A man who claims that he always speaks his mind does not expect others to do the same, and is annoyed when they give him a dose of his own medicine – that is, treat him as he treats them. As was... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter H
Whatever the discomfort of his present condition -- for nobody really favours this means of transport -- it is better than dismounting and being eaten by the tiger. A similar predicament is to have... Read more →
It doesn't do it to be too curious or inquisitive.
In olden days music for dancing on the village green and in other rural surrounding was provided by strolling musicians. Of course these pipers did not perform for nothing, and who ever paid for... Read more →
The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. If you don't know how to do something, have a go, don't be afraid of being wrong. If you are... Read more →
This applies to any situation where an opportunity is lost through failure to make up one's mind.
Face danger boldly and it won’t hurt you. As the old rhyme has it: Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. Harry... Read more →
This paradox was coined by Logan Pearsall Smith, the essayist. Fashion can here be defined as 'a prevailing custom especially in dress'. It has been said that we are all slaves to it, yet there are... Read more →
We gain nothing from being flattered; nor do we profit from other people’s accuses.
We suspect that the person who makes too many excuses because he is probably covering up his ill actions. It is better to admit a thing frankly than to make excuse, for the excuses are such obvious... Read more →