These are English sayings that are relatively modern in origin and come mainly from the 20th century.
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If you engage in illegal activities, you will not make money in the long run.
Incorrect or bad input results in incorrect or bad output.
If something is not faulty or damaged, don't try to repair it.
An employer who pays low wages will have bad staff.
1) Sex between people is better than fighting between countries. 2) Peace is better than war.
We cannot get something for nothing. We must pay for everything. Nothing in life is free.
1) There is nothing hidden. What you are looking at is the real thing. 2) In computing, the way something displays on the screen is the way it will display in print (or other media) -- hence the acronym WYSIWYG.
When a situation is difficult or dangerous, strong people work harder to resolve the problem. This saying relies on a difficult play on words; it could be rephrased word-for-word as: "When the situation becomes hard, strong people start working."
Do you trust this man? I don't.