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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 65. The proverb today is "All is
fair in love and war. " Okay. Let's take a look at the note here.
The earliest known origin of this proverb came from John Lilly's novel
' Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit' published in 1579. John Lilly's quote is 'The rules of
fair play, do not apply in love and war. " Yeah. Basically we have a couple of other
authors that sometimes are credited with it because they have similar quotes in
their novels. Cervantes and Frances Medley had used similar versions of this
quote. The quote is often sometimes also credited to Shakespeare, but they say
that's not really correct. They can't find any evidence of him saying this.
Even though to be honest, it sounds very much like a Shakespeare quote. So it's
sort of typical of what one of his quotes would be. All right. Let's continue.
The proverb today basically is used to suggest that in regard to love, don't
expect anyone to follow or abide by any rules. Okay. Even though according to the
UN there are some international laws concerning war. When you are actually
engaged in one, when you're actually taking part in one when you're engaged
in one, don't expect your opponent will follow them. Even some countries that
claim to follow these rules, you cannot be sure what they are doing behind the
scenes. You know maybe they are breaking the
rules. You know in secret and but pretending
they are following them in the public. Okay, okay.
Let's continue here. You cannot be sure what they are doing behind the scenes in
war. Both will do almost anything to win or
survive. All right. Let's continue in regard to love, many may not like to call
it a war, but few can deny there are a lot of battles or struggles for power in
both situations. People could behave in a desperate way and you know sometimes we
say desperate people do desperate things. and the rules about being just or fair
tend to go out the window. Nobody pays attention to them anymore in order to
get the desired result. Okay, anyway. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank
you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (65) All is Fair in Love and War

17 Folder Collection
anitawu12 published on August 19, 2019
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