This refers to rumours, the argument being that all rumours are based on fact; that although some may doubt the accuracy of a report that is passing from mouth to mouth, there must be some truth in it, however little. The proverb means the same as There is no smoke without fire.
Once he has burnt himself he is very careful to see that it doesn’t happen again. Any such painful... Read more →
If we attempt to do to much at once, we shall not do anything properly, because He who begins many... Read more →