Proverbs

God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers.-Jewish proverb

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.-Chinese proverb

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese proverb

If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else. -Chinese proverb
    
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. -Chinese proverb

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

In teaching others we teach ourselves. -Chinese proverb    

Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself. -Chinese proverb

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. -Chinese proverb


Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow. -Chinese proverb

One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them. -Chinese proverb

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people. -Chinese proverb

Tell the truth and then run. -Chinese proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. -Chinese proverb

Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee. -Spanish proverb

A heart that loves is always young. -Greek proverb

A mother's heart is always with her children. -Indian Proverb

No bees, no honey; no work, no money. -Indian Proverb
    
It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them. -Indian Proverb

If the wife sins, the husband is not innocent. -Italian proverb

There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them. -Indian Proverb

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. -Chinese proverb

With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough. -Chinese proverb

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. -Indian Proverb

Not everything which is bad comes to hurt us. -Italian proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. -Chinese proverb

Children and drunks always speak the truth. -Indian Proverb

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. -English proverb

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow. -Chinese proverb

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. -Jewish proverb

The tongue can paint what the eye can't see. -Chinese proverb

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. -Chinese proverb

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome. -Chinese proverb

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom. -Chinese proverb

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives. -English proverb

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. -Chinese proverb

The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness. -Chinese proverb

It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears. -German proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. -English proverb

Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love. -Indian Proverb

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep. -Chinese proverb

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. -Chinese proverb

Choose your wife as you wish your children to be. -Indian Proverb

God delays but doesn't forget. -Spanish proverb

Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away. -Indian Proverb

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. -Jewish proverb

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking. -Chinese proverb

A mother understands what a child does not say. -Jewish proverb

Marrying is easy, it's housework that's hard. -Chinese proverb

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth. -Jewish proverb

Try and trust will move mountains. -Chinese proverb

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. -German proverb

Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains. -Chinese proverb

Who ceases to be a friend never was one. -Greek proverb

Six feet of earth make all men equal. -Chinese proverb

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. -Chinese proverb

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. -German proverb

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody. -English proverb

A truth spoken before its time is dangerous. -Greek proverb

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box. -Italian proverb

Life is a dream walking death is a going home. -Chinese proverb

Death is a shadow that always follows the body. -English proverb

If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see. -Spanish proverb

The eye is the mirror of the soul. -Chinese proverb

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. -Spanish proverb

If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse. -Chinese proverb

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. -Proverb

Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite. -Chinese proverb

He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not. -Italian proverb

When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding. -Chinese proverb

Three things drive a man outdoors; smoke, a leaking roof and a scolding wife. -Chinese proverb

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

Pride is the mask of one's own faults. -Jewish proverb

Kindness begets kindness. -Greek proverb

Kind words are worth much and they cost little. -Chinese proverb

He who is not impatient is not in love. -Italian proverb

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.-English proverb

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. -Jewish proverb

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away. -English proverb

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree. -English proverb

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. -English proverb

It's tough trying to keep your feet on the ground, your head above the clouds, your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your finger on the pulse, your eye on the ball and your ear to the ground. -Chinese proverb

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. -German proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall. -English proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Chinese proverb

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. -Italian proverb

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies. -Spanish proverb

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family. -Jewish proverb

Often he who does too much does too little. -Italian proverb

Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork. -English proverb

Practice what you preach. -Chinese proverb

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men. -Chinese proverb

A man grows most tired while standing still. -Chinese proverb

Lost time is never found again. -Chinese proverb

When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much may supply us with plenty of future worries. -Chinese proverb

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. -Chinese proverb

Those that will not hear must be made to feel. -German proverb

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. -Spanish proverb

What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away. -Chinese proverb

After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved. -Italian proverb

I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one. -Chinese proverb

All criminals turn preachers under the gallows. -Chinese proverb

The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake. -Chinese proverb

No one is worse, for knowing the worst of themselves. -Chinese proverb

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance. -English proverb

Act quickly, think slowly. -Greek proverb

Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be. -German proverb

A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap. -Chinese 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

The heart that truly loves never forgets. -Chinese proverb

The first step toward greatness is to be honest. -Chinese proverb

Climb mountains to see lowlands. -Chinese proverb

The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one. -Jewish proverb

Loneliness breaks the spirit. -Jewish proverb

Lying and stealing are next door neighbors. -Arabian proverb

One of these days, is none of these days. -Chinese proverb

Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it. -Chinese proverb

Patience when teased is often transformed into rage. -Chinese proverb

That which proves too much, proves nothing! -Chinese proverb

The back of one door is the face of another. -Chinese proverb

Masters who sacrifice for servants will receive the gift of loyalty. -Chinese proverb

The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust. -Persian proverb

The palest ink lasts longer than the most retentive memory. -Chinese proverb

Offenders never pardon. -Chinese proverb

If you wish for peace be ready for war. -Chinese proverb

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity. -Arabian proverb

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. -Chinese proverb

When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away. -English proverb

Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life. -Chinese proverb

Respect starts with yourself. -Chinese proverb

Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong. -German proverb

The right man comes at the right time. -Italian proverb

Love rules his kingdom without a sword. -Chinese proverb

Luck is infatuated with the efficient. -Persian proverb

Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with. -Chinese proverb

Big mouthfuls often choke. -Italian proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. -Spanish proverb

God is closest to those with broken hearts. -Jewish proverb

After the game the King and pawn go into the same box. -Italian proverb

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money. -Jewish proverb

We all end up in a single bed sooner or later. -Chinese proverb

We pay when old for the excesses of youth. -Chinese proverb

A beard signifies lice, not brains. -Greek proverb

No one is as angry as the person who is wrong. -Chinese proverb

Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker. -Spanish proverb

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. -Jewish proverb

Many lick before they bite. -Chinese proverb

What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire. -Chinese proverb

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. -Chinese proverb

Envy eats nothing, but its own heart. -German proverb

Hunger is a good cook. -Chinese proverb

Force without forecast is to little avail. -Chinese proverb

First deserve then desire. -Chinese proverb

Precept guides, but example draws. -Chinese proverb

An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching. -Chinese proverb

The end justifies the means. -English Proverb

The person who lives by hope will die by despair. -Italian proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. -Chinese proverb

He who does not research has nothing to teach. -English Proverb

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. -Jewish proverb

Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder. -Greek proverb

Truth fears nothing but concealment. -English Proverb

By others faults the wise correct their own. -English Proverb

A good wife and health is a mans best wealth. -English Proverb

The longest day soon comes to an end. -English Proverb

A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling. -Spanish proverb

Want is the mother of industry. -English Proverb

Two wrongs do not make a right. -English proverb

Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. -English Proverb

Pardon is the choicest flower of victory. -Arabian proverb

A dog that barks much is never a good hunter. -English Proverb

The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones. -Spanish proverb

Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed. -English Proverb

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar. -Greek proverb

To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love. -German proverb

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes. -Chinese proverb

The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves. -English Proverb

The sinning is the best part of repentance. -Arabian proverb

The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown. -Jewish proverb

The silent dog is the first to bite. -English Proverb

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. -Arabian proverb

Speak and the man shall be shown. -English Proverb

Two great talkers will not travel far together. -Spanish proverb

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it. -Arabian proverb

A good speaker makes a good liar. -German proverb

What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can. -German proverb

The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil. -Arabian proverb

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight. -English Proverb

It is better to run back than run the wrong way. -English Proverb

Step by step one goes very far. -English Proverb

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string. -Persian proverb

If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. -English Proverb

Great thieves punish little ones. -English Proverb

In times of trouble leniency becomes crime. -Proverb

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. -Spanish proverb

Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion. -Arabian proverb

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    Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.

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    Forgive and forget.

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    He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him. -Persian proverb

Seven's a banquet nine a brawl. -English Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. -English proverb

When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick. -English Proverb

Weave in faith and God will find the thread. -English Proverb

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water. -Chinese proverb

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. -Chinese proverb

In a broken nest there are few whole eggs. -Chinese proverb

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently. -Chinese proverb

All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them. -Chinese proverb

None but a mule denies his family. -Arabian proverb

Think of many things, do only one. -English Proverb

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. -English Proverb

Fire is never a gentle master -English Proverb

Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth. -Arabian proverb

Slow help is no help. -English Proverb

Old wine and friends improve with age. -Italian proverb

An eagle does not catch flies. -English Proverb

The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride. -English Proverb

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands. -English proverb

Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses. -German proverb

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. -Chinese proverb

Old age though despised, is coveted by all. -English Proverb

Talk doesn't cook rice. -Chinese proverb

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. -Italian proverb

The greatest step is out the door. -German proverb

To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is. -Chinese proverb

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing. -English proverb

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love. -English Proverb

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. -Chinese proverb

Something you don't want is dear at any price.-English Proverb

The gods sell all things at a fair price. -English Proverb

Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed. -Spanish proverb

Charity sees the need, not the cause. -German proverb

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance. -English Proverb

The beginning is the half of every action. -Greek proverb

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. -Chinese proverb

The first mistake are theirs who commit them, the second are theirs that permit them. -English Proverb

Neither blame or praise yourself. -English Proverb

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

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. -Jewish proverb

Gray hairs are death's blossoms. -English proverb

Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom. -Greek proverb

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. -English proverb

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.-Chinese proverb

Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound. -English Proverb

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. -English proverb

Your friend has a friend; don't tell him. -Chinese proverb

The healthy die first. -Italian proverb

Some evils are cured by contempt. -English Proverb

He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything. -Arabian proverb

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. -Chinese proverb

Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy. -Italian proverb

Substance is not enough, accident is also required. -Italian proverb

Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money. -Spanish proverb

A jack of both sides, is before long, trusted by nobody, and abused by both parties. -English Proverb

Luck is the idol of the idle. -English Proverb

When God throws the dice are loaded. -Greek proverb

Luck seeks those who flee and flees those who seek it. -German proverb

The word that is heard perishes, but the letter that is written remains. -English Proverb

Live today for tomorrow it will all be history. -English Proverb

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. -Arabian proverb

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek proverb

One joy scatters a hundred grieves. -Chinese proverb

Where the law is uncertain there is no law. -English Proverb

Lawyers and painters can soon make what's black, white. -English Proverb

The more laws the less justice. -English Proverb

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society. -Greek proverb

Manana is often the busiest day of the week. -Spanish proverb

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. -Chinese proverb

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools. -English Proverb

Opportunities neglected can never be recovered. -English Proverb

Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad. -Greek proverb

When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly out of the mouth. -English Proverb

Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth. -Greek proverb

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again. -Arabian proverb

Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure. -Jewish proverb

Short prayers reach heaven. -English Proverb

Ownership is to fear. -English Proverb

What is not yours always chirps for its master. -Spanish proverb

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. -Spanish proverb

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. -English proverb

People will in a great degree, and not without reason, form their opinion of you by that they have of your friends, as, says the -Spanish proverb

Buying is cheaper than asking. -German proverb

A miser and a liar bargain quickly. -Greek proverb

The mob has many heads but no brains. -English proverb

Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small. -Jewish proverb

Money begets money. -Italian proverb

The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller but one. -Italian proverb

The day you marry, it is either kill or cure. -Spanish proverb

Those that marry for money sell their liberty. -English Proverb

You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't. -English Proverb

Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. -German proverb

Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out. -Arabian proverb

The multitude is always wrong. -English Proverb

One lives in the world's memory only by what they have done in the world's behalf. -English Proverb

Silent men like still waters, are deep and dangerous. -Proverb

Prudent men woo thrifty women. -German proverb

Quackery has no friend like gullibility. -English Proverb

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. -English Proverb

A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet. -German proverb

The poor man's budget is full of schemes. -English Proverb

When money is taken freedom is forsaken. -English Proverb

If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives. -Chinese proverb

He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin. -English proverb

If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird. -Jewish proverb

Where gold speaks every tongue is silent. -Italian proverb

Let not turn fun to mischief. -English Proverb

Moderate profits fill the purse. -Italian proverb

Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear. -English Proverb

Money spent on the mind is never spent in vain. -English Proverb

There is no greater misfortune, than to not be able to endure misfortune. -English Proverb

Misfortune does not always result in harm. -Italian proverb

When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth -Persian proverb

An old error is always more popular than a new truth. -German proverb

Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge. -English proverb

Hedges between keep friendships green. -English Proverb

Always something new, seldom something good. -German proverb

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks. -English proverb

Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see? -English proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. -English proverb

When fortune knocks open the door. -German proverb

Don't spur a willing horse. -English Proverb

The Irish ignore anything they can't drink or punch. -English Proverb

Nature surpasses nurture. -English Proverb

Foul water will quench fire. -English proverb

That which is escaped now is pain to come. -English Proverb

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself. -Chinese proverb

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders. -English proverb

He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief. -Jewish proverb

Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten. -German proverb

Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. -Chinese proverb

Patience, money and time bring all things to past. -English Proverb

When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere. -English Proverb

No barber shaves so close but another finds his work. -English proverb

Too aim is not enough, you must hit! -German proverb

Don't halt before you are lame. -English proverb

Never say die. -English Proverb

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. -English Proverb

If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential. -English Proverb

One hour in the execution of justice is worth seventy years of prayer. -English Proverb

No one can pray well, but those who live well. -English Proverb

Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it. -English proverb

The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers. -German proverb

Today must not borrow from tomorrow. -German proverb

No price is too low for a bear or too high for a bull. -English Proverb

Take what you want, God said to man, and pay for it. -Spanish proverb

Unless a serpent devour a serpent it will not become a dragon. Unless one power absorb another, it will not become great. -English Proverb

He who pays the piper calls the tune. -English Proverb

Praise makes good people better and bad people worse. -English Proverb

People blame themselves for the purpose of being praised. -English Proverb

The best way to get praise is to die. -Italian proverb

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is. -English proverb

A poor man is all schemes. -Spanish proverb

The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he could. -Spanish proverb

Voice of one, voice of none. -Italian proverb

Persuasion is better than force. -English Proverb

Rome was not built in a day. -English Proverb

If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity. -Italian proverb

One step at a time is good walking. =Chinese proverb

Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain. -English Proverb

The one who pleased everybody died before they were born. -English Proverb

Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness. -English Proverb

When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window. -English Proverb

A proverb is the child of experience. -English proverb

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

When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.-Italian proverb

Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. -Proverb

Could everything be done twice it would be done better. -English Proverb

Quicker by taking more time. -English Proverb

Pay beforehand if you would have your work poorly done. -English Proverb

Reason lies between the bridle and the spur. -Italian proverb

Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow. -Spanish proverb

Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together. -English Proverb

We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.-English Proverb

He who begins and does not finish loves their pains. -English Proverb

Begin to weave and God will give the thread. -German proverb

The rich never have to seek out their relatives. -Italian proverb

A maker of idols is never an idolater. -Chinese proverb

There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give. -English Proverb

He loses his thanks who promises and delays. -English Proverb

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter. -Chinese proverb

Nothing weights lighter than a promise.-German proverb

A full cup must be carried steadily. -English proverb

Riches have wings. -English Proverb

Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk. -Arabian proverb

If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it. -Persian proverb

A secret between two is God's secret, between three is all men's. -Spanish proverb

The burden one likes is cheerfully carried. -English Proverb

How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward. -English Proverb

Rest breeds rust. -German proverb

The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep. -English Proverb

Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. -English Proverb

Possession is nine tenths of the law. -English Proverb

By doing nothing we learn to do ill. -English Proverb

Sloth is the key to poverty. -English Proverb

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy. -German proverb

A young man idle, an old man needy. -English proverb

Those that rule must hear and be deaf, must see and be blind. -German proverb

Among the blind the one eyed is king. -English Proverb

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag. -English Proverb

Never do that by proxy which you can do yourself. -Italian proverb

Lawyers and woodpeckers have long bills. -English Proverb

Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind. -English proverb

He who knows little quickly tells it. -Italian proverb

Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men. -Spanish proverb

It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it. -Persian proverb

He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow. -Spanish proverb

What little Jack does not learn, big John will never. -German proverb

The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp. -Italian proverb

What you don't know can't hurt you . -English Proverb

Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant. -English Proverb

Kings have many ears and eyes. -English Proverb

Who knows most believes least. -English Proverb

Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad. -English Proverb

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised. -Proverb

Even rabbits insult an dead lion. -Proverb

He who puts up with insult invites injury. -Jewish proverb

You don't need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have intelligence. -Jewish proverb

'Tis money that begets money. -English proverb

Many a true word is spoken in jest. -English proverb

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live. -Proverb

A light heart lives long. -Proverb

Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do. -Proverb

In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray. -German proverb

There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes. -Persian proverb

It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love. -Jewish proverb

Never tell your story to a deaf man. -Proverb

A hungry stomach has no ears. -Proverb

Liberty is God's gift, liberties the devil s. -German proverb

''They say'' is often a great liar. -Proverb

We learn by teaching. -Proverb

Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others. -English proverb

He has hard work who has nothing to do. -Proverb

When a habit begins to cost money, it's called a hobby. -Jewish proverb

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son. -Persian proverb

Civility costs nothing. -Proverb

Nothing is more noble than politeness, and nothing more ridiculous than ceremony. -Proverb

Love laughs at locksmiths. -English Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together. -English Proverb

Too much humility is pride. -German proverb

One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool. -Chinese proverb

Hunger is the best sauce. -Italian proverb

The hardest work of all is to do nothing. -English Proverb

He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers. -English Proverb

An idle brain is the devil's workshop. -English proverb

A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor. -English Proverb

Ease and honor are seldom bedfellows. -English Proverb

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. -English Proverb

Quit not certainty for hope. -English Proverb

He gains a great deal who loses a vain hope. -Italian proverb

We are usually the best men when in the worst health. -English proverb

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring. -Chinese proverb

Where one is wise two are happy. -Proverb

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness. -Spanish proverb

Many can bear adversity, but few contempt. -Proverb

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

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero's heart. -Proverb

No sheath shall hold what finds its home in flesh. -Proverb

If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him. -Chinese proverb

Do not employ handsome servants. -Chinese proverb

The saving man becomes the free man. -Chinese proverb

Tomorrow never comes. -English Proverb

Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth. -Arabian proverb

When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh. -Chinese proverb

Gifts dissolve rocks. -English Proverb

Gifts make their way through stone walls. -English Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. -English Proverb

Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little. -Chinese proverb

Take heed you do not find what you do not seek. -English proverb

It is better to finish something than begin. -English Proverb

Man does what he can, God does what he will. -English Proverb

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

Good habits result from resisting temptation. -English Proverb

All things grow with time, except grief. -Jewish proverb

Grief is light that is capable of counsel. -English Proverb

Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river. -Chinese proverb

Office without pay makes thieves. -German proverb

Every man for himself and God for us all. -Spanish proverb

There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn. -Chinese proverb

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. -English proverb

A wicked book cannot repent. -English Proverb

There is no robber worse than a bad book. -Italian proverb

Who goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing. -English Proverb

People lend only to the rich. -English Proverb

Quick to borrow is always slow to pay. -English Proverb

When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps. -English Proverb

Work is our business; it's success is God's. -German proverb

Don't open a shop unless you like to smile. -Chinese proverb

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

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best. -Chinese proverb

Beware of one who has nothing to lose. -Italian proverb

Caution is the parent of safety. -English Proverb

When a fox preaches, take care of your geese. -English Proverb

If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it. -Persian proverb

Ceremony is the smoke of friendship. -Chinese proverb

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous. -Chinese proverb

There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.-English Proverb

To change and change for the better are two different things. -German proverb

The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition. -English Proverb

People who have little to do are excessive talkers. -English Proverb

Contraries are cured by contraries. -English Proverb

I came to the place of my birth and cried, ''The friends of my youth, where are they?'' And echo answered, ''Where are they?'' -Arabian proverb

Some people are born hammers, others anvils. -English Proverb

The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. -English Proverb

Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast. -Italian proverb

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. -Arabian proverb

Drink nothing with out seeing it; sign nothing without reading it. -Spanish proverb

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it. -Persian proverb

He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it. -Proverb

Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad. -Italian proverb

Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off. -English proverb

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods. -English proverb

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him. -Chinese proverb

Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today. -Proverb

He that jokes confesses. -Italian proverb

Who ever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in their path. -Proverb

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves. -German proverb

A clear conscience is a soft pillow. -German proverb

The best counselors are the dead. -Proverb

The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself. -Proverb

Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it. Proverb

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. -English Proverb

A pig bought on credit is forever grunting. -Spanish proverb

Locks keep out only the honest. -Jewish proverb

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking. -English Proverb

While the doctors consult, the patient dies. -English proverb

A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content. -English Proverb

Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar. -Proverb

Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments. -English Proverb

Private reproof is the best grave for private faults. -English Proverb

Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm. -English Proverb

Never find fault with the absent. -English Proverb

The journey is the reward. -Chinese proverb

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. -Chinese proverb

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. -English proverb

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. -English Proverb

If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done. -English Proverb

An old man loved is winter with flowers. -German proverb

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. -English proverb

The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain. -Chinese proverb

Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit. -English Proverb

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent. -Spanish proverb

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well. -Spanish proverb

If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice. -Chinese proverb

Never give advice in a crowd. -Arabian proverb

Never give advice unless asked. -German proverb

To advise is not to compel. -German proverb

To advise is easier than to help. -German proverb

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

Good advice is beyond all price. -English Proverb

A good beginning makes a good end. -English proverb

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy. -Persian proverb

Bed is the poor man's opera. -Italian proverb

If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only. -Arabian proverb

All things are becoming to good people. -English Proverb

Wide will wear, but tight will tear. -Proverb

The best mirror is an old friend. -Proverb

Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it. -Proverb

Soft words win hard hearts. -Proverb

Use soft words and hard arguments. -English proverb

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. -Spanish proverb

The fatter the flea the leaner the dog. -German proverb

Epigrams succeed where epics fail. -Persian proverb

Chins without beards deserve no honor. -Spanish proverb

A little man often cast a long shadow. -Italian proverb

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. -Proverb

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. -Proverb

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. -Italian proverb

From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor. -Proverb

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. -Proverb

The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish. -Proverb

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. -Chinese proverb

That fear may reach all, punish but few. -Proverb

A scalded cat dreads cold water. -Proverb

Gluttony kills more than the sword. -Proverb

If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us. -Proverb

Fair flowers are not left standing along the wayside long. -German proverb

A small family is soon provided for. -English proverb

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them. -English proverb

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. -Jewish proverb

One must either be the hammer or the anvil. -German proverb

Everyone pushes a falling fence. -Chinese proverb

The face is the index of the mind. -Proverb

A fool and his money are soon parted. -Proverb

The fool is always beginning to live. -Proverb

The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first. -Italian proverb

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side. -Jewish proverb

What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning. -Spanish proverb

He who eats alone chokes alone. -Arabian proverb

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

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. -Chinese proverb

He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress. -English proverb

Much meat, much disease. -Proverb

A reconciled friend is a double enemy. -Proverb

Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you. -Proverb

Never repeat old grievances. -Proverb

Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune. -Proverb

One's best fortune, or, their worst is their spouse. -Proverb

In bad fortune hold out, in good hold in. -German proverb

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. -Arabian proverb

Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy. Arabian proverb

A friend is known when needed. -Arabian proverb

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight. -English proverb

You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years. -English proverb

Short judgments make long friends. -Proverb

Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him. -English Proverb

A friend is someone who doesn't like the same people you do. -English Proverb

The time to make friends is before you need them. -English Proverb

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. -Spanish proverb

A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing. -Jewish proverb

Curses are like chickens, they always come home. -English Proverb

Custom is a tyrant. -English Proverb

A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea. -English Proverb

Danger past, God forgotten. -English Proverb

When the danger is past God is cheated. -Italian proverb

Between the anvil and the hammer. -German proverb

Biggest profits mean gravest risks. -Chinese proverb

When danger approaches, sing to it. -Arabian proverb

Death always comes too early or too late. -English proverb

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first. -Chinese proverb

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

Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire. -English Proverb

Our last garment is made without pockets. -Italian proverb

No answer is also an answer. -German proverb

Attack is the best form of defense. -English Proverb

He that seeks trouble never misses. -English proverb

We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death. -English Proverb

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away. -Persian proverb

Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt. -English Proverb

Out of debt, out of danger. -English Proverb

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. -English proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining. -English Proverb

The difference is wide that sheets will not decide. -English proverb

Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing. -English proverb

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him. -Chinese proverb

How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best. -English proverb

Never step over one duty to perform another. -English proverb

A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing. -Spanish proverb

Forever is a long bargain. -German proverb

By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome -English proverb

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me. -Italian proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. -English proverb

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald. -Chinese proverb

Don't cross the bridge till you come to it. -English proverb

Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom. -Chinese proverb

Doubt is the key to knowledge. -Persian proverb

A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter. -English proverb

Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things. -Chinese proverb

Better a living dog than a dead lion. -English proverb

Speak the truth and shame the devil. -English proverb

When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing. -English proverb

If you can't go over, you must go under. -Jewish proverb

Measure three times before you cut once. -English proverb

To him who is determined it remains only to act. -Italian proverb

Speak of the Devil and he appears. -Italian proverb

Cunning surpasses strength. -German proverb

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding. -German proverb

He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue. -Italian proverb

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord. -English proverb

At a round table there is no dispute about place. -Italian proverb

The best armor is to keep out of range. -Italian proverb

Speak little and to the purpose. -English proverb

Speak when you are spoken to. -English proverb

Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim. -English proverb

The less people think the more they talk. -English proverb

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers. -Arabian proverb

To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing. -Chinese proverb

When at a loss how to go on, cough. -Greek proverb

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion. -Arabian proverb

Still waters run deep. -English proverb

Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down. -Chinese proverb

Simplicity is the seal of truth. -English proverb

Silence implies consent. -English proverb

God helps them that help themselves.-Proverb

The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him. -Italian proverb

Who has a trade may go anywhere. -Spanish proverb

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. -English proverb

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

A little body often harbors a great soul. -Proverb

Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless. -Jewish proverb

What is a big shot except a little shot that kept on shooting. -English proverb

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. -English proverb

He who undertakes to be his own teacher has a fool for a pupil. -German proverb

Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least. -English proverb

To teach well, we need not say all that we know, Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under. -Proverb

Never offer to teach a fish to swim. -English proverb

A soft answer turneth away wrath. -English proverb

Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done. -Persian proverb

A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt. -Italian proverb

Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure. -English proverb

Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys. -Jewish proverb

It is the truth that irritates a person. -Spanish proverb

A wise man's day is worth a fool's life. -Arabian proverb

As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich. -English proverb

A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other. -Proverb

You can't take it with you when you go. -English proverb

A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel. -Spanish proverb

Of the wealth of the world each has as much as they take. -Italian proverb

Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it. -Italian proverb

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short. -English proverb

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

Time tries truth. -English proverb

Truth is the daughter of time. -English proverb

Necessity unites. -German proverb

It takes all sorts to make a world. -English proverb

The noblest vengeance is to forgive. -English proverb

With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich. -Chinese proverb

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth. -English proverb

The one who wills is the one who can. -English proverb

Who wills the end, wills the means. -English proverb

When the will is ready the feet are light. -English proverb

Water for oxen, wine for kings. -Spanish proverb

No wonder lasts over three days. -English proverb

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books. -Chinese proverb

Too much zeal spoils everything. -English proverb

Zeal is like fire: it needs both feeding and watching. -English proverb

It is later than you think. -Chinese proverb

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold. -Chinese proverb

Time is the soul of business. -English proverb

There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one. -English proverb

The morning hour has gold in its mouth. -German proverb

Plaster thick, some will stick. -English proverb

Soon enough is well enough. -English proverb

Now is the watchword of the wise. -English proverb

Time and I against any two. -Spanish proverb



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