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Proverbs containing the word Win

Win at first and lose at last

This is a saying among card-players. Those who win in the early stages of the game usually finish up as losers.

Slow but sure wins the race

This refers to the fable of the hare and the tortoise. The race was won by the slow tortoise, which plodded steadily on while the fast hare,... Read more →

He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin

Most mothers exercise a considerable influence over their daughters, so to gain the goodwill of the mother is a important step towards marrying... 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.

Faint heart never won fair lady

These are words of encouragement to shy suitors. They recommend boldness, for none but the brave deserves the fair and fortune favours the bold.