Catch More Flies With Honey than Vinegar

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You can gain positive accomplishments by acting well and giving your best. If, you are going to be disgraceful and disagreeable, your achievements will amount to nothing


  • It is a very old European idiom that has been translated several times in the 16th century. We know that flies and other insects are attracted towards sweet food items. If, you see a fly buzzing around you there must be something sweet present around you. You will never see bees swarming around vinegar or anything sour or bitter. In the same way, this idiom means that sweet nature can bring more results instead of being harsh.

I told Tim to change his behavior and catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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