English Proverbs – A BAD WORKMAN ALWAYS BLAMES HIS TOOLS

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A BAD WORKMAN ALWAYS BLAMES HIS TOOLS

People can generally be classified into two groups, those who have talents and those who have not. A really talented person succeeds in all the work assigned to him. He is confident of doing his work. He uses his tools in the right way, even if they are not excellent. At the same time, a person without talents even if given excellent tools, fails to achieve good results. His talents are limited. He finds lame excuses for his failure. He blames his tools for the bad work he has done. He does not want to admit that he is a bad workman. He deliberately forgets the fact that his talents are limited. Even if good opportunities are provided for the less talented person he fails to exploit the chances and succeed in life. But if the talented person is given the right opportunity, he makes use of it to the full and thereby achieves good results in life.

English Proverbs – A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH

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A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH   

A bird which one has got in the hand is always more valuable than two or three birds which await one in the bush. Birds in the bush can fly away. While the one in his hand cannot escape. So if the person let the bird in his hand free and try to catch those in the bush, they may also fly   away leaving him a complete loser. It is always wise to utilize what-ever opportunity is at hand than look forward to some other opportunity that may come in future with more advantages. Those who are near to us and willing to help are more valuable friends than those who are away. So it is foolish to reject whatever help is at hand.

English Proverbs – A BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE

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A BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE

Burns due to fire is very common. Mature persons are very careful in handling fire. Children do not realize that fire produces bums and recklessly play with it. They find it attractive until it bums them. Once they get burnt, they will be more careful. Once a mistake happens to us, we will try to avoid it again. In other words, we are like children, we learn from our mistakes. The memory of our mistakes will make us careful in the future. A wise man never repeats the same mistake twice. As the saying goes child is the father of man.

English Proverbs – ALL IS FISH THAT COMES TO THE NET

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ALL IS FISH THAT COMES TO THE NET

A wise man makes use of all opportunities that come to him. There is nothing that cannot be utilized in his strive for success. A fisherman makes money out of the fish that get into his net. There is nothing meager to him. Every opportunity that life offers is invaluable. On the face, they might look dull and without scope. Life on the whole is never worthless or useless. The only thing that prevents, it from yielding value is our own irresponsibility and laziness. In a way, all of us are very efficient to use easily the opportunities life gives us.

English Proverbs – ALL LAY LOADS ON A WILLING HORSE

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ALL LAY LOADS ON A WILLING HORSE

Horses are often used for carrying heavy loads. Some show a flam­ing temper. But some others are very co-operative. In all fields of work, the co-operative and uncomplaining man is often chosen to do the hardest work while the lazy people run away from responsibility. It is a strange phenomenon that uncomplaining and helpful mentality is so indecently exploited beyond limits. Unfortunately most of such people are round to be reluctant to refuse flatly the disproportionate work and load allotted to them.