Do not delay taking action. If you wish to put to sea, do not miss the tide. Neither tide nor time will tarry for you. In a wider sense, if an... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter T
If we use a small fish as a bait, we shall shall catch a large one. It is worth sacrificing a little in order to gain a great deal more. A... Read more →
We must learn to obey orders before we are qualified to give them. This means the same as He that cannot obey cannot command.
Here 'stars' is synonymous with fame or renown. It is a translation of the Latin proverb, Per aspera ad astra, and means that the road to fame... Read more →
This springs from a belief in an after life that is better than this life. On this assumption a person who dies young is luckier than one who... Read more →
The lesson this proverb teaches is that people whose own conduct is open to criticism should not criticise the conduct of other's who may... Read more →
This teaches contentment. Count your blessings, not your wants.
See What's done cannot be undone.
As Buttercup and Captain Corcoran sing in H.M.S. Pinafore: Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream. The moral is... Read more →
If you don't want an article, however cheap it may be, it is dear because it is useless to you. This is a warning against the temptation to buy... Read more →