I was having this task, to create a new cover for the student’s notebook (workbook). The notebook is for Math, English, Bahasa, and Chinese subject. While I create the Chinese cover, I suddenly got an idea to put some Chinese proverbs into it, as Chinese usually identical with old man contemplating and reading ancient proverbs from ancient times. I don’t know where I suddenly got that image. But anyway, after I preview the Chinese subject cover, the English teacher began to say “I also want something like this for the English notebook.” Okay, so I start to search on the internet. And it’s not too hard to find this link in a couple of the top links in Google Search. I search thoroughly, and I find some proverbs quite fit for the students. But as I read it, I feel I become wiser too (just by an inch). So I think I will bookmark it here just in case I, or any other people, wants to find it again here.
I will list some of the proverb I like from that website, just in case the website won’t be online anymore in the future.
6. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
8. A black hen lays a white egg.
22. A cracked bell can never sound well.
43. A friend’s frown is better than a foe’s smile.
67. A Jack of all trades is master of none.
95. A stitch in time saves nine.
137. All that glitters is not gold.
138. All things are difficult before they are easy.
154. An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
189. Barking does seldom bite.
207. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
239. By the street of ‘by-and-bye’ one arrives at the house of ‘Never’.
280. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
303. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.
330. Everything is good in its season.
355. Fool’s haste is no speed.
386. Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.