time heals all wounds

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Etymology[edit]

Traditional sentiment, in the form “time is the healer of all necessary evils” used by Greek dramatist Menander (c. 342–290 BCE).[1]

Proverb[edit]

time heals all wounds

  1. Negative feelings eventually fade away.
    Synonym: time is a great healer
    • 1910, H[enry] Rider Haggard, chapter II, in Morning Star[1]:
      “We quarrelled long ago, did we not, and many years have passed since we met, but Time heals all wounds and—welcome, son of my father. I need not ask if you are well,” and he glanced enviously at the great-framed man who knelt before him.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennifer Speake, editor (2015), “time is a great healer”, in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, 6th edition, Oxford University Press, OCLC 922893103, page 319