This is the original Latin version of the proverb In wine there is truth.
Proverbs starting with letter I
If a man shows greater ability than those around him he has a decided advantage, even though his talents are not really out-standing. Metaphorically, even with only one eye he rules like a king over... Read more →
Another version of If you want peace, prepare for war.
Once we have admitted ourselves to some extent in an undertaking, we may as well go through with it.
We are all ready to do the other fellow's job – or offer advice – when there is no risk attached, but we are not so eager to volunteer when danger threatens. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the... Read more →
To flatter is to give too much praise, to compliment unduly. By its very nature it is insincere, not an expression of honest opinion. If, however, we imitate a person - that is, do as he does - we... Read more →
Though the plants we value will not grow in our gardens without endless care and attention, worthless weeds always thrive; and worthless people seem to thrive also.
Here 'wants' means 'lacks'. A man who keeps his creditors waiting always has an excuse ready for not paying their bills.
This is the old version of Bad news travels fast.
By arming itself to meet aggression, a country reduces the risk of being attacked. George Washington said in his address to Congress on January 8th, 1790: 'To be prepared for war is the most... Read more →