Proverbs with the word Long

Art is long, life is short

This proverb is frequently misunderstood. It does not mean: 'Human life is short, but art goes on forever.' Its real meaning is: 'There is so... Read more →

The shortest way round is the longest way home

Short cuts can involve one in difficulties.You'd better stick to The longest way round is the nearest way home.

Love me little, love me long

Do not let your passion for a person become too strong, for it may soon burn itself out. Mild affection is more likely to be long-lived. In... Read more →

The longest way round is the nearest way home

Shorts cuts can involve one in difficulties. It is better to follow the correct procedure in anything than to try to save time by scamping the... Read more →

The longest day must have an end

However long and wearisome the day may seem, it must inevitably be followed by night and come to an end. In the same way, all tedious tasks are... Read more →

Little pitchers have long ears

Sometimes 'wide' is used instead of 'long'. A Little pitchers have long ears is an earthenware jug with two ears instead of a handle. They are... Read more →

It’s a long lane that has no turning

Bad times don't go on for ever. Sooner or later things will improve.

He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil

Anyone who mixes with evil companions must have all his wits about him. Thus it is dangerous to keep bad company.

A creaking gate hangs long

The proverb suggests that persons seemingly weak or in poor health often live a long time. This is mostly used for very sick people that are... Read more →