We should be thankful for what we have, even though it is less than than we would like. The proverb means the same as Half a loaf is better than... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter O
This is a reminder to the reactionary who dreams of the 'good old days' and would like to see them again. He should realize that TIMES CHANGE.
When you are asked why something is not done and you were doing something else, you would say this proverb. It is often use as an excuse for not... Read more →
One man does all the hard work, and another reaps the benefits. The reference is to the beater, whose job is to strike the bushes and rouse the... Read more →
If we have had an unpleasant experience, we are very anxious to avoid a repetition. 'Mr Saunders,' said the schoolmistress, 'we are talking... Read more →
A poacher illegally kills and steals animals on someone else's land, and a gamekeeper's job is to stop this from happening. He knows all the... Read more →
Choose the less bad thing of a pair of bad things. 'When compelled to chose one of two evils,' wrote Socrates, 'no one will chose the greater... Read more →