English Proverbs – A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED

Proverb Expansion A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. The lines from Hamlet have a string of doubt behind them. Shakespeare himself was betrayed by one of his fast friends who stole his beloved. In ‘As You … Read more English Proverbs – A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED

English Proverbs – GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

Proverb Expansion GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES Dependence is the worst enemy of man. It leads to desperation and suicides. A man who just believes in fate alone and does not make efforts walks on a slippery ground. He may fall any moment and lose all the strength that God has given him. He … Read more English Proverbs – GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

English Proverbs – EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT

Proverb Expansion  EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT We are in the habit of giving sermons to others. People advise others on any issue that comes up. Before we tender advice to others we should introspect ourselves. If we smoke and ask the children not to smoke it won’t have any impression on the boys. They may not smoke out … Read more English Proverbs – EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT

English Proverbs – BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

Proverb Expansion BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER Go to Jamuna Pushta i.e. the barrage on river Jamuna in Delhi. You’ll come across groups of people – young and old – girls and boys – rich and poor – highly educated and illiterate – all having a common purpose -consuming drugs in one form or … Read more English Proverbs – BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

English Proverbs – A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

Proverb Expansion A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE Man is himself responsible for the problems that he creates for his family or for himself. The problems must be sorted out as soon as they start. If the child starts feeling inferiority complex he must be dealt with at an early stage or his career would … Read more English Proverbs – A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

English Proverbs – TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE DIVINE

Proverb Expansion TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE DIVINE To commit mistakes is normal with man. According to Christian mythology the first man and woman Adam and Eve committed a sin by disobeying their creator. They were tempted to eat the fruit of the tree of wisdom. Thus they lost the simplicity that God had … Read more English Proverbs – TO ERR IS HUMAN TO FORGIVE DIVINE

English Proverbs -THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Proverb Expansion THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD A pen helps the writer to record his thoughts on paper. Words rep­resent the mental force. Words are capable of evoking or stirring up emotions. Emotions make people do anything. A sword can be wielded well only by those, who are physically fit. But words can … Read more English Proverbs -THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

English Proverbs – WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY

Proverb Expansion WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY Everybody desires success, but few attain it. One of the reasons is that most people lacks in strength of will. A weak minded person is frightened away by the initial difficulties and gives up the attempt in despair. If however, a man faces the … Read more English Proverbs – WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY

English Proverbs – THESE GRAPES ARE SOUR

Proverb Expansion THESE GRAPES ARE SOUR This proverb has its origin from the fable, Fox and the Grapes. Once a fox tried to get a bunch of grapes beyond his reach. Even after several leaps he failed to get it. Then the fox went off saying that the grapes were so sour that he did … Read more English Proverbs – THESE GRAPES ARE SOUR

English Proverbs – THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM

Proverb Expansion  THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM Birds go in search of worms early in the morning. But the earliest one gets the best and most of the worms. A bird that goes out late would not get even a single worm as other birds might have finished them off. Similarly, a person who … Read more English Proverbs – THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM

English Proverbs – SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD

Proverb Expansion SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD Children usually have the tendency to do naughty things. At times naughtiness will turn out harmful. A child who grows up with the feel­ing that for anything he does he will go unpunished, may cause equal harm to himself and to others at a later stage. … Read more English Proverbs – SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD

English Proverbs – SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Proverb Expansion SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE We often see persons failing though he is intelligent and has abili­ties. We also sometimes see person of average abilities succeed. The difference lies in the different ways in which the two persons set about their work. The failure of the intelligent and able man is due … Read more English Proverbs – SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

English Proverbs – STRIKE WHEN THE IRON IS HOT

Proverb Expansion STRIKE WHEN THE IRON IS HOT Iron is a very hard metal. If we strike it when hot we can bend or expand it according to the desired size and shape. Whenever an oppor­tunity presents itself, we should be prepared to make the most of it. The teenage is usually the time when … Read more English Proverbs – STRIKE WHEN THE IRON IS HOT

English Proverbs – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Proverb Expansion PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE Medicines will have to be administered to cure the patient. If we take proper precautions, many diseases can be avoided. Similarly, many disasters can be avoided if we are careful. For instance, if we get wet in rain, we may catch cold. This could have been avoided if … Read more English Proverbs – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

English Proverbs – ONE LIE MAKES MANY

Proverb Expansion ONE LIE MAKES MANY People usually tell lies because they want to hide the truth. Telling the truth may be unfavourable in certain circumstances. This makes the liar tell more lies, because only lies can come out of lies. It is not a good policy to lie because as one is compelled to … Read more English Proverbs – ONE LIE MAKES MANY