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

Least said soonest mended

When we do or say something bad to someone, a long apology and discussion does not help. In such a case, the less we say the better.

Let sleeping dogs lie

Don't restart an old argument or conflict.

Let the dead bury the dead

This is generally taken to imply that we should spend our time and energy on living people, not on dead people. (But see Origin below.)

Life is what you make it

It is up to you to make of your life what you want.

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

The idea here is that the same misfortune or bad luck will not happen again to the same person. This saying is often shortened, with the same meaning, to: "Lightning never strikes twice." (In reality, it has been proven that lightning often does strike two or more times in the same place.)

Live and let live

This proverb suggest that we should not interfere in other people's business. We should live our own lives and let others live their lives.

Look before you leap

This saying advises us to think carefully before any action. Don't jump without looking where you are jumping.

Look upon death as a going home

We may consider dying to be a kind of returning to house and family.

Contributor: Josef Essberger