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Proverbs containing the word Soon

He who handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung

Face danger boldly and it won’t hurt you. As the old rhyme has it: Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it... Read more →

A good name is sooner lost than won

It takes a long time to build up a good reputation, but this reputation is quickly lost by just one crime or piece of bad behaviour.

A fool and his money are soon parted

This is a similar proverb to Easy come, easy go. A wise man spends his money prudently; a foolish man spends his without thought and is soon... Read more →

The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait

It doesn’t do to be too curious or inquisitive.

We soon believe what we desire

We soon believe what we want to believe.

Least said, soonest mended

Here 'mended' has the sense of making amends or atoning for some misdeed. The proverb means that long explanations and apologies are of little... Read more →