Sayings beginning with D. Select a saying for more details.

Dead men tell no tales

People who are no longer living cannot give evidence.

Death is a remedy for all ills

When we die, all our problems are solved.

Death keeps no calendar

In this saying, "Death" is personified as a spiritual being who may call upon us at any time - he has no appointment book. We never know when we will die.

Death pays all debts

Dying cancels everything, including anything that we owe to other people.

Discretion is the better part of valour

It may sometimes be better to avoid a dangerous situation than to confront it.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

It is not be a good idea to hurt the person (or company) that pays you or takes care of you.

Don't cross your bridges before you come to them

Don't worry about problems before they arrive.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

If all your eggs are in one basket and you drop the basket, you lose everything. Don't put all your money in one bank. Don't put all your faith in one person.

Don't rock the boat

This saying advises people not to upset the status quo (or try to change a comfortable, existing situation).

Dumb dogs are dangerous

People who say little or nothing are more dangerous than people who speak a lot.

Dying men speak true

When people are about to die, they usually tell the truth.

Contributor: Josef Essberger