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  Goals
International proverbThe end justifies the means.

—  International proverb

  
  Direction
Chinese proverbTo know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Necessity
Yiddish proverbThe best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the most chaste woman a man.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbNecessity is the mother of invention.

—  English proverb

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English proverbA friend in need is a friend indeed.

—  English proverb

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  Planning
Yiddish proverbMan plans and God laughs.

—  Yiddish proverb

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  Motives
Chinese proverbA bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Limits
International proverbGood fences make good neighbours.

—  International proverb

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  Desire
English proverbIf wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

—  English proverb

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  Options
English proverbThere's more than one way to skin a cat.

—  English proverb

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French proverbA door must be either shut or open.

—  French proverb

Chinese proverbThe best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Security
English proverbBetter safe than sorry.

—  English proverb

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American proverbA bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

—  American proverb

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English proverbDon't put all your eggs in one basket.

—  English proverb

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English proverbBetter the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

—  English proverb

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English proverbA bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

—  English proverb

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Dutch proverbDon't throw away your old shoes until you have got new ones.

—  Dutch proverb

French proverbNever leave the certain for the uncertain.

—  French proverb

International proverbGive the devil his due.

—  International proverb

English proverbDon't burn your bridges behind you.

—  English proverb

  
  Accomplishment
French proverbWhat is done no longer needs to be done.

—  French proverb

  
  Action
American proverbActions speak louder than words.

—  American proverb

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International proverbBetter wear out shoes than sheets.

—  International proverb

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  Being Busy
American proverbEarly to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

—  American proverb

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  Doing
American proverbDo as I say, not as I do.

—  American proverb

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  Effort
American proverbNo pain, no gain.

—  American proverb

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Chinese proverbRaise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Experience
German proverbFrom failure one becomes smart.

—  German proverb

  
  Change
English proverbVariety is the spice of life.

—  English proverb

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International proverbDon't change horses in midstream.

—  International proverb

French proverbThe more it changes, the more it stays the same.

Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil.

—  French proverb

  
  Persistence
German proverbStarting is easy, to keep on going is an art.

—  German proverb

  
  Multitasking
International proverbTo kill two birds with one stone.

—  International proverb

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International proverbWho chases two hares at the same time, does not catch any.

—  International proverb

  
  Opportunity
Yiddish proverbA man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbA rising tide lifts all boats.

—  English proverb

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International proverbStrike while the iron is hot.

—  International proverb

  
  Solutions
American proverbWhere there's a will, there's a way.

—  American proverb

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English proverbNecessity is the mother of invention.

—  English proverb

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American proverbWe'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

—  American proverb

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Chinese proverbBetter to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

—  Chinese proverb

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American proverbIf it ain't broke, don't fix it.

—  American proverb

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  Adversity
Chinese proverbThe gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Easiness
American proverbEasy come, easy go.

—  American proverb

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English proverbEasy come, easy go.

—  English proverb

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  Problems
Turkish proverbSome cannot find a bridge to cross the water, while others cannot find water to drink.

—  Turkish proverb

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English proverbOnly the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

—  English proverb

English proverbA problem shared is a problem halved.

—  English proverb

  
  Risk
American proverbNothing ventured, nothing gained.

—  American proverb

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Arabian proverbDon’t open a door that you cannot close.

—  Arabian proverb

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International proverbDo not play with fire.

—  International proverb

English proverbHe who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon.

—  English proverb

  
  Help
French proverbHelp yourself and heaven will help you.

—  French proverb

French proverbWho expects the bowl of others makes a poor dinner.

—  French proverb

  
  Synergies
American proverbIt takes two to tango.

—  American proverb

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English proverbA chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

—  English proverb

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  Teamwork
American Indian proverbHe who would do great things should not attempt them all alone.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Seneca

  
  Work
English proverbA woman's work is never done.

—  English proverb

  
  Doctors
International proverbAn apple a day keeps the doctor away.

—  International proverb

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  Expertise
International proverbSet a thief to catch a thief.

—  International proverb

  
  Exploitation
English proverbAll is fish that comes to his net.

—  English proverb

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English proverbWhat's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

—  English proverb

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French proverbAt war as at war.

A la guerre comme a la guerre.

—  French proverb

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Italian proverbSince the house is on fire, let’s keep ourselves warm.

—  Italian proverb

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  Leadership
International proverbFish always stink from the head down.

—  International proverb

American Indian proverbA good chief gives, he does not take.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Mohawk

American Indian proverbWhite men have too many chiefs.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Nez Perce

  
  Business
Chinese proverbDon't open a shop unless you like to smile.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Sales
International proverbThe customer is always right.

—  International proverb

  
  Money
English proverbA fool and his money are soon parted.

—  English proverb

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International proverbShrouds have no pockets.

—  International proverb

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German proverbGod reigns in heaven and money on earth.

—  German proverb

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English proverbHe who pays the piper calls the tune.

—  English proverb

  
  The Rich
Yiddish proverbThe poor man’s enemies are few, the rich man’s friends are even fewer.

—  Yiddish proverb

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  Cost & Price
American proverbThe best things in life are free.

—  American proverb

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American proverbThere ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

—  American proverb

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French proverbYou can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

—  French proverb

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English proverbIf you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

—  English proverb

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International proverbThe cheapest is always the most expensive.

—  International proverb

  
  Profit
Turkish proverbLoss and profit are brothers.

—  Turkish proverb

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  Measurements
International proverbDon't count your chickens before they hatch.

—  International proverb

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Yiddish proverbWords should be weighed and not counted.

—  Yiddish proverb

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French proverbWe will be measured with the same measure that we measure others.

—  French proverb

  
  Corruption
English proverbEvery man has his price.

—  English proverb

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International proverbA golden key can open any door.

—  International proverb

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  Food
International proverbThe way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

—  International proverb

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Polish ProverbFish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.

—  Polish Proverb

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Chinese proverbGive a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

—  Chinese proverb

  
  Temptation
Yiddish proverbThe poor man’s temptation is a loaf of bread.

—  Yiddish proverb

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  Games & Play
Yiddish proverbWhen two play a game, there must be a winner and a loser.

—  Yiddish proverb

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Italian proverbAfter the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

—  Italian proverb

  
  Drinking
Yiddish proverbThe bar owner loves the drunkard, but he wouldn’t give him his daughter in marriage.

—  Yiddish proverb

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German proverbYouth is getting drunk without wine and old age is wine without getting drunk.

—  German proverb

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  Cause & Effect
International proverbWhere there’s smoke, there’s fire.

—  International proverb

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International proverbYou reap what you sow.

—  International proverb

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African proverbDo not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

—  African proverb

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American proverbNo pain, no gain.

—  American proverb

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English proverbThey that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.

—  English proverb

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International proverbMighty oaks from little acorns grow.

—  International proverb

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International proverbAs you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.

—  International proverb

English proverbWhat goes around comes around.

—  English proverb

  
  Results
International proverbYou reap what you sow.

—  International proverb

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English proverbAll is well that ends well.

—  English proverb

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International proverbTo kill two birds with one stone.

—  International proverb

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  Success & Failure
Chinese proverbFailure is the mother of success.

—  Chinese proverb

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  Happiness
French proverbHappy people have no history.

—  French proverb

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  Perfection
International proverbNobody is perfect.

—  International proverb

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  Calmness
English proverbAfter a storm comes a calm.

—  English proverb

  
  Rise & Decline
English proverbWhat goes up must come down.

—  English proverb

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  Victory & Defeat
English proverbYou win some, you lose some.

—  English proverb

  
  Acknowledgment
English proverbGive credit where credit is due.

—  English proverb

  
  Mistakes
English proverbIt's no use crying over spilt milk.

—  English proverb

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Japanese proverbEven monkeys fall from trees.

—  Japanese proverb

International proverbDon't put the cart before the horse.

—  International proverb

  
  Irreversible
English proverbDon't cry over spilled milk

—  English proverb

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American proverbLet bygones be bygones.

—  American proverb

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  Loss
American proverbEasy come, easy go.

—  American proverb

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  Troubles
Yiddish proverbThe troubles of a stranger aren’t worth an onion.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbDon't meet troubles half-way.

—  English proverb

  
  Danger
Chinese proverbHe who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

—  Chinese proverb

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  Poverty
Yiddish proverbThe heaviest burden is an empty pocket.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbWhen poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

—  English proverb

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Italian proverbHe who has no money in the purse must have honey in the mouth.

—  Italian proverb

  
  Hunger
Yiddish proverbWhen the stomach is empty, so is the brain.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbA hungry man is an angry man.

—  English proverb

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Dutch proverbHunger drives the wolf out of the wood.

—  Dutch proverb

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