Proverbs explained | Sunday Observer

Proverbs explained

28 March, 2021

Proverbs are popular, short and wise sayings with words of advice or warning. Here is a list of proverbs still in current use.
Like father, like son
Many sons take after their fathers in looks and character.
Like will to like
We seek the company of people whose tastes and interests are similar to our own.
A lion may come to be beholden to a mouse
Sometimes the weak can help the strong.
A little help is worth a deal of pity
It is better to help those in trouble than saying that you feel sorry for them.
A little learning is a dangerous thing
Those with little knowledge do not know that they are ignorant.
Little things please little minds
Those with limited intelligence are interested only in unimportant things.

Live and learn
The longer we live, the more we learn.
Live and let live
Everybody has a right to live.
Live not to eat, but eat to live
Eat just enough to lead a useful life.
The longest day must have an end
All tedious things will be finished at last.
The longest way round is the nearest way home
It is better to follow the correct procedure in anything than looking for shortcuts.
Look before you leap
Never act hastily.
Lookers-on see most of the game
Those watching the game get a better view of what is happening.
Love is blind
You do not see the faults in your loved one.
Love laughs at locksmiths
Love will find a way.
Love me little, love me long
Mild affection is more likely to be long-lived.
Love me, love my dog
If you love someone, you must put up with their faults.
The love of money is the root of all evil
The meaning is obvious.
Make haste slowly
Do not do anything in a hurry.
Make hay while the sun shines
Always take advantage of favourable circumstances.