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Proverbs containing the word Seldom

Things are seldom what they seem

As Buttercup and Captain Corcoran sing in H.M.S. Pinafore: Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream. The moral is... Read more →

Opportunity seldom knocks twice

Another proverb tells us that Fortune knocks at least once at every man's gate, but that does not necessarily mean that it will knock a second... Read more →

Barking dogs seldom bite

When a dog barks at you, this does not necessarily mean that he intends to bite you. He may be just exited or frightened of you. The proverb... Read more →

Desert and reward seldom keep company

Those deserving of reward do not often receive it. The reward is not necessarily a payment in cash. The proverb can mean that those most... Read more →