If you keep a seemingly useless thing for a long enough time, you will probably have some occasion to use it during that time. The proverb does... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Thing
It is only when we have been deprived of something that we appreciate the true value of it. One illustration of this is, of course, the other... Read more →
We say this in a resigned tone when we find ourselves in an awkward or difficult situation, or when we have to put up with something less than... Read more →
See What's done cannot be undone.
As Buttercup and Captain Corcoran sing in H.M.S. Pinafore: Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream. The moral is... Read more →
If you don't want an article, however cheap it may be, it is dear because it is useless to you. This is a warning against the temptation to buy... Read more →
This is the first line of Endymion by John Keats and extols the idea of beauty. However depressed we may be, 'Some shape of beauty moves away... Read more →
Moderation means avoidance of excess. Do not go to extremes.
People of limited intelligence are interested only in unimportant things. As Ovid wrote: 'Frivolous minds are won by trifles.'
People with a little knowledge are often unaware of their ignorance and are consequently easily misled. The quotation is from Pope's Essay on... Read more →