If we are warned beforehand that something is going to happen we are able to take all necessary steps in advance. 'A little bird has told me,'... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter F
No doubt the doer of the kindness is thanked, but he does not deserve to be if he has done it against his will – or to further his own ends.
If we are told that we must not have a thing, we want it more than ever. And if we are told not to do a thing, we feel impelled to do it. A... Read more →
For a want of a nail the shoe is lost,for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. This proverb which stresses... Read more →
This refers to the seventh stanza of Longfellow's A Psalm of Life: Lives of great men all reminded us We can make our lives sublime, And,... Read more →
Foolish people act hastily and do or say things that wiser people would avoid. Angels here represent people of wisdom. The proverb is a line... Read more →
This is a similar proverb to Easy come, easy go. A wise man spends his money prudently; a foolish man spends his without thought and is soon... Read more →
Tell enough lies about a persona nd some of them will be believed. In the modern way of speaking,the process is known as a smear campaign. 'I... Read more →
It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.
The wording is old but the lesson is as fresh as ever. Don’t marry until you can well afford to do so.