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Proverbs Quotes

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For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

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A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally
experienced the truth of them.
- Aldous Huxley

 

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs,
fables, folk sayings and quotations.
- William Feather

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
- Francis Bacon

Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you,
but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help.
- L. M. Montgomery

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Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart,
and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
- St.
Jerome

Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.
- James Howell

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep,
and God can speak to that, either by words,
by proverbs, by signs and similitudes,
as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
- William R. Alger

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with
the popular ignorance and also with the great need
of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
- Cleveland Abbe

Proverbs often contradict one another,
as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap
promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost;
that absence makes the heart grow fonder,
but out of sight, out of mind.
- Leo Rosten

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Carpe Diem (Seize the day)
- Latin Proverb

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

Better late than never.
- Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

A meowing cat can't catch mice.
- Yiddish Proverb

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

He who hesitates is lost.
- Proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

The show must go on.
- Proverb

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb


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