Proverbs with the word Short

Art is long, life is short

This proverb is frequently misunderstood. It does not mean: 'Human life is short, but art goes on forever.' Its real meaning is: 'There is so... Read more →

The shortest way round is the longest way home

Short cuts can involve one in difficulties.You'd better stick to The longest way round is the nearest way home.

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.

Good company on the road is the shortest cut

A journey on foot seems much longer when we make it alone than when we do it with pleasant companions.