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Proverbs containing the word Sow

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

You will be punished or rewarded according to whether you have lad a virtuous or a sinful life. This proverb means the same as As you sow, so... Read more →

Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind

One evil leads to a worse. The source is Hosea, viii, 7: 'For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.'

One man sows and another reaps

One men does the work and another gets the benefit. A similar proverb is One beats the bush, and another catches the birds.

The young will sow their wild oats

To sow ones wild oats is to commit youthful excesses or follies and, having commuted them, to mend one's ways. Thomas Nashe wrote over four... Read more →

As you sow, so shall you reap

You will be punished or rewarded according to whether you have led a virtuous or a sinful life. The source of the proverb is Galatians, v, 7:... Read more →

You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

Dr Brewer had this to say: 'You must have the necessary materials of facilities before you can make or do what you are expected to ... A sow's... Read more →