In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And the loveable curmudgeon is responsible for most of literature's best quotations, maxims and aphorisms.
- Edison's method was to doggedly persist in searching for an answer to a problem, expressed in his memorable aphorism that invention is ‘ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.’
- In a neat comment, which like many of his aphorisms contains a creative paradox, he says that ‘translation feeds a national literature’.
- Wilde, who could never resist an aphorism, frequently undermines the seriousness of his beliefs by his brilliant and paradoxical style.
- It is a book of aphorisms - short, pithy, philosophical nuggets.
- The fact of the matter is that he has not put his money where his mouth is, to use the old aphorism.
- We all know the old aphorism that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
- Today, the old aphorism about power has been forgotten.
- Doesn't matter that my most common response is to point out that aphorisms are the cheapest form of intelligent comment, I get reminded now and then that sarcasm just isn't on.
- A small, lively man with limpid blue eyes and an unruly thatch of thinning white hair, Hill delighted participants in his workshop with his pithy one-liners and folksy aphorisms.
- He came to take great pleasure in his craft with words, honing them like his little wood sculptures, dreaming up pithy wisecracks and aphorisms which he collected and displayed in his office.
- In all these examples an aphorism as a general truth makes a powerful point in its present context, but it could also make good sense in a very different context.
- As with many quotes there's a good deal of truth in it and, as with many aphorisms, that truth becomes more and more shallow and two-dimensional as it is examined.
- Of those numbers we are obliged to say they confirm the truth in the Disraeli aphorism, ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.’
- Politics is the art of the possible, as the old aphorism puts it, and progress is usually incremental.
- Life, apparently, begins at 40, or so the old aphorism would have us believe.
- This pithy aphorism graphically tells us the sad state of affairs on the roads of India.
- Ethics was about obligations to other people, expressed in aphorisms such as ‘do as you would be done by’.
- Like most loved aphorisms, it contains a substantial truth, but also disguises the full truth.
- It is a book of hard-won wisdom and stark pleasure in the form of 500 lyrical aphorisms and epigrams.
- Americans of a certain age will recall Douglas MacArthur's pithy aphorism: ‘There is no substitute for victory.’
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.