We soon believe what we want to believe. In World War II we called it 'wishful thinking', which is defined in The shorter Oxford English... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter W
It is better to keep out of trouble by not repeating the foolish behaviour of others than it is to do as they did and suffer in the same way.
This is a saying among card-players. Those who win in the early stages of the game usually finish up as losers.
Householders keep dogs to guard their homes by barking when they hear suspicious sounds outside. Figuratively, 'to keep a dog and bark yourself'... Read more →
This teaches the folly of false economy and the effect of small things on greater ones. By not spending the small amount needed to repair the... Read more →
This means that if you mix with evil companions you will soon be as wicked as they are.
The shoemaker is so anxious to make every penny he can out of his trade that he even denies his wife a new pair of shoes. Some other husbands... Read more →
Whoever tells you tales about other people will tell other people tales about you.
The outlook may be grim and the future dark, yet while we still have life within us there is always the possibility that he situation will... Read more →
Whichever side starts the fight, the weaker side will get the worst of it.