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Proverbs containing the word Good

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

Absolute monarchies are those in which all power is given to or, as is more often the case, taken by, the monarch. Examples of absolute power... Read more →

A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit

With the time, the money and the effort that a case at court of law requires, it is better to make a compromise with the one you are involved in... Read more →

What is the good of a sundial in the shade?

A sundial tells the time only when the sun is shining upon it. If it is placed where the sun cannot reach it, it will never tell the time. The... Read more →

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle

A man's capabilities do not depend on his age.

There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it

Just because you have lost one good opportunity, that does not mean that you will never get another.

Praise makes good men better and bed men worse

Praise is encouragement, so to praise a good man is to encourage him in rectitude, and to praise a bad man is to encourage him in wickedness.

Open confession is good for the soul

A guilty secret is hard to bear; it has a bed effect on us. The more we try to forget it, the more we are reminded of it. But once we have... Read more →

Nothing is as good as it seems beforehand

This means the same as Expectation is better than realization.

Not good is it to harp on the frayed string

Don't keep on talking about the same thing or bringing up the same subject. Literally 'to harp' is to play the harp; figuratively 'to harp on'... Read more →

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse

It is no use giving a hint to a person who is determined not to take it.