medical premiums. Progressive organizations are training their security personnel and HR staff in recessitation techniques to avoid costly institutionalization.

Idiots vs. Intel ligents
Idiots vs. Intel ligents

Too bad the Accounting Department hasn’t yet found a way to quantify the cost savings incurred when an I-Boss is incapacitated. It might be that a hospitalized I-Boss’s department becomes remarkably efficient in his absence and the medical costs are a wash. How can the organization save the most money? Revive I-Bosses on the spot or leave them in a catatonic state? Further research is called for. Hopefully, you’re beginning to appreciate the complex challenge your Idiot Boss presents to organizational designers. Idiot Bosses can be real whack jobs. Even if that deer-in-the-headlights glaze over their eyes at meetings was caused by early childhood trauma, shame, or guilt, they’re still idiots. And you must learn to deal with them. The road to idiot recovery is worth paying attention to, especially if you’re not the idiot. Accepting things that can’t be changed is a big part of it. Embarrassment: A ray of hope for idiots While I was still at Disneyland, I lobbied hard to replace my WED associate, who had resigned in protest over a Machiavellian’s power grab, with a person I felt had been underappreciated for years. Big Steve was a lighting technician and easily could have become a union thug. He had the size for it. As it was, he was smarter than that. Even so, you didn’t give any lip to Big Steve. I lobbied everybody I encountered around the office about how great it would be to move Big Steve into management. Perhaps I secretly wanted a personal bodyguard. The truth is, I really liked the guy. I even mentioned what a great asset he would be to the secretary sprawled out on the top of her desk on my way to the restroom one day. My new Machiavellian Boss was dead set against it. “Over my dead body,” was a typical comment. Then one day, he suddenly reversed himself and Big Steve was in. To this day, I don’t know what brought about his change of heart. One of the stage managers and I took Big Steve out to celebrate. Doug and Steve towered over me as we hit bar after bar in the swaggering city of Anaheim. We started about 6 o’clock with a few tagalongs and our little group got smaller and smaller with each bar until it was just the three of us. The last bar was a bustle of activity as they prepared for their featured 9 p.m. entertainment: Female mud wrestling. All three of us were about paid out, even with something as enticing as mud wrestling only moments away. We hit the john in preparation to leave just as the contestants were being introduced. I came out of the restroom ahead of the other two and nearly ran into a big woman in a bikini who was collecting dollar bills in various parts of her costume. Doug and Steve emerged a moment later and we fought through the crowd and left. I’m no snob, mind you. Female mud wrestling is near the top of my all-time favorite spectator sports. We just had enough noise, smoke, and beer for one night. And Big Steve had to be at work the next day wearing a clean shirt and his first necktie. About a week later, I noticed people pausing at the doorway of the office Big Steve and I shared. They paused, snickered, and moved on. Soon thereafter, they escorted someone back with them and they’d both snicker. When I finally walked out from behind my desk and approached the door they scattered like cockroaches when you turn on a light. I stepped into the hall and there hung a huge picture of mewith the bikini-clad woman starring down at me in the nightclub. Timing is everything. A reporter from a local paper had been there that night doing a story on female mud wrestling in local bars. If the reporter had snapped his picture five seconds before that fateful moment, now forever suspended in time, or five seconds after, nobody would have been snickering in my office doorway. As it was, the photo made it look like I was part of the show. One of our technicians had clipped the photo from the paper, mounted it impressively on poster board, and hung it on the wall. “I’d take that down if I was you,” a Crystal Cathedral parishioner advised as she walked past. Taking it down was my first instinct. But I decided to act as though it didn’t embarrass me and left it up. After all, it wasn’t like I was out trying to hook up with female mud wrestlers. I was celebrating Big Steve’s promotion with Doug. As I turned to walk back into my office, Big Steve and Big Doug appeared out of the woodwork with several others, all of them laughing and taunting me. “What are you guys laughing at?” I insisted belligerently. “You were there, too.” “Yeah, right, John,” they roared. “Keep dreaming.” I turned and took a closer look at the photograph, which must have been 10 inches high and four columns wide. The photographer’s timing had been impeccable. Steve and Doug hadn’t come out of the bathroom yet when the picture was snapped. I was standing alone with my face about level with her bikini top. I knew my battleship had been sunk. I had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. I went down to the Main Street Emporium, bought a pair of Grouch() glasses with the fake nose and mustache, and wore them for the next two years. Yes indeed, only suckers get sucker punched. But sometimes suckers are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was the kind of incident that scars people for life. The lesson in this vis-a-vis your Idiot Boss is embarrassing things happen to everybody. Bad things happen to everybody, some more than others, but to everybody nonetheless. As I’ve matured, I’ve learned it’s okay. All things can work together for good. I took the poster down the following morning. Perhaps the schoolteacher part of me thought, the technician did such a nice job of cutting it out and mounting it, I really should let everyone see what he’s done. Of course, I didn’t think that. For whatever reason, a wee small voice popped into my head and reminded me whatever doesn’t kill me can make me stronger. I’m not exactly sure where the voice came from quietly advising me to leave the photograph mounted on the wall outside my office for 24 hours. But I’m glad I listened.

 

 


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