Something difficult seems easier when it is done voluntarily.
Proverbs starting with letter B
People who have a lot to lose have a lot of worries but if you are poor you might sleep better. The rich man contemplating financial disaster or about to take a major risk might quote this out of... Read more →
With the time, the money and the effort that a case at court of law requires, it is better to make a compromise with the one you are involved in disagreement with, even though it might be not so much... Read more →
If you start a thing badly it takes a long time to finish it, because the bad start seriously affects the later work. But if you make a good start, everything follows naturally and easily. That is... Read more →
People who do a lot are the people who have most energy. However busy they are, they can usually manage to do something more.
Once he has burnt himself he is very careful to see that it doesn’t happen again. Any such painful experience is not soon forgotten.
Don’t take extreme measures to get rid of something quite trivial.
A bully finds his victims among those who are weaker and smaller than he is, because he hasn’t the courage to attack anyone his own size.
In moments of danger during a bullfight, a strong, expert matador will grabs the bull by the horns and so prevent it from tossing him. By extension the proverb means that when faced by perils or... Read more →
This was already a proverb in Shakespeare s time. In his Hamlet we find the first record of it in literature. Old Polonius is giving King Claudius and Queen Gertrude his opinion of the mental... Read more →