Quotes, Sayings & Idioms

QUOTE

“The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant, when he has the Giant’s shoulders to mount on.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, 1772 – 1834

dwarf – an abnormally small person

farther – a longer distance

SAYING

“Beware of a silent man and still water” – Water that is apparently not moving can be deep and dangerous. The same goes for a person who doesn’t say much.

beware – be careful

still – unmoving

IDIOM

Keep someone at arm’s length = not allow someone to become too close and friendly with you

“I think the office atmosphere should be rather formal so I always try to keep my co-workers at arm’s length.”

length – measurement of something from end to end

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