Quotes, Sayings & Idioms!


“The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal.” – Victor Hugo, French poet, 1802 – 1885

deeply rooted – profoundly felt


“He that wills the end wills the means.” – If you are determined to do something, you will find a way of doing it.

wills1 – desires strongly

end – result

wills2 – makes something happen

means – way of achieving a result


“Pick on someone your own size” = refers to someone who is bothering another who has less strength, influence, etc.

…I wish these multinational companies would leave our local businesses alone. Why don’t they pick on someone their own size?

*pick on – repeatedly treat or criticise someone in an unfair way, intimidate


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