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Proverbs containing the word Do

When in Rome do as the Romans do

If you are away from home, adapt yourself to your surroundings and to the local customs. Don't expect the people there to alter their way of... Read more →

What man has done, man can do

Once a thing has been done, however difficult or dangerous it may be, it can be done again. Take, for example, the example, the exploration of... Read more →

What is worth doing is worth doing well

This is treated under If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing well.

Well begun is half done

If you start a thing badly it takes a long time to finish it, because the bad start seriously affects the later work. But if you make a good... Read more →

Do as you would be done by

Treat others as you would like them to treat you. If you don't, you may be punished, as Tom was in The Water Babies, by that fearsome lady, Mrs... Read more →

Do as most men do, than most men will speak well of you

Go with the crow. If you try to act differently from the majority you will become unpopular. Robert Nagent wrote: Safer with multitudes to... Read more →

Do as I say, not as I do

This is a tilt against those preachers who condemn in the pulpit the very things of which they themselves are guilty. It is also used humorously... Read more →