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Illustrated Proverbs

Strike while the iron is hot

The blacksmith has a piece of iron which he wishes to make into some useful article. For this purpose he puts it in a bed of burning coals,... Read more →

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Given sufficient determination, we can accomplish what set out to do. The mountain ridges tower up to the sky, And seem all human labor to... Read more →

Cat got your tongue

"Has the cat got your tongue?" is an expression in the form of a question that originated in the mid-nineteenth century and was used when... Read more →

You are what you eat

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... Read more →

All are not thieves that dogs bark at

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... Read more →