proverbs about attitude and their meaning

Proverbs are popular wise saying that when translated bears wisdom. Proverbs can be a simple or complex collection of traditional words. They are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.

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Advice is least heeded when most needed.

When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given.

An empty purse frightens away friends.

When one’s financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later.

Only a fool tests the depth of water with both feet.

It is not wise to jump into a situation before thinking about it.

A leopard cannot change its spots.

It is not possible for bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant.

Wherever a man goes to dwell, his character goes with him.

Your character follows you wherever you go.

All cats are grey in the dark.

People are undistinguished until they have made a name.

A bad workman blames his tools.

Blaming the tools for bad workmanship is an excuse for lack of skill.
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A stumble may prevent a fall.

Correcting a small mistake may help you avoid a bigger one.

Better flatter a fool than fight him.

It is better to avoid dispute with stupid people.

A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.

Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute but will never be strong as before.

A monkey in silk is a monkey no less.

No matter how someone dresses, it’s the same person underneath.

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