Moisson de dictons
Sommaire en Français avec quelques didtons français, à la fin
In February 2012 I asked my Xanga friends to send me some sayings . I received about 140 sayings and I thanked the senders whom the user name is after every saying
At first I had to decipher the meaning of those English sayings . Not obvious for me ..Afterwards I made a attempt to classify them . But in using what criteriums . I had to make a choice .
This entry is completely in English ( excepted this summary) since I received only English sayings.
This may be completed.
Appearance and realities. Words and acts.
|a1 Beauty is only skin deep! @ZSA MD|
|a2″Pretty dishes don’t guarantee a good meal.” @Murisopsis|
|a3 beauty is as beauty does’. @spinner_mom|
|a4 Black eyes are liars, green eyes are traitors as mine are brown are prettierand honest” @xXxlovelylollipop|
|a5 It’s not what you say that counts, it’s what you do. @priorities|
|a6 The eyes are the window to the soul. priorities|
|a7 Two peas in a pod. priorities|
|a8 You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover priorities|
|a9 You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” murisopsis|
a10 Actions speak louder than words”@Donnalou
f1 Cold hands, Warm heart @tempguestbrief
|f2 “A joy, to be fully appreciated, has to be shared.” @judyrutrider|
|f3 how about ” a wet nelly ” @englishjuls (from Liverpool )|
|f4 I used to cry because I had no shoes, until I saw a man with no feet. priorities|
|f5 Sure as God made little green apples” priorities|
|f 6 Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it (works when complaining). @Thistlepatch|
|f7 Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: priorities|
f8 Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone. @Josaju
b9 “Laughter is the closest distance between two people” (Victor Borge); Donnalou
h1 Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration.L Erickson @WildWomanOfTheWest
|h2 Fool me once, shame on you.|
|Fool me twice, shame on me. priorities|
|h 3 it’s really 6 of one, half dozen of the other” @tumbling Dice|
|h4 once bitten, twice shy”. tumbling Dice|
|h5 Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite. priorities|
|h6 If hopes and wishes were loaves and fishes, we’d never go hungry again. priorities|
|h7 If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas. priorities|
|h8 Onions protect because people naturally keep their distance from you p Philip|
|h9 don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things”! tumbling Dice|
h10″He who laughs last…..is slow to understand the joke” tumbling_dice
|l1 You can’t get blood from a turnip. priorities|
|l 2 live and let live”. @Grannys_Place Donnalou|
|l 3 Not by age, but by disposition, is wisdom acquired. @AgainstTheWind|
|l 4 Let go and let God”; Donnalou|
|l 5 Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” @babs430|
|l 6 The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference Donnalou|
|l 7 When you feel far from God — guess who moved”. Donnalou|
|l 8 A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. AgainstTheWind1|
|l 9 As honest as the day is long. priorities|
|l 10 Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. priorities|
|l 11 He who laughs last, laughs best. priorities|
|l 12 If some is good, more is better and too much is just enough. @Babs430|
|l 13 Large oaks from a little acorn grow; primrozie|
|l 14 One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. priorities|
|l 15 Smile, it makes everyone wonder what you’re up to. priorities|
|l 16 Still wet behind the ears. priorities|
|l 17 The fruit does not fall far from the tree. carlo|
|l 18 When I was knee high to a grasshopper. Priorities @fwren|
|l 19 You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet . priorities|
|l 20 You’re never too old to learn. Prioritiesl 21 We get too soon old and too late smart’. mcberry|
|Money , business |
m1 A fool and his money are soon elected priorities
|m2 A fool and his money is soon coveted by others. PPhilip|
|m3 A penny saved is a penny earned. Priorities primrozie|
|m4 Never be a borrower,or lender.” Riding Hood|
|m5 Penny wise, pound foolish. priorities|
|m6 What? do you think money grows on trees? Thistlepatch|
m7 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush @mlbncsga
m8 There’s no free ride @Banyuls
p1 Be careful what you wish for. You just might get priorities
|p2 It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” (A. Lincoln); Donnalou|
|p3 Trust God, but keep your eye on your donkey” (Middle Eastern proverb); Donnalou|
|p4 Better safe than sorry. priorities|
|p5 ‘Caster ne’r clout till May’s out’ – don’t take off your vest until the end of May. @lesley_redd|
|p6 Don’t build on the low side of the road priorities|
|p7 It’s like walking on egg shells. prioritiesp8 Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. priorities|
|p9 Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket: priorities|
|p10 He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves. priorities|
|p11 If you can’t beat them, join them. Priorities|
p12 Look before you hasten to make light work in doubt on the road to hell. @Aloysus son
t1 A watched pot never boils. priorities
|t2 one day at a time” Grannys_Place|
|t3 This too shall pass. @TheSunnyC Grannys_ Place @Thistlepatch|
|t4 The more things change, the more they stay the same. priorities|
|w1 “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” @lightnindan|
|w2 “Measure twice, cut once” @buddly 47|
|w3 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” @Iloveholiday|
|w4 “a stitch in time saves nine”. Primrozie spinner mom|
|w5 “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find time to do it over?” buddly 47|
|w6 A stitch in time depends if the right thread and needle is handy. P philip|
|w7 Let me get my ducks in a row. priorities|
|w8 Make hay while the sun shines. priorities|
|w9 Measure twice, cut once. priorities|
|w10 Tracers work both ways. @AgainstTheWind1|
|w11 Walk softly, but carry a big stick @AgainstTheWind1|
|W12 Too many cooks spoil the broth; @primrozieW13 insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”@Grannys_Place|
wea1 Red sky in morning – sailor take warning.Red sky at night – sailor’s delight. @guypithecus
|wea2 It’s raining cats and dogs. priorities|
En Février 2012 j’ ai demandé à mes amis de Xanga de m’ envoyer des dictons .J’ai reçu environ 140 dictons et je remercie les expéditeurs dont le pseudonyme figure après chaque dicton que j’ai choisi
Pour commencer j’ ai eu à en déchiffrer le sens . Pas évident pour moi.
En outre le langage est ici très spécial.
Ensuite, j’ai fait une tentative de les classer. Mais avec quels crières ? J’ai dû faire un choix.
Cette entrée est entièrement en anglais (sauf le présent résumé) puisque je n’ ai reçu que des dictons anglais.
Mais mes lecteurs français peuvent m’ envoyer leur dictons pour compléter.En voici quelques un: Sil vous plaît, continuez
» Il faut réfléchir avant d’ agir »
» Hâte–toi lentement «
» beaucoup de mains rendent l’ ouvrage léger »
« Dans le doute, abstiens-toi «
« Honni soit qui mal y pense «
l’ enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions «
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Or, in your case: “When life gives you a chopped hat, think of it as ventilation for the summer months!”
Yes, you have to know how to act in the direction of the wind, and be positive ❤
A nice collection of sayings and memories from old Xanga friends, Michel!
Much love to you, Janine and the family, ❤
I live again with pleassure this time of february 2012 when so many friends entered in the game of the sayings , Lavinia ❤
How fun to see some Xanga names I remember.
I agree with you and this one of the reasons I re-posted this! ❤
Many good ones here, Michel. Here’s one of my favorites about time: Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
A humorous saying, Frank. Thanks.
Such a fun post. Love it. 💙
I am glad you enjoy it, Elizabeth. ❤
I remember that time so long ago! Ten years have passed and so many of the old Xanga crew are missing… Those were good days. I’m thankful that you are posting this happy memory!
I share totally what you say, Val. ❤
know most of them.
we have memories in common, Bonnie ❤
Aloysius_son was messing with you. When my mom got angry she used to say, “Shoot fire almighty and little bitty fishes!”
Thanks , Saintwi. I will use those new sayings at the end to improve the list ❤
What a collection! You do amaze me with having access to so many people. We did have a special thing going at Xanga. I do miss it! Thank you for sharing it all, Michel. 🌹
Fortunately , Rachel, I have been able to save my Xanga . Now I appreciate as you say, Rachel, to read again some posts ! 🙂
I am surprised at how many of these I don’t remember running across before.
People are so clever to think of them!
The Xanga days were the best!
Yes , Susan, Xanga was the golden age of the blogging
Lots of wonderful sayings.
Could you add the yours ? 🙂
Property the one I live by is if life gives you lemons make lemonade.
This means : to adapt!
I will add this in the list of sayings
With trucking adapting is a major part of life.
yes, your incessant work trips by truck especially demand from you an enormous constant adaptation. If only to ensure the essentials of life!
Are the Elmo ‘s seats comfortable ?
They are not bad. But they are starting to rip so we are looking to upgrade.
yes this is needed . Where are the dogs in the truck ? On other seats ? ❤
On the bed when we go down the road or in the floor.
Very cool Michel !
It was interesting to get those sayings from so many people,. A gret memory, Gayle
On.va se creuser un peu 🤔 quel vent aujourd’hui
Bonne soirée à vous deux on vous embrasse carole
Oui du vent, du froid et de la sécheresse pour nous .Attendons que les Saints de glace soiennt passés ( 11,12 et 13 Mai ).
Rien ne sert de courir il faut partir à point…..
par ce bon La Fontaine ‘( le lièvre et la tortue ) . J ‘ aime cette morale de la fable 🙂
Qui ménage sa monture va loin😉
Merci Carole pour ta contribution.<3
Wonderful collection of sayings, Michel! Some of my fave sayings AND beloved Xangans are in your list! 🙂 The photos you included are wonderful, too! 🙂
We have commented each other in the same time, Carolyn . I commented on your previous post to express my compassion for the two losses among your friends . The comment box was not open on your latest post I commented below the previous one ❤
Thank you, Michel! ❤
PS…Today I would add..
“Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.” – Thomas S. Monson
“Use your best china. Burn the candles. Wear your fancy clothes. Life is too short to wait for the special occasions.”
Those two sayings are so true .
I will add them in the post . Thanks , Carolyn.<3
I love those sayings.
I was surprised that I had not contributed to any of it. 😦
It was in february 2012; it is not too late to contribute, Angy . I will add your saying in the post (with your name )
Wow, these are all oldies that still apply today! I like, ” what goes around, comes around.”
Thanks for the list and the appearance of old Xangans! I can’t believe it’s been ten years! That’s a lot of water under the bridge!
2012-2021 Let see, Dian, 12, 21 Just reverse the numbers ! 🙂
Oh wow dear Michel.. So many sayings I see here I have used…. So much detail and time you have taken with this post my friend..
I will add to you a local one of the district I lived in while growing up.. In the County of Derbyshire..
The saying we had in the Derbyshire Dales was not always complimentary.. But it often used… The saying was
” Derbyshire Born, Derbyshire bred, Strong in the Arm, but weak in the head…”…..
But as you can see not all of us born in Derbyshire are weak in the head.. LOL…. Hope that made you smile…
Sending HUGE hugs my friend…. Happy Gardening and hope ALL our weather warms up soon.. ❤
Besides , Sue, Derby lets its name in sports . For instance my oldest daughter Carole aka “the duchess” would be happy to run the Derby d’Epson ! 🙂
Yes there is the Horse racing for sure … lol…. Then there is the Football club… Derby County… 🙂 Not as good now as in its hay day with Brain Clough in charge way back when….
Thank you Michel…. Sending love and Hugs to you and your wife and daughter…. 🙂 ❤
Thanks, Sue . I add Derby gave its name about macth between teams of the same area . Frinally Derby is well known in the world !!! 🙂
👍 it is… Big smiles 🥰💕😘
Tutte sentenze spesso acute e interessanti.
Grazie Michel et bonjour 🌹🍵🍵
Questi sono detti popolari della Bibbia, della storia o della letteratura. Amicizie
Ce sont des dictons populaires tiriés de la Bible, de l’ histoire ou de la littérature.
Certo! Bonne journee Michel 🌹
Buona Notte ❤
What a fun post Michel. So many xangans and where are they now?
I am lucky, Zakiah to still get my Xanga starting from 2001 (without the photos until 2005). So much memories
I love all those sayings, and yes, unless English is your first language they can be difficult to work out. 😀
I confess it was not always easy to translate to comprehend but this was a first resultat that may be completed . . Could you send a saying from Australia, Marion ? Thanks ❤
you and your friends have made much effort to compile this amazing list … some well known. Thanks for sharing Michel!
Just read this quote on Rupali’s post, my most favourite for now!
“Life is full of temporary situations, ultimately ending in a permanent solution ~Rodney Dangerfield”
This quote, Kate, expresses well the different stages of life until a stable end state that can be seen differently depending on the faith that one has.
yes and with your strong faith Michel it can only mean upward and onward … the solution is a blessing 🙂
I think so, Kate : faith, HOPE and love
Much love ❤
Its a wonderful list of sayings from all your wonderful friends 😉 very pleased that my ” wet nelly ” made the list 🙂
yes , Julie , your wet nelly is a so good dessert! 🙂
Amazing. It was quite a task for you to collect all of these “sayings” interesting. I believe I have heard each of them at one time or another. Much wisdom here. If you read Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, there are many many there in scripture. From Proverbs 3:13 “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding.”
I am so pleased to read you, Françoise .
yes Proverbs in the Bible are a source of wisdom ❤
Wow. Big thank you. I think that similar ideas are said differently in other countries. One example:
a1 Beauty is only skin deep! We say: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Another: m8 There’s no free ride. We say: There are no free lunches.
Today was my publishing day.
Have a great day! Amitiés,
Interesting comment, Matti . It says wisdom is humane and not linked to a country.
You are so right! Then you have time, check my granddaughter’s riding contest! Happy weekend. Matti
My oldest daughter and my oldest granddaughter are also horses fans like the yours , Matti!! 🙂
I love all of those sayings! Thank you for sharing them again here!
This recalls warm memories,Marica.
What a nice collection of sayings!
Let me add some Chinese ones, translated into English:
“Don’t fear moving slowly, only fear stopping” – It is okay if you progress slowly, the danger is if you stop altogether.
“When the horse dies, the rider has to walk” – When one option is no more, find another way of doing things.
“I’ve eaten more salt than you have eaten rice” – I have more life experience than you.
Thank you for your chinese sayins translated in English , Suzy. I like them and found their corresponsant in French . For instance the first is saidd in Franch ” Lentement mais sûrement ” 🙂 <<3
“Il ne faut jamais remettre à demain, ce que l’on peut faire le jour même !”
mes grands-parents me disaient toujours cela, mais parfois il vaut mieux réfléchir avant !
bises du soir !
Oui,Maidy ” réfléchir avant d’agir ” !! 🙂
effectivement car après viendraient les regrets !
lessons can be learned from all this advice and sayings.
Yes , Gail, we always have something to learn.
Je me sentais responsable de la beauté du monde.
– Marguerite Yourcenar
This is a very enjoyable post! Thank you, Michel! xo ❤
What a wonderful collection of sayings!
I was unaware there were so many sayings. Some are Biblical, others based on experience.