Proverbs starting with letter M

Money burns a hole in the pocket

Some people spend their money so quickly that it seems as if it burns a hole in the pocket and drops out.

Money begets money

The more money you make, the easier it becomes to make still more. Nothing succeeds like success.

Moderation in all things

Moderation means avoidance of excess. Do not go to extremes.

A miss as a good as a mile

Whether you have missed your objective by a narrow margin or a wide one, you have still failed. Suppose that you and your friend Douglas are... Read more →

Misfortunes never come singly

One misfortunes is generally followed closely by another. As Robert Herrick wrote in his poem Sorrows Succeed: When one is past, another care we... Read more →

The mills of God grind slowly

This is a warning of divine retribution, which may take time but will overtake us in the end. There are various of it, perhaps the best known... Read more →

A mill cannot grind with the water that is past

This has two meanings: (a) The mill can be turned only by the water that is passing through it now. The water that turned it yesterday cannot... Read more →

Might is right

The argument put forward by those who are strong. 'It is said ', wrote Voltaire, 'that God is always on the side of the big... Read more →

Men strain at gnats and swallow camels

This is hypocrisy, the behaviour of those who speak loudly against small offences while committing, much greater offences at the same time.... Read more →

Men make houses, women make homes

The husband may bay, or even build, the house, but it only becomes a real home when it is made warm and comfortable by the wife.