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 present to a rich... more →
This is an American proverb used to convey the idea that the most noticeable (or loudest) people are the ones most likely to get attention and resources. Someone else or another issue might be more pressing or in dire need, but the fact is that the noise makes it impossible to ignore the squeaky wheel. The people that complains or protests the loudest attracts attention and service.
It is also used in the variant of “The squeaky wheel gets the oil”.Read More →
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 opportunity... more →
This comes the Latin, Tempus fugit. It means that time goes so quickly that it is difficult to keep pace with it.
Time is as valuable as money. To waste time is as expensive as to waste money. Neither should be squandered.
However great our grief or disappointment may be, in the course of time it will lessen. In this sense our ‘wounds’ heal with time.
What was true or valid at a time in the past is not necessarily so today because circumstances change. The proverb encourages us to keep up to date and... more →
We are all liable to make mistakes. The saying dates back to classical times. We find it, for instance, in Seneca: ‘Humanum est errare.’... more →
We should not behave as if this were the last day. There is always another day tomorrow, and always the hope that things will get better. Sufficient unto... more →
Tomorrow is always the day after today. If today is Thursday it will be yesterday tomorrow, and Friday will be today. The saying is used as a worning that... more →