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Proverbs containing the word Man

Man proposes, God disposes

Human beings express their intention of doing a thing, but it is God who decides whether it is to be done. Hence the expression Deo volente,... Read more →

A rich man’s joke is always funny

Money is honey, my little sonny, And a rich man's joke is always funny. This couplet is written by Thomas Edward Brown, the Manx poet. The rich... Read more →

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds

If a man does nothing but talk, he produces noting of value, just like bad weeds in a garden.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

This is good advice for wives. Keep your husband well fed and he will always love you.

A man is as old as he feels, and a woman is as old as she looks

As long as a man feels well and strong ti does not matter how old he looks. With a woman, however, looks are more important, since a woman tends... Read more →

Water is a boon in the desert, but the drowning man curses it

In this life we either have too little of what we do want, or too much of what we don't want or can't use. The same thought is to be found in... Read more →

A man can only die once

The fact of dying can only be experienced once. This is meant to console us with the thought that if death comes now it won't have to be... Read more →

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me

If I am foolish enough to allow him to deceive me on one occasion, I have only myself to blame if I let him do it again.

The tailor makes the man

Good clothes can make a man look more impressive than he really is. The other proverb that comes immediately to mind is Never Judge by... Read more →

Call no man happy till he is dead

This cynical proverb suggests that life is bound to be so bad that no living person can ever be happy.