Quotation Explorer - 'Proverb'

Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.
CUNNING, n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: "The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses." - Ambrose Bierce
A proverb and a by-word among all people, - Bible
A fight is like the perfect storm. It is risky and dangerous. But, as the African proverb goes, Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. Fights are often learning opportunities—if we’re willing to dig deep enough past our own egos. - lauren klarfeld
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:"Leave no stone unturned. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Nothing ever becomes real till experienced even a proverb is no proverb until your life has illustrated it - John Keats
A Tibetan proverb says that it is better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for a thousand years as a sheep. Well, I think the opposite, because the most important thing is to exist! Living sheep is superior to dead tiger! - Mehmet Murat ildan
It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn to limp. - Plutarch
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - John Russell
As the old proverb says "Like readily consorts with like." - Cicero
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge
Here we are at last. The Italian proverb says See Naples and die but I say, see Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for. - Arthur John Strutt
The War,' said a soldier proverb, 'will last a hundred years--five years of fighting and ninety-give of winding up the barbed wire. - Preston William Slosson
A Japanese proverb says fall seven times, stand up eight. We can also say this: Hate zero times, love infinitely! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
Now that the barn has burned down, I can see the moon. - Persian proverb - Samantha Combs
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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