The French for this, Honi soit qui al y pense, is the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, instituted by King Edward III in about 1344.... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter E
Every mighty undertaking was very small when it started. Beginnings are necessarily small, and everything must have a beginning. So this is... Read more →
The person who is prepared to wait patiently usually gets what he wants in the end, provided of course he goes on trying.
We all have our likes and dislikes.
Here 'business' means 'duty' or 'task'. When nobody is directly responsible for doing a thing, nobody does it, because everybody thinks somebody... Read more →
There is a reason for everything.
Everything has to have a small beginning, so don’t be discouraged by your own smallness.
And so has every argument. The phrase 'the reverse of the medal' means 'the other side of the question'.
We all behave in character. The character which determines a man's behaviour is in a sense the man. So when a person does something, which we... Read more →
Every good quality in a person has a correspondingly bad quality or weakness. For example, a man may be so conscientious by nature that the... Read more →