If a person disagrees with something, or is unwilling to do as requested, he usually says so. If he makes no protest at the time, we assume that... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Give
Although most of us do not welcome advice, we are all only too ready to give it.
The source of this is Acts, xx, 35: 'I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring we ought to support the weak, and to remember to words... Read more →
We gain nothing from being flattered; nor do we profit from other people’s accuses.
The person who gives immediately is twice as helpful as the one who gives too late. The proverb is a translation of the Latin Bis dat qui cito... Read more →
Winston Churchill said this to the Americans in a broadcast address on February 9th, 1941. The tools were the means by which we could carry on... Read more →
Even the very bad sometimes do a good deed, so we should recognize the good points of others, even though they are not friends of ours.
If you grant some people a small favour, it only encourages them to take much more than they are offered. 'I told old Joe to help himself to... Read more →
Here 'credit' means 'acknowledgement of merit' and nothing to do with money. The proverb means that we should acknowledge the good points of... Read more →
Be as ready to give as to take; to help others as you are to be helped; to make concessions as to accept them; to listen to other people's views... Read more →