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    Proverb explanation

    Please I need explanation of the following proverbs

    • Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave

      Make hay while the sun shines

      Strike while the iron is hot

    Act at the best possible time

    If you wish to be obeyed don't ask the impossible

    Birds of a feather flock together

    Better have a wise enemy than a foolish friend

    Beware the man who has received charity from you

    To jump out of the frying pan into the fire

    Acts speak louder than words

    All is well that ends well

    Faith may move mountains

    Like father like son

    Union is strength

    • The shoemaker's wife is always the worst shod

      Choose your neighbor before you choose your house

    • Necessity is the mother of invention

      Victory does not come by jealousy

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    Re: Proverb explanation

    I know of the first one (Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave), as it was said by a Persian Scientist...he was ill, in bed, and drawing his last breath when he got curious about something and asked a student of his for some explanation, when the student understanding his awful health condition refused to answer, making him wonder which was worth doing, learning something new before death, or leave the world clueless about that thing...So he advised them by saying.... (long explanation, ya?! Sorry!)

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