English Proverbs – A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS

English_Master May 30, 2015 No Comments

Proverb Expansion

A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS

A “rolling stone”, in this old proverb, represents a man who is always changing his occupations and pursuits, and never settles down steadily to any work. A stone that is constantly rolling cannot gather any moss. In the same way a fickle, unstable person, who does not work steadily and earnestly at some chosen job, cannot hope to achieve success in life.