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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese 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)

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

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

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

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

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

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

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

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

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

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

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

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

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

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- 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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
- German Proverb

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

He who hesitates is lost.
- 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

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

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

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

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

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

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Carpe Diem (Seize the day)
- Latin Proverb

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

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

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

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

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

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

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

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

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


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