you do not fatten a pig by weighing it
/juː duːnˌɑːt fˈæʔn̩ ɐ pˈɪɡ baɪ wˈeɪɪŋ ɪt/
used to imply that monitoring or measuring something is not enough to achieve progress or improvement, and that action and changes are necessary for tangible results
he travels (the) fastest who travels alone
/hiː tɹˈævəlz ðə fˈæstəst hˌuː tɹˈævəlz ɐlˈoʊn/
used to imply that individuals who are self-reliant and self-sufficient can make decisions and take action more quickly than those who need to consult with or depend on others
a short horse is soon curried
/ɐ ʃˈɔːɹt hˈɔːɹs ɪz sˈuːn kˈɜːɹɪd/
used to imply that a task or job that is relatively small or easy to do can be completed quickly and with minimal effort
a work ill done must be twice done
/ɐ wˈɜːk ˈɪl dˈʌn mˈʌst biː twˈaɪs dˈʌn/
used to emphasize that if a task or work is done poorly or inadequately, it will require additional effort and time to correct or redo it properly
better one house spoiled than two
/bˈɛɾɚ wˈʌn hˈaʊs spˈɔɪld ðɐn tˈuː/
used to highlight the idea that investing energy and effort into a single endeavor can yield better results than dividing efforts across multiple tasks or projects
better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it
/bˈɛɾɚ tə hæv ɪt ænd nˌɑːt nˈiːd ɪt ðɐn tə nˈiːd ɪt ænd nˌɑːɾɐv ɪt/
used to imply that it is wise to be prepared and have resources available, even if they may not be needed immediately, rather than facing a situation without the necessary tools or resources
busiest men have the most leisure
/bˈɪzɪəst mˈɛn hæv ðə mˈoʊst lˈiːʒɚ/
used to suggest that being busy can actually lead to greater efficiency and effectiveness, allowing people to get more done in less time and enjoy more leisure time as a result
councils of war never fight
/kˈaʊnsəlz ʌv wˈɔːɹ nˈɛvɚ fˈaɪt/
used to suggest that too much planning and discussion can lead to inaction or delay
less is more
/lˈɛs ɪz mˈoːɹ/
used to imply that simplicity and minimalism are often more effective, aesthetically pleasing, or efficient than complexity or excess
why keep a dog and bark yourself
/wˌaɪ kˈiːp ɐ dˈɑːɡ ænd bˈɑːɹk joːɹsˈɛlf/
used to suggest that if someone else is available or paid to do a task, it is not efficient or worthwhile for one to do it
the worth of a thing is what it will bring
/ðə wˈɜːθ əvə θˈɪŋ ɪz wˌʌt ɪt wɪl bɹˈɪŋ/
used to suggest that the true value of an item, service, or idea is determined by what people are willing to pay for it
all is well that ends well
/ˈɔːl ɪz wˈɛl ðæt ˈɛndz wˈɛl/
used to imply that as long as a situation or event has a successful or satisfactory conclusion, any difficulties or problems that occurred along the way are ultimately unimportant
an hour in the morning is worth two in the evening
/ɐn ˈaɪʊɹ ɪnðə mˈɔːɹnɪŋ ɪz wˈɜːθ tˈuː ɪnðɪ ˈiːvnɪŋ/
used to imply that starting the day early with a clear mind can lead to greater productivity and accomplishment than the same amount of time spent later in the day
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