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 →
Proverbs containing the word Worth
This is treated under If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing well.
Don't try to be too funny at other people's expense. Your jokes make pain them or give offence.
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 →
Usage associates heels with running. To take to one's heels is to make a hasty departure. This proverb, therefore, means that it is often better... Read more →
This is similar to Actions speak louder than words. It is better to help persons who are in trouble than to say how sorry you are for them. For... Read more →
If a hunter has shot one bird, he should be satisfied with that and not go off looking for the ones that flew away. We use the proverb to mean... Read more →
If what you propose to do deserves your attention, and is not so trivial that time should not be wasted on it, do it to the best of your... Read more →