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Proverbs containing the word Open

When one door shuts another opens

Failure should not deter us, for there are always other opportunities.

Open confession is good for the soul

A guilty secret is hard to bear; it has a bed effect on us. The more we try to forget it, the more we are reminded of it. But once we have... Read more →

A man without a smiling face must not open a shop

This comes to us from the Chinese. A shopkeeper who behaves in a surly way is unlikely to attract customers.

A golden key opens every door

The ‘golden key’ is money, which overcomes for its possessors all the obstacles barring the way to poorer folk.

A door must be either shut or open

You cannot have it shut and open at the same time. You must have one thing or the other, so make up your mind which you want.