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Proverbs containing the word Break

Sticks the stones and may break my bones, but words will never hurt me

However much one person insults another, he causes him no physical injury at all. Only when words lead to blows are bones liable to be... Read more →

Promises are like pie-crust, made to be broken

That is the trouble with promises; so often they are made and never kept. 'A man apt to promise,' wrote Thomas Fuller, ' is apt to... Read more →

You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs

You cannot expect to get something for nothing. You must be prepared to make sacrifices in order to gain your ends. 'We shall be much more... Read more →

Better bend than break

The pliant tree bends before the wind and is not damaged by the storm, but the rigid tree is often snapped. In the same way it is sometimes... Read more →

If it were not for hope, the heart would break

When things are very difficult, what prevents us from giving up in despair is the hope that things will get better.

The pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last

This means that long-continued success ends at length in failure; and that long-continued impunity ends at length in punishment. However many... Read more →