This is a doctrine of self-preservation, which is said to be the first law of nature. As the French say, ‘Sauve qui peut’ (‘Save himself who can’). The phrase ‘the devil take the hindmost’ means ‘bad luck on the one who is last’.
This cynical proverb suggests that life is bound to be so bad that no living person can ever be happy. Read more →
Good clothes can make a man look more impressive than he really is. The other proverb that comes... Read more →