The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

Proverbs Quotes

According to ethnologists and sociologists, hundreds of years ago, proverbs were considered rules of conduct that people followed. Today, even after so long, proverbs are used in writing, but also in everyday language.

Most of the collections of proverbs are due to paremiologists (specialists in collecting and studying proverbs) enthusiasts. What is paremiology? Simple: the discipline that deals with the  study and collection proverbs. Proverbs were born as concise form of hundreds of years of popular experience, repeated findings on aspects of life,

word of mouth and reformulated until they reached the current format.

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The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

5  Proverbs Quotes

  1. “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” ― Thomas Pynchon
  1. “Short cuts make long delays.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. “This too shall pass.” ― Hakim Sanai
  1. “People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it’s impossible to count them accurately.” ― Oscar Wilde
  1. “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” ― Anonymous
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15 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.” ― Askhari Johnson Hodari
  2. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  2. “He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good.” ― Jennifer Donnelly
  3.  “Lady Wisdom will be your close friend; and Brother Knowledge will be your pleasant companion.” ― Anonymous
  4. “many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. charm is deceptive, beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” ― Anonymous
  5. “You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  6. “All worries are less with wine.” ― Amit Kalantri
  7. “A bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, he told her, to which she retorted that a proverb was the last refuge of the mentally destitute.” ― W. Somerset Maugham
  1. “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” ― Anonymous
  2. “Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.” ― Amit Kalantri
  3. “Out here, it’s better safe than sorry, because generally speaking, too much of the time sorry means you’re dead.” ― Patricia C. Wrede
  4. “The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” ― Amit Kalantri
  5. “Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.” – Amit Kalantri
  6. “Be a worthy worker and work will come.” ― Amit Kalantri
The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

20 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “Life sometimes reminds us that it is sometimes heartless by giving something or someone we really need to someone who does not need or even want them or it.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “Music shouldn’t be just a tune, it should be a touch.” ― Amit Kalantri
  3. “Great losses are great lessons.” ― Amit Kalantri
  4. “Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.” ― Amit Kalantri
  5. “Steer your boat with justice: forge

A tongue on truth’s anvil.” ― Pindar

  1. “War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.” ― Amit Kalantri
  2. “The human population would probably be way less than a thousand, if ejaculation were not usually accompanied by an orgasm.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  3. “If you can’t impress them with your argument, impress them with your actions.” ― Amit Kalantri
  4. “The best way to respond to Hatred is to trigger Love. The one who Loves is the Greatest” ― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  5. “Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than a common man’s power.” ― Amit Kalantri
  6. A relationship is likely to last way longer, if each partner convinces or has convinced themselves that they do not deserve their partner, even if that is not true.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  7. “Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  8. “Where there’s smoke around a conservative, there are journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together.” ― Ann Coulter
  9. “In your name, the family name is at last because it’s the family name that lasts.” ― Amit Kalantri
  10. “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you – especially if you’re dining alone.” ― Kevin Ansbro
  1. “It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind’s arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: Become for a moment the mind in which this is true.” ― James Richardson
  2. “Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness.” ― Amit Kalantri
  3. “The decision is your own voice, an opinion is the echo of someone else’s voice.” ― Amit Kalantri
  4. “In the absence of a formally agreed, worldwide dictionary definition of ‘Quotography’ (in 2016), here are my two cents worth: ‘Quotography is the art of pairing unique quotations with complementary images in order to express thought-provoking ideas, challenging concepts, profound sentiments’.” ― Alex Morritt
  5. “If thinking should precede acting, then acting must succeed thinking.” ― Amit Kalantri
The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

25 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “Do not make yourself a bridge for everyone to cross on you, because there are some people who put their nails on their feet to cross on you.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  2. “People who live in rubber houses should also not throw stones.” ― Kevin Ansbro
  1. “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you; especially if you’re dining alone.” ― Kevin Ansbro
  2. “If you read proverbs, you will find answers to every puzzle.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  1. “Colter searched for original Mexican tiles to use as patterns for copies, and during the search, a barrel of old tile letters was found in a cellar corner. She decided to use the letters on the walls of the Cocina Cantina to spell out old Spanish proverbs about eating and drinking. Above the bar was “A vuestra salud” [to your health], and in another room, “Not with whom you were born, but with whom you pasture.” ― Virginia L. Grattan
  2. “If only I’d remembered that old proverb: When three people say you are drunk, go to sleep.” ― Jenny Offill
  3. “They say it is a wide road that leads to war and only a narrow path that leads home again.” ― Bob Massie
  4. “The work is plentiful but the labourers are few.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  5. “Are you ignorant enough to expect horsemanship from blacksmiths?” ― Idries Shah
  6. “Nothing purifies like pain.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  1. “If you walk straight in the crooked society your feet will be stacked in their ropes.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  2. “People who live in rubber houses should not throw stones either!” ― Kevin Ansbro
  3. “The mountain won’t be destroyed by the artillery.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  4. “God is not a person who sits on the throne, God is the superpower of the universe.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  5.  “A word is like a weapon you can use it for defending, and to fight.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  6. “When your old enemy comes on your land, won’t bring anything to you except destruction.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  7. “Cain and Abel were not brothers, not twins. They were…two sides of the same person, good and evil warring against its own inclinations. The same struggle was borne out in every person, over and over, from the very beginning of time, and you could only answer for yourself which brother would win.” ― Afia Atakora
  8. “People who live in rubber houses should not throw stones either.” ― Kevin Ansbro
  9. “Victory, most fickle of friends.” -Taghreb saying” ― ErraticErrata
  10. “Hopelessness can be contagious, but hope can be too. And there is no medicine to match it.” ― Mitch Albom
  11. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” ― African proverb
  12. “There is no friend so faithful as a good book. There is no worse robber than a bad book.” ― Italian proverb
  13. “To create a little flower is the labor of ages.” ― William Blake
  14. “Every MOAN-day .I am looking forward to my WEAK-end.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos
  15. “Who makes up or invents proverbs? They are so often crockful of never-mind-what. They pile up platitude upon platitude which the officious and unctuous mouth in and out of season and are taken to be the distillates of wisdom.” ― Kiran Nagarkar
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30 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “I really want to treat Adam like I would a brother or a best friend. I don’t want to just say powerful proverbs because they sound good.” ― Hani Selim
  2. “Soap never cleans the stain of sin.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  3. “The old injury sometimes hurts.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  1. “I quoted a Moroccan proverb – “if, at noon, he says it is night, will you say: Behold, the stars?”

He looked at me appreciatively. “Madame, I think I liked you best when you were just bringing peaches.”

I quoted another proverb. “A nod is enough for a wise man. A fool may need a kick up the—”

He gave a crack of laughter. “You know a lot of our sayings, madame. Do you know the one that goes: A wise woman has much to say, and yet is most often silent?”

“I never said I was wise,” I said. “All I do is make chocolates.” ― Joanne Harris

  1. “Proverbs are not just meant for recalling and proffering but to impart practical wisdom which will impact on our actions.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
  2. “A speech that reverbs with superb proverbs is a soothing herb.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
  3. “Proverbs are profound statements. Even the Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, authored a book called proverbs for the benefit of humans in general.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
  4. “Dead men may wait on tables, but diners will never feast.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
  5. “Sometimes The Only Happy Ending You’re Going To Get, Starts With The Beginning Of Understanding” ― Qwana M. “BabyGirl” Reynolds-Frasier
  6. “Make Time Then Spend It In The Right Place” ― Qwana M. “BabyGirl” Reynolds-Frasier
  1. “I Went From Bagging Up Work To Obtain Some Wealth; To Bagging Up Cures To Sustain My Health” – ― Qwana M. “BabyGirl” Reynolds-Frasier
  2. “Not all the creatures will be excited by the sunrise.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  3. “So a person who is truly humble recognizes both his capabilities and his limitations.” ― Jo Berry
  4. “Hatred stems from pride because vanity makes us detest and have contempt for anything or anyone who detracts from our importance.” ― Jo Berry
  5. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, they say, but my Aunt Jane used to add on to that, “of somebody else”. Out of sight, out of mind is the truer proverb.” ― Mary Westmacott
  1. “A pebble in one’s shoe is collected from one’s own footsteps.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
  2. “Prior to treating branches, treat the roots.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  3. “Life will not be without sacrifices, if there would not be the sacrifices of good people, life would not continue.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  4. “Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” ― Hafez
  5. “The young must not scoff at the old, for flowers don’t bloom forever” ― Mo Yan
  6. “Some proverbs live because they are too true to die. Others endure because they have a smug sound and nobody has bothered to bury them.” ― Albert Payson Terhune
  7. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi
  8. “Beware of that person who uses you like a ladder, today climbs on you, tomorrow will easily sell you.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  9. “Do not believe in the mercy of life because it turns the back without mercy.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  10. “No matter how wide the road you walk it one foot at a time” ― rassool jibraeel snyman
  1. “If you were without support, make your efforts and struggles endless.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  1. “Expensive shoes and cheap minds is a recipe for disaster” ― rassool jibraeel snyman
  2. “Every warrior walks, lives and sleeps with an armed mind” ― rassool jibraeel snyman
  3. “If you lose the diamond, the stone will not replace it” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  4. “The thinking man cannot be fooled or enslaved”― rassool jibraeel snyman
The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

40 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “The tree is bent when it is young” ― Orhan Pamuk
  2. “Blessed is he who takes off his filthy garment, to put on a new clean robe.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita” ― Qwana M. “BabyGirl” Reynolds-Frasier
  3. “Too often children are treated as tradable commodities in relationships” ― rassool jibraeel snyman
  4. “Sometimes life is like two lost people giving each other directions” ― rassool jibraeel snyman
  5. “Do not be the cause of cutting the sustenance of other people, a day comes people will be the reason to cut off your livelihood.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  1. “A wise man does not pretend to know what he does not know. He will listen to the wiser.” ― Terry a O’Neal
  2. “A wise man does not pretend to know what he doesn’t know. He will be quiet and listen to the wiser.” ― Terry a O’Neal
  3.  “No one can destroy a man than his deeds.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  4.  “If your caravan mixed with the imitators caravan, change the path of your caravan, because the consequence of imitators’ caravan is trouble and pain.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  5. “If you throw a stone in my direction, if the stone is not for me or hits me, it will hurt.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  6. “If you are on the widened and right path, then do not assume your narrowed future.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  7. .“Ignore it, you will be ignored.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  8.  “When you rise, consider your steps otherwise you will be fallen.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  9. “Whoever understands shall turn from wickedness.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  10. “If you speak in proverbs then you will have people saying many things.” ― Anthony T. Hincks.
  11. “Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  3. “The world economy would collapse if a significant number of people were to realize and then act on the realization that it is possible to enjoy many if not most of the things that they enjoy without first having to own them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  4. “Millions of business people are each constantly forced to choose between their desire to not be a bad person and their desire to be a good business person, that is to say, to make as much money as they possibly can by maximizing their revenue while minimizing the cost of producing whatever it is that they sell.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  5.  “The average adult has had sex innumerable times more than they have formed an opinion of their own.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  6. “We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  7. “Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents’ foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  8. “Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  9. “Although they probably know that some children were used and some children are used as miners, most adults are ignorant of the chocolate industry’s use of minors.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “There is nothing morally wrong with buying stolen goods, unless you know that they were stolen.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “Many a parent, sad to say, has used their child as an opportunity for them, the parent, to do, through their child, something or some of the things that they, the parent, did not do or did not do successfully.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  3. “The garden of God is full of ripen fruits.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  4. “Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  5. “When selecting a one-night stand, a heterosexual woman who is materialistic is a trillion times more likely to choose a sexually unattractive poor man who seems rich over a sexually attractive rich man who seems poor.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “When you fall into darkness do not spend all your energy and light rather than to remain in darkness,” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  3. “when you fall into darkness do not spend all your energy and light rather than to remain in darkness.” ― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
  4. “Joy is like a jewel.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  5. “Prayer is like pearls.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  6. “Whatever a man sow, shall he reap.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  7. “A soldier never goes to war without his weapon.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  8. “Life is the longest journey.”― Lailah Gifty Akita
  9. “Why look so far?When it is so near!” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  10. “Neither your work to be with insensible, nor their work to be with you.”― Kamaran Ihsan Salih
The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

55 Proverbs Quotes

  1. “Life is a dancing dream.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  2. “One spirit, one shepherd” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  3. “Can broken cisterns hold water?” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  4. “A bride never forgets her wedding ornaments, why should we forsake our heavenly Father, the bridegroom?” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  5. “Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  6. “Death devours not only those who have been cooked by old age; it also feasts on those who are half-cooked and even those who are raw.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  7. “Many if not most slaves would have each readily jumped, and many if not most slaves would each readily jump, at the opportunity to be a master, if such an opportunity presents or had presented itself.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  8. “Fail soon so that you can succeed sooner.” ― Amit Kalantri
  9. “It goes without saying that even those of us who are going to hell will get eternal life—if that territory really exists outside religious books and the minds of believers, that is. Having said that, given the choice, instead of being grilled until hell freezes over, the average sane human being would, needless to say, rather spend forever idling in an extremely fertile garden, next to a lamb or a chicken or a parrot, which they do not secretly want to eat, and a lion or a tiger or a crocodile, which does not secretly want to eat them.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
  10. “Today it is cheaper to start a business than tomorrow.” ― Amit Kalantri,
  1. “Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  1. “Most sane human beings who have managed to attain and retain fame each uses it to dramatically increase their name’s chances of being remembered until Jesus comes back, since their heart cannot do what they consciously or unconsciously lust for, that is to say, for it to beat until Jesus returns.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  2. “Many survivors of plane crashes who were against cannibalism and had never eaten human flesh once found themselves in a situation where they had to either eat human flesh, or go the way of all flesh.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
  3. “As we all know, as if forever exploiting or attempting to exploit each other were not enough, a group of sane human beings who have just reached the end of a war against a common enemy of theirs will sooner or later start or continue killing and/or fighting against each other.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  4. “The last time everyone loved or at least liked everyone was when the world had a population of about 4.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  5. “To ask a man whether or not he has a girlfriend is to talk about his sex life. If you disagree with that, then how in the name of God do you differentiate between a man’s girlfriend and a girl that is a friend to the man?” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  6. “To some believers, being on the pill or using a condom is a nonverbal way of telling God to go to hell.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  7.  “Greed is a contagious mental illness without which civilization as we know it would not have been possible.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  8.  “For their never-ending endeavours to obtain or retain wealth, countries desperately need companies, because they—unlike most human beings—have the means of production, and human beings, because they—unlike all companies—have the means of reproduction.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  9.  “In reality most human beings are not, to most human beings, more important than money.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  10. “Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  11.  “Show Love to the Snake and it will Bite you at the End, Because, hatred and enmity toward Humanity is in its DNA” ― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  1. “A sheep in wolves clothing!” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  2. “There’s a Russian proverb: To taste the ocean, all you need is one gulp.” ― Howard Norman
  3.  “What is coming is better than what is gone..” ― Arabic Proverb
  4. “who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet..” ― German Proverb
  5. “A lamb among wolves!” –  Lailah Gifty Akita
  6. “Worrying Never Stops a Problem but a Problem Ceases when you Refuse to Worry” ― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  7. “Success is not about Wealth but the ability to be in a Comfortable Lead in a particular Domain”― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  1. “A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.” ― Greek Proverb
  2. “The bitter heart eats its owner…” ― Bantu Proverbs
  3. “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” ― Malayan Proverb
  4. “God Doesn’t Take Delight in Earthly Sacrifices Without Spiritual Connotation, but He Takes Pleasure in Total Submission” ― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  5. “Even though, No one is infallible. However, spend much effort in making yourself better. Stand out! Don’t follow the masses. It produces results” ― Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie
  6. “Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.” ― Terry Pratchett
  7. “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” ― Lao Tzu
  8. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” ― Ben Franklin
  9. “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” ― Adelaide Hoodless
  1. “There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.” ― Libba Bray
  2.  “When someone is counting out

gold for you, don’t look at your hands,

or the gold. Look at the giver.” ― Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi

  1. “Yuyeh sesh. Despise your heart. Ni weh sesh. I have no heart.” ― Leigh Bardugo
  2. “Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.” ― Lao Tzu
  3. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin
  4. “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.” ― Frank Herbert
  5. “Plant an expectation; reap a disappointment.” (Quoting an old adage)” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ― Chinua Achebe (Author)
  7. “Whoever said ignorance is bliss must have died a horrible death with a really surprised look on his face.” ― Lisa Shearin
  8. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius
  9. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  10. “Praise not the day until evening has come, a woman until she is burnt, a sword until it is tried, a maiden until she is married, ice until it has been crossed, beer until it has been drunk.” ― Michael Crichton
  11. “He paused, twisting his goatee, considering the law in Deuteronomy that forbade clothes with mixed fibers. A problematic bit of Scripture. A matter that required thought. “Only the devil wants man to have a wide range of lightweight and comfortable styles to choose from,” he murmured at last, trying out a new proverb. “Although there may be no forgiveness for polyester. On this one matter, Satan and the Lord are in agreement.” ― Joe Hill
  12. “To treat a person like a carpet, it is necessary that one do the walking, and one allow himself to be walked on. –Shin’a’in saying” ― Mercedes Lackey
  13. “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.” ― Oscar Wilde
  1. “In Shoshone, there’s a saying. It’s a long one, and it doesn’t have an English equivalent, so bear with me. Sutummu tukummuinna. It means, I don’t speak your language, and you don’t speak mine. But I still understand you. I don’t need to walk in your footsteps if I can see the footprints you left behind.” ― Rose Christo
  2.  “Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

The Best 155 Proverbs Quotes to Inspire You

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.