This refers to the seventh stanza of Longfellow's A Psalm of Life: Lives of great men all reminded us We can make our lives sublime, And,... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter F
Foolish people act hastily and do or say things that wiser people would avoid. Angels here represent people of wisdom. The proverb is a line... Read more →
This is a similar proverb to Easy come, easy go. A wise man spends his money prudently; a foolish man spends his without thought and is soon... Read more →
Tell enough lies about a persona nd some of them will be believed. In the modern way of speaking,the process is known as a smear campaign. 'I... Read more →
It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.
The wording is old but the lesson is as fresh as ever. Don’t marry until you can well afford to do so.
We may have met a person many time since our first meeting, but his or her appearance as it struck us then is the one that lingers longest in... Read more →
This is the penalty of lateness. Those who arrive early get a better choice. 'I bought a lovely dress for two pounds at the sale,' Mary told her... Read more →
You cannot cook and eat it until you have caught it, which may not be easy. Don't decide what you are going to do with a thing until it is in... Read more →
Whoever gets his blow in first catches his adversary at a disadvantage. Here, for the sake of example, is a description of a football... Read more →