September 03, 2013

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Essay : [A Stitch in Time Saves Nine]

English Essay on "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

Points: Introduction - Disability or weakness should not be allowed to grow -A right thing should be done at the right moment.

The proverb has reference to the tears in our garments. It means that if timely attention is paid to them, one stitch may be quite sufficient to mend them, but if they are neglected and allowed to grow bigger and bigger, they will require a good deal of stitching. If, again, the tears are neglected too long, a stage may come when the garment may go beyond repair altogether.
What is true of our garments is also true of many affairs of our life which required timely attention and care. But if they are neglected, our whole life may be spoiled and rendered useless. Thus if Javed's maternal aunt dissuaded him just in time from his bent for theft which was forming into a habit, he would not have to die a premature and disgraceful death and she could not have to pass the rest of her life in regret, want and utter helplessness.( The proverb thus seeks to teach the practical lesson that no weakness, defect or disability in us should be allowed to grow and take a firm root but should be remedied at the first opportunity.
What is true of the individual is also true of all of us. Any evil which may creep into us should be nipped in the bud. If not, it may develop into a festering sore and eat into our very vitals. The proverb is thus a call to us to do the right thing at the right moment. We should make hay while the sun shines and strike the iron while it is hot.

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