Proverbs A - Z

 

 

 

 

What do these proverbs mean?

Patience is a virtue.

(The ability to wait and be patient is a good quality in a person.)

 

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

(Don't criticize people for having problems or qualities which you yourself have. Don't be a hypocrite.)

 

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

(People in politics form unusual friendships and relationships in order to achieve their goals.)

 

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

(If you have something in your possession, you have a legitimate claim to it.)

 

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

(People in power who have a lot of control over others are very likely to become corrupt.)

 

Practice makes perfect.

(You have to practice something again and again in order to become good at it.)

 

Procrastination is the thief of time.

(Time is stolen from you if you waste time procrastinating. You never get that time back.)

 

Put your best foot forward.

(Do your best in all things. Always try hard to be successful.)

 

Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be).

(You can't change the way things are.)

 

Revenge is sweet.

(It feels good to take revenge against another person.)

 

Rob Peter to pay Paul.

(You can move money from one thing to another without a productive result.)

 

Rome wasn't built in a day.

(It takes time to make big changes.)

 

Rules were meant to be broken.

(The way to get something done is to break some rules. You know something is a rule when break it.)

 

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