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Proverbs containing the word Two

Two wrongs do not make a right

Your faults are not excused by the faults of somebody else. This means the same as Two black do not make a white.

Two of a trade can never agree

Two people on the same trade, in the same field, that have the same interests are both too envious, each imagining that the other is cleverer or... Read more →

Two is company, three is none

This is sometimes quoted as 'Two's company, three's a crowd.' Two friends often agree well on their own; but the presence of a third may lead to... Read more →

Two heads are better than one

It is an advantage to confer with somebody else before reaching an important decision. 'I've got a problem on my mind, Harry. Give me the... Read more →

Two blacks do not make a white

Your faults are not excused by the faults of somebody else. 'Jack often travels on the train without a ticket, so why shouldn't I? 'Just... Read more →

There are two sides to every question

In any argument or difference of opinion, neither side is entirely in the wrong. Much may be said on both sides.

One volunteer is worth two pressed men

Here 'pressed' means 'compelled to serve in the armed forces.' The modern term is 'conscripted' or 'called up'. A volunteer joins of his own... Read more →

No man can serve two masters

A man with two employers cannot be faithful to both. Nor can a man support two conflicting causes. The source is Matthew, vi, 24: 'No man can... Read more →

It takes two to make a quarrel

A quarrel is an angry dispute between two persons. Tom cannot quarrel with himself, nor can he quarrel with Dick if Dick does not wish to... Read more →

Every medal has two sides

And so has every argument. The phrase 'the reverse of the medal' means 'the other side of the question'.