English Proverbs – NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Proverb Expansion The proverb means that the urgent need for anything leads us to achieve it by any means. When we do not need a thing, we are not bothered about it. But when we are extremely in need of it, we are forced to find the way of getting it. Man has invented several … Read more English Proverbs – NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

English Proverbs – MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

Proverb Expansion Money is one of the most essential things that man requires. Most of his needs are fulfilled by means of money. Money is a great blessing if properly handled. We must never forget that money is only a means and not an end in itself. One who loves money tries to accumulate more … Read more English Proverbs – MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

English Proverbs – MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES

Proverb Expansion The proverb means that man is not the ultimate master of his destiny. In other words, man can carry out his plans only with the help and grace of God. We make plans for our future. Our well-laid plans may go wrong sometimes. It is because God has his plan for everyone. He … Read more English Proverbs – MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES

English Proverbs – MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

Proverb Expansion All of us have work to do. There are several factors to be considered before we begin in a piece of work. The time we choose must be suited for the work. Farmers are very happy when the sun is shining brightly. If a farmer misses the chance by sitting idle, he may … Read more English Proverbs – MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

English Proverbs – LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

Proverb Expansion Life is full of pitfalls. So it is necessary to be always slow and careful in our actions. The proverb says that before we do any activity, we should be aware of its consequences, both good and bad. If we proceed in this manner, we can avoid the disasters and dangers that happen … Read more English Proverbs – LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

English Proverbs – LEND YOUR EARS TO ALL, YOUR TONGUE TO FEW

Proverb Expansion The proverb means that we can listen to what others say, but we should not reveal our thoughts to others. We should be very careful in the selection of friends. We should not believe others all on a sudden when they try to please us with their good words. The aim of these … Read more English Proverbs – LEND YOUR EARS TO ALL, YOUR TONGUE TO FEW

English Proverbs -LEAST SAID, SOONEST MENDED

Proverb Expansion To mend means to repair. Bad words exchanged between two persons are the main reason for quarrels, fight and misunderstandings. When the quarrel flares up and one of the person’s rages may subside. Thus reconciliation between the two is easy. If the other person also decides to keep quiet, then the quarrel will … Read more English Proverbs -LEAST SAID, SOONEST MENDED

English Proverbs – LEARN TO WALK BEFORE YOU RUN

Proverb Expansion A child first learns to crawl, then to stand, then to walk, and then to run. It is true that it cannot run before it learns to walk. Nobody can run before he has learned to walk. A child learns to stand up before it walks. It slowly learns to walk. It is … Read more English Proverbs – LEARN TO WALK BEFORE YOU RUN

English Proverbs – LAUGH AND BE FAT

Proverb Expansion The message of the proverb is to be cheerful and be healthy. A smiling man is a healthy man. Smile and laughter are the results of inner happiness. When we attach too much importance to anything in life, it brings only misery. The best thing is to take everything lightly and keep laughing … Read more English Proverbs – LAUGH AND BE FAT

English Proverbs – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Proverb Expansion Real knowledge gives man some power and real power comes from knowledge. Both power and knowledge are complementary to each other. Knowledge without power and power without knowledge are practically ineffective. To use power properly, knowledge is required. Man is the crown of creation because he possesses intelligence. Using intelligence, he acquires knowledge … Read more English Proverbs – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

English Proverbs- IT IS NO USE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK

Proverb Expansion The proverb tells us that it is useless to brood over what has happened. The expression says that it is no use crying over spilt milk. Once we split the milk on the floor, we will not able to drink it any more. Once it is spilt, we can’t reproduce it. It is … Read more English Proverbs- IT IS NO USE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK

English Proverbs – Heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight

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We often wonder how the great men of the past and present become famous. Some say they are lucky, others say they are blessed by God, and yet others say that they are geniuses. These opinions are only partly true. The important thing behind their greatness is their hard work. They set goals for themselves and worked hard to reach them. They had to suffer and toil for many years to reach such eminence. No man can reach the top of a mountain without a long, laborious and often dangerous climb. No man has become great and achieved fame and name without great toil, effort and sacrifice. When we see or hear about an achievement, we forget the long years of labour which made it possible. When the companions of these great men were sleeping, they were toiling day and night. Years of hard study is needed for a man to become scholar. The secret behind the success of a statesman is struggles, defeats, humiliations and hard work. No man has become suddenly great. Long years of patient effort and sacrifice generally go before it.

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English Proverbs – Health is better than wealth

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Health is greater than wealth. If man is not healthy, he can never be happy however rich he may be. Though a man is poor, he can be happy if he is fully healthy. Real wealth is health. One may be very rich. But if he doesn’t keep good health, his money is of no use to him. He cannot enjoy anything in life though he can buy all the pleasures of life using his money. An unhealthy rich man will have to spend his life in agony and misery even if he has all the facilities of life. He has to suffer from the pain of his disease and also from the mental agony of facing death. But if a man healthy, even if he has no wealth, he can be happy. He can work and earn his livelihood. He has no physical pain or mental agony. He can lead a contented life with what he has. He is freed from the worries of life and can enjoy life. Health increases efficiency. A healthy man is a good worker. The company of a healthy man is very pleasing. An unhealthy man is a burden to himself and to the society. His life is miserable. A healthy man has self-confidence and will power. He will be able to overcome any problems in life. The prosperity of a nation also depends upon the health of the people. So health is better than wealth. Health can make a man wealthy.

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English Proverbs – Haste makes waste

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Any hasty or thoughtless action will lead to ruin. Hurry leads to waste. Haste is neither desirable nor advisable. No progress is possible for a hasty person. Before a person undertakes an activity, he has to think twice. He should try to analyse how that action can be implemented and also foresee its consequences. When he undertakes the action after proper thought and care, he is likely to succeed. If a person wants to start a business, he should think twice. He should have a detailed plan about the business which he is going to undertake. If he invests his money hastily, it will be wasted. In hate, one loses direction and sense of thinking and usually makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes may be so serious that they cannot be corrected. They hasty action is dangerous to the doer and harmful to the others. A good architect gives enough time for the previous supporting layer to set, before he lays the next layer when constructing a building. If this is done in haste before the supporting bottom layer has set, both will collapse. All the money invested and labour go waste. It will also cause destruction to life and property. Thus the proverb cautions us against hasty and reckless acts.

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English Proverbs – Grapes do not grow on thistles

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The proverb means that good cannot comes out of evil. Grapes are a kind of good fruit. But this fruit will not come out of thistles. Thistles are thorny plants. So they stand for evil, grapes stand for good. So the proverb means that good can never come out of evil. Good can come only from good. Only evil will come from evil. Only a good man can spread the message of love, sympathy and concern. He will be an asset to the society. A bad man spreads hatred and apathy. He is an ulcer to the society. He spreads the false message that anything is permissible to make money. Thus such a man can mislead the society. So the society does not expect any good from him. Good actions cannot be expected from such a person, wicked people may make money illegally. But their prosperity is only temporary. They will have no happiness in life. Thus we see that no good can come out of evil deeds. Good can come only out of good. It is permanent, too.

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