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Proverbs and Sayings

Old English, Ancient Chinese, Yiddish, and Modern Proverbs

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Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

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Proverbs and Sayings about Life

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
- old English proverb

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous proverb

Actions speak louder than words.
- Anonymous

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Happiness depends upon ourselves
- Aristotle

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

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Comparisons are odious.
- old English proverb

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

This too, shall pass.
- Bible

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

Practice makes perfect.
- Anonymous

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous proverb

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Anonymous proverb

Well begun is half done.
- Aristotle

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

The most difficult phase of life is not when no one understands you, it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous quote

Let bygones be bygones.
- Anonymous proverb

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- old English proverb

Two wrongs don't make a right.
- Anonymous proverb

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
- Aristotle

Man does not live by bread alone.
- Biblical proverb

Experience is the best teacher.
- Anonymous

There are none so blind as those, that will not see.
- Anonymous proverb

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
- old English proverb

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Every cloud has a silver lining.
- Anonymous proverb

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

A fool and his money are soon parted.
- old English proverb

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

All that glisters is not gold.
- old English proverb

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- old English proverb

Success is a journey, not a destination.
- Ben Sweetland

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Persistence prevails when all else fails!
- Anonymous

Faith can move mountains.
- Anonymous

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Love conquers all.
- Virgil

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

The lessons of the past provide the path to the future.
- Anonymous

Many hands make light work.
- Anonymous

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday
- Anonymous

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Leap and the net will appear.
- John Burroughs

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm Forbes

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
George Bernard Shaw

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Brontë

Stay Alert, and doors will open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ancient Chinese Proverbs

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- ancient Chinese proverb

I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.
- ancient Chinese proverb (Confucius)

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The longest journey begins with a single step.
- ancient Chinese proverb

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

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

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.
- ancient Chinese proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- ancient Chinese proverb

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
- Chinese proverb

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves.
- ancient Chinese proverb

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

To lead people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

Yiddish Proverbs

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

A meowing cat can't catch mice.
- Yiddish Proverb


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