This springs from a belief in an after life that is better than this life. On this assumption a person who dies young is luckier than one who... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word God
This is a warning of divine retribution, which may take time but will overtake us in the end. There are various of it, perhaps the best known... Read more →
A tactless or blundering friend can often cause more mischief than an enemy.
Another version of God helps those who help themselves.
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.
Here ‘tempers’ means ‘softens, makes less severe’, and ‘shorn’ means ‘with its wool cut off’. The proverb means that God treats... Read more →
This has general application and means that natural scenery (God-made) is better than man-made object.
In most wars both sides claim the support of the Almighty, yet victory invariably goes to the stronger. Another alternative version is... Read more →
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 →
Mammon is the god of riches. You must choose between godliness and worldliness. The source is Matthew, vi, 24, which is quoted under No man can... Read more →