Proverbs with the word Great

Time is the great healer

However great our grief or disappointment may be, in the course of time it will lessen. In this sense our 'wounds' heal with time.

Little strokes fell great oaks

This proverb teaches patience and perseverance. Given enough time and determination to succeed, one could cut down even the largest of trees... Read more →

He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it

Don't be self-conscious. Don't be embarrassed if you have a big nose, or your ears stick out, or you need a hair-do, or you didn't clean your... Read more →

The greatest talkers are the least doers

Those who talks the most do less than anybody else. This proverb means much the same as Actions speak louder than words and Empty vessels make... Read more →

Great oaks from little acorn grow

Everything has to have a small beginning, so don’t be discouraged by your own 'smallness'. Here is an example of the way in which the proverb... Read more →

A great city, a great solitude

Sometime “loneliness” is used instead of  “solitude”. The saying comes to us from Greek. It means that in a large centre of... Read more →

Respect is greater from a distance

A man who keeps himself apart from other people is more likely to be held in high esteem than one who lowers himself by mixing with every Tom,... Read more →

Death is the great leveller

There can be no such distinctions as wealth, poverty, greatness, humbleness among the dead. When dead we lose all our worldly attributes. In... Read more →