Tag: proverbs

done is better than perfect

Originally published 2009 You would imagine getting something done, rather than perfect, wouldn’t be great advice. After all… ‘Nothing is more satisfying than a job well done’ and ‘if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing right‘, Sometimes you just have to be pragmatic, however, as there isn’t enough time to do everything… Continue reading done is better than perfect

paradoxical proverbs

‘A wise man knows he knows nothing’ but if he knows nothing how does he know. Some more proverbial paradoxes: The pen is mightier than the sword but Actions speak louder than words Faith will move mountains but Doubt is the beginning of wisdom Clothes make the man but Never judge a book by its… Continue reading paradoxical proverbs


A poem made from proverbs Age before beauty,The calm before a storm,The darkest hour,Is the last before dawn. Look before you leap,Pride before a fall,Tears before bedtime,Before after, is before. Don’t cross your bridges,Don’t count your chickens,Don’t cast pearls…don’t run. As clouds gather,Before the storm,Before after, is before. Couldn’t fit my favourite ‘before’ proverbs in: Engage brain before… Continue reading before

son to sun

A poem from popular proverbs: A son is a son till he takes a wife,a daughter is a daughter all her life. He that would the daughter win,Must with the mother first begin In the mother he can behold,How his wife will look when old, For a wife’s work is never done,While he just works… Continue reading son to sun