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

Garbage in, garbage out | GIGO American English

Incorrect or bad input results in incorrect or bad output.

Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself

A bad person will sooner or later be the cause of his own downfall.

Give credit where credit is due

The implication is that even if we are reluctant to praise someone, we should do so if the praise is deserved.

Give the devil his due

We should admit the good qualities of even a bad or undeserving person.

Give, and ye shall receive

This idea from the Bible suggests that when we freely give something (money, love etc) to other people, we will receive the same or more back.

God helps them that help themselves

This semi-humorous saying suggests that we should not rely entirely on God to help us. God will help us if we make an effort.

God moves in a mysterious way

The implication is that God's plan is beyond human understanding. God has a reason for everything, however strange it may seem to us.

Good wine needs no bush

Something of good quality does not need to be advertised.

Graves are of all sizes

People die at all ages; no one is too young to die.

Great minds think alike

This saying suggests that very intelligent people think like each other. It is often said as a joke when two people think of the same thing.

Great oaks from little acorns grow

The normal order of words would be "Great oaks grow from little acorns." We understand: sometimes small and modest things can become very large and impressive things with time.

Contributor: Josef Essberger