The 'wolf' is poverty. When a young couple marry without enough money to keep them in a manner to which they have become accustomed, this is... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Come
When two adversaries are of equal strength of character, the contest of wills is certain to be long and hard-fought. Dr Brewer tells us that... Read more →
Tomorrow is always the day after today. If today is Thursday it will be yesterday tomorrow, and Friday will be today. The saying is used as a... Read more →
Just because you have lost one good opportunity, that does not mean that you will never get another.
One misfortunes is generally followed closely by another. As Robert Herrick wrote in his poem Sorrows Succeed: When one is past, another care we... Read more →
There are times when the weak can help the strong. A rich or eminent man should treat a poor or obscure man with consideration, for one day he... Read more →
This means the same as easy come, easy go.
If you are unable to get your own way, you must bow to the inevitable. 'I know I refused to do it, but somebody's got to, so if no one else will... Read more →
This is the penalty of lateness. Those who arrive early get a better choice. 'I bought a lovely dress for two pounds at the sale,' Mary told her... Read more →
The person who is prepared to wait patiently usually gets what he wants in the end, provided of course he goes on trying.