This somewhat sweeping statement suggests that old fools are bigger fools than young ones. It is used as a comment on the actions of those we... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Old
A man's capabilities do not depend on his age.
You cannot easily make people change their usual habits, especially when people have been doing something for a long time. As people get older... Read more →
You cannot expect young people to be a wise and prudent as their elders.
At first sight this would seem to imply that it is false economy to use wine bottles more than once, and that the saying means the same as, for... Read more →
This proverb suggests, rightly or wrongly, that the women who marries an old man will fare better than the women who marries a young one, on the... Read more →
However much you know, there is always more to learn, and whatever your age, you can still increase your knowledge. Cicero refers to 'a zeal of... Read more →
As long as a man feels well and strong ti does not matter how old he looks. With a woman, however, looks are more important, since a woman tends... Read more →
A poacher illegally kills and steals animals on someone else's land, and a gamekeeper's job is to stop this from happening. He knows all the... Read more →
Experienced people are not to be deceived; they are too shrewd. Chaff is the outer covering of the grain and worthless as food.