Your faults are not excused by the faults of somebody else. This means the same as Two black do not make a white.
Proverbs containing the word Two
Two people on the same trade, in the same field, that have the same interests are both too envious, each imagining that the other is cleverer or... Read more →
This is sometimes quoted as 'Two's company, three's a crowd.' Two friends often agree well on their own; but the presence of a third may lead to... Read more →
It is an advantage to confer with somebody else before reaching an important decision. 'I've got a problem on my mind, Harry. Give me the... Read more →
Your faults are not excused by the faults of somebody else. 'Jack often travels on the train without a ticket, so why shouldn't I? 'Just... Read more →
In any argument or difference of opinion, neither side is entirely in the wrong. Much may be said on both sides.
Here 'pressed' means 'compelled to serve in the armed forces.' The modern term is 'conscripted' or 'called up'. A volunteer joins of his own... Read more →
A man with two employers cannot be faithful to both. Nor can a man support two conflicting causes. The source is Matthew, vi, 24: 'No man can... Read more →
A quarrel is an angry dispute between two persons. Tom cannot quarrel with himself, nor can he quarrel with Dick if Dick does not wish to... Read more →
And so has every argument. The phrase 'the reverse of the medal' means 'the other side of the question'.