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Proverbs starting with letter G

A good husband makes a good wife

If a husband or man wants his wife to be respectful and loving to him, he should be respectful and loving to her. A husband who treats his wife... Read more →

Good fences make good neighbours

We remain better friends if we do not see too much of one another. Our neighbour does not live in our house and we do not live in his. Hedge... Read more →

Good company on the road is the shortest cut

A journey on foot seems much longer when we make it alone than when we do it with pleasant companions.

A golden key opens every door

The ‘golden key’ is money, which overcomes for its possessors all the obstacles barring the way to poorer folk.

The golden age was never the present age

The golden age is the most prosperous period of a nation’s condition or literature. It is to be noted, however, that it is always in the past;... Read more →

The gods send nuts to those who have no teeth

In this life we either have too little of what we do want, or too much of what we don’t want or can’t use.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb

Here ‘tempers’ means ‘softens, makes less severe’, and ‘shorn’ means ‘with its wool cut off’. The proverb means that God treats... Read more →

God made the country, and man made the town

This has general application and means that natural scenery (God-made) is better than man-made object.

God is always on the side of the big battalions

In most wars both sides claim the support of the Almighty, yet victory invariably goes to the stronger. Another alternative version is... Read more →

God helps those who help themselves

If you want to succeed you must make the effort yourself. That eminent Spanish writer, Miguel de Unamuno, put it this way: ' “Let God do... Read more →