a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle
/ɐ kˈændəl lˈuːzᵻz nˈʌθɪŋ baɪ lˈaɪɾɪŋ ɐnˈʌðɚ kˈændəl/
used to imply that helping others or sharing knowledge and resources does not diminish our own abilities or resources, and can lead to mutual benefit and growth
the sun loses nothing by shining into a puddle
/ðə sˈʌn lˈuːzᵻz nˈʌθɪŋ baɪ ʃˈaɪnɪŋ ˌɪntʊ ɐ pˈʌdəl/
used to suggest that sharing one's resources or knowledge with others does not diminish one's own value or worth
(when) you help someone / somebody, you help everyone
/wˌɛn ɔːɹ juː hˈɛlp sˈʌmwʌn ɔːɹ sˈʌmbɑːdi juː hˈɛlp ˈɛvɹɪwˌʌn/
used to say that one should never stop helping others or being kind to them as one's actions, no matter how small, can make the world a better place for others
you scratch my back and I will scratch yours
/juː skɹˈætʃ maɪ bˈæk ænd ˈaɪ wɪl skɹˈætʃ jˈoːɹz/
used suggest that if one does a favor for someone, they will be more likely to reciprocate that favor in the future
claw me, and I will claw thee / you
/klˈɔː mˌiː ænd aɪ wɪl klˈɔː ðˌiː ɔːɹ juː/
used to suggest that people may be inclined to respond to aggression or hostility with aggression of their own, leading to a cycle of violence or animosity
two in distress makes sorrow less
/tˈuː ɪn dɪstɹˈɛs mˌeɪks sˈɔːɹoʊ lˈɛs/
used to suggest that sharing one's troubles with someone who is going through a similar experience can help to ease the burden of sorrow or hardship
company in misery makes it light
/kˈʌmpəni ɪn mˈɪzɚɹi mˌeɪks ɪt lˈaɪt/
used to suggest that sharing one's problems with others who are going through similar experiences can make those difficulties easier to bear and provide comfort and support
grief divided is made lighter
/ɡɹˈiːf dɪvˈaɪdᵻd ɪz mˌeɪd lˈaɪɾɚ/
used to suggest that when people come together to share their grief, they can help one another through the difficult period and find a way to cope with the pain
company in distress makes trouble less
/kˈʌmpəni ɪn dɪstɹˈɛs mˌeɪks tɹˈʌbəl lˈɛs/
used to imply that facing difficulties together with others can provide comfort and support, and can make the situation more bearable
a trouble / problem shared is a trouble halved
/ɐ tɹˈʌbəl pɹˈɑːbləm ʃˈɛɹd ɪz ɐ tɹˈʌbəl hˈævd/
used to imply that sharing one's problems or worries with others can help to reduce the emotional burden and make them easier to bear
behind every great / successful man (there) stands a woman
/bɪhaɪnd ˈɛvɹi ɡɹˈeɪt səksˈɛsfəl mˈæn ðɛɹ stˈændz ɐ wˈʊmən/
used to suggest that the success of a man is often due to the support, hard work, and sacrifices of a woman in his life
the best helping hand is at the end of your sleeve
/ðə bˈɛst hˈɛlpɪŋ hˈænd ɪz æt ðɪ ˈɛnd ʌv jʊɹ slˈiːv/
used to suggest that the most effective way to get things done is by relying on one's own skills, abilities, and resources, rather than depending on others for assistance
bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble
/bɹˈɪŋ nˌɑːɾə bˈæɡpaɪp tʊ ɐ mˈæn ɪn tɹˈʌbəl/
used to imply that one should not be insensitive or thoughtless by bringing up trivial or joyful matters to someone experiencing difficulty or suffering
he gives twice who gives quickly
/hiː ɡˈɪvz twˈaɪs hˌuː ɡˈɪvz kwˈɪkli/
used to imply that by giving help or support immediately when it is needed, one can have a greater impact and make a bigger difference
one good turn deserves another
/wˈʌn ɡˈʊd tˈɜːn dɪzˈɜːvz ɐnˈʌðɚ/
used to imply that acts of kindness and generosity should be repaid with similar acts, emphasizing the importance of mutual benefit and showing gratitude for the kindness of others
it is far / way better to give than to receive 
/ɪt ɪz fˈɑːɹ wˈeɪ bˈɛɾɚ tə ɡˈɪv ðɐn tə ɹɪsˈiːv/
used to imply that the act of giving can bring greater joy, satisfaction, and personal growth than simply receiving something
give a man fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
/ɡˈɪv ɐ mˈæn fˈɪʃ ænd juː fˈiːd hˌɪm fɚɹə dˈeɪ tˈiːtʃ ɐ mˈæn tə fˈɪʃ ænd juː fˈiːd hˌɪm fɚɹə lˈaɪftaɪm/
used to emphasize that temporary aid may solve immediate needs, but teaching skills and knowledge empowers individuals to become self-sufficient and independent in the long term
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