This idea was first expressed by Plutarch as early as the first century AD and is much quoted today. It means that any natural deficiency tends to be made good. Its application is, therefore, very wide indeed. Since marriage is natural, if a woman in her prime loses her husband, she will tend to marry again, as nature abhors a vacuum.
We often use this as an excuse for our own selfish conduct – for ‘looking after number... Read more →
In general usage this proverb means that the show of a fundamental human emotion, or even human... Read more →