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Proverbs containing the word God

Cleanliness is next to godliness

Cleanliness can be defined as 'diligence in keeping clean in person and dress'; and 'next to' means 'second only to'. Francis Bacon wrote in his... Read more →

Man proposes, God disposes

Human beings express their intention of doing a thing, but it is God who decides whether it is to be done. Hence the expression Deo volente,... Read more →

The nearer the church, the farther from God

This proverb springs from the idea that true religion cannot be satisfactorily organized into a church. It suggests that those most closely... Read more →

The voice of the people is the voice of God

This comes to us from the Latin: Vox pouli vox Dei. Dr. Brewer made these comments: 'This does not mean that the voice of the many is wise and... Read more →