– Proverbs – Letter I –
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.
- “Strike While (the) Iron Is Hot” – This Idiomatic Proverb is Prepositional and can also be classified as an Aphorism, an Interjection, a , and a Saying, and is used to express that one should:
“Take an opportunity while it is still available.”
…Because often-times, when people hesitate, the opportunity can be missed. This phrase comes from the art of black-smithing (iron-working). When the metal is red-hot then it is soft and easy to work with. Once the metal cools, it hardens and is much more difficult to work with. The word “strike” is verb which means: To hit/pound/kick/etc.. So Idiomatically, if one “Strikes While The Iron Is Hot” then it will be much easier to take that opportunity… but if one waits, the opportunity will be gone – just like the possibility to shape cold metal. – (Note Also: that the article “the” is not necessary, but is grammatically more proper.)
– ( Proverbs in English ) –