Quotes, Proverbs 113

Quotes & Proverbs

I share some common English proverbs, some of my favourite quotes, and then end with an exercise to improve your life and achieve your dreams and goals.


Quote – Something that someone else said, indicated with “quotation marks”

Maxim, Aphorism, Proverb – These words are so similar, they essentially have the same meanings. These are phrases that are often said that have a deep meaning

Literal – Understanding something exactly as it is written

Cryptic – A hidden message that you have to think carefully about to understand

Quotes & Proverbs Mentioned

  • Everything in moderation – Don’t try too much of anything
  • Practice makes perfect – Keep practising and you will get better
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – Don’t put all your hopes in one area
  • Beggars can’t be choosers – if you ask for something, you shouldn’t be picky about what you are given
  • Everything you do in the present is a gift to your future self
  • How you do anything is how you do everything
  • If someone takes something from you, don’t let them take your mind too.
  • Playing safe is one of the most dangerous things you can do because you’re risking dying with regret.

  • To play it safe – do something in a safe way
  • We can control our behaviour, but not the outcomes

How to Improve Your Life

Do this writing exercise to try to take steps to improve your life.

The life I want live:

Practical steps to make that happen:

The person I want to be:

Practical steps to make that happen:

What are your favourite proverbs? Let me know in the comments

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4 thoughts on “#113 Quotes, Proverbs & Inspiration”

  1. thanks for helping us improve English I like your podcasts and I like that you leave below the podcast the meanings of some difficult words it helps a lot / Hagar from Egypt

  2. My favourite proverb is (Practice makes perfect – I like to Keep practising and doing new things every day to make me feel more excited.

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