This is an American proverb used to convey the idea that the most noticeable (or loudest) people are the ones most likely to get attention and... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter S
The blacksmith has a piece of iron which he wishes to make into some useful article. For this purpose he puts it in a bed of burning coals,... Read more →
Misfortunes can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. In Shakespeare's As You Like It, the exiled duke in he forest of Arden finds he has much to... Read more →
Good people are not corrupted by their surroundings.
Don't add to the difficulties and problems of today by worrying about what is going to happen tomorrow. The source is Matthew, vi, 34 ; 'Take... Read more →
Those who have won big prizes in the pools will doubtless agree with this! From the social rather than the financial angle, a successful man... Read more →
If you allow yourself to be victimised once, you will be victimised again.
This teaches adaptability. If when you lie full length your lower limbs are not covered by the bedclothes, you must bend your legs in order to... Read more →
A chain is made up of a row of links fitted together. If all the links are strong, the chain will be strong also, but if even one link is... Read more →
Small events can be a guide to momentous happenings. If the Foreign Secretary tells a taxi-driver at two o'clock in the morning to take him to... Read more →