It is only when we have been deprived of something that we appreciate the true value of it. One illustration of this is, of course, the other... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Best
Nothing gives us an appetite like hunger. We do not need sauce or other relish to add flovour to even the plainest of food when we are really... Read more →
We should all be optimistic, but ready at the same time to meet trouble and difficulties whenever they arise. The proverb can be found back in... Read more →
Here 'policy' means 'course of action'. If we have to decide on a course of action, honesty is the best one to follow. It is not a question of... Read more →
You may not come off best in the end, so don’t laugh too soon. The following little incident is borrowed from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K.... Read more →
This is on the same theme as All good things come to an end. The words can be found in the chorus of There is a Tavern in the Town: Fare thee... Read more →
This suggests that in striving to reach perfection we often spoil what would have been good enough. It is thus opposite in advice to If a thing... Read more →
The best fish swim near the bottom and they are therefore the most difficult to catch. Nothing is really worth having if it can be got without... Read more →
This tells us that water is the best drink. It is advice against drinking alcohol. 'Adam's ale' is an old term for water.
Wherever it is, and however far you may travel from it, There's no place like home.