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A drowning man will clutch at a straw




 

A desperate person will do anything to save himself

 

 

 

The darkest hour is that before the dawn

 

Relief or victory comes just after the worst phase of a bad situation

 

 

 

The devil finds work for idle hands

 

Unless one keeps busy doing useful or constructive things he could be tempted into mischief or evil.

 

 

 

The devil has the best tunes

 

 

To do something unworthy because it gives you pleasure

 

 

 

Danger and delight grow on the same stalk

 

Some pleasures will lead you to danger

 

 

 

Dead men tell no lies

 

( often used as an argument for killing someone whose knowledge of a secret may cause one loss or get into serious trouble.)

 

 

 

Death is the great leveler

 

Death, which comes to everyone without discrimination, makes everyone equal

 

 

 

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves

 

Taking action is far better than just talking about problems or negative situations

 

 

 

Discretion is the better part of valor

 

If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do.

 

 

 

Desperate times call for desperate measures

 

Sometimes, a situation is so urgent or unexpected that you have to resort to doing things you normally would not   

 

 

 

Different strokes for different talks

 

You need different plans or strategies in managing different people as people are different in personality and temperament

 

 

 

Diligence is the mother of good fortune

 

Working hard will bring you riches and success

 

 

 

Distance lends enchantment to the view

 

When you are free of a problem or far away from troublesome people, you begin to feel that things were not so bad after all

 

 

 

Divide and rule

 

A method of ruling or managing people where you separate them into different groups to make sure they do not join forces against you

 

 

 

Do as I saw, and not as I do

 

Do something as you have seen it done although it may be different from your own way of doing it

 

 

 

Do unto others as you would others do unto you

 

Treat others as you would like them to treat you.

 

 

 

Doctors make the worst patients

 

It is difficult advising people on matters they are supposed to be experts on because they believe they know better

 

 

 

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched

 

Do not make plans based on something that has not happened.

 

 

 

Do not cross a bridge till you come to it

 

Do not worry about something before it has happened

 

 

 

Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim

 

Do not try to do something before you have learnt how to do it or before you are ready for it

 

 

 

Do not have too many irons in the fire

 

If we attempt to do too much at once, we shall not do anything properly

 

 

 

Don't make a mountain out of a molehill

 

Do not make a big fuss or issue over something minor or small

 

 

 

Don't mend what isn't broken

 

Do not change things that are working fine as they are

 

 

 

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

 

One should not risk everything he has in a single venture.

 

 

 

Do not ride the high horse

 

Do not be arrogant

 

 

 

Don't shut the barn door after the horse is gone

 

prepare for emergencies and eventualities before they happen

 

 

 

Don't teach your grandmother how to suck eggs

 

Do not be presumptuous and teach an experienced person how things should be done