Proverbs explained | Sunday Observer

Proverbs explained

25 April, 2021

Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with words of advice or warning. Here is a list of proverbs still in current use.
Not good is it to harp on the frayed string
Do not keep on talking about the same subject.
Nothing is given so freely as advice
Although we do not welcome advice from others, we are ready to give it.
Nothing seek, nothing find
You cannot achieve success without making an effort.
Nothing is so bad but might have been worse
You always have something to be thankful for.
Nothing stake, nothing draw
If you are not willing to stake any money, you cannot expect to win.
Nothing succeeds like success
When you achieve success after making a great effort, it will lead to further prosperity.
Nothing venture, nothing have
If you are not prepared to take risks, you cannot expect good results.
Once bitten, twice shy
If you had an unpleasant experience, you would be anxious to avoid a repetition.
One beats the bush, and another catches the birds
One man does all the hard work, another reaps the benefits.
One foot is better than two crutches
Be thankful for what you have, even though it is less than you would like.
One good turn deserves another
If someone has done you a favour, you should do him a favour in return.
One is never too old to learn
Whatever your age, you can still increase your knowledge.
One lie makes many
If you tell one lie, you will be forced to tell more lies.
One man sows and another reaps
One man does the work and another man reaps the benefits.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison
Food that agrees with one man may be injurious to another.
One must draw back in order to leap better
Even though you are in a hurry, do not embark on something without planning.
One must draw the line somewhere
Lay down a definite limit of action beyond which one refuses to go.
One of these days is none of these days
If you postpone doing something, it will never be done.
One pair of heels is often worth two pairs of hands
It is often better to run away than to stop and fight.
One swallow does not make a summer
Any single piece of evidence is not enough to prove anything.