Proverbs, Prudence, Public,
Punctuality and Pursuit

Key-Words Based Proverbs

Proverbs :

  • A proverb is the wit of one and the wisdom of many.

  • Proverbs cannot be contradicted.

  • Common proverb seldom lies.

  • The proverbs cannot be bettered.

  • Proverbs are the children of experience.

  • Prudence :

  • To lay up for a rainy day.

  • A fox counts hen in her sleep.

  • People who live in glasshouses must not throw stones.

  • Public :

  • Public memory is short.

  • Officials are the servants of the public.

  • The public be damned.

  • When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

  • Punctuality :

  • Who comes late, lodges ill.

  • Late was often lucky.

  • The last suitor wins the maid.

  • Early sow, early mow?

  • Sooner begun, sooner done.

  • The early bird catches the worm.

  • Punctuality is the soul of business.

  • Napoleon lost war because he was late by five minutes.

  • Pursuit :

  • Pursuits become habits.

  • The pursuit of perfection is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
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