Prevention is better than cure

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Prevention is better than cure.

Prov. It is better to try to keep a bad thing from happening than it is to fix the bad thing once it has happened. (See also An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.) If we spend more money on education, so that children learn to be responsible citizens, we won't have to spend so much money on prisons. Prevention is better than cure.
See also: better, cure, prevention

Prevention is better than cure.

  (British & Australian) also An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (American)
something that you say which means it is better to stop something bad happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened More advice is needed on how to stay healthy because, as we all know, prevention is better than cure.
See also: better, cure, prevention
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Every mom knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
There's a wise, old saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
If the FDA seems to be getting overly picky, demanding more and more tests before approving a new drug, CEOs should remember that old medical advice: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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But that old saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure really holds true.
The old adage is true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," says Robert Belshe, director of the division of infectious diseases at Saint Louis University's medical school.
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We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and there's no time like the present; but don't cross the bridge until you come to it.
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We believe what we were told as children: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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That old proverb -- an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure -- is particularly applicable when it comes to dealing with the SEC," said Bencivenga.