This is an old Cheshire proverb, 'nowt' meaning 'nothing'. It is better to refrain from action than to do something you are not sure about.... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Nothing
There is nothing to be lost by behaving in a courteous way. This means the same as Courtesy costs nothing.
The phrase 'under the sun' means 'in the world'. Even the very latest novelty is only something revived. As the French paradox has it : 'There... Read more →
This was the theory of Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, who maintained that change is the only reality in nature.
This advises bold action. If you are not prepared to take risks you cannot expect to get results. 'I want to borrow the car for the weekend,... Read more →
This refers to gambling. If you are not prepared to stake any money, you cannot expect to win any. In a wider sense this means the same as... Read more →
It is not easy to achieve success, but once you have achieved it, the way is open to even greater prosperity. For example, a novelist may write... Read more →
There is always something to be thankful for. 'The house was burnt to the ground, but things might have been worse, for I managed to save the... Read more →
This teaches initiative. Success is not achieved without an effort. 'He that seeketh findeth,' runs the old saying and in Matthew vii, 7 we... Read more →
Something unforeseen is liable to happen at any moment. This means the same as it is The unexpected that always happens.