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Proverbs containing the word Make

It is love that makes the world go round

Love brings children into the world and so keeps human life from becoming extinct.

It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor

Never confide in anyone unless you are sure that he will respect your confidence and will not turn to his own advantage what you have said to... Read more →

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick

When we have to wait indefinitely for our hopes to be realized, we become sad and disillusioned. The full saying is to be found in Proverbs... Read more →

He who makes no mistakes makes nothing

The person who is so careful that he never makes a mistake is unlikely to achieve anything of real value. If you don't know how to do something,... Read more →

A good husband makes a good wife

If a husband or man wants his wife to be respectful and loving to him, he should be respectful and loving to her. A husband who treats his wife... Read more →

Good fences make good neighbours

We remain better friends if we do not see too much of one another. Our neighbour does not live in our house and we do not live in his. Hedge... Read more →

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down

This refers to the seventh stanza of Longfellow's A Psalm of Life: Lives of great men all reminded us We can make our lives sublime, And,... Read more →

You may lead a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink

You may be acting in the best interests of the horse by taking him to the trough, but if he doesn’t want to drink is not going to – and... Read more →

You cannot make bricks without straw

Nothing can be made without the necessary materials. 'The trouble is, said the captain of the Cricket Club at a meeting of the committee, that... Read more →

You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs

You cannot expect to get something for nothing. You must be prepared to make sacrifices in order to gain your ends. 'We shall be much more... Read more →