Necessity is the mother of invention - Essay 1. We have heard and probably used this saying on many occasions. Necessity is the mother of invention. It means that inventions arise out of some strongly felt needs. People take efforts to overcome their problems and often end up finding globally applicable solutions to them. Necessity can be defined as the state of being … [Read more...] about ‘Necessity is the mother of Invention’ – Essay
Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms and Phrases
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 where the heart is is a phrase that is usually deemed to have been coined by Pliny … [Read more...] about Who came up with the quote, “Home is where the heart is”?
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 is somewhat tautologous in meaning: success is what helps us succeed. Many … [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 the second half of the proverb. Here, get going means get to work; tough means … [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 argument. Arguments in favor of the above phrase: Three arguments in favor of why … [Read more...] about Arguments for and against: Do birds of a feather flock together?