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Proverbs Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Proverbs

Please enjoy these Proverbs Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Spiritual Values Christian Religion Inspirational Bible

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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

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

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

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

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

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

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

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish 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

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

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

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

The show must go on.
- Proverb

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

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.
- Spanish proverb

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

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

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

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

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

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

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

Carpe Diem (Seize the day)
- Latin Proverb

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

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

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

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

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining.
- Proverb


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