1. Man proposes, God disposes 謀事在人，成事在天
Man proposes, God disposes. We have tried our utmost after all.
2. Strike while the iron is hot 打鐵趁熱
He doesn’t often make such offers. I would strike while the iron is hot if I were you.
3. Beauty is only skip-deep 人不可貌相
You might love the way that Peter looks, but then you get inside and see beauty is only skin-deep.
4. One good turn deserves another 好心有好報
You were a lifesaver for us when we needed a maid last week, so I’m happy to help now. One good turn deserves another.
5. The longest day must have an end 守得雲開見月明
Don’t give up! The longest day must have an end.
6. The first blow is half the battle 先下手為強
The home team scored a goal within 2 minutes of the start of the game which so discouraged the visitors that they lost all confidence in themselves. The first blow is half the battle!
7. A contented mind is a perpetual feast 知足常樂
Lillian does not make very much money but she seems to be happy all the time. That’s the meaning of a contented mind is a perpetual feast!
8. A miss is as good as a mile 失之毫釐，差之千里
Although they scored the last goal, that one miss was as good as a mile.