It is better to be healthy than rich, since ill-health makes a person unhappy, even though he is rich. This is a consolation to the poor, who... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter H
There are no short cuts in the climbing of a ladder; one can reach the top only by going rung by rung. In a figure sense a ladder is a means of... Read more →
A man who claims that he always speaks his mind does not expect others to do the same, and is annoyed when they give him a dose of his own... Read more →
Whatever the discomfort of his present condition -- for nobody really favours this means of transport -- it is better than dismounting and being... Read more →
It doesn't do it to be too curious or inquisitive.
In olden days music for dancing on the village green and in other rural surrounding was provided by strolling musicians. Of course these pipers... Read more →
The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. If you don't know how to do something,... Read more →
This applies to any situation where an opportunity is lost through failure to make up one's mind.
Face danger boldly and it won’t hurt you. As the old rhyme has it: Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it... Read more →
This paradox was coined by Logan Pearsall Smith, the essayist. Fashion can here be defined as 'a prevailing custom especially in dress'. It has... Read more →