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Proverbs Quotes


If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.
African Proverb

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

Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
American Indian ProverbGood habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Proverb

Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.
Arab Proverb

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

Make your bargain before beginning to plow.
Arab Proverb

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

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

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

Do not employ handsome servants.
Chinese Proverb

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
Chinese Proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb

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

If you bow at all, bow low.
Chinese Proverb

Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
Chinese Proverb

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

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

The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Czech Proverb

The big thieves hang the little ones.
Czech Proverb

When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
Czech Proverb

Ask advice only of your equals.
Danish Proverb

He who would leap high must take a long run.
Danish Proverb

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

A full cup must be carried steadily.
English Proverb

Don't fall before you're pushed.
English Proverb

Use soft words and hard arguments.
English Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
English Proverb

Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.
French Proverb

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

Charity sees the need not the cause.
German Proverb

Never give advice unless asked.
German Proverb

Who begins too much accomplishes little.
German Proverb

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

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Indian Proverb

Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
Indian Proverb

Praise youth and it will prosper.
Irish Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb

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

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

The best armor is to keep out of range.
Italian Proverb

Don't stay long when the husband is not at home.
Japanese Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb

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

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese Proverb

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb

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

Don't be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don't be bitter, lest you be spewed out.
Jewish Proverb

Don't live in a town where there are no doctors.
Jewish Proverb

Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.
Jewish Proverb

He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Jewish Proverb

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb

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

Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.
Jewish Proverb

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

Worries go down better with soup than without.
Jewish Proverb

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

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

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

Never give a child a sword.
Latin Proverb

A smiling face is half the meal.
Latvian Proverb

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
Malayan Proverb

Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.
Malayan Proverb

Hold a true friend with both hands.
Nigerian Proverb

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

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
Persian Proverb

Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Scandinavian Proverb

Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
Scottish Proverb

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
Scottish Proverb

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Slovenian Proverb

Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.
Spanish Proverb

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

Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Spanish Proverb

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

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Spanish Proverb

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

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

Buy on the rumor; sell on the news.
Wall Street Proverb

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
Welsh Proverb

Complain to one who can help you.
Yugoslav Proverb

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
Yugoslav Proverb
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