Proverbs with the word Sting

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it

We can endure unjust reproaches, for we know that we do not deserve them. It is only when they are justified that they fill us with shame.

He who handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung

Face danger boldly and it won’t hurt you. As the old rhyme has it: Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it... Read more →