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Proverbs containing the word Never

Never tell your enemy that your foot aches

Never admit a weakness to a person who is liable to take advantage of it.

Never spur a willing horse

A 'willing horse' is a person who works well and without complaint. (All lay loads on willing horse) Don't urge him on to work harder and... Read more →

Never spend your money before you have it

This proverb teaches prudence on money. If your father promises to give you 500 dollars on your twentieth birthday, which is in six months... Read more →

Never say die

Never give up. While there's life there's hope. Press on!

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today

If a thing has to be done, do it now. Remember that Procrastination is the thief of time.

Never make threats you cannot carry out

This is sound advice because, if your bluff is called, you look very silly.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

Never be too critical of anything you have received as a gift. The condition of a horse's teeth is a good guide to its age. If a man needs a... Read more →

Never judge by appearances

Never base your opinion of anything merely on what it looks like, for Appearances are deceptive and Things are seldom what they seem. For... Read more →

Misfortunes never come singly

One misfortunes is generally followed closely by another. As Robert Herrick wrote in his poem Sorrows Succeed: When one is past, another care we... Read more →

It never rains but it pours

In modern English this would read, 'It never rains without pouring.' The meaning is that events, especially misfortunes, always come... Read more →