• A drowning man will catch at a straw.
    is said for:

  • A burden of one’s own choice is not felt.
    meaning that:

  • After a storm comes a calm.
    conveys the idea that:

  • After rain comes fair weather.

  • All things are difficult before they are easy.
    signifies that:

  • Between the upper and nether millstone.

  • Calamity is man’s true touchstone.
    suggests that:

  • Don’t cross the bridge before you come to it.
    advices :

  • Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven
    expresses the belief that :

  • That’s where the shoe pinches!
    expresses that:

  • To go through fire and water.
    said to mean:

  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
    suggests that:

  • Soft beds make hard battles

  • Even a worm will turn.
    said for :

  • Every path has its puddle.
    used to say that:

  • It is always darkest before the dawn.
    suggests that:

  • If it's not one thing it's another.
    expression when:

  • You must eat a peck of dirt before you die.
    suggests that:

  • Every man for himself and God for us all
    suggests that:

  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
    means that:

  • Life isn't all beer and skittles
    suggests that:

  • Whatever man has done, man may do
    meaning that: