Face danger boldly and it won’t hurt you. As the old rhyme has it: Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Soon
It takes a long time to build up a good reputation, but this reputation is quickly lost by just one crime or piece of bad behaviour.
This is a similar proverb to Easy come, easy go. A wise man spends his money prudently; a foolish man spends his without thought and is soon... Read more →
It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.
We soon believe what we want to believe.
Here 'mended' has the sense of making amends or atoning for some misdeed. The proverb means that long explanations and apologies are of little... Read more →