If nothing can be done to improve the situation, we must put up with it. The proverb can be used as a retort to somebody who complains about the... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter W
This is a rhetorical question needing no reply. It means something on the lines of: 'Why are you surprised by his rude behaviour? It's all you... Read more →
If you start a thing badly it takes a long time to finish it, because the bad start seriously affects the later work. But if you make a good... Read more →
This is a play on words. Wedlock is the married state, in which you are imprisoned as if by a padlock. There is no escape.
To 'go to the wall' is to be thrust aside. In the battle for survival it is the weak who suffer most.
We soon believe what we want to believe.
Here 'opinion' is 'public opinion'. Our actions are influenced by what other people may say or think about them.
This is good advice for wives. Keep your husband well fed and he will always love you.
In this life we either have too little of what we do want, or too much of what we don't want or can't use. The same thought is to be found in... Read more →
When we are looking forward to something, time always seems to pass very slowly, just as it does when we are standing impatiently waiting for... Read more →