It does not improve a child's character if he is not punished when he has done wrong. The source is Proverbs, xiii, 24. 'He that spareth his... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter S
One evil leads to a worse. The source is Hosea, viii, 7: 'For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.'
When we stand in the middle of a wood, we can see only the trees immediately around us, but we know that the wood is there, for if there were no... Read more →
This is a play on words. It means quite simply that some people are wise and others are not. The proverb is originally a quotation from the... Read more →
The source of this is Proverbs, xv, 1: 'A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.' If anyone loses his temper and... Read more →
Every nationality, has its own way of life and standard of behaviour.
This refers to the fable of the hare and the tortoise. The race was won by the slow tortoise, which plodded steadily on while the fast hare,... Read more →
Sometimes it's better to be silent than to speak. See Speech is silver, silence is golden.
If a person disagrees with something, or is unwilling to do as requested, he usually says so. If he makes no protest at the time, we assume that... Read more →
Short cuts can involve one in difficulties.You'd better stick to The longest way round is the nearest way home.