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Proverbs containing the word Mother

Like mother, like daughter

Many daughters, take after their mothers, not only in looks but also in character. Sometimes the inherited characteristics are not good... Read more →

He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin

Most mothers exercise a considerable influence over their daughters, so to gain the goodwill of the mother is a important step towards marrying... Read more →

Experience is the mother of wisdom

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.

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... Read more →

Want is the mother of industry

Dire need forces people to work, to make enough money to live.