Shut the door before the mare bolts
Proverb: God closes one door and opens a hundred others.
Proverb: ‘Better a bird in hand than a hundred in the air’
Proverb: “It is better to have stale bread at home rather than your neighbour having fresh bread” – in other words, you should only rely on your own things and capabilities than preoccupy yourself with what others have.
Proverb: ‘without money you can neither hug nor kiss’ – in other words without money there’s little one can do.
Expression: ‘opened the door’ : Created an opportunity.
Proverb: For every bone there are a hundred dogs – stated of something in demand but of which there is little supply – such as a job opportunity.
Proverb: ‘The ftira is best when it is still warm’ – one should grab the opportunity when it presents itself.
Meta tiġi iftħilha l-bieb
Expression: ‘The bird flew’ – stated of a missed opportunity.