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Wisdom Proverbs

Second thoughts are best

To have  second thoughts is to reconsider a matter, and we usually find that our second decision is wiser than the first. I was just sitting... Read more →

Take not a musket to kill a butterfly

Don't take extreme measures to get rid of something quite trivial. Don't exaggerate your difficulties. We owe the following to an unknown... Read more →

Faint heart never won fair lady

These are words of encouragement to shy suitors. They recommend boldness, for none but the brave deserves the fair and fortune favours the bold.

The early bird catches the worm

A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of success. Good advice to those who get up late in the morning, or miss... Read more →

Actions speak louder than words

It is what we do that really matters, not just what we say. In Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha, Hiawatha answers the mighty and bragging... Read more →

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

We feel more affection for our relatives and friends when we are parted from them. A proverb that says just the opposite is Out of sight, out of... Read more →