The proverb 'home is where the heart is' is pretty much ubiquitous in modern culture. We hear it very often. Nevertheless, this maxim is much older than you probably think. In fact, its origins lie not in the English language at all, but in the Latin language and in ancient Roman times. Home is … [Read more...] about Who came up with the quote, “Home is where the heart is”?
Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms and Phrases
An Idle Brain is the Devil’s Workshop. Evil thoughts enter out brain easily when we remain idle. When a man has nothing to do all sorts of evil ideas come to his mind. This will turn the man into a Devil. The mind of a man cannot remain vacant for a long time unless it is occupied with fruitful … [Read more...] about An Idle Brain is the Devil’s Workshop – Expansion of the Idea
This proverb, 'Nothing succeeds like success', means that we need to aim for success if we want to succeed. The implicit meaning is that there is no definitive recipe for success. If we want to succeed we cannot follow a given pattern. What we need to do is to work at being successful. This proverb … [Read more...] about ‘Nothing succeeds like success’ – Proverb
This proverb relies on the multiple meanings of 'tough' and 'to get going'. The proverb means that when a situation becomes difficult, strong people will get to work. 'When the going gets tough' means when the situation becomes hard. But 'get going' and 'tough' mean slightly different things in … [Read more...] about Short Paragraph on ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’
"Birds of a feather flock together" means that similar people, or people with similar interests will tend to gravitate towards each other. Do birds of a feather flock together? This is an interesting question, and there are arguments on both sides. Let us look, therefore at both sides of the … [Read more...] about Arguments for and against: Do birds of a feather flock together?