Sunday, 4 May 2008

Old expressions


Some of those sayings we still use today have been around a long time:-

Blood is thicker than water.
Euripides (480 – c406 BC)

Two are better than one.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)

The wise man will call a spade a spade.
Cicero (106-43 BC)

Better late than never.
Dionysius (first century BC)

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Titus Lucretius (c94 – 55BC)

He’s an old twaddler with one foot in the grave.
Plutarch (c46-120 AD)

Blow one’s own trumpet.
Diogenes Laertius (third century AD)

If you are at Rome live in the Roman style; if you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.
St Ambrose (c339-397 AD)

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