Beware of judging people by appearance. An honest man may give the impression that he is the biggest scoundrel in the world. Good looks do not always go... more →
The proverb promotes the idea that to be fit and healthy you need to eat well and consume good food. If you eat well, you will be healthy; but if you eat... more →
A rose without a thorn is synonymous with impossible happiness. However happy we are, there is always some little touch of sadness or disappointment. Cynics... more →
This implies that there is a scoundrel in every family – a ne’er-do-well who is a is a disgrace to his parents and relatives.
At first sight this would seem to imply that it is false economy to use wine bottles more than once, and that the saying means the same as, for example,... more →
He is legally entitled to his privacy. No other person may enter his house without his permission. Here is an amusing little extract from a speech by John... more →
In achieving your aim (of pouring away the bath water), make sure you don’t do something else (pouring away the baby) that more than cancels out your... more →
This is a very old proverb, dating back to the sixteenth century. It means that when the person in authority is away, those under him will take advantage of... more →
We must learn to obey orders before we are qualified to give them. The experience gained in a subordinate position is invaluable when we have to take charge.