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Proverbs containing the word Old

There’s no fool like an old fool

This somewhat sweeping statement suggests that old fools are bigger fools than young ones. It is used as a comment on the actions of those we... Read more →

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle

A man's capabilities do not depend on his age.

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks

You cannot easily make people change their usual habits, especially when people have been doing something for a long time. As people get older... Read more →

You cannot put old heads on young shoulders

You cannot expect young people to be a wise and prudent as their elders.

Do not put new wine into old bottles

At first sight this would seem to imply that it is false economy to use wine bottles more than once, and that the saying means the same as, for... Read more →

Better be an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave

This proverb suggests, rightly or wrongly, that the women who marries an old man will fare better than the women who marries a young one, on the... Read more →

One is never too old to learn

However much you know, there is always more to learn, and whatever your age, you can still increase your knowledge. Cicero refers to 'a zeal of... Read more →

A man is as old as he feels, and a woman is as old as she looks

As long as a man feels well and strong ti does not matter how old he looks. With a woman, however, looks are more important, since a woman tends... Read more →

An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper

A poacher illegally kills and steals animals on someone else's land, and a gamekeeper's job is to stop this from happening. He knows all the... Read more →

You cannot catch old birds with chaff

Experienced people are not to be deceived; they are too shrewd. Chaff is the outer covering of the grain and worthless as food.