Don't act when circumstances are unfavourable. Wait for a better opportunity of achieving success - and when it comes, seize upon it
Proverbs starting with letter H
Have high ideals. Make it your aim to rise above wordy things. We owe this proverb to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher. Here is a... Read more →
What has happened once is liable to happen again. The phrase derives from the works Thucydides, the Greek historian. 'I shall be content,' he... Read more →
This is the penalty of greatness. When a man is at the top of his profession he is said to be 'at the top of the tree'. In consequence he has... Read more →
Don’t be too modest to set others a good example. Here a bushel is a measure, a container for corn, ect. The source of the proverb is Matthew,... Read more →
Don’t be too ambitious. Realise your own limitations. Like the man who tries to use an axe above his head instead of at a level low enough for... Read more →
Give assistance to anyone in difficulties or distress.
We remain better friends if we do not see too much of one another. Our neighbour does not live in our house and we do not live in his. Hedge or... Read more →
We can afford to be cheerful when we have no money troubles. The reserve, of course, is A light purse makes a heavy heart.
Another version of God helps those who help themselves.