Proverbs Quotes

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends

African Proverb

Blood cannot be washed out with blood.

Afghan Proverb

If you plan for a year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate your children.

Chinese Proverb

If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can

Yiddish Proverb

Don\'t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

English Proverb

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

Yugoslavian Proverb

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

A girls heart is like a dark wood

Russian Proverb

Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.

Danish Proverb

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures


A half truth is a whole lie.

Yiddish Proverb

Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.

Proverbs 19:11

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people

Proverbs 11:3

Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest.

Proverbs 19:22

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.

American Proverb

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals.


Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach

German Proverb

Diet cures more than the lancet.

Spanish Proverb

The best defense is a good offence


Do not look where you fell but where you slipped.


Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight

African Proverb

A dog in desperation will leap over a wall

Chinese Proverbs

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.

Slovenian Proverb

It is not with saying, Honey, Honey, that sweetness will come into the mouth.

African Proverb

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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