Enjoy life while you can, for you will not live for ever. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
Proverbs starting with letter L
Life is not all fun and games. We have our pleasant time, but we have our serious ones too. As Trilby says in the book by George Du Maurier that bears her names: 'Well, I've got to go back to work.... Read more →
If we always tell the truth we are unlikely to contradict ourselves; but if we resort to lies we are liable, when asked a question for a second time, to forget what our answer was on the first... Read more →
He is the mischievous young shepherd who roused the village a number of times by crying 'Wolf!' when there was no wolf. The time arrived when a wolf did attack the flock, but nobody took any notice... Read more →
Let it wag, let it slide, let it go, let it slip, let it sink, let it pass. The last word varies, but the meaning is always the same : 'Let the world do what it likes. I regard the course of events... Read more →
A cobbler is one who makes his living by repairing boots and shoes. The term is also used for that superior craftsman, a shoemaker, who uses a wooden or metal model called a 'last' for shaping the... Read more →
Before he parts with his cash a purchaser should satisfy himself that whatever he is buying is in good condition and worth the money he is paying for it. It is too late to complain after the... Read more →
Don't do anything that will stir up unnecessary trouble. 'The woman next door always has clothes hanging put on the line. It looks awful. I've half a mind to write a sharp note to her husband. What... Read more →
Don't allow your mind to wander. Think what you are doing. Literally, to go wool-gathering is to go hither and thither collecting fragments of wool torn from sheep by bushes and the like.
Keep secret any help you give to the poor; don't boast of your almsgiving. The source is Matthew, vi, 1-4