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Proverbs containing the word Love

All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet

Everyone wants success, but many lack the self-discipline to become successful. They might hope in luck, but fortune favours the bold.

When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window

The 'wolf' is poverty. When a young couple marry without enough money to keep them in a manner to which they have become accustomed, this is... Read more →

Those whom the gods love die young

This springs from a belief in an after life that is better than this life. On this assumption a person who dies young is luckier than one who... Read more →

Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your fence

This means the same as A hedge between keeps friendship green.

Love will find a way

Love has such power that it will overcome all difficulties. This means much the same as Love laughs at locksmiths.

The love of money is the root of all evil

All kinds of wickedness and tribulation spring from the desire to become rich. Note that it is the love of money that is the root of all evil,... Read more →

Love me, love my dog

Dr. Brewer wrote of this: 'If you love me you must put up with my faults, my little ways, or (sometimes) my friends. A rather selfish maxim!'

Love me little, love me long

Do not let your passion for a person become too strong, for it may soon burn itself out. Mild affection is more likely to be long-lived. In... Read more →

Love laughs at locksmiths

This means much the same as Love will find a way. The source is Venus and Adonis, the long poem by Shakespeare: Were beauty under twenty locks... Read more →

Love is blind

Those in love are blind to each other's faults. Modern-day research supports the view that the blindness of love is not just a figurative... Read more →