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Proverbs starting with letter L

Little by little and bit by bit

This proverb teaches patience and perseverance. Don't be discouraged by the size of the task you have to do. Stick to it and you will achieve... Read more →

Little and often fills the purse

Small sums of money frequently received soon mount up.

Listeners hear no good of themselves

This means the same as Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves.

A lion may come to be beholden to a mouse

There are times when the weak can help the strong. A rich or eminent man should treat a poor or obscure man with consideration, for one day he... Read more →

Like will to like

We all tend to seek the company of those whose tastes or interests are similar to our own.

Like master, like man

Here 'man' means 'servant' or 'workman'. If the master is a good employer, the man is a good employee – and vice versa. 'Like mistress, like... Read more →

Like father, like son

Many sons, take after their fathers, not only in looks but also in character. Some sons are described as a 'chip off the old block' -- a small... Read more →

Lightly come, lightly go

This means the same as easy come, easy go.

A light purse makes a heavy heart

We cannot be cheerful when we have money troubles. The reverse, of course, is A heavy purse makes a light heart.

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 →