Please feel free to copy these proverbs and distribute them to the younger generation.
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. Most quotes do not have a definite meaning - they are more often then not meant for the reader to interpret in their own way.
However, you wish to know how the saying - "It is hard for an empty sack to stand up right" applies to wealth. Again, there are a few ways to look at this, so I will start with this one The best way for me to describe it is with a scenario - take a family, both parents have well-paying jobs, and they are exceedingly wealthy.
Now say they have a child, and this child has never worked a day in their life and is soon to graduate from high school - soon to be alone and on their own in the real world. It will be much harder for this person, who has never had to do anything for themselves to stand on their own - as they have never been forced to do it before.
So if they are used to having everythign handed to them on a silver platter - when that is suddenly ripped away, how will they be able to stand on their own? Second way to look at it, is like this Many people are very careless with money - and often focus on making sure they can compete with everyone else - Meaning they have to buy that nice car, or whatever - even though they can't actually afford it, so they work themselves into debt just to keep up with whims.
So, in terms of it this way - the person working themselves into debt applies to the "It is hard for an empty sack" being this person who is careless and foolish to spend money they do not have - and the result being this person in sever debt applying to the hard to stand up right part.
Again - quotes are all up to interpretation, but this one reminded me much of when I was in high school Graduated in '05 - my parents are very wealthy people My father is a neurosurgeon and my mother is a medical malpractice lawyer.
Anyways, I always remember how important it was to me to have the best and new thing - and when I graduated, I was pretty much left to deal with college and work and everything like that it was an eye opening experience.
Anyways - I hope that answers your question.An empty bag cannot stand upright. Without morals and ethics, humans are no more than bloodthirsty vultures, to put it poetically.
If opinions do not exist and morals . An empty bag cannot stand upright. Without morals and ethics, humans are no more than bloodthirsty vultures, to put it poetically.
If opinions do not exist and morals are absent from knowledge, what good can be done? An Empty Bag Cannot Stand Upright. Name: Samuel Amda Date: 9/3/13 “An empty bag cannot stand upright” What does the proverbial aphorism “An empty bag cannot stand upright” mean and when do we use it?
What does aphorism mean? When defining aphorisms, it can be said to be statements without any scientific grounds but based on keen observations. An empty sack cannot stand upright The sack here is a sack of flour, from which bread is made. Just as the sack is kept upright by the flour, so is man supported and kept alive by bread.
Achievement cannot come without hard work. It means those who are lazy, idle and timid cannot stand upright, because they have no inner strength.
2 responses to It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. I liked ur essay but i have a question,you have said that character depends on inner strength but how? Wayne Peterson says: July 1. Dec 26, · "It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright." Coined by Benjamin Franklin, this little quote is one of the many ingenious proverbs published in the Poor Richard's Almanac.
From this clever saying, we realize that in order for one to stand upright, or be successful, one cannot be void of accomplishment.