Proverbs quotes

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.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]

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When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.

- Albanian Proverb

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. [Proverbs 12:6]

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The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. [Proverbs 19:11]

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Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath. [Proverbs 29:8]

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The palest ink is better than the best memory.

- Chinese Proverb

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman. [Proverbs 21:19]

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The purpose of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. [Proverbs 20:5]

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

- Bacon, Francis

Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.

- Chinese Proverb

A soft answer truth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Proverbs 15:1]

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Patch grief with proverbs.

- Shakespeare, William

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. [Proverbs 18:19]

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It is not enough to aim; you must hit.

- Italian Proverb

For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.

- Florio, John

He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. [Proverbs 18:9]

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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

If you believe everything you read, better not read.

- Japanese Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.

- Japanese Proverb

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