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Proverbs containing the word Leap

One must draw back in order to leap better

This teaches prudence. It is a quotation from an essay by Montaigne ('Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter') and has much the same meaning as Look... Read more →

Men leap over where the hedge is lowest

It is natural in human beings to take the easiest course. There is no sense in doing things the hard way, in making difficulties for oneself.

Look before you leap

Never act hastily. Consider carefully what you are going to do before you do it. It might be said that this contradicts the other proverb He who... Read more →

If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow

It is in the nature of seep to follow each other, yet there must be one sheep braver that the rest, one that has to set an example before they... Read more →