This teaches prudence. It is a quotation from an essay by Montaigne ('Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter') and has much the same meaning as Look... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Back
If you do me a favour then I will do you a favour in return. You praise me and I will praise you; you flatter me and I will flatter you. Such a... Read more →
Don't make a stick with which you yourself may be beaten. In other words, don't do anything that may get you into trouble later on. 'When I... Read more →
This is a reminder to the reactionary who dreams of the 'good old days' and would like to see them again. He should realize that TIMES CHANGE.
If you increase a camel's burden straw by straw, eventually you will load him one straw too many that his back will be broken. The phrase 'the... Read more →
If we try to get rid of a counterfeit coin by passing it off upon somebody else, sooner or later it will find the way back into our pocket.... Read more →