Most popular Anonymous Quotes
Don't tell other people your troubles. Half of them aren't interested, and the other half will think you deserved it.
I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet.
I wouldn't give you a nickel for another child, but I wouldn't take a million for the ones l've got.
A silent man is not a conquered man.
Don't be a Buddhist - be a Buddha!
He that always complains is never pitied.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the first to be replaced.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
God is love.
God is light.
Honor all men.
Hear in silence.
War ends nothing.
Broth is meat tea.
In love is no lack.
Peace makes plenty.
When I rest, I rust.
One hand can't clap.
Hate has no medicine.
To teach is to learn.
Aiming isn't hitting.
The customer is king.
Be kind and carry on.
Anger ends in cruelty.
Charity never faileth.
Guile excels strength.
What hath God wrought.
Silence is also speech.
Better bend than break.
Tell the truth and run.
A beggar has no dignity.
Physician, heal thyself.
Worry never paid a bill.
In wine, there is truth.
His indecision is final.
History is herstory too.
A forest is in an acorn.
Words do not make flour.
A deadline spurs action.
Giving honors the giver.
Impatience is incurable.
Wishes won't wash dishes.
Stumbling is not falling.
He who hesitates is last.
Silence seldom doth harm.
A man deeds are his life.
The work praises the man.
Before honor is humility.
Too humble is half proud.
There is no little enemy.
Anger is a bad counselor.
If there is no wind, row.
Self-defense is not fear.
Go and wake up your luck.
Gossip needs no carriage.
Great sorrows are silent.
The journey is the reward.
Wisdom is a loving spirit.
True love never grows old.
Act quickly, think slowly.
Follow peace with all men.
To have more, desire less.
Virtue consists in action.
Every path has its puddle.
Love grows with obstacles.
Get thee behind me, Satan.
Smoking is pulmonary rape.
Beauty is a fading flower.
Be slow enough to be sure.
Distrust interested advice.
Fame is a magnifying glass.
Examine without corruption.
Honesty is the best policy.
Step by step, one goes far.
Never raise thy own praise.
Abundance is from activity.
Marriage is a covered dish.
There is no harm in asking.
Postpone not a good action.
Affection is a bad advisor.
Old men are twice children.
One should utter the truth.
As the master, so the work.
Tall trees catch more wind.
God loveth a cheerful giver.
Rebels aren't always rabble.
Honor thy father and mother.
Men prone to tears are good.
The end justifies the means.
Great desire obtains little.
Honesty is exact to a penny.
Love has no thought of self.
Who knows most speaks least.
The truth is the safest lie.
Nobody's sweetheart is ugly.
Blood is thicker than water.
Fate doesn't decide- You Do!
Never meet trouble half-way.
Money doesn't grow on trees.
All sunshine makes a desert.
If you are ugly, be winsome.
Time is a good story-teller.
Be thou faithful unto death.
Better to have than to wish.
In much wisdom is much pain.
Gold may be bought too dear.
Faith without works is dead.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Fame is better than fortune.
A half truth is a whole lie.
He who hates, hates himself.
Rivalry is better than envy.
Success is the best revenge.
Bad customs are not binding.
Marriage is heaven and hell.
What goes up must come down.
Apply thyself to discipline.
Who lives well sees far off.
Old birds are hard to pluck.
Necessity sharpens industry.
At the baths, all are equal.
To the victor go the spoils.
Nobody gets out of it alive.
Patience surpasses learning.
Love rejoiceth in the truth.
Memory plays strange tricks.
Policy goes beyond strength.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
Good luck beats early rising.
A feast is made for laughter.
I count only the sunny hours.
Don't hear one and judge two.
Health is better than wealth.
Remember where you came from.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Love me little, love me long.
All the world is one country.
Life is made up of tomorrows.
Life's journey is the reward.
Youth is wasted on the young.
Deliberating is not delaying.
Better to bend than to break.
A tame tongue is a rare bird.
A tree is known by its fruit.
How forcible are right words!
Do good and care not to whom.
No man can serve two masters.
Your reputation precedes you.
Ambition lubricates the mind.
Music is the language of God.
A friend loveth at all times.
Let no one despise thy youth.
Age withers only the outside.
Never cut what can be untied.
It takes money to make money.
Don't meet troubles half-way.
Never give advice in a crowd.
None of us liveth to himself.
Every day is a second chance.
Big fish eat the little fish.
The sun'll come out tomorrow.
Common fame is much to blame.
The unknown is ever imagined.
You learn something everyday.
Love levels all inequalities.
Let a smile be your umbrella.
Let us now praise famous men.
A wise mind is a loving mind.
The shortest answer is doing.
Luck has a slender anchorage.
What is not wisdom is danger.
A hungry man is an angry man.
A crab does not beget a bird.
There is strength in numbers.
Variety is the spice of life.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Do not call a fly an elephant.
Anything will fit a naked man.
You're only as old as you act.
Let love be without hypocrisy.
Good will is the best charity.
We walk by faith not by sight.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Wisdom is too high for a fool.
Incline thine ear unto wisdom.
Two heads are better than one.
Don't shake hands too eagerly.
A bird never flew on one wing.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
Example is an eloquent orator.
All that glitters is not gold.
Necessity turns lion into fox.
His wealth is superior to him.
Wish chastely and love dearly.
The truth shall make you free.
We are members one of another.
Every road has two directions.
In the beginning was the word.
Put not your trust in princes.
Good silence is near holiness.
Where is your ancient courage?
Boldness is the fruit of hope.
The law is a jealous mistress.
As dead as a church on Monday.
All feet cannot wear one shoe.
Great men are not always wise.
Vocation is the spine of life.
That hit the nail on the head.
Prosperity lets the bridle go.
The sun shines upon all alike.
What goes around comes around.
We learn to walk by stumbling.
Justifying a fault doubles it.
Take your medicine like a man.
Advice is easier than helping.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Everyone is kin to a rich man.
Whoever is rich is my brother.
Ready money works great cures.
Time and tide wait for no one.
To each, his own is beautiful.
Your deeds are your monuments.
Hunger is the teacher of many.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Light gains make heavy purses.
Rome was not built in one day.
Leadership casts a long shadow.
The Christian Right is neither.
A man who will pay has the say.
Opportunity never knocks twice.
Words often do more than blows.
Experience is non transferable.
Buy the truth, and sell it not.
Losers are always in the wrong.
One must pay Health its tithes.
Stars are not seen by sunshine.
One day your ship will come in.
Conduct has the loudest tongue.
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Leave it if you cannot mend it.
Good ware makes a quick market.
Things promised are things due.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
A man is rich who owes nothing.
Childhood and youth are vanity.
Diversity, yes; perversity, no.
Fire and straw soon make flame.
You can't argue with the facts.
Be not greedy of filthy profit.
One good turn deserves another.
Love covers all transgressions.
There's always room at the top.
Love is not without bitterness.
Love to live, and live to love.
A good name will shine forever.
What's past hope is past grief.
Business today, tomorrow never.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Give peace in our time, O Lord.
All kindness begins in purpose.
Gratitude is the heart's money.
Experience is the best teacher.
Wanton kittens make sober cats.
Repentance won't cure mischief.
You are never too old to learn.
Seek a wife in your own sphere.
Our own opinion is never wrong.
Who knows himself knows others.
Silence is the door of consent.
A good life keeps off wrinkles.
Nothing is achieved in a dream.
Their words burned like a lamp.
Think today and speak tomorrow.
In prosperity, no altars smoke.
Bear with evil and expect good.
Silence is sometimes the answer.
Save water-Shower with a Friend.
What you can not avoid, welcome.
Better living through chemistry.
Elbow-grease is the best polish.
A kind face is a beautiful face.
All is not lost that is delayed.
Only the strongest will survive.
Save your good times till later.
Leave not a stain in thine honor
The more laws, the less justice.
Bring forth fruit with patience.
The best medicine is temperance.
Give credit where credit is due.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
Caution is the parent of safety.
Judge a leader by the followers.
A fat purse never lacks friends.
Proverbs are the lamp of speech.
Words do not fall into the void.
No pear falls into a shut mouth.
The early bird catches the worm.
Inflation is a stab in the buck.
Good advice is beyond all price.
Patience is the key to paradise.
Better a refusal than deception.
Merchant today, beggar tomorrow.
Each day provides its own gifts.
A bird is known by his feathers.
Learning is there for every man.
Good fences make good neighbors.
You can't grow somebody else up.
Small riches hath the most rest.
Large desire is endless poverty.
A laborer is worthy of his hire.
A man has enough who is content.
There are tricks in every trade.
A flattering mouth worketh ruin.
He who laughs last, laughs best.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Much wealth brings many enemies.
Good understanding giveth favor.
The best colt needs breaking in.
Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.
While there's life there's hope.
A penny saved is a penny gained.
Righteousness exalteth a nation.
A man is never too old to yearn.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
It is easy to undress the naked.
Luck never gives; it only lends.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
One finger cannot lift a pebble.
Patience caught the nimble hare.
Every season brings its own joy.
As a man believes so he becomes.
A loan though old is not a gift.
A man who promises runs in debt.
Living well is the best revenge.
Confession is good for the soul.
They who marry for money earn it.
A man is known by his companions.
What a neighbor gets is not lost.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Every mother's child is handsome.
A child is what you put into him.
Two footsteps do not make a path.
The child may be rocked too hard.
Two in distress make sorrow less.
The comforter's head never aches.
Undo others before they undo you.
Something is better than nothing.
The light of the body is the eye.
By falling we learn to go safely.
Bridges are America's cathedrals.
No need to teach an eagle to fly.
A chattering bird builds no nest.
Add to your knowledge temperance.
The middle path is the safe path.
Nothing ventured. nothing gained.
A man is a lion in his own cause.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The bold attempt is half success.
Virtue is fairer far than beauty.
Work is the medicine for poverty.
War breaks out; peace settles in.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
What you don't know can hurt you.
The Kingdom of God is within you.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
Guests bring good luck with them.
Do what you ought, come what may.
Fame is but the breath of people.
Time is the seed of the universe.
Once more—this time with feeling.
The meek shall inherit the earth.
There's no time like the present.
Her hair has more body than I do.
He who never worries never cares.
Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
Poetry is the mirror of the soul.
Who loves well is slow to forget.
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
Love teaches even asses to dance.
Words divide us, action unite us.
Silence is a fence around wisdom.
A still tongue makes a wise head.
Money never cometh out of season.
Never eat more than you can lift.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
A good thing is soon snatched up.
Abundance, like want, ruins many.
Children are a poor man's riches.
Strife is better than loneliness.
He, knowing all, becomes the All.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Never judge a day by the weather.
Do as you would want done to you.
To be in the world but not of it.
Wisdom is the wealth of the wise.
Many doctors, death accomplished.
A great city, a great loneliness.
A wise man is known by few words.
It is the people who make a city.
Man doth not live by bread alone.
A hoary head is a crown of glory.
Age is a bad traveling companion.
What the people believe, is true.
The owl is the kind of the night.
Those who sing drive away sorrow.
A handsome man is not quite poor.
One who seeks advice seldom errs.
A dog is a lion in his own house.
Let every bird sing its own note.
The one that loves does not hate.
A good word maketh the heart glad.
Thinking is very far from knowing.
None but a mule denies his family.
By labor fire is got out of stone.
E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One.
A bird may be known by its flight.
Better wear out shoes than sheets.
Better keep peace than make peace.
Better to be born lucky than rich.
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
A healthy man is a successful man.
It is best to be on the safe side.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
Let us not be weary in well doing.
Use soft words and hard arguments.
Laughter is the music of the soul.
Question Authority, Why be normal?
A smile is the whisper of a laugh.
Too much talk will include errors.
He who laughs last laughs loudest.
Fuck'em if they can't take a joke.
Time flies when you're having fun.
Let us not be weary in doing well.
To a hasty demand a leisure reply.
Man has responsibility, not power.
One today is worth many tomorrows.
No tree falls at the first stroke.
A loveless life is a living death.
It takes a thief to catch a thief.
A good horse never lacks a saddle.
Where there is love there is pain.
The best mirror is a friend's eye.
All things come to those who wait.
Mother Love is ever in its spring.
Children's mouths speak the truth.
The ready back gets all the loads.
A wise child maketh a glad parent.
Do not ask advice of the ignorant.
Unto the pure all things are pure.
A multitude of words cloaks a lie.
Knock on the door before entering.
A tongue talks at the head's cost.
Better slip with foot than tongue.
Not every spring becomes a stream.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Say only a little but say it well.
One has only to die to be praised.
When luck enters, give him a seat!
The end doesn't justify the means.
Have a vision not clouded by fear.
Good counsel never comes too late.
Thinking is the essence of wisdom.
There is nothing so queer as folk.
Sleep, the near relative of death.
I dance to the tune that is played.
Faint hearts never win fair ladies.
Waffles are just pancakes with abs.
Thirst cannot be quenched by proxy.
Money is not gained by losing time.
Prolonged endurance tames the bold.
Never go straight; just go forward.
A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan.
When you are in the water you swim.
A word, once out, flies everywhere.
Many a one hears, but hears It not.
Charity suffereth long and is kind.
A good name is a sound inheritance.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth.
A good action is never thrown away.
Handsome apples are sometimes sour.
Let my mouth be filled with praise.
A man of silence is a man of sense.
Let patience have its perfect work.
Friendship is a furrow in the sand.
A miser and a liar bargain quickly.
Measure thrice before you cut once.
We are all related; We are all one.
It is difficult to trap an old fox.
To each age belongeth its own book.
Every man shall give as he is able.
There is no strength without unity.
More flavors than Howard Johnson's.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
The mind is the slayer of the real.
Do not covet the wealth of any man.
Where necessity speaks, it demands.
Let the facts speak for themselves.
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
Learn politeness from the impolite.
They dance well whom fortune pipes.
One flower will not make a garland.
A wife is the joy of a man's heart.
The first casualty of war is truth.
In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
Good things come to those who wait.
Politicians are like weather vanes.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Great engines turn on small pivots.
All bread is not baked in one oven.
Better no doctor at all than three.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Hold a true friend with both hands.
It's best not to burn your bridges.
Expression is the dress of thought.
A friend is easier lost than found.
Charity covers a multitude of sins.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Opportunity knocks but once. Jokes.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
Don't burn the candle at both ends.
Why do you think they call it dope?
Don't ask questions of fairy tales.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
A lawyer never goes to law himself.
Beauty will fade, but not goodness.
A heart that loves is always young.
Judge the contents, not the bottle.
Where there is smoke there is fire.
A faithful friend loves to the end.
Happiness takes no account of time.
He who travels has stories to tell.
Enthusiasm is the life of the soul.
Love will creep where it cannot go.
Advice should be viewed from behind.
Home is home, be it never so homely.
The present is a gift of the moment.
Fall seven times, stand up at eight.
For news of the heart, ask the face.
When the cat dies, the mice rejoice.
Give thy purse rather than thy time.
Fortune is blind, but not invisible.
Unused advantages are no advantages.
Faults are thick where love is thin.
A single tree can not make a forest.
The tongue wounds more than a lance.
Deeds are love and not fine phrases.
He does much who does a little well.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.
Thou art my hope in the day of evil.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
A rich man has no need of character.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Life is the only thing worth living.
A good thing if you know it — do it.
When the apple is ripe it will fall.
Money kills more people than a club.
A ragged colt may make a good horse.
Not to break is better than to mend.
There is no new thing under the sun.
A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
We hate delay, yet it makes us wise.
Hidden valor is as bad as cowardice.
Poverty without debt is real wealth.
True Understanding is Transcendence.
If it isn't perfect, make it better.
Do you believe in life before death?
The last mile is always the hardest.
What costs nothing is worth nothing.
Better is half a loaf than no bread.
A full cup must be carried steadily.
Go not empty unto thy mother-in-law.
Experience is the mother of science.
Health and cheerfulness make beauty.
Too much politeness conceals deceit.
There is a skeleton in every closet.
Anger is one letter short of danger.
True love is friendship set on fire.
A good companion makes good company.
Age is honorable and youth is noble.
Every animal knows more than you do.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Don't set the cart before the horse.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend.
Even a child is known by his doings.
A man who has children does not die.
There's No folly like being in love.
A fault confessed is half redressed.
Ambitious people don't make excuses.
He who findeth fault meaneth to buy.
Where love is, no room is too small.
They who love most are least valued.
Where love fails we espy all faults.
A little each day is much in a year.
Pluck the rose and leave the thorns.
Even a cat is a lion in her own lair.
A good denial, the best point in law.
They love too much that die for love.
Give him enough rope to hang himself.
A good goose may have an ill gosling.
He that keepeth the law, happy is he.
All are not saints that go to church.
To be prepared is to have no anxiety.
No mystery is closed to an open mind.
Simplify your life. Learn to say no.
The heart that loves is always young.
Empty sacks will never stand upright.
Ye have heard of the patience of Job.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
The bell is loud because it is empty.
Fields have eyes and woods have ears.
He that has no charity deserves none.
Who builds on the mob builds on sand.
The land is a mother that never dies.
Don't offer me advice; give me money.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
For ye have the poor always with you.
The more you know, the less you need.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
What greater crime than loss of time?
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
He that is not with me is against me.
If the sky falls, hold up your hands.
When you throw dirt, you lose ground.
There's a black sheep in every flock.
In the right place at the right time.
Kind words don't wear out the tongue.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
The knife of the family does not cut.
To depart from evil is understanding.
Who speaks, sows; who listens, reaps.
The wool seller knows the wool buyer.
Compassion will do more than passion.
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
The constant friend is never welcome.
He that knows little soon repeats it.
As you give love, you will have love.
What is done by night appears by day.
This hurts me more than it hurts you.
Predicament: the wage of consistency.
And ye shall eat the fat of the land.
Money grows on the trees of patience.
Men who are thirsty drink in silence.
Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.
National customs are national honors.
A man is not poor that feels content.
The eyes are the windows of the soul.
A smile you sent, will always return.
Nothing is so burdensome as a secret.
Wisdom is the gray hair unto the old.
Everyone smiles in the same language.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
The fish sees the bait, not the hook.
Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
In God we trust. All others pay cash.
What use is wisdom when folly reigns?
A talent is both gift and obligation.
Say unto wisdom: Thou art my brother.
Miss not the discourse of the elders.
Truth finds foes where it makes none.
Who has not courage should have legs.
What you can't acquire, don't desire.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Freely ye have received, freely give.
Different strokes for different folks.
All dreams spin out from the same web.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.
He that survives will see the outcome.
The tears of strangers are only water.
Tact is the intelligence of the heart.
Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust.
It's like being grounded for 18 years.
The forest is the poor man's overcoat.
Diligence is the greatest of teachers.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
You cannot compare apples and oranges.
Ambition is a dream with a V-8 engine.
Variety means nothing to a hungry man.
Ride the tributaries to reach the sea.
It is a long road that has no turning.
Trust is hard earned, and easily lost.
A guilty conscience is a hidden enemy.
We know so many things that aren't so.
Precepts may lead — but examples draw.
Hope for the best, but fear the worst.
Luck is infatuated with the efficient.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
The day is short and the work is long.
In God we trust; all others pay cash.
Use not today what tomorrow will need.
Love demands faith and faith firmness.
Better one word before than two after.
Talk is cheap until you hire a lawyer.
All people smile in the same language.
Be always as cheerful as ever you can.
Laughter translates into any language.
Trust in God—but tie your camel tight.
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.
Keep oneself unspotted from the world.
We get old too soon and wise too late.
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
You can't put new wine in old bottles.
Well knows the cat whose ear he licks.
One who knows little quickly tells it.
Move your neck according to the music.
When one will not, two cannot quarrel.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
An empty purse frightens away friends.
The place to spend a happy day — Home.
It is ill fishing if the hook is bare.
One lawyer will make work for another.
A word in due season — how good it is!
A flow of words is no proof of wisdom.
Judge not according to the appearance.
To know you have enough is to be rich.
The tongue is not steel — yet it cuts.
Gold goes in any gate except heaven's.
It is not enough to aim, you must hit.
What is bought is cheaper than a gift.
When a man is rich, he begins to save.
Keep the common road and you are safe.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
A good man showeth favor, and lendeth.
A promise delayed is justice deferred.
A generous confession disarms slander.
When the cat's away the mice will play.
The tamed tongue subdues the adversary.
Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.
Some do the sowing, others the reaping.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
Promise makes debts and debts promises.
When the devil leaves, heaven comes in.
Cheerfulness smoothes the road of life.
You can't take it with you when you go.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Why are you fearful? Have you no faith?
A man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Use your wit as a shield, not a dagger.
On the day of victory, no one is tired.
When in doubt who will win, be neutral.
Good to begin well, better to end well.
An ill workman always blames his tools.
Never be too big to look up to someone.
Animals aren't wild, they're just free.
When need is greatest, help is nearest.
In my Father's house are many mansions.
Youth looks forward but age looks back.
Praise the young and they will blossom.
Birds of a feather will flock together.
Don't try to fly before you have wings.
You can't please everyone all the time.
Mingle just a little folly with wisdom.
The fashion of this world passeth away.
He who tells the truth is not we liked.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
All things perish, Truth alone remains.
Intelligence is shown by good judgment.
Nonviolence is the supreme law of life.
Nothing that is natural is disgraceful.
The best cause requires a good pleader.
Rebellion is the sign of a healthy ego.
Borrowing is the first-born of poverty.
The best advice is found on the pillow.
Vain hopes cut one off from every good.
A dream is a wish that our heart makes.
Where does the ant die except in sugar.
He stands the tallest who stands alone.
If wanted your opinion, I'd ask for it.
It is not fish until it is on the bank.
Make your mind as pure as the blue sky.
Go abroad and you'll hear news of home.
The anvil lasts longer than the hammer.
The problem when solved will be simple.
A handsome shoe often pinches the foot.
Forget injuries, never forget kindness.
Gratitude can only be given, not taken.
Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
Gratefulness is the poor man's payment.
Where there's music, there can be love.
Separation secures manifest friendship.
Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.
A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
No man is wise enough to advise himself.
One arrow does not bring down two birds.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.
A man should learn to sail in all winds.
A mass of men equals a mass of opinions.
A sheep was never known to climb a tree.
The ax forgets but the cut log does not.
By losing present time we lose all time.
Alertness and courage are life's shield.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Now is now-here, but tomorrow's nowhere.
A young doctor makes a humpy churchyard.
You'll thank me when I'm six feet under.
Constant occupation prevents temptation.
You know not where a blessing may light.
Every day cannot be a feast of lanterns.
No one was ever lost on a straight road.
Words should be weighed and not counted.
One of these days is none of these days.
He who pays the piper may call the tune.
Learn a new language and get a new soul.
A moment's thinking is an hour in words.
If God be for us, who can be against us?
Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat.
A bird in the hand is worth ten fleeing.
One does not give a gift without motive.
Beauty is a good letter of introduction.
Every man must row with the oars he has.
A faithful man will abound in blessings.
God, please save me from your followers!
I will never forget old what's-his-name.
A fair skin often covers a crooked mind.
Sometimes you gotta say "What the Fuck".
When a man has luck, even his ox calves.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?
Poverty makes a free man become a slave.
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
One who is not impatient is not in love.
Better an uneasy peace than an easy war.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
The greatest artist was once a beginner.
Want a thing long enough, and you don't.
'Tis certain gain to help an honest man.
A clear conscience can bear any trouble.
You have to dig deep to bury your daddy.
A good conscience is a choice companion.
The good seaman is known in bad weather.
Nothing kills hope faster than cynicism.
Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself.
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
We grow too soon old and too late smart.
Even a family tree has to have some sap.
Hearken unto the father that begat thee.
Imagination plus action equals creation.
Think of the going out before you enter.
Vows made in storms are forgot in calms.
Advice when most needed is least heeded.
Fore-think, though you cannot fore-tell.
Never trust a man who says, "Trust me. "
When folly passes by, reason draws back.
Land was never lost for want of an heir.
A merry companion is music in a journey.
An agreement is more valuable than money.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
It is not every couple that makes a pair.
One man's ceiling is another man's floor.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
When drinking water, remember its source.
The lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Even a small star shines in the darkness.
The aged in council, the young in action.
Our last garment is made without pockets.
Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom!
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
Heaven and earth are threads of one loom.
Truth and oil always come to the surface.
Knock on the sky and listen to the sound!
Forget injuries; never forget kindnesses.
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Seven days without prayer makes one WEAK.
The just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Speech finely framed delighteth the ears.
Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
It takes a big man to admit his mistakes.
The night rinses what the day has soaped.
The words of the pure are pleasant words.
The hand of the diligent maketh him rich.
A poor joke must invent its own laughter.
Joys shared with others are more enjoyed.
Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Normal is a setting on a washing machine.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
You can never enter the same river twice.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
They love us truly who correct us freely.
Only people who do things get criticized.
Many seek good nights and lose good days.
A good teacher is better than many books.
No labor, however humble, is dishonoring.
Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
A self-made man has no factory guarantee.
If you don't work, neither shall you eat.
There is no worse robber than a bad book.
I know by my own pot how the others boil.
There is much good sleep in an old story.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
Doing well depends upon doing completely.
It's better to wear out than to rust out.
A good name keeps its luster in the dark.
The loftiest towers rise from the ground.
If you want good service, serve yourself.
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
Every good partnership is based on trust.
Better ask twice than lose your way once.
Plunge boldly into the thick of yearning.
The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.
One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
He understands poorly who listens poorly.
News is the first rough draft of history.
He would share even his share of the sun.
The proverb is the horse of conversation.
One man's junk is another man's treasure.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Behold, we count them happy which endure.
Be a friend to yourself, and others will.
The mind is fickle and hard to be checked.
False friends are worse than open enemies.
A man who is contented is not always rich.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
He who has daughters is always a shepherd.
If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
Expectations are premeditated resentments.
Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.
Works — not words — are the proof of love.
Listen, or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
Between two Saturdays happen many marvels.
You're only as old as you act/as you feel.
The Universe has many voices. Just listen.
With friends like these who needs enemies?
God is with those who patiently persevere.
Where the iron goes, there goes also rust.
The sooner the better — delay is a fetter.
The law is good, if a man use it lawfully.
You never really leave the place you love.
Experience is fine if not bought too dear.
All strangers are relations to each other.
Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.
The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.
Earth, when I am in life, I depend on you.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts.
No camel route is long, with good company.
Life is so short we must move very slowly.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
They said we couldn't do it but we did it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
I'm not aging. I'm ripening to perfection.
Every man's neighbor is his looking glass.
Works and not words are the proof of love.
Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Love is sweet, but tastes best with bread.
What is hard to bear is sweet to remember.
Not to repent of a fault is to justify it.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing.
Just love life and it will love your back.
The love of money is the root of all evil.
In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.
Where gold speaks, every tongue is silent.
In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.
Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Purity is best demonstrated by generosity.
Financially stable, mentally questionable.
The sins of youth are paid for in old age.
Every family has a skeleton in the closet.
Today's egg is better than tomorrow's hen.
Every life has its joy; every joy its law.
Better that the feet slip than the tongue.
One of gladness seldom falls into madness.
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
An enemy slaughters, a friend distributes.
The rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Better short of pence than short of sense.
If you would live in health, be old early.
Marriage has teeth, and him bite very hot.
Despise not thy parents when they are old.
Many can bear adversity, but few contempt.
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn
How great a matter a little fire kindleth!
The beginning is the half of every action.
Tailors and writers must mind the fashion.
More have repented of speech than silence.
He who does not look ahead remains behind.
When an old man dies, a library burns down.
The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
Laughter can be heard farther than weeping.
A man who has no charity deserves no mercy.
A man may go a long way, after he is tired.
Experience is good, if not bought too dear.
To think of food only as a fuel is foolish.
Knowledge, teaching and words may be deeds.
There's no such thing as a stupid question.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth.
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
Have an open face but conceal our thoughts.
With hat in hand, one gets on in the world.
Be humble if thou wouldst attain to Wisdom.
One good teacher outweights a ton of books.
An unlawful oath is better broke than kept.
Better lose the anchor than the whole ship.
Life is too short not to be kind to others.
One kind word can warm three winter nights.
Good words cost nothing and are worth much.
The worth of a thing is what it will bring.
They are most cheated who cheat themselves.
Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.
Let your moderation be known among all men.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom.
Every cask smells of the wine it contained.
The clever wife makes her husband an apron.
Better the evil known than the new unknown.
If thou canst not see the bottom, wade not.
Silence is less injurious than a bad reply.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
When the old dog barks it is time to watch.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
Wealth is the canker that destroys nations.
Reality is for people who lack imagination.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul.
The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats.
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.
The cat always catches the impatient mouse.
A little help is better than a lot of pity.
Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.
Laughter is God's hand on a troubled world.
Into the closed mouth the fly does not get.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Little by little, the bird builds its nest.
The more you know, the less you understand.
Seize the end and you will hold the middle.
A man that hath pity upon the poor lendeth.
A runaway monk never praises his monastery.
The adult looks to deed, the child to love.
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
One shall rise up at the voice of the bird.
The road to a friend's house is never long.
Who heeds not a penny shall never have any.
There is no joy above the joy of the heart.
If you sow thorns, you will not reap roses.
A powerful friend becomes a powerful enemy.
Love your enemy as you'd love your brother.
The love that lasts is the love that's last.
Many things are lost for want of not asking.
Good words cost nothing, but are worth much.
We do not walk on our legs, but on our will.
The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.
The purpose is not the end, but the journey.
The inner self never stops caressing itself.
Better a pound of luck than a pound of gold.
The hours perish and are laid to our charge.
But through love be servants of one another.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Always walk on the sunny side of the street.
Gladness of the heart is the life of people.
If they can't take a joke . . . forget them!
A jest driven home too far brings home hate.
In hospitality it is the spirit that counts.
Great is truth, and mighty above all things.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
Wise men care not for what they cannot have.
He is not wise that is not wise for himself.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
The advice of the aged will not mislead you.
A man who won't be advised, can't be helped.
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life.
The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.
An ass loaded with gold still eats thistles.
What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.
The heart does not think all the mouth says.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
Be the same thing that ye want to be called.
There are no national frontiers to learning.
Apelles was not a master-painter in one day.
A little fore-talk may save much after-talk.
Be slow in choosing, but slower in changing.
Better to deny at once than to promise long.
A good hope is better than a bad possession.
Take no one's word for it; see for yourself.
It is sure to be dark if you shut your eyes.
An indispensable thing never has much value.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul.
'Take it easy' and 'Live long' are brothers.
In the company of strangers silence is safe.
Where there are no heroes, strive to be one.
Your own deeds will long be baptized on you.
Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
He who works achieves and he who sows reaps.
When the Czar has a cold, all Russia coughs.
When you enter a city, abide by its customs.
A man who has a good wife can bear any evil.
The wedding should last through wedded life.
Friendship made in a moment is of no moment.
Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.
A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
She that is born a beauty is born betrothed.
Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.
Young folk, silly folk; old folk, cold folk.
Being young is a fault which improves daily.
Better a lucky physician than a learned one.
Everybody is the center of his own universe.
Noble and common blood is of the same color.
Don't expect anything original from an echo.
A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper.
Mañana is often the busiest day of the week.
Don't blow it—good planets are hard to find.
However Long The Night, The Dawn Will Break.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Some people have tact, other tell the truth.
Nothing is as bleak as it seems at the time.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack.
Anything worth having is worth fighting for.
Bitter truth is better than sweet falsehood.
A rat is a beauty in the eyes of its mother.
Think with the wise, but talk to the vulgar.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
A powerful friend becomes at powerful enemy.
A war without headquarters is an expedition.
Hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of clergy.
Service is nothing but love in work clothes.
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
You can always find something to worry about.
Retirement: the world's longest coffee break.
The golden rule of life is: make a beginning.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
When the pupil is ready, the teacher appears.
Owe no one anything, but to love one another.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
Blessed is the peacemaker, not the conqueror.
When the fountain has gone up, it comes down.
Going slowly does not stop one from arriving.
Two watermelons cannot be held under one arm.
Better to keep peace than have to make peace.
The year does nothing else but open and shut.
He that would thrive must first ask his wife.
The truth is not always what we want to hear.
A little body doth often harbor a great soul.
Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
The quieter you become the more you can hear.
A man may have good eyes and yet see nothing.
Money is the sinew of love as well as of war.
Imagination is a good stick but a bad crutch.
The gums best understand the teeth's affairs.
There's no sense so uncommon as common sense.
What one knows is sometimes useful to forget.
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not.
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
It hurteth not the tongue to give fair words.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
To smoke is human; to smoke cigars is divine.
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.
They who marry for wealth sell their liberty.
Because they had no root, they withered away.
The one who tells the stories rule the world.
A moneyless man goes fast through the market.
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
A man that loves law will get his fill of it.
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
A man that is rich will not be called a fool.
Public opinion is itself a matter of opinion.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
Appear always what you are and a little less.
Long life is a gift that nobody gets to keep.
Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
All things are possible to those who believe.
To kill time is, by definition, to murder it.
Never offer your hen for sale on a rainy day.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
Live with wolves, and you will learn to howl.
Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.
Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.
It may be a fire — tomorrow it will be ashes.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Cheerfulness is an excellent wearing quality.
Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.
Let all things be done decently and in order.
Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.
God is good, but never dance in a small boat.
A man that gathereth by labor shall increase.
You can only lean against that which resists.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Many open minds should be closed for repairs.
A lizard on a cushion will still seek leaves.
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
A good friend is better than a near relation.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
Better to be done than wish it had been done.
A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks him.
Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice.
There is a remedy for everything except death.
To run away is not glorious, but very healthy.
Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant.
Better the last smile than the first laughter.
The deeper the sorrow, the less tongue it has.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
There are more old Drunkards than old doctors.
A man who undertakes too much seldom succeeds.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
He shall be commended according to his wisdom.
QSCV (Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value)
Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
Age brings experience, and a good mind wisdom.
It is a great thing to do a little thing well.
Before you start up a ladder, count the rungs.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
You can't tell a book by looking at its cover.
Better a friend's bite than an ememy's caress.
Work expands so as to fill the time available.
Do not push the river, it will flow by itself.
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
The cost of living is high, but it's worth it.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
To overcome pleasure is the greatest pleasure.
An ox remains an ox, even if driven to Vienna.
Riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen.
Empty thy mind of evil, but fill it with good.
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.
O people, respect the women who have born you.
A man who has self-love is halfway to freedom.
Worries go down better with soup than without.
Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
Pay as you go — unless you are going for good.
A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime.
It is easy to frighten a bull from the window.
The coat is quite new, only the holes are old.
As soap is to the body, tears are to the soul.
Those who dare do, those who dare not, do not.
The rich get richer and the poor get children.
Like a sword that cuts, but cannot cut itself.
Better in the dust than crawl near the throne.
With unity, the time is right for great deeds.
The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day.
One star differeth from another star in glory.
Pessimism is the triumph of worry over matter.
In prosperity caution — in adversity patience.
When ill luck falls asleep, let none wake her.
When man speaks of the future, the gods laugh.
A man who begins many things finishes but few.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
When hunger gets inside you, nothing else can.
Beauty passes, but perfection remains with us.
If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.
Growing old is no more than another bad habit.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
What you learn to your cost you remember long.
Let a child have its will and it will not cry.
A man who wants hope is the poorest man alive.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
If triangles had a God, He'd have three sides.
So we get the chinks, we will bear the stinks.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Honor a physician with the honor due unto him.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.
Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.
I live too near the woods to be scared by owls.
The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Don't let grass grow on the path of friendship.
In the multitude of counselors there is safety.
The universe comes forth from the Imperishable.
For men to search their own glory is not glory.
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
An apology is a good way to have the last word.
Love creates an "us" without destroying a "me".
You can't have a rainbow without a little rain.
Great anger is more destructive than the sword.
Show them death and they will accept the fever.
Half a brain is enough for one who says little.
The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out.
Every man is a friend to them who giveth gifts.
No one ought to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Be master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.
Out of the mouth proceeds blessing and cursing.
A man that never asks will never get a bargain.
Evil deeds are like perfume, difficult to hide.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
There's a thin line between madness and genius.
There are none so blind as they that won't see.
A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile.
Look down if you would know how high you stand.
To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.
Life has a certain ending and uncertain timing.
Not all luck is good, and not all good is luck.
A small deed may grow to become a large reward.
A good bone does not always come to a good dog.
When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
Misfortunes when asleep are not to be awakened.
Fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid.
One's own self is the most difficult to master.
The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.
'Sail!' quoth the king; 'Hold!' saith the wind.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
It's easy to lose our way when we lose our why.
One day's rain makes up for many day's drought.
Practice not your art, and it will soon depart.
Insults should be well-avenged or well-endured.
A man that giveth unto the poor shall not lack.
Take a joke as a joke, and it will not provoke.
No man so wise but has a little folly to spare.
A good wife and health are a man's best wealth.
Never marry for money, ye'll borrow it cheaper.
All of nature is in us, all of us is in nature.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
Don't trust in fortune until you are in heaven.
Even in small things there is great providence.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
Hot heads and cold hearts never solve anything.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
Ninety per cent of inspiration is perspiration.
If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it.
The brain is a subservient organ to the gonads.
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Study to be quiet, and to do your own business.
The law of love is better than the love of law.
Que Sera, Sera . . . Whatever will be, will be.
God wanted to chastise man, so he sent lawyers.
Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose.
Learn young, learn fair; learn old, learn more.
When the snake is old, the frog will tease him.
Be careful what you hope for- you might get it.
Judge the tree by its fruits, man by his deeds.
A man must stand very tall to see his own fate.
Everyone is a piece of this puzzle called life.
Journalism is the first rough draft of history.
A little oil may save a great deal of friction.
No man ever repented of having held his tongue.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Excuses interest no one except the competition.
They did it with all their heart and prospered.
A man who serves two masters has to lie to one.
Hypochondria is the only disease I haven't got.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Service is the rent we pay for a room on earth.
Honesty in little things is not a little thing.
Life is but a journey; death is returning home.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
It's not what you call me, but what I answer to.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.
Enthusiasm is essential to the triumph of truth.
A dram of discretion is worth a pound of wisdom.
To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.
A cloak is not made for a single shower of rain.
Before you can score you must first have a goal.
Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.
The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
What is sport to the cat is death for the mouse.
There is no pleasure above the joy of the heart.
Better a lie that heals than a truth that wound.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
A silent man's words are not brought into court.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
To the brave man every land is a native country.
Wisdom and virtue are like two wheels of a cart.
Tribulation worketh patience, and patience hope.
An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.
Even a lion has to defend himself against flies.
Surely the Lord is in this place; I knew it not.
God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers.
If sailors becomes too numerous, the ship sinks.
Words without ideas are like sails without wind.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The graveyards are full of indispensable people.
Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.
Don't live in a town where there are no doctors.
Gossip columnist: one who writes other's wrongs.
More men are slain by suppers than by the sword.
It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
A wooer should open his ears more than his eyes.
Be swift to hear, and with patience give answer.
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver.
The remedy for injuries is not to remember them.
It is not enough to run, one must start in time.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
One knows much who knows how to hold his tongue.
He cannot speak well who cannot hold his tongue.
A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city.
A man who does not know one thing knows another.
It is a poor art that maintains not the artisan.
One does not become great by claiming greatness.
Harmony is the basis of all beauty in the world.
Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
It takes all kinds, to make the world go 'round.
One survives all wounds except those of critics.
With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.
I will judge each of you according to your ways.
Measure the corn of others with your own bushel.
The most important things in life aren't things.
A man who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Hunger causes the wolves to sally from the wood.
A soul wise in words shall make himself beloved.
Be slow of giving advice, ready to do a service.
Such is life — seven times down, eight times up!
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
The subtle self is to be known by thought alone.
Stretch your foot to the length of your blanket.
People of principle may be the principal people.
Marriage has many thorns, but celibacy no roses.
Don't be in a hurry to tie what you can't untie.
Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the pack.
A clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free.
Many men know how to flatter; few know to praise.
Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.
What you dislike for yourself do not like for me.
It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat's ear.
The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.
A friend's faults may be noticed, but not blamed.
The life of love is better than the love of life.
The barber learns his trade on the orphan's chin.
As you think of others, others will think of you.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
Conscience is the nest where all good is hatched.
The man who is not Jealous in love does not love.
It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
The way we escape virtue is by passing more laws.
Flowers and buds fall, and the old and ripe fall.
Better to be silent than to speak ill of another.
The man who can't dance says the band can't play.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
A man's good intentions seldom add to his income.
The herb that can't be got is the one that heals.
When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled on.
Fashion your life as a garden of beautiful deeds.
Wood that grows warped can never be straightened.
Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
Choose neither a spouse nor linen by candlelight.
Being virtuous is no feat once temptation ceases.
A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
To a hoarding father succeeds an extravagant son.
No man tests the depth of a river with both feet.
Love is the music of the Universe ... just dance.
He who does not look ahead always remains behind.
Beauty's sister is vanity, and its daughter lust.
There were no ill language were it not ill taken.
Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door.
One buys honey too dear who licks it from thorns.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
The bird that is not honest foulest its own nest.
The joyfulness of a man will prolongeth his days.
The doctor is to be feared more than the disease.
Sooner ask a man for his life than for his money.
Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.
If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.
Better to show too much civility than too little.
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
There are men who are chained to gold and silver.
He that despises shall fall by little and little.
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
He who would leap far must first take a long run.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
What so ever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
For a dead opportunity, there is no resurrection.
The poorest truth is better than the richest lie.
Your life is no idle dream, but a solemn reality.
Each day has its care, but each care has its day.
We are spiritual beings having human experiences.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
A hero who will not flee will make his foes flee.
Don't cross the bridge until you have come to it.
The hand that gives is above the hand that takes.
If you don't say it, you'll not have to unsay it.
Rebellion is a phase that all children go through,
Nothing indeed in this world purifies like wisdom.
If you cannot heal the wound, do not tear it open.
Learning is a scepter to some, a bauble to others.
Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing.
Thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Beauty without virtue is a flower without a sword.
A man's faith, more than his house, is his castle.
When fortune knocks upon the door, open it widely.
All myths come from what was once labeled history.
You don't get rid of your temper when you lose it.
You can't keep a committed person from succeeding.
Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light.
The good you do is not lost, though you forget it.
When pursing the arts, don't give up your day job.
Let the world be your teacher, not your adversary.
You can cage a bird, but you cannot make him sing.
A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.
If thou wilt apply thy mind, thy shalt be prudent.
Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk gown.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Patience is a bitter plant but it has sweet fruit.
An expert is a man who makes his mistakes quietly.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
No man falls low unless he attempts to climb high.
Every man loves justice in the affairs of another.
Use it up, wear it out; Make it do, or do without.
To understand completely is to forgive completely.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
One who is scared by words has no heart for deeds.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Wine is a turncoat; first a friend, then an enemy.
To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom.
Peace is for the strong, subjugation for the weak.
When the sun is highest it casts the least shadow.
Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
When you have tea and wine, you have many friends.
Arguments thrive on opposition and die without it.
A favor to come is better than a hundred received.
Just keep swimming no matter how hard the current.
When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
One picture is worth more than ten thousand words.
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
Yesterday's promise, like tomorrow's, never comes.
When the explorer is ready, the guide will appear.
Better to pay the tavern keeper than the druggist.
Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it.
If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it.
He who hesitates buys the stock two points higher.
It is difficult to predict, especially the future.
To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art.
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
The virtue of parents is in itself a great legacy.
Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
Spare when you're young, and spend when you're old.
Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees.
It's good to hope, it's the waiting that spoils it.
Virtue never dwells alone; it always has neighbors.
Life is for one generation; a good name is forever.
The day of the storm is not the time for thatching.
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.
Sail the ocean even when others stays on the shore.
The will steadfast to the truth — this is fidelity.
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
Men who plant trees love others besides themselves.
Don't raise your eyes to heaven—God won't help you.
He that ceases to be a friend never was a good one.
Let not your tongue say what your head may pay for.
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
Some men are masters of money, and some its slaves.
No office so humble, but it is better than nothing.
Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't do.
A woman's heart, like the moon, is always changing.
A clear conscience is far more valuable than money.
A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate.
Each child carries his own blessing into the world.
The larger a man's roof, the more snow it collects.
One hair of a woman draws more than a team of oxen.
Do not drink from a well and throw a stone into it.
A man who lives only by hope will die with despair.
That the soul be without knowledge, it is not good.
If you drink like a fish, drink what a fish drinks.
When the mouth stumbles, it is worse than the foot.
The best way to save face is not to lose your head.
Who has not a good tongue ought to have good hands.
What's none of my profit shall be none of my peril.
To whiten ivory with dye is to spoil nature by art.
By works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Do not be born good or handsome, but be born lucky.
Our Christian duty is to be kind to our fellow man.
Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but not so popular.
Inflation is being broke with a pocketful of money.
If it is the truth what does it matter who says it?
Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat.
Buffaloes are held by cords, people by their words.
Rule lust, temper and tongue, and bridle the belly.
You are not mature until you expect the unexpected.
You're not in competition with anyone but yourself.
If at first you don't succeed, welcome to the club.
The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly.
Lose your questions and you will find your answers.
A man who has a bad wife, his hell begins on earth.
A gift with a kind countenance is a double present.
One who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.
A jug that has been mended lasts two hundred years.
What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.
Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
It is easy to help him, who is willing to be helped.
Alas! What a number of desires have come to nothing!
Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.
Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?
Men that don't save pennies will never save dollars.
If your understanding fail, have patience with them.
Action without thought is like shooting without aim.
A man knows no more to any purpose than he practice.
If you believe everything you read, better not read.
A man who has burnt his mouth always blows his soup.
That is not a good language that all understand not.
Better a friendly refusan than an unwilling promise.
The butterfly becomes only when it's entirely ready.
Expectations are disappointments under construction.
A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.
Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Even a clock that is not going is right twice a day.
Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax.
Women prefer poverty with love to luxury without it.
A man who does not honor his wife dishonors himself.
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
A poor man being down is thrust away by his friends.
Not to know is bad but not to wish to know is worse.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?
Your neighbor will never make a good boundary fence.
Every survival kit should include a sense of humour.
Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.
Look upon the rainbow, and praise them that made it.
Young man, like the wise, exhort to be sober minded.
How long does youth endure? So long as we are loved.
If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.
Wisdom is a good purchase though we pay dear for it.
Nothing is certain in this world except uncertainty.
Teachers open doors, but you must enter by yourself.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
He that are of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Enlightenment cannot be described, only experienced.
Anything visible is a mask, anything hidden is real.
Love is your window to the Infinite. Enjoy the view.
Cheerfulness enables nature to recruit its strength.
After pleasant scratching comes unpleasant smarting.
It is no joke to bear with someone who is all jokes.
A good thing is all the sweeter when won with pains.
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it.
In nature there are no rights; there are only duties.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being loved.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman.
Talk like Robin Hood when you can shoot with his bow.
To be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps.
A man asks for advice in vain who will not follow it.
They who lie down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
An injury forgiven is better than an injury revenged.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Great works need no great strength, but perseverance.
It is better to be a small stream, than a deep ditch.
A man who wants a great deal must not ask for little.
Silence is not always golden; sometimes it is yellow.
What commands they utter from the heart come to pass.
Wit is what we should have said had we thought of it.
Content is health to the sick and riches to the poor.
Small children, small joys; big children, big annoys.
Tell me whom you love, and I'll tell you who you are.
A man who does not open his eyes must open his purse.
The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking.
Kisses that are easily obtained are easily forgotten.
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Don't play with the bear if you don't want to be bit.
Women! Can't live with them, can't live without them.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth.
How many will listen to the truth when you tell them?
The tongue is the deadliest of all blunt instruments.
Words show the wit of a man, but actions his meaning.
If you don't touch the rope, you won't ring the bell.
Religion's greatest miracle is the survival of faith.
Love rules without a sword, and binds without a cord.
Money isn't everything; usually it isn't even enough.
Although it may rain, cast not away the watering pot.
It is easier to know how to do a thing than to do it.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
Even among intimate friends there should be courtesy.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.
A man who does what he can do, does what he ought to.
A man does not become clever by carrying books along.
A man who begins and does not finish loses his labor.
The early riser is healthy, cheerful and industrious.
What reveals a man is his behavior in time of hunger.
A true friend does sometimes venture to be offensive.
Man is made by his beliefs. As he believes, so he is.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Dreams and goals are coming attractions in your life.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.
Though the speaker be a fool, let the hearer be wise.
Handsome women generally fall to the lot of ugly men.
There are no premature babies, only delayed weddings.
A colt you may break, but an old horse you never can.
The end of passion means the beginning of repentance.
It's no disgrace to get lice, but it is to keep them.
The best way to give advice is to set a good example.
For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Best not to trade horses while crossing in mid-stream.
Kick away the ladder and one's feet are left dangling.
One that begetteth a wise child shall have joy in him.
A heavy burden does not kill on the day it is carried.
Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart.
What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.
A friend to every man and to no man is the same thing.
If you want a job done fast, give it to a busy person.
After the head is off, one does not cry over the hair.
If you are reluctant to ask the way, you will be lost.
And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please.
Keep thine eyes open, or Fate will open them for thee.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world.
Wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself.
One ounce of good luck is better than a ton of brains.
If you don't have something good to say, don't say it.
If the counsel be good, take it no matter who gave it.
He who does not travel will not know the value of men.
They that are afraid of bad luck will never know good.
He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Everyone loves a fool, but nobody wants him for a son.
If your enemy turns to flee, give him a silver bridge.
Experience is the dividend gained from one's mistakes.
The greatest expense we can be at is that of our time.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing.
If you have to ask what it costs, you can't afford it.
No one has ever repealed the law of supply and demand.
Go to the ants . . . consider their ways, and be wise!
A man who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Knowledge becomes Understanding, which becomes Wisdom.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.
The best surgeon is one that hath been hacked himself.
There is no better surgeon than a man with many scars.
Listening is harvesting what is in the speaker's mind.
Pray to God for a good harvest, but don't stop hoeing.
A good archer is not known by his arrows, but his aim.
Ask the right questions and you get the right answers.
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
Where there's a will there's a way (or a beneficiary).
Things are not what they seem, nor are they otherwise.
If you wait, there will come nectar like fair weather.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.
Blessed are those who prefer others before themselves.
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Do not to others what ye do not wish done to yourself.
In every generation there are some outstanding chiefs.
He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
More things grow in the garden than the gardener sows.
Avarice hoards itself poor; charity gives itself rich.
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
One that hath wax for a head must not walk in the sun.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
Do not do to your fellow people what is hateful to you.
Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.
Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
The greatest liar is the one who talks most of himself.
The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by covering more.
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
If you don't use your head, you'll use your pocketbook.
Life should be measured by its breadth, not its length.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
He is not the best carpenter that makes the most chips.
An intelligent enemy is better than an ignorant friend.
No man can have peace longer than his neighbor pleases.
Of all crafts, to be an honest man is the master-craft.
A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
No one tests the depth of the river with both his feet.
Where brains are what you need, force will not succeed.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.
Gratitude is sometimes more easily given than received.
If you won't do better today, you'll do worse tomorrow.
Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.
What good is consistency, if you're consistently wrong?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.
A penny is a lot of money — if you haven't got a penny.
It's lack that gives us inspiration. It's not fullness.
A single fact will often spoil an interesting argument.
They deserve Paradise who makes their companions laugh.
Regard all creatures as you would regard your own self.
The greatest things are done by the help of small ones.
Keep a green tree in your heart, singing bird may come.
Beware the flatterer: he feeds you with an empty spoon.
It is more easy to be wise for others than for thyself.
One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.
Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
The thoughtless strong man is the chief among lazy men.
Refrain not to speak when there is occasion to do good.
Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.