a carper can cavil at anything
/ɐ kˈɑːɹpɚ kæn kˈævəl æt ˈɛnɪθˌɪŋ/
used to suggest that a person who is overly critical or fault-finding can find fault with anything, regardless of its merit or quality
a little pot is soon hot
/ɐ lˈɪɾəl pˈɑːt ɪz sˈuːn hˈɑːt/
used to imply that those who lack emotional maturity or self-control may be quick to overreact to minor issues
sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
/səfˈɪʃənt ˌʌntʊ ðə dˈeɪ ɪz ðɪ ˈiːvəl ðɛɹˈɑːv/
used to suggest that it is best to deal with the challenges and difficulties of each day as they come, without adding unnecessary worry about what may or may not happen in the future
the / a squeaky wheel (always) gets the grease / oil
/ðɪ ɐ skwˈiːki wˈiːl ˈɔːlweɪz ɡˈɛts ðə ɡɹˈiːs ˈɔɪl/
used to suggest that those who speak up or make their needs known are more likely to be noticed or helped than those who remain silent or passive
as water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart
/æz wˈɔːɾɚ ɹɪflˈɛkts ðə fˈeɪs sˌoʊ wˈʌnz lˈaɪf ɹɪflˈɛkts ðə hˈɑːɹt/
used to suggest that a person's character and true nature are revealed through the way they live their life
life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond / react to it
/lˈaɪf ɪz tˈɛn pɚsˈɛnt wˌʌt hˈæpənz tə juː ænd nˈaɪnti pɚsˈɛnt hˌaʊ juː ɹɪspˈɑːnd ɔːɹ ɹɪˈækt tʊ ɪt/
used to imply that a person's attitude, mindset, and actions have a greater impact on their life than external circumstances
the same fire that melts the butter, hardens the egg
/ðə sˈeɪm fˈaɪɚ ðæt mˈɛlts ðə bˈʌɾɚ hˈɑːɹdənz ðɪ ˈɛɡ/
used to imply that people respond differently to the same external circumstances based on their individual traits, and that external circumstances alone do not determine a person's outcome
take each day as it comes
/tˈeɪk ˈiːtʃ dˈeɪ æz ɪt kˈʌmz/
used to advise to focus on the present, deal with challenges as they arise, and not to worry too much about the future
take not a musket to kill a butterfly
/tˈeɪk nˌɑːɾə mˈʌskɪt tə kˈɪl ɐ bˈʌɾɚflˌaɪ/
used to imply that it is important to use the appropriate tool or approach to accomplish a task, and not to use excessive force or resources
there is more than one way to skin a cat
/ðɛɹ ɪz mˈoːɹ ðɐn wˈʌn wˈeɪ tə skˈɪn ɐ kˈæt/
used to suggest that there are multiple paths to success, and that it is important to be open-minded and flexible in one's approach to problem-solving or achieving goals
great / much cry and little wool
/ɡɹˈeɪt mˈʌtʃ kɹˈaɪ ænd lˈɪɾəl wˈʊl/
used to refer to the act of making a lot of fuss or noise over something that is insignificant or unimportant
there are more ways to the wood than one
/ðɛɹˌɑːɹ mˈoːɹ wˈeɪz tə ðə wˈʊd ðɐn wˌʌn/
used to imply that there are multiple ways to approach a situation or solve a problem, and encourages individuals to be open-minded and flexible in finding a solution
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