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Proverbs containing the word Sun

There is nothing new under the sun

The phrase 'under the sun' means 'in the world'. Even the very latest novelty is only something revived. As the French paradox has it : 'There... Read more →

The sun is never the worse for shining on a dunghill

Good people are not corrupted by their surroundings.

Light not a candle to the sun

Don't try to throw more light on a matter that is already quite clear enough. Don't try to explain the obvious. Don't take the easy course of... Read more →

Let not the sun go down on your wrath

If you are angry with anybody, don't let your bitter feelings last overnight. The source is Ephesians, iv, 26.

If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun

We can have too much of a good thing; and happier times seem all the happier if they are interrupted now and again by gloomy spells. This is... Read more →

Make hay while the sun shines

Do not wait until tomorrow, for a rain may ruin the harvest. By extension this means that we should always take advantage of favorable... Read more →