This is more usual than 'Diamond cuts diamond'. Diamond is the hardest substance known; a diamond can be cut only by another diamond. The... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter D
The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be; The devil was well, the devil a monk was he. People who make pious resolutions in time of... Read more →
This is the short version of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, AND THE DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST.
No one is wholly bad, and when we think that someone has been blamed too much we use this proverb. 'I agree with you up the a post, but don't be... Read more →
Those who have nothing useful to do and seeks some way of passing the time are liable to drift into wrongdoing.
This is an attack to hypocrisy, on those who cover up their evil-doing by quoting passages from the Bible or Qur'an. The proverb comes from... Read more →
Some forms of medical treatment are not normally used because they are liable to be as dangerous in effect as the diseases themselves. But when... Read more →
The proverb means, the longer we are kept waiting for something, the more we want it.
Those deserving of reward do not often receive it. The reward is not necessarily a payment in cash. The proverb can mean that those most... Read more →
A person is known and judged more by his actions than by what he says. This is another form of Actions speak louder than words.