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Proverbs containing the word Man

A wise man is never less alone than when alone

Wise people are resourceful and do not feel the lack of company when alone, because they can find plenty to do plenty to think about.

When all men speak, no man hears

Unless we listen to each other, we shall learn nothing

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

You will be punished or rewarded according to whether you have lad a virtuous or a sinful life. This proverb means the same as As you sow, so... Read more →

What man has done, man can do

Once a thing has been done, however difficult or dangerous it may be, it can be done again. Take, for example, the example, the exploration of... Read more →

Time and tide wait for no man

Do not delay taking action. If you wish to put to sea, do not miss the tide. Neither tide nor time will tarry for you. In a wider sense, if an... Read more →

The proper study of mankind is man

Taken from Pope's Essay on Man (1733), this means that our thinking and study should be devoted primarily to understanding and improving the... Read more →

One man’s meat is another man’s poison

Food that agrees with one person may have an injurious effect on another. In a wider sense one person may like what another hates. 'My sister... Read more →

One man sows and another reaps

One men does the work and another gets the benefit. A similar proverb is One beats the bush, and another catches the birds.

No man is infallible

All of us are liable to make mistakes now and then. To err is human and Even Homer sometimes nods.

No man is indispensable

This is a proverb used often in business organisations. 'How we're going to get along without Mr Kennett I just can't imagine.' 'We'll manage... Read more →