0032. What is your favorite proverb?

Sarah (England)
My favorite proverb would have to be "Don't judge a book by its cover."1 I think it can be used in many different daily situations. Obviously2, when you meet new people, you always need to give someone a chance. So, I think that a chance is always good for someone, probably better than judging on 
first impressions.
Paul (England)

A proverb I like is "Don't count your chickens before they hatch,"3 which is a cautionary4 proverb. It means5 don't always 
bank on6 you guessing the result7. It is also a reminder8 that life can change very quickly, so it's good to learn a certain degree of9 patience and allow10 certain things to run their course11 before you get excited12.

Gareth (England): There's a very famous proverb from Confucius, and it's "I Hear and I forget; I see and I understand; I do and I know." I like it because it means until13 you actually14 do something, it's hard to really, truly15 know it. I believe that a lot of the times16 when you're learning, and you're learning by hearing stuff17 from your lecture18 or from a podcast, it's very difficult to acquire that knowledge19 and to actually really grasp20 it. When you see something, it gets a little bit better21, but when you do something, that's when you really truly know something.

Katia (Mexico): One proverb that I think of often, it says, "Everything will be as it should be22." When I think of it, I get very relaxed, I don't tend to worry23 as much as24 I usually do. For me, that means, regardless of how much25 I worry or how much I try regardless of that, everything will be as it should be. So, that's a proverb that I really like.

Lindsay (United States): I really like the proverb, "The grass is always greener on the other side26." I think that's really true, and I find that it's always like that27. I always want what I can't have, and then when I get28 that, then I find out29 that it's not as great as I had hoped it would be30. So, because of this, I try to always keep that in mind31 and be happy for what I have.

Warren (Canada): I think "What goes around, comes around32" is what comes to mind for me. I think it is really true. Basically, if you do something good, good things will happen to you. And if you do bad things, bad things are going to happen to you, maybe not right away33 but eventually34.

1.    Don't judge a book by its cover." = Não julgue um livro por sua capa
2.    Obviously = obviamente
3.    Don't count your chickens before they hatch," = “não conte com o ovo antes da galinha
4.    Cautionary = cauteloso(a)
5.    Means = significa
6.    bank on = contar com
7.    guessing the result = adivinhar o resultado
8.    reminder = lembrete
9.    certain degree of = certo grau de
10.    allow = permitir
11.    run their course = seguir o seu curso
12.    get excited = ficar animado
13.    until = até que
14.    actually = reamente
15.    truly = verdadeiramente
16.    times = vezes
17.    stuff = coisas
18.    lecture = palestra
19.    acquire that knowledge = adquirir aquele conhecimento
20.    grasp  = compreender
21.    gets a little bit better = fica um pouquinho melhor
22.    Everything will be as it should be = tudo será como deveria ser
23.    Tend to worry = tendo a me preocupar
24.    As much as = Tanto quanto
25.    regardless of how much = independente do quanto
26.    The grass is always greener on the other side = a grama é sempre mais verde do outro lado
27.    it's always like that = é sempre assim
28.    get = conseguir
29.    find out = descobrir
30.    I had hoped it would be = eu tinha esperado que seria
31.    keep that in mind = manter isto em mente
32.    What goes around, comes around = o que vai,volta
33.    right away = imediatamente
34.    eventually = eventualmente, afinal