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Proverbs containing the word Have

Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have

This teaches contentment. Count your blessings, not your wants.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

This advises bold action. If you are not prepared to take risks you cannot expect to get results. 'I want to borrow the car for the weekend,... Read more →

Never spend your money before you have it

This proverb teaches prudence on money. If your father promises to give you 500 dollars on your twentieth birthday, which is in six months... Read more →

Much would have more

Some people, though they have a lot, are never satisfied. The ruling passion of an avaricious man is to add to his riches. Oliver Goldsmith... Read more →

The more you have, the more you want

We are never satisfied with what we have. When we satisfy one want, it merely makes us aware of another. And so it goes on.

Liars should have good memories

If we always tell the truth we are unlikely to contradict ourselves; but if we resort to lies we are liable, when asked a question for a second... Read more →

He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil

Anyone who mixes with evil companions must have all his wits about him. Thus it is dangerous to keep bad company.

He is rich that has few wants

A person who has few wants can easily satisfy them. In this sense he is 'richer' than the rich man who has many wants that he cannot satisfy.

Walls have ears

Be careful what you say and where you say it. There my be someone lurking on the other side of the wall, or, to bring the proverb up to date,... Read more →