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Proverbs containing the word Heart

What the eye doesn’t see the heart doesn’t grieve over

We are not worried by things that go on without our knowledge. For example, if the chef in a restaurant makes a practice of spitting in the... Read more →

A light purse makes a heavy heart

We cannot be cheerful when we have money troubles. The reverse, of course, is A heavy purse makes a light heart.

It is a sad heart that never rejoices

Sometimes 'poor' is used instead of 'sad'. Even the most confirmed of pessimists can't be miserable all the time. We can't look for ever on the... Read more →

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick

When we have to wait indefinitely for our hopes to be realized, we become sad and disillusioned. The full saying is to be found in Proverbs... Read more →

A heavy purse makes a light heart

We can afford to be cheerful when we have no money troubles. The reserve, of course, is A light purse makes a heavy heart.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

This is good advice for wives. Keep your husband well fed and he will always love you.

If it were not for hope, the heart would break

When things are very difficult, what prevents us from giving up in despair is the hope that things will get better.

Kind hearts are more than coronets

It is the character of a man that counts, not the nobility of his descent. The proverb is a quotation from Lady Clara Vere de Vere, a poem by... Read more →

Faint heart never won fair lady

These are words of encouragement to shy suitors. They recommend boldness, for none but the brave deserves the fair and fortune favours the bold.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

We feel more affection for our relatives and friends when we are parted from them. A proverb that says just the opposite is Out of sight, out of... Read more →