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Proverbs containing the word Must

What must be must be

We have no alternative but to bow to the inevitable. It is a philosophical acceptance of things as they are.

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 →

The longest day must have an end

However long and wearisome the day may seem, it must inevitably be followed by night and come to an end. In the same way, all tedious tasks are... Read more →

You must lose a fly to catch a trout

It is worth sacrificing a little in order to gain a great deal more. Here the fly is the bait on the angler's hook. This proverbs means the same... Read more →

You must grin and bear it

This does not necessarily mean that you should endure misfortunes or difficulties with a broad smile, but rather that you should put up with... Read more →

Everything must have a beginning

Every mighty undertaking was very small when it started. Beginnings are necessarily small, and everything must have a beginning. So this is... Read more →

Every oak must be an acorn

Everything has to have a small beginning, so don’t be discouraged by your own smallness.

Every flow must have its ebb

Every flow must have its ebb and every ebb has its flow. The tide goes in and out unceasingly. Our lives has similar ups and downs; neither good... Read more →

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies

Some forms of medical treatment are not normally used because they are liable to be as dangerous in effect as the diseases themselves. But when... Read more →