" Proverb " is a short, traditional
saying in general use. It usually expresses
some obvious truth or familiar experience. Here
are some proverbs that are well known in English,
though some of them come from other languages.
Click on each proverb for an explanation and
word definitions if necessary.
difficult is done at once, the impossible takes
a little longer.
bark, but the caravan goes on.
go near the water until you learn how to swim
keepers, losers weepers.
the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step.
is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
that would go to sea for pleasure would go to
hell for a pastime.
is home, as the Devil said when he found himself
in the Court of Session.
ifs and ands were pots and pans, there'd be no
work for tinkers' hands.
is best to be off with the old love before you
are on with the new.