It is better to die as the result of being worn out with activity than as the result of doing nothing. The proverb is often quoted by elderly... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter I
The source of this is Acts, xx, 35: 'I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring we ought to support the weak, and to remember to words... Read more →
It is as well to know what developments are likely, or what is the state of public opinion. 'To know which way the cat is going to jump' has... Read more →
When all ocean-going ships depended upon the wind to blow them along, a wind favourable to a vessel travelling east was unfavourable to one... Read more →
No home is happy in which the husband is such weakling that it is his wife who gives all the orders.
Sometimes 'poor' is used instead of 'sad'. Even the most confirmed of pessimists can't be miserable all the time. We can't look for ever on the... Read more →
Bad times don't go on for ever. Sooner or later things will improve.
Never confide in anyone unless you are sure that he will respect your confidence and will not turn to his own advantage what you have said to... Read more →
Just as a bird doesn't dirty its own nest, so human beings shouldn't do anything to harm what is close to them. In other words, don't commit... Read more →
A sober man keeps a guard on his tongue, holding back anything he wishes to hide. Strong drink unseals his lips and he tells everything. Hence a... Read more →