This advises bold action. If you are not prepared to take risks you cannot expect to get results. 'I want to borrow the car for the weekend, but I don't think Dad will let me have it.' 'Go and ask... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter N
This refers to gambling. If you are not prepared to stake any money, you cannot expect to win any. In a wider sense this means the same as Nothing venture, nothing have.
It is not easy to achieve success, but once you have achieved it, the way is open to even greater prosperity. For example, a novelist may write nine books and yet remain comparatively unknown. Then... Read more →
There is always something to be thankful for. 'The house was burnt to the ground, but things might have been worse, for I managed to save the manuscript of the book I'd just finished. Think of having... Read more →
This teaches initiative. Success is not achieved without an effort. 'He that seeketh findeth,' runs the old saying and in Matthew vii, 7 we read: 'Seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened... Read more →
Something unforeseen is liable to happen at any moment. This means the same as it is The unexpected that always happens.
Although most of us do not welcome advice, we are all only too ready to give it.
This means the same as Expectation is better than realization.
Don't keep on talking about the same thing or bringing up the same subject. Literally 'to harp' is to play the harp; figuratively 'to harp on' is to dwell tediously on a matter. Here 'frayed 'means... Read more →
Just as it is no use trying to get a person to see what he does not wish to see, so is it useless to persuade a person to hear what he does not wish to hear. Mr Harris strode down to the bottom of... Read more →