English Proverbs -ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

Proverb Expansion ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY This is an apt proverb for those who hope for instant success. But it is true that a great achievement always requires persistent effort and planning. The statement is meant to emphasize that no achievement worth the name can be attained overnight. Rome was the capital … Read more English Proverbs -ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

English Proverbs -READING IS TO MIND, WHAT EXERCISE IS TO THE BODY

Proverb Expansion READING IS TO MIND, WHAT EXERCISE IS TO THE BODY Reading is the best recreation to the mind. Happy is the man who has the habit of reading. He has secured a life-long source of pleasure, instruction and inspiration. So long as he has the company of books, he never feels lonely. He … Read more English Proverbs -READING IS TO MIND, WHAT EXERCISE IS TO THE BODY

English Proverbs -PROSPERITY GAINS FRIENDS, ADVERSITY TESTS THEM

Proverb Expansion PROSPERITY GAINS FRIENDS, ADVERSITY TESTS THEM A man in power, a man who has influence in the society or a wealthy man will always have a number of people around him. In other words, a man who is in prosperity will have plenty of friends around him. Some of them may be his … Read more English Proverbs -PROSPERITY GAINS FRIENDS, ADVERSITY TESTS THEM

English Proverbs -PROCASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME

Proverb Expansion PROCASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME Procastination means postponement of action.  It is natural for us to put of some item of work.  We do not then realize that we are wasting our time.  Time is very precious.  It won’t wait for us.  It must not be wasted.  Nor must it be allowed … Read more English Proverbs -PROCASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME

English Proverbs -PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

Proverb Expansion PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS OR PERSEVERANCE IS THE VERY HINGE OF ALL VIRTUES Perseverance means constant effort to achieve something.  It is the best of all human virtues because it is the key to success.  We can succeed in life with perseverance, steadfastness and determination.  Perseverance implies a discipline of mind … Read more English Proverbs -PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

English Proverbs -PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL

Proverb Expansion PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL     Pride here means to have too high an opinion of oneself, one’s position and possession.  Pride makes a person think that he is superior to others.  Our achievements in life are due to our pains and hard work.  But we should never be proud of accomplishments in … Read more English Proverbs -PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL

English Proverbs -PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Proverb Expansion PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE Prevention is better than cure because it is more effective, less troublesome and less costly than cure.  It is better to take precaution against the happening of a thing than to have to take remedial measures after it has caused damage.  If precaution is not taken, a slight … Read more English Proverbs -PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

English Proverbs -PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT

Proverb Expansion PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT The proverb stresses the importance of continuous practice to learn anything.  There is no short-cut to get mastery in a trade, art or sport.  Only rigorous practice will make a person perfect in any field of activity.  Mere knowledge of a thing is not enough to acquire mastery in … Read more English Proverbs -PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT

English Proverbs -PATRIOTISM IS NOT ENOUGH

Proverb Expansion PATRIOTISM IS NOT ENOUGH  Patriotism is the love of one’s country.  It is a great virtue.  We should love our country and be prepared to make any sacrifice for the welfare of our nation.  It is the duty of every citizen to serve his nation to the best of his ability.  Besides being … Read more English Proverbs -PATRIOTISM IS NOT ENOUGH

English Proverbs – ONE MAN’S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON

Proverb Expansion The literal meaning of the proverb is that the food that is agreeable to one many may not be agreeable with other man. The hidden meaning of this statement is that what is beneficial to one person is harmful to another, what is liked by one person is disliked by another. This is … Read more English Proverbs – ONE MAN’S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON

English Proverbs – NOTHING VENTURE, NOTHING HAVE

Proverb Expansion This is the age of competition. One cannot achieve anything bi simply sitting idle. One has to work hard and channelize his talents in the right direction through persistent effort to overcome the difficulties and to achieve his goal. In other words, one should be prepared to take risk to attain success. A … Read more English Proverbs – NOTHING VENTURE, NOTHING HAVE

English Proverbs – NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS

Proverb Expansion ‘Nothing succeeds like success’ means that one success leads to another success. One has to struggle hard to achieve success. But once it is achieved, it will be followed by success in other cases too. Success and failure are the two sides of the same coin. Success is followed by success and failure … Read more English Proverbs – NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS

English Proverbs – NO PAINS, NO GAINS

Proverb Expansion The proverb means that we cannot achieve success in life without effort and sacrifice. Success can be won only at the cost of hard work. In other words, nothing can be achieved by sitting still. It is very essential to have an ambition in our lives. But just having an ambition is not … Read more English Proverbs – NO PAINS, NO GAINS

English Proverbs – NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENDER BE, FOR THE LOAN OFT LOSES ITSELF AND THE FRIEND

Proverb Expansion The proverb advises us not to borrow anything from others. It also tells us to keep away from lending things to others. When we give a loan to a friend, we lose the loan as well as the friend. Both borrowing and lending are undesirable qualities. We should try to live within our … Read more English Proverbs – NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENDER BE, FOR THE LOAN OFT LOSES ITSELF AND THE FRIEND

English Proverbs – NECESSITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS

Proverb Expansion Necessity is a compelling force which makes man does something to fulfill his needs. When a person is in dire need of a thing, he tries to get it by hook or by crook, without paying attention to rules. Necessity may even force a man to indulge in criminal deeds. He may commit … Read more English Proverbs – NECESSITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS