Sometimes you cannot get what you want by being careful and polite. Restraint and caution (or ‘pussyfooting’) achieve nothing. This is... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter C
Adjust your expenditure according to your resources. 'I asked the dealer the price of the tennis racket I had set my heart on, but it was too... Read more →
In modern parlance, we can get used to anything. The longer we have to put up with it, however irksome or unpleasant it may be, the more able... Read more →
This means the same as practice makes perfect.
Here 'come home to roost' means 'recoil upon the originator', just as when a stone thrown up into the air comes down on the head of the thrower.... Read more →
Don’t make difficulties for yourself by doing things the hard way. Find the simplest means of achieving your object.
Persons in weak health often live a long time. This is mostly used for very sick people that are expected to die very soon, but they go on to... Read more →
A cowl is a long cloak with a hood that covers the head of the wearer. The proverb means that the wearing of such a garment does not turn a... Read more →
This proverb is quotation from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Caesar says: Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never tastes... Read more →
There is nothing to be lost by behaving in a courteous way. Sometimes 'civility' or 'politeness' is used instead of 'courtesy'. There is a... Read more →