Short cuts can involve one in difficulties.You'd better stick to The longest way round is the nearest way home.
Proverbs starting with letter S
A skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise because he is keen on selling what he... Read more →
Mete out or partake of something equally, as in Mom told the children to share and share alike with their Halloween candy. This term, first... Read more →
A thief knows all the tricks of the game, so it is best fitted to catch others engaged in it. A similar proverb is An old poacher makes the best... Read more →
When a man without money grows suddenly rich, he is liable to become the most arrogant of mortals. John Wolcot, whose pen-name was Peter Pindar,... Read more →
We often use this as an excuse for our own selfish conduct - for 'looking after number one'.
You may be proud of your achievements; you may have a very high opinion of yourself; you may thing that others should be made to realize what a... Read more →
Many people are reluctant to believe a thing unless they can see it.
To have second thoughts is to reconsider a matter, and we usually find that our second decision is wiser than the first. I was just sitting... Read more →
It is easier to talk about doing a thing than it is to do it. It is easier to give advice than to put it into practice. 'That tree's too close... Read more →