A dark cloud that obscures the sun has brilliant edges – the silver lining – telling us that the sun is still shining in the sky. This means that every prospect, however grim, has its consoling or hopeful side. So don’t be down-hearted!
The donkey (ass) is supposed to be fond of his own ugly voice. In the same way, foolish people seem... Read more →
Another version of this is: ‘Every cock is bold on his own dunghill.’ The meaning is that... Read more →