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Proverbs containing the word Children

When children stand quiet they have done some ill

The rhymed version of this is: When children stand still, They have done some ill. A mother once said her daughter: 'Tommy's very quiet. Go and... Read more →

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune

A man with a wife and family cannot be so adventurous, or take so many chances, as an unmarried man. A hostage is a person given to another as a... Read more →

Children should be seen and not heard

Children should be silent in the presence of their elders and not speak until they are spoken to. If only the kids would understand this!

The shoemaker’s children go barefoot

A skilled or knowledgeable person commonly neglects to give his own family the benefit of his expertise because he is keen on selling what he... Read more →