When you say less, you can avoid getting into trouble. The proverb is a reminder to be careful about what you say and to think before you... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter C
This proverb conveys the idea that a person who has done no wrong has no need to confess or seek forgiveness. The proverb also implies that if... Read more →
A city willing to negotiate and come to an agreement is already halfway to being conquered. The proverb suggests that when two parties are... Read more →
Sometimes you cannot get what you want by being careful and polite. Restraint and caution (or ‘pussyfooting’) achieve nothing. This is... Read more →
Adjust your expenditure according to your resources. 'I asked the dealer the price of the tennis racket I had set my heart on, but it was too... Read more →
In modern parlance, we can get used to anything. The longer we have to put up with it, however irksome or unpleasant it may be, the more able... Read more →
This means the same as practice makes perfect.
Here 'come home to roost' means 'recoil upon the originator', just as when a stone thrown up into the air comes down on the head of the thrower.... Read more →
Don’t make difficulties for yourself by doing things the hard way. Find the simplest means of achieving your object.
The proverb suggests that persons seemingly weak or in poor health often live a long time. This is mostly used for very sick people that are... Read more →