127 Famous Proverbs Quotes

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Today we have in our collection 127 famous proverbs quotes collected from various sources. I hope you will like the proverbs quotes given below.

Proverbs Quotes :

  • “Because the cat was given no meat, he said it was Friday.”  ~Armenian Proverb
  • “The farmer is a born philosopher, the aristocrat has to learn how.”  ~Polish Proverb
  • “A fox is not caught twice in the same snare.”  ~Greek Proverb
  • “As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen.”  ~Mexican Proverb
  • “The rich eat kebab, the poor inhale smoke.”  ~Tajikistani Proverb
  • “For lazy people it is always party time.”  ~Greek Proverb
  • “He who inherits a penny is expected to spend a dollar.”  ~German Proverb
  • “The devil places a pillow for a drunken man to fall upon.”  ~Canadian Proverb
  • “The young cannot teach tradition to the old.”  ~Beninese Proverb
  • “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  ~Irish Proverb
  • “The portion that a man keeps for himself is usually not the smallest.”  ~Congolese Proverb
  • “Kill a cow to donate shoes.”  ~Hindu Proverb
  • “Don’t tell any more fairy tales when the child has gone to sleep.”  ~Burundi Proverb
  • “If the stomachache were in the foot, one would go lame.”  ~Nigerian Proverb
  • “I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes – until I met a man who had no feet.”  ~Jewish Proverb
  • “An old man with a torn sleeve never dishonored anyone.”  ~Brazilian Proverb
  • “It is ill fishing before the net.”  ~English Proverb
  • “A termite can do nothing to a stone but lick it.”  ~Sudanese Proverb
  • “Listening to good advice is the way to wealth.”  ~Iranian Proverb
  • Love is sometimes difficult but death even more so.”  ~Albanian Proverb

Quotes From Proverbs :

  • “Eleven persons take eleven paths.”  ~Kashmiri Proverb
  • “The bitter heart eats its owner.”  ~Bantu Proverb
  • “Don’t let women who attract attention walk behind you.”  ~Cambodian Proverb
  • “All birds will flock to a fruitful tree.”  ~Senegalese Proverb
  • Ignorance is the peace of life.”  ~Kashmiri Proverb
  • “A person has learned much who has learned how to die.”  ~German Proverb
  • “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.”  ~English Proverb
  • “If you think about things too long, good thoughts will disappear.”  ~Japanese Proverb
  • “Better just repair the gutter than the whole house.”  ~Portuguese Proverb
  • “Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth.”  ~Malagasy Proverb
  • “A great affair covers up a small matter.”  ~Beninese Proverb
  • “Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating.”  ~Icelandic Proverb
  • “Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.”  ~Ethiopian Proverb
  • “Don’t put golden buttons on a torn coat.”  ~Albanian Proverb
  • “The body of joy is not so big.”  ~Nigerian Proverb
  • “He who looks only at heaven may easily break his nose on earth.”  ~Czech Proverb
  • “He who gives away his belongings, slowly becomes a beggar.”  ~Colombian Proverb
  • “To a man wine is like water is to the boat; it can carry him or guzzle him up.”  ~Thai Proverb
  • “Beware of the door with too many keys.”  ~Portuguese Proverb
  • “One finger alone cannot even kill a louse.”  ~Kenyan Proverb

Life Proverbs Quotes :

  • “Where there are stones the brook babbles.”  ~Colombian Proverb
  • “Even a thief takes ten years to learn his trade.”  ~Japanese Proverb
  • “You make a road by walking on it.”  ~Nicaraguan Proverb
  • “If you want an audience,start a fight.”  ~Chinese Proverb
  • “Giving advice to the ignorant is like the rain falling on muddy ground.”  ~Iranian Proverb
  • “The fox falls into the trap only once.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “Speaking French is no proof of intelligence.”  ~Creole Proverb
  • “Every wine would like to be port wine.”  ~Portuguese Proverb
  • “Everyone must row with the oars he has.”  ~English Proverb
  • “A dry spoon will tear the mouth.”  ~Kyrgyzstani Proverb
  • “A girl with a golden cradle doesn’t remain long in her father’s house.”  ~Armenian Proverb
  • “Let the man who has suffered ask it – not the man who has travelled.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “A silent mouth is melodious.”  ~Irish Proverb
  • “Eggs don’t teach the hens anything.”  ~Russian Proverb
  • “Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”  ~Jim Rohn
  • “If relatives help each other,what harm can be done to them?”  ~Ethiopian Proverb
  • “A parasite cannot live alone.”  ~Namibian Proverb
  • “You cannot catch skunks with mice.”  ~Canadian Proverb
  • “If you let everyone walk over you,you become a carpet.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “One does not get crucified,one crucifies oneself.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb

Powerful Proverbs Quotes :

  • “Better to have a friend on the road than gold and silver in your purse.”  ~French Proverb
  • “If you are too modest you will go hungry.”  ~Congolese Proverb
  • “A phantasm can be a bridge that men cross toward reality.”  ~Sufi Proverb
  • “Where the woman goes the devil follows.”  ~French Proverb
  • “Goodwill makes the road shorter.”  ~Brazilian Proverb
  • “When a needle falls into a deep well,many people will look into the well,but few will be ready to go down after it.”  ~Guinean Proverb
  • “All rivers do their best for the sea.”  ~Czech Proverb
  • “Hens like to lay where they see an egg.”  ~Dutch Proverb
  • “As we grow older our bad qualities make us younger.”  ~Finnish Proverb
  • “An empty barrel sings in the wind.”  ~Croatian Proverb
  • “There never was a five-pound note but there was a ten-pound road for it.”  ~Scottish Proverb
  • “If a friend hurts you,run to your wife.”  ~Ethiopian Proverb
  • “A man’s youth will never die,unless he kills himself.”  ~Korean Proverb
  • “The needle is small,but it sews expensive garments.”  ~Romanian Proverb
  • “A man does not run among thorns for no reason; either he is chasing a snake or a snake is chasing him.”  ~African Proverb
  • “God comes to see without ringing the bell.”  ~Spanish Proverbs
  • “The earth is man’s only friend.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “Courage is ten,nine is the ability to escape.”  ~Azerbaijani Proverb
  • “Allah does not love the aggressors.”  ~Islamic Proverb
  • “Even the saints’ patience has its limits.”  ~Mexican Proverb

Best Proverbs Quotes :

  • “There is no point in showing the way to an old hare.”  ~Czech Proverb
  • “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”  ~Lou Holtz
  • “A wise man’s day is worth a fool’s life.”  ~Saudi Arabian Proverb
  • “If God lived on earth,people would break his windows.”  ~Jewish Proverb
  • “He who cannot pray at home will celebrate mass somewhere else.”  ~Armenian Proverb
  • “A crow will never be a dove.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “Love is a crocodile in the river of desire.”  ~Sanskrit Proverb
  • “It is better to have bread left over than to run short of wine.”  ~Spanish Proverb
  • “One gentle word opens a gate of iron.”  ~Bulgarian Proverb
  • “Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.”  ~Jewish Proverb
  • “The rich man makes mistakes and the poor men get the blame.”  ~Romanian Proverb
  • “If you wish to be good,first believe that you are bad.”  ~Greek Proverb
  • “Water does not run under a lying stone.”  ~Russian Proverb
  • “When the crocodiles leave,the caymans come.”  ~Malagasy Proverb
  • “Where rich people can make honest money,poor people have to steal.”  ~Gypsy Proverb
  • “He who wants a new world must first buy the old.”  ~Dutch Proverb
  • “The first drink with water,the second without water,the third like water.”  ~Spanish Proverb
  • “Let war be waged in the house of him who wants it.”  ~Serbian Proverb
  • “If you are offered a bull,do not ask how much milk he will give.”  ~Arabian Proverb
  • “You don’t satisfy your hunger by watching others work.”  ~Armenian Proverb

Short Proverbs Quotes :

  • “One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.”  ~French Proverb
  • “Locks keep out only the honest.”  ~Jewish Proverb
  • “With a walking-stick you reach many lands; you reach many more with words.”  ~Finnish Proverb
  • “Faith has no eyes; he who asks to see has no faith.”  ~Portuguese Proverb
  • “When men take wives they stop fearing hell.”  ~Romanian Proverb
  • “Hurrying has no blessing.”  ~Kenyan Proverb
  • “The word that is heard perishes,but the letter that is written remains.”  ~Traditional Proverb
  • “Old bachelors and old maids are either too good or too bad.”  ~Basque Proverb
  • “God speaks a foreign tongue.”  ~Namibian Proverb
  • “Of what use is the veil if you are going to dance.”  ~Hindu Proverb
  • “If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.”  ~Mao Zedong
  • “A turtle can only get on it by sticking its neck out.”  ~Korean Proverb
  • “I don’t want the cheese,I just want to get out of the trap.”  ~Latin Proverb
  • “After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.”  ~Italian Proverb
  • “Better an egg this year than a chicken next year.”  ~Ethiopian Proverb
  • “A poor old horse will have a worn out tail.”  ~Korean Proverb
  • “Only when a new government comes to power do you learn to appreciate the values of the old one.”  ~Myanmar Proverb
  • “Work is twice done by the man in a hurry.”  ~Iranian Prover
  • “An empty purse and a new house make a man wise,but too late.”  ~Portuguese Proverb
  • “What the wolf does pleases his mate.”  ~Basque Proverb

Proverbs Quotes In English :

  • “No matter how long the night,the day is sure to come.”  ~Congolese Proverb
  • “If a man’s heart be impure,all things will appear hostile to him.”  ~Sanskrit Proverb
  • “At home saints never perform miracles.”  ~Brazilian Proverb
  • “The wolf and the dog agree about the goat – which together they eat.”  ~Basque Proverb
  • “Where it is customary the cow is brought to bed.”  ~Swiss Prover
  • “A good horse has many faults; a bad one has hardly any.”  ~Croatian Proverb
  • “The miser destroys what he collected.”  ~Egyptian Proverb
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