Proverbs

Quotations

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Chinese proverb

Only a fool tests the water with both feet.

African proverb

It is a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.

Unknown (commonly attrib. Anonymous)

A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea.

Dutch Proverb

May the Lord welcome you in Heaven, at least an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.

This too shall pass.

Hebrew saying

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

Spanish Proverb

The darkest hour is that before the dawn.

English proverb

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

Latin 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

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

Italian Proverb

It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.

Chinese proverb

Praying kneads no dough.

Russian proverb

May you live a thousand years, and I, one day less, so that I might never know the world without the pleasure of your company.

Hungarian wedding toast

He who seeks advice seldom errs.

Philippine proverb

A man has no business to marry a woman who can’t make him miserable. It means she can’t make him happy.

Every path has its puddle.

English proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly.
Be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Too much humility is pride.

German Proverb

To listen is to learn, and to understand is to inspire.

Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

Indian Proverb

One picture is worth a thousand words.

Chinese proverb

A lie well stuck to is as good as the truth.

English proverbs

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.

Bad news rides a fast horse.

Cowboy saying