It is no use trying to get a person to see what he does not wish to see, or to understand what he chooses not to understand, or to attract his attention when he has decided to ignore you. 'I've been... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter N
You have to act boldly to win the girl you love, for Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.
It is no use giving a hint to a person who is determined not to take it.
It is sometimes better to avoid putting thoughts into words. A slight change of expression on a person's face should be enough to convey his meaning. 'Wilson didn't actually say so, but a nod's as... Read more →
This is one of those proverbs that have remained more common in their original from than in the English translation. It is the French for 'Birth compels it ', which means that noble birth imposes the... Read more →
Bad news is an urgent matter and people usually write off at once to tell their relatives or friends. Good news, of course, can be just as important sometimes ('It's a boy!'), but if we receive no... Read more →
Don't mention names in case anyone suffers. This is an Army saying. Pack drill is a form of punishment for offences against military discipline. Should a soldier have committed such an offence, and... Read more →
All of us are liable to make mistakes now and then. To err is human and Even Homer sometimes nods.
This is a proverb used often in business organisations. 'How we're going to get along without Mr Kennett I just can't imagine.' 'We'll manage all right. No man is indispensable.'
Here 'lot' means 'condition', 'share of worldly reward'. We are none of us satisfied with the way we have to live and the work we have to do.