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.