– Proverbs – Letter B –
An alphabetical collection of common and not-so-common Proverbs. Since many Proverbs (often-times referred to as, “Sayings”) have slightly different forms depending on who is saying them, they are organized by either the Noun or Verb in the sentence. If you do not find the Proverb that you are looking for, try the search box. If that doesn’t work, let me know in the comments below… I’ll add it for you.
- “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew” – This Idiomatic Proverb can also be classified as an Aphorism, Interjection, a Proverb, and a Saying – and can be turned into a Phrasal Verb which implies that… There is only a certain amount that one person can “chew”, and if one tries to “bite off” more than he or she can “chew”, he or she will end up in a difficult situation and/or will end up wasting (whatever it is he or she is chewing) – Idiomatically, it is used to give the advice that:
“One should not accept or take on more than he or she has the capacity and ability to handle at any given moment in time, or in any specific situation”…
“The Best Revenge Is Living Well” – This is a Proverb an Aphorism, and a Saying, which can also be used as an Interjection to express that one should not think about getting “revenge” against someone, but instead to “live well” – To find out more, read the whole blog post…
“We’ll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It” – This Idiomatic Proverb can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, and a Saying, which is used when someone is discussing or worrying about something (situation/condition/etc.) for-which nothing can be done at the moment (just like, one can not “cross a bridge” until he or she has first gotten there.) And so, talking or worrying about that “something” in the present, is in-no-way beneficial – and, ultimately, is a complete waste of energy… “So many people spend so much energy worrying about what we will do when the aliens finally invade, but obviously there is nothing we can do about it now… *We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it*.” –
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