Beware of a man who is too extravagantly polite, for he is probably trying to cheat you.
Proverbs starting with letter F
This is an English translation of Napoleon’s famous remark after the retreat from Moscow in 1812 .We use it when anyone in an important position, or on an important occasion, is made to look... Read more →
Your real friends are those who remain your friends when you are really in need of help.
Opportunity comes to everyone at least once , and when it does come we should seize it, for opportunity seldom knocks twice.
The successful people in life are those who have the courage to try. The lesson the proverb can be given in three words: 'Have a go!'
This means the same as Let bygones be bygones.
If we are warned beforehand that something is going to happen we are able to take all necessary steps in advance. 'A little bird has told me,' said the work manager, 'that the factory inspector is... Read more →
No doubt the doer of the kindness is thanked, but he does not deserve to be if he has done it against his will – or to further his own ends.
If we are told that we must not have a thing, we want it more than ever. And if we are told not to do a thing, we feel impelled to do it. A schoolboy once came upon a form-mate smoking in a quiet... Read more →
For a want of a nail the shoe is lost,for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. This proverb which stresses the importance of seeming trifles, dates back to the... Read more →