XXI. Universals

~ The Garden of Earthly Delights triptych by Hieronymus Bosch

All that glitters is not gold.[1]

All are not saints that go to church.

All are not maidens that wear bare hair.

All are not merry that dance lightly.


All blood is alike ancient.

All cats are grey in the dark.

All truths are not to be told.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

All things tread not in one shoe.

All things fit not all persons.

All meat pleases not all mouths.

All grief with bread are less.


All men are mortal.

All men must die.

All fear is bondage.

All must be as God will.


All clouds bring not rain.

All are not thieves that dogs bark at.

[1] Variants of these proverb appear in Chaucer, Shakespeare and Gray.

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