Proverbs Quotes

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

Chinese Proverb

Silence is medication for sorrow

Arab Proverb

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections

Chinese Proverb

Arrogance diminishes wisdom

Arabian Proverb

What the daughter does, the mother did.

Jewish Proverb

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.


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

Proverb, Chinese

Rotten wood cannot be carved

Chinese Proverbs

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood

Chinese Proverbs

The wood will renew the foliage it sheds.

Irish Proverb

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

Zen Proverb

He will never worship well the image on the altar who knew it when it was a trunk of wood in the garden

Spanish Proverb

The block of wood should not dictate to the carver

Maori Proverb

A poor person is often worthy.

Irish Proverb

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Greek Proverb

Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight

Proverbs 11:1

Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.

Proverbs 16:8

He that canít endure the bad will not live to see the good.

Yiddish Proverb

He who wants to eat honey should endure the stings.

Lebanese Proverb

Insults should be well avenged or well endured.

Spanish Proverb

Only he who knows his own weaknesses can endure those of others.

Japanese Proverb

The stupid fear fortune, the wise endure it.

Latin Proverb

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

Traditional Proverb

To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.

Japanese Proverb

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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