If people are parted for a time, they tend to appreciate each other more
People can say many things, because talking is easy, but what really matters is what one does, not what one says
No pleasure lasts for ever.
All tactics are allowed, fair or unfair, when fighting for someone (ie love) or against someone (ie war)
(Shakespeare) If the final result is good, previous failures are forgotten, as the end result is most important.
Each person must bear the consequences of his own actions and take full responsibility for them, even if the consequences are unpleasent or harmful to him.
To take great trouble (to do something), esp mistakenly or without results: I bent over backwards to be nice to her because she was a stranger, but she wasn't at all grateful!
It is better to do something, even if it should have been done earlier, than not to do it at all.
It is better to be content with what we have or can easily get, than to reject it in the hope of getting something better, as this may never happen.
To buy, get something without knowing whether it is worth anything or not: 'The new car we bought was a pig in a poke because we were unable to get mechanic to check it before we paid for it. [allegedly from a fairground trick which involved selling unwary customers a cat in a bag while assuring them it was a piglet. Whether this is true or not, selling a piglet in a bag would make it impossible to check its value.]
An absurd situation in which one can never win, being constantly balked by a clause, rule, etc which itself can change to block any change in one's course of action. [The title of a novel by J. Heller (1961).]
Inner qualities, not outward appearance, show the true nature of a person (H.C. Andersen).
Do not be sure of success until all difficulties have been overcome.
Don't treat unimportant things as if they were important.
It is risky to concentrate all one's hopes, chances, money etc on only one thing, for if this one thing is lost, there wil be nothing left.
We should deal with things in the right order and should not start from the wrong end.
The man who has arrived, finished etc first has the best chance of success
It is easyer to say what should have been done to avoid failure after the failure has happened. "It's easy to be wise after the event"
Dishonesty may seem more profitable for a short time, but in the long run honesty brings more advantages
To try to make people interested in a subject which everyone has already fully discussed, which is no longer interesting.
To do something which endangers a pleasant or satisfactory situation ect in which one shares: We were all doing very well untill he began rocking the boat by asking if our actions were legal and morally justifiable.
You should not make a decision too early or before all the acts are presented. [It ainīt over till it's over!]
To do something which commits one to a particular course of action: He had always wanted to work free-lance, and decided to cross the Rubicon by giving up his present job. [As the Rubicon was the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy, into which generals were not permitted to bring their armies, Caesarīs crossing of the river in 49 BC committed him to a war with the Senate.]
It is easyer to say what should have been done to avoid failure after the failure has happened. "Hindsight is always 20/20" (vision).