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

Make hay while the sun shines

If we want to make hay, we need sunny weather, so when the sun comes we should take the opportunity to make hay. Thus the proverb suggests that we should make good use of any opportunity while it lasts.

Make love not war American English

1) Sex between people is better than fighting between countries. 2) Peace is better than war.

Man does not live by bread alone

This proverb suggests that people have a spiritual side as well as a physical side. We need to take care of our spirit as much as our body.

Man proposes, God disposes

Human beings can make any plans they want, but it's God that decides their success or failure.

Many a true word is spoken in jest

Something said as a joke may often contain wisdom and truth.

Many hands make light work

The more people that do a job, the easier the job for each person.

Marry in haste, and repent at leisure

If we get married quickly, without thinking carefully, we may be sorry later. And we will have plenty of time to be sorry.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

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

Money doesn't grow on trees

It's not easy to get money. We have to work hard to make money. We can't just walk around and pick it like fruit from the trees.

Money is a good servant, but a bad master

If you have money, it will serve you and work for you well. But if you owe money to other people, that money will control you in an unpleasant way.

Money is the root of all evil

According to this saying, all immorality and wickedness is caused by money. This saying is a misquotation, and the original version ("the love of money is the root of all evil") implies that all immorality and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.

Money isn't everything

There are other important things in this world, not just money.

Money makes money

If you have money, you can use it to get more money through investment.

Money talks

If you have a lot of money, it gives you power and influence.

Contributor: Josef Essberger