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Proverbs containing the word House

Who repairs not his gutters repairs his whole house

This teaches the folly of false economy and the effect of small things on greater ones. By not spending the small amount needed to repair the... Read more →

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones

The lesson this proverb teaches is that people whose own conduct is open to criticism should not criticise the conduct of other's who may... Read more →

A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house

A man's abilities are seldom recognised by his family and others who know him well. The source is Matthew, xiii, 57. Here is the story as told... Read more →

Men make houses, women make homes

The husband may bay, or even build, the house, but it only becomes a real home when it is made warm and comfortable by the wife.

It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock

No home is happy in which the husband is such weakling that it is his wife who gives all the orders.

A man’s house is his castle

He is legally entitled to his privacy. No other person may enter his house without his permission. Here is an amusing little extract from a... Read more →

Burn not your house to fright the mouse away

Don’t take extreme measures to get rid of something quite trivial.