Proverbs starting with letter M

Murder will out

Murder cannot be concealed indefinitely. As Dryden wrote in The Cock and the Fox: Murder may pass unpunish'd for a time, But tardy justice will... Read more →

Muck and money go together

You can earn good money if you don't mind dirtying your hands.

Much would have more

Some people, though they have a lot, are never satisfied. The ruling passion of an avaricious man is to add to his riches. Oliver Goldsmith... Read more →

The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken

'Consider the little mouse', wrote Plautus, the Roman dramatist, 'how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one hole only.... Read more →

The more you have, the more you want

We are never satisfied with what we have. When we satisfy one want, it merely makes us aware of another. And so it goes on.

More than enough is too much

This teaches moderation. It means the same thing as Enough is as good as a feast.

More know Tom Fool than Tom Fool knows

We are known to more people than we realize.

More haste, less speed

The greater our need for haste, the more likely we are to waste time instead of saving it. 'Why does my shoelace always have to snap when I'm in... Read more →

Money talks

Here 'talks' means 'carries weight', in the sense that it is influential. It is possible to do much more with money than without it. 'Why did... Read more →

Money is the root of all evil

This is a misquotation. It is not money but the love of it that is the root of all evil. See The love of money is the root of all evil.