Facebook is full of people who love to communicate through uplifting quotations that often leave the rest of us confused. If we're to learn anything from a proverb about rivers dropped the morning after an argument at a 5th anniversary party, it's that people need to stop hiding behind new age phrases, and go back to using their own words.

With that in mind, here are 10 quotations, translated back to American English, that may help you to better understand what your friends on Facebook are trying to tell you.