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Proverbs containing the word Fall

The apple never falls far from the tree

The descendants are usually very much like the ancestors. Children grow up to be similar to their parents and people who know the parents will... Read more →

Little strokes fell great oaks

This proverb teaches patience and perseverance. Given enough time and determination to succeed, one could cut down even the largest of trees... Read more →

Hew not too high lest the chips fall in thine eye

Don’t be too ambitious. Realise your own limitations. Like the man who tries to use an axe above his head instead of at a level low enough for... Read more →

He that is down need fear no fall

A person who occupies the lowest position in life cannot fall any further and therefore has no fear of falling, whereas the great constantly... Read more →

Between two stools you fall to the ground

If you cannot make up you mind which of two things to do, you are liable to get yourself into difficulties by doing neither. If a car comes... Read more →

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch

This is from Matthew, xv, 14. It means that those without knowledge themselves should not try to teach the ignorant. 'He claimed to know a good... Read more →

United we stand, divided we fall

Unity is strength. As long as we stick together we shall be safe. If we begin to quarrel among ourselves, our opponents will strike us down one... Read more →