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Proverbs containing the word Young

Those whom the gods love die young

This springs from a belief in an after life that is better than this life. On this assumption a person who dies young is luckier than one who... Read more →

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 →

You cannot put old heads on young shoulders

You cannot expect young people to be a wise and prudent as their elders.

Better be an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave

This proverb suggests, rightly or wrongly, that the women who marries an old man will fare better than the women who marries a young one, on the... Read more →