Proverbs Quotes

He who prizes little things is worthy of great ones

German Proverb

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

Chinese Proverb

He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers

African Proverb

There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control ð your mind and your mouth.

African Proverb

Great men in judicial places will never want authority.


The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it

Chinese Proverb

Eyes that do not cry, do not see.

Swedish 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

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

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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