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    A leopard cannot change its spots

    A person's nature cannot change.

    There are two sides to every question


    There are always two ways of looking at something

    Too many cooks spoil the broth


    Too many people doing the same thing at the same time will not be successful

    We never miss the water till the well runs dry


    You only realize the importance of something when it is gone

    To put the cart before the horse


    To do something in an incorrect order

    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

    Do not make plans based on something that has not happened.

    Don't make a mountain out of a molehill

    Do not make a big fuss or issue over something minor or small

    Experience is the best teacher

    The best way to learn a job is to do it.

    The last straw that broke the camel's back

    The final thing that, when added to a bad or unpleasant situation, causes failure or ruin.

    Empty vessels make the most noise

    Those people who have a little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss.

    A burnt child dreads fire

    A bad experience or a horrifying incident may scar one's attitude or thinking for a lifetime.

    First come, first served

    The first in line will be attended to first.

    A friend in need is a friend indeed

    A friend who helps when one is in trouble is a real friend.

    Discretion is the better part of valor


    If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do.

    Actions speak louder than words


    Children usually learn more from the examples set by their elders than from what they are told ; a person's character is judged by the thing she does and not by what he says; actions give evidence or proof of.

    Between the devil and the deep sea

    To choose between two equally bad alternatives in a serious dilemma.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    One usually desires another more when he or she is far away.

    Where there's a will there's a way

    When a person really wants to do something, he will find a way of doing it.

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