Most mothers exercise a considerable influence over their daughters, so to gain the goodwill of the mother is a important step towards marrying the daughter.
Proverbs containing the word Mother
Out of experience comes wisdom. We learn by our mistakes. For the meaning of 'mother' in this sense see Necessity is the mother of invention.
Here 'mother' means something that gives rise to something else. If we do not really need a thing, the lack of it does not trouble us, but when the need for it becomes so great that we cannot do... Read more →
Dire need forces people to work, to make enough money to live.