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Proverbs starting with letter N

Never spend your money before you have it

This proverb teaches prudence on money. If your father promises to give you 500 dollars on your twentieth birthday, which is in six months... Read more →

Never say die

Never give up. While there's life there's hope. Press on!

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today

If a thing has to be done, do it now. Remember that Procrastination is the thief of time.

Never make threats you cannot carry out

This is sound advice because, if your bluff is called, you look very silly.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Never be too critical of anything you have received as a gift. The condition of a horse's teeth is a good guide to its age. If a man needs a... Read more →

Never judge by appearances

Never base your opinion of anything merely on what it looks like, for Appearances are deceptive and Things are seldom what they seem. For... Read more →

Never do things by halves

Finish one thing once you have started it. Do all that is necessary to make a good job of it, and don't work in a half-hearted way.

Never buy a big on a poke

Always examine your purchase before you pay for it. A poke is a bag or sack. In olden days a crafty trader would tie a can in a sack and sell it... Read more →

Never ask pardon before you are accused

Wait until you are blamed for something before you offer excuses. Otherwise you will show yourself guilty. Martin had had a very trying day at... Read more →

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

If you borrow money from a friend you may not be able to repay it and this will spoil the friendship. If you lend a friend money you may have to... Read more →