Proverbs with the word All

All’s well that ends well

It is the end that matters, making up for previous failures and disappointments. Shakespeare used the proverb for the title of one his comedies.

All’s fish that comes to the net

A professional fisherman can find some use for all the fish he pulls out of he sea, he cannot afford to be too particular. The proverb advises... Read more →

All’s fair in love and war

This proverb would have us believe that in a courtship, just as on a battlefield, it is permissible to use every stratagem and take advantage of... Read more →

All good things come to an end

Pleasures cannot go on for ever, for all things change, and The best of friends must part.

We are all slaves of opinion

Here 'opinion' is 'public opinion'. Our actions are influenced by what other people may say or think about them.

All cats are grey in the dark

This proverb suggests that beauty is unimportant. Beneath the outward appearance people are all much alike. As Plutarch wrote: When the candles... Read more →

All are not thieves that dogs bark at

Beware of judging people by appearance. An honest man may give the impression that he is the biggest scoundrel in the world. Good looks do not... Read more →