One person can have a very bad influence on others.It is dangerous to keep bad company.
Proverbs starting with letter R
It is not what a thing is called that matters, but what it is. The same applies to people The quotation comes from Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The two chief families in Verona, the... Read more →
This proverb teaches patience and perseverance. Important tasks call for a lot of hard work and take a long time to complete. Often the proverb is used as an excuse for delay. 'Haven't you finished... Read more →
This is a very famous proverb. It means that a person who never stops long in one place, or is constantly changing his job, will never make money. It can also be used in reference to people whose... Read more →
When not followed by good deeds, good intentions are worse than useless, and the more often we fail to turn our good intentions into actuality, the worse it the effect on our characters. We become... Read more →
Money is honey, my little sonny, And a rich man's joke is always funny. This couplet is written by Thomas Edward Brown, the Manx poet. The rich man's joke may not be a very good one but it is always... Read more →
This has been described as 'a devilish phrase in the mouth of men'. Milton wrote in Paradise Lost: Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.
A man who keeps himself apart from other people is more likely to be help in general esteem than one who lowers himself by mixing with Tom, Dick and Harry.
Measures to deal with the evils of one kind or another often make the situation worse. For example, calling in the armed forces during a period of public unrest is liable to make the remedy worse... Read more →
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight: Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning. A piece of weather lore that dates back to the sixteenth century, this is reasonably true for other countries besides... Read more →