The word-for-word translation is: An excuse that has not been sought [is] an obvious accusation. It's English equivalent is: 'He who excuses... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter E
Many of us, particularly children, over-estimate the capacity of our stomachs.
The meaning of the principle, an eye for an eye, is that a person who has injured another person receives the same injury in compensation. The... Read more →
The humble man can become so humble as to be haughty about his humbleness. In this way it might be said that the extremes of haughtiness and... Read more →
It has been said that experience is the best teacher, but that the school fees are high. This is another way of saying that although we... Read more →
Out of experience comes wisdom. We learn by our mistakes. For the meaning of 'mother' in this sense see Necessity is the mother of invention.
Nothing is as good as it seems beforehand. When we have gained our object, or reached the point when we can enjoy something we have been looking... Read more →
This is usually the excuse given by those who have had the advantage of an unfair exchange. If Tom exchanges with Jack a pair of football boots... Read more →
An exception is something that does not follow the rule. When we say that the exception proves the rule, we mean that excepting those cases... Read more →
The precept is a rule or order given to direct or instruct. 'Always clean your teeth after meals' is a precept; it is good advice. And it is... Read more →