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Experience is the father of wisdom. Anonymous The grand essentials in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Addison From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. Dante The cow knows not what her tail is worth until she has lost it. Anonymous The crown of a good disposition is humility. Arab Proverb Asking costs little. Italian Proverb The wise man has long ears, big eyes and a short tongue. Russian Proverb Conscience gets a lot of credit that belongs to cold feet. Anonymous A good laugh is sunshine in a house. Thackery Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults. Socrates Give if thou canst, an alms; if not, afford, instead of that, a sweet and gentle word. Herrick Do not choose for anyone what you do not choose for yourself. Persian Proverb There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. Buddha Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory. Cervantes If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles. Franklin Everyone loves the tree that gives him shelter. Russian Proverb He who considers too much will perform little. Schiller The sky is of the same color wherever you go. Persian Proverb He is lifeless who is faultless. Anonymous The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Emerson The greatest king must at last be put to bed with a shovel. Russian Proverb What can the enemy do when the friend is cordial? Persian Proverb Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors. German Proverb Work is often the father of pleasure. Voltaire Love looks not with the eyes, but with the heart. Shakespeare Poverty does not destroy virtue nor wealth bestow it. Anonymous Cleanse thy heart from greed, and thy foot shall remain free from fetters. Arabian Proverb Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Anonymous Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. Thackeray All is not false that seems at first a lie. Southey Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Emerson It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own. Cicero The chameleon does not leave one tree until he is sure of another. Arabian Proverb A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. Irving Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade. Arabian Proverb Never let the bottom of your purse or your mind be seen. Anonymous The mouse that has but one hole is soon caught. Arabian Proverb He who knows but little, presently outs with it. Italian Proverb Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other. Addison Much does he gain who learns when he loses. Italian Proverb Joy and Temperance and Repose slam the door on the doctor's nose. Longfellow Who seeks a quarrel, finds it near at hand. Italian Proverb The cask can only yield the wine it contains. Italian Proverb He who sings frightens away his ills. Spanish Proverb Any plan is bad which is not susceptible to change. Italian Proverb The remedy for injuries is not to remember them. German Proverb The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted. Italian Proverb A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius None are so blind as those who won't see. Anonymous Now 'tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; suffer them now and they'll o'ergrow the garden. Shakespeare When your horse is on the brink of a precipice it is too late to pull the reins. Chinese Proverb That crown is well spent which saves you ten. Italian Proverb Striving to better, oft we mar what's well. Shakespeare He has gained enough who gives up a vain hope. Italian Proverb Books give not wisdom where was none before. Anonymous No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatified with his intellect. French Proverb When a man is falling, every saint pushes him. Italian Proverb He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Anonymous There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so. German Proverb The riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen. Russian Proverb Keep company with good men, and you'll increase their number. Italian Proverb He who is an ass and takes himself to be a stag finds his mistake when he comes to leap the ditch. Italian Proverb He who would have no trouble in this world must not be born in it. Italian Proverb Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Confucius Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Chinese Proverb No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Blake Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Author unknown He who sows discord will reap regret. Arabian Proverb When the ship has sunk everyone knows how she might have been saved. Italian Proverb First catch your hare, then cook it. Anonymous A man's being in a good or bad humor depends upon his will. Johnson He saith little that loveth much. Italian Proverb Let thy discontents be secrets. Franklin The path of duty lies in what lies near at hand; and men seek for it in what is remote. Japanese Proverb Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten. Pythagoras Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. Johnson The world is governed more by appearances than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. Daniel Webster Little strokes fell great oaks. Franklin A small-minded man looks at the sky through a reed. Japanese Proverb One must lose a minnow to catch a salmon. French Proverb It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause. Pascal The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone. Japanese Proverb Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. Gray He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king. Milton Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. George Elliot A man who is his own doctor has a fool for his patient. Anonymous A man must insult himself before others will. Chinese Proverb He loses all who loses the right moment. Spanish Proverb Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. Hazlitt He who lies upon the ground can fall no lower. Latin Proverb Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly. Anonymous What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Addison Good example is half a sermon. Anonymous He conquers who endures. Italian Proverb He is well paid that is well satisfied. Shakespeare A man's good name is as precious to him as its skin is to a tiger. Japanese Proverb If there is no apple one eats a little carrot. Russian Proverb Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study. Bacon A man with a sour face should not open a shop. Japanese Proverb One pardons to the degree that one loves. La Rochefoucauld When anger arises think of the consequences. Confucius Drop by drop fills the tub. French Proverb He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first. Anonymous It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. Seneca The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Emerson Break the legs of an evil custom. Italian Proverb A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears. Thackeray You can't make an omlet without breaking eggs. Anonymous The heron's a saint when there are no fish about. Japanese Proverb When interest lags, memory lags too. Goethe What is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. Anonymous A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. Old Testament For every evil under the sun, there is a remedy or there is none. If there be one, try and find it; if there be none, never mind it. Anonymous A harper is laughed at who plays always on the same string. Horace If you have to kill a snake, kill it once and for all. Japanese Proverb In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind. Pasteur If well thou hast begun, go on; it is the end that crowns us, not the fight. Herrick No man's head aches while he comforts another. Italian Proverb A narrow mind has a broad tongue. Arabian Proverb Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare. Dryden What one does, one becomes. Spanish Proverb The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them. Goethe An idle brain is the devil's workshop. English Proverb Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Anonymous Talk does not cook rice. Chinese Proverb Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. Shakespeare Following happiness is like chasing the wind, or clutching the shadow. Japanese Proverb We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less. Greek Proverb They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who find pleasure in it. Chinese Proverb If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself. Latin Proverb Having a good wife and rich cabbage soup, seek not other things. Russian Proverb Never esteem anything of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word of lose thy self-respect. Marcus Aurelius A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. Anonymous Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest. Indian Proverb If you walk on snow you cannot hide your footprints. Chinese Proverb Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Edmund Burke Compare your griefs with other men's and they will seem less. Spanish Proverb Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Seneca A word of kindness is better than a fat pie. Russian Proverb One dog yelping at nothing will set ten thousand straining at their collars. Japanese Proverb Arrogance diminishes wisdom. Arabian Proverb When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. La Rochefoucauld For a marriage to be peaceful the husband should be deaf and the wife blind. Spanish Proverb Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Pope When the fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe. Greek Proverb Do not remove a fly from your friend's head with a hatchet. Chinese Proverb That is an empty purse that is full of other men's money. Anonymous When the fruit is scarcest its taste is sweetest. Irish Proverb The daughter of a crab does not give birth to a bird. Chinese Proverb It's no use going to the goats house to look for wool. Irish Proverb Three things too much and three too little are pernicious to man: to speak much, and know little; to spend much, and have little; to presume much, and be worth little. Cervantes The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Anonymous You cannot sew buttons on your neighbor's mouth. Russian Proverb Don't see all you see, and don't hear all you hear. Irish Proverb Every cloud engenders not a storm. Shakespeare "Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard; 'tis the living up to it that is difficult. Thackeray Men carry their superiority inside; animals outside. Russian Proverb One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it. Persian Proverb Vegetables of one's own raising are not relished --- those from other's gardens are the best. Chinese Proverb A small hole can sink a big ship. Russian Proverb Whatever necessity lays on thee, endure; whatever she commands, do. Goethe Better be alone than in bad company. Anonymous The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Shakespeare A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde Measure thy cloth ten times, thou canst cut it but once. Russian Proverb Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. Shakespeare Go home and make a net if you desire to get fishes. Chinese Proverb A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. Anonymous Long sleep makes a bare back. Irish Proverb If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. Oriental Proverb The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Chinese Proverb Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. Shakespeare He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. Arabian Proverb They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. Hindu Proverb Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool. Spanish Proverb Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius If you go to war pray once; if you go on a sea journey pray twice; but pray three times when you are going to be married. Russian Proverb To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Anonymous Wisdom is often nearer when we stoop than when we soar. Wordsworth You cannot hang everything on one nail. Russian Proverb A vacant mind is open to all suggestions as a hollow building echos all sounds. Chinese Proverb It takes little effort to watch a man carry a load. Chinese Proverb The greater the obstacle the more the glory in overcoming it. Moliere All things are less dreadful than they seem. Anonymous Many take by the bushel and give by the spoon. German Proverb No one knows what he can do till he tries. Latin Proverb What the young one begs for, the grown-up throws away. Russian Proverb Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. John Quincy Adams A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. Saadi Much wealth will not come if a little does not go. Chinese Proverb It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Thoreau The proper study of mankind is man. Pope The future belongs to him who knows how to wait. Russian Proverb It is only when the cold season comes that we know the pine and cypress to be evergreens. Chinese Proverb Tyrant custom makes a slave of reason. Anonymous The same fire purifies gold and consumes straw. Italian Proverb You look for the horse you ride on. Russian Proverb Beggars mounted ride their horse to death. Shakespeare Love the truth but pardon error. Voltaire Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Goethe One's good deeds are only known at home; one's bad deeds far away. Chinese Proverb That day is lost on which one has not laughed. French Proverb A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package. Anonymous He who handle pitch besmears himself. German Proverb Hurry is only good for catching flies. Russian Proverb Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm. Robert Louis Stevenson He who is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Franklin In the kingdom of the blind men, the one-eyed is king. Anonymous Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Congreve Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting. Thackeray He jests at scars that never felt a wound. Shakespeare The chameleon, who is said to feed upon nothing but air, has of all animals the nimblest tongue. Swift The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest. Anonymous Look for a thing till you find it and you'll not lose your labor. Chinese Proverb One can advise comfortably from a safe port. Schiller When one door shuts another opens. Spanish Proverb Do not despise an insignificant enemy or a slight wound. German Proverb An eel held by the tail is not yet caught. Anonymous Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. Franklin A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit. Milton He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount. Chinese Proverb Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant of metals. Voltaire A man often pays dear for a small frugality. Emerson Thach your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst. Chinese Proverb He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Bacon The longest day will have an end. Anonymous A mile walked with a friend has only one hundred steps. Russian Proverb Brevity is the soul of wit. Shakespeare He who brings himself into needless dangers dies the devil's martyr. Anonymous Though honey is sweet, do not lick it off a briar. Irish Proverb Rotten wood cannot be carved. Chinese Proverb Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve. Pope Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. Chinese Proverb Mellow nuts have the hardest rind. Anonymous Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore. Hindu Proverb The dress does not make the friar. Spanish Proverb Make every bargain clear and plain, that none may afterwards complain. Anonymous If the child does not cry, the mother knows not its wants. Russian Proverb Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water. Cervantes Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice. Shakespeare The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it. Voltaire Desire beautifies what is ugly. Spanish Proverb He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. Arabian Proverb When it rains, it falls on all alike. Anonymous Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything: it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude! Washington Erving A man's faults all conform to his type of mind. Observe his faults and you may know his virtues. Confucius Good, better, best; never rest till good be better, and better, best. Anonymous Burdens become light when cheerfully borne. Ovid He who peeps in at his neighbor's window may chance to lose his eyes. Arabian Proverb An empty sack cannot stand up. Russian Proverb It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out. Pope Conceit is God's gift to little men. Anonymous Evesdroppers never hear any good of themselves. French Proverb Little and often fills the purse. German Proverb Who will eat the kernel of the nut must break the shell. Anonymous Silence betokens consent. Persian Proverb A diamond with a flaw is preferable to a common stone with none. Chinese Proverb The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it. Emerson One cannot learn to swim in a field. Spanish Proverb It is not only what we do, but what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Moliere Winter comes fast on the lazy. Irish Proverb Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. Anonymous Patience is the key of joy; but haste is the key to sorrow. Arabian Proverb When the cat mourns for the mouse do not take her seriously. Japanese Proverb Those who know when they have enough are rich. Chinese Proverb More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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