Proverbs Part III
January 5th, 2010 in Vocabulary
Pour oil on troubled waters
To pour oil on troubled waters is to calm a person with soothing words.
Prevention is better than cure
It is always better to take precaution against developing a disease than to take action afterwards to cure it. The same is true of all bad happenings.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating
Practical knowledge is essential to assess the quality or value of something.
Rome was not built in a day
Time, patience and hard work are essential to achieve anything worthwhile.
A rolling stone gathers no moss
A person who keeps changing his occupation will not be successful in any of them. Similarly a person who keeps moving from one place to another will not gain friends or relationships.
Seeing is believing
You need to see something before you can believe it. Also, you need to believe something you have seen.
Still waters run deep
Many people who lead a quiet life may have a volcano of talent, strength, ability, will etc in them.
A stitch in time saves nine
Taking appropriate action at the right time saves a lot of trouble in the future.
Time is a great healer
With the passage of time pain, sorrow, enmity etc., will become less keenly felt.
Two heads are better than one
Two persons can jointly think, plan or do a thing better because one may make up for deficiencies in the other.
United we stand divided we fall
We will be able to achieve greater goals if we stand together. Individuals acting alone will not be able to achieve as much as teams do.
Variety is the spice of life
Variety of experiences makes life interesting and worth living.
What is done cannot be done
We cannot change what has already been done. We need to accept it.
Where there is a will there is a way
If you are determined enough you will achieve whatever you set your sight on.