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Never give a child a sword.
- Latin Proverb
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Best Quotes about Proverbs

1.
If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
Oriental Proverb

2.
Worries go down better with soup than without.
Jewish Proverb

3.
Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
Baker, Nicholson

4.
Who begins too much accomplishes little.
German Proverb

5.
He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
Johnson, Samuel

6.
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

7.
Maxims and aphorisms, let us remember that wisdom is the true salt of literature, and the books that are most nourishing are richly stored with it, and that is the main object to seek in reading books.
Morely, John

8.
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.
Chinese Proverb

9.
When you drink the water, remember the spring.
Chinese Proverb

10.
If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
Italian Proverb

11.
Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.
Seneca

12.
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
Spanish Proverb

13.
Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.
Spanish Proverb

14.
Hold a true friend with both hands.
Nigerian Proverb

15.
Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
Jewish Proverb

16.
Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.
Bulgarian Proverb

17.
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Proverb

18.
Make your bargain before beginning to plow.
Arab Proverb

19.
Don't make use of another's mouth unless it has been lent to you.
Belgian Proverb

20.
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

21.
When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.
Albanian Proverb

22.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

23.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
Cervantes, Miguel De

24.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb

25.
Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
Swedish Proverb

26.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Latin Proverb

27.
A proverb is the child of experience.
Proverb, English

28.
No people require maxims so much as the American. The reason is obvious: the country is so vast, the people always going somewhere, from Oregon apple valley to boreal New England, that we do not know whether to be temperate orchards or sterile climate.
Dahlberg, Edward

29.
They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.
Joubert, Joseph

30.
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.
Kurdish Proverb

31.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
Jewish Proverb

32.
Praise youth and it will prosper.
Irish Proverb

33.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Chinese Proverb

34.
Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
Jewish Proverb

35.
It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
Italian Proverb

36.
A full cup must be carried steadily.
English Proverb

37.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese proverb

38.
Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
Arab Proverb

39.
How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G.

40.
A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
Keats, John

41.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb

42.
Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
Hardy, Thomas

43.
Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law.
Japanese Proverb

44.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Spanish Proverb

45.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb

46.
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
Dutch Proverb

47.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb

48.
It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.
Latin Proverb

49.
There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.
Carlyle, Thomas

50.
Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees.
Swedish Proverb


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