Life Proverbs

The strength of the chain is in the weakest link

A chain is made up of a row of links fitted together. If all the links are strong, the chain will be strong also, but if even one link is... Read more →

Rome was not built in a day

Rome, with it’s fine architecture, couldn’t be built in a day. Likewise, important tasks call for a lot of hard work and take a long time to... Read more →

Like father, like son

Many sons, take after their fathers, not only in looks but also in character. Some sons are described as a 'chip off the old block' -- a small... Read more →

Life is sweet

This is to be found in Lavengro by George Borrow: 'Life is sweet, brother.' 'Do you think so?' 'Think so! - There's night and day, brother,... Read more →

Life is short and time is swift

Enjoy life while you can, for you will not live for ever. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

Life is not all beer and skittles

Life is not all fun and games. We have our pleasant time, but we have our serious ones too. As Trilby says in the book by George Du Maurier that... Read more →

It takes two to make a quarrel

A quarrel is an angry dispute between two persons. Tom cannot quarrel with himself, nor can he quarrel with Dick if Dick does not wish to... Read more →

It is never too late to mend

Here 'to mend' means 'to reform, to mend one's ways'. It is never too late to turn over a new leaf and lead a better life.

He who makes no mistakes makes nothing

The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. If you don't know how to do something,... Read more →

He who denies all confesses all

If a person has something he wishes to conceal he can be so persistent in his expressions of innocence that his hearers become convinced that he... Read more →