Great Proverbs from Susan Dunn the EQ Coach

 The world is a rose: smell it and pass it on to your friends.

Persian Proverb Proverbs from Around the World 

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb

May your every wish be granted.
Ancient Chinese Curse

More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown.
Spanish Proverb

More things belong to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.
 The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546)

Never cut what can be untied.
Portuguese Proverb

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.
English Proverb

Never marry for money. Ye’ll borrow it cheaper.
Scottish Proverb

Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Chinese Proverb

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb

One of these day is none of these days.
English Proverb

People live in each other’s shelter.
Irish Proverb

Quiet people are well able to look after themselves.
Irish Proverb

Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.
French Proverb

Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes you laugh.
Arabic Proverb

Silence was never written down.
Italian Proverb

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
Spanish Proverb

Sit a beggar at your table and he will soon put his feet on it.
Russian Proverb

Small children give you headache; big children heartache.
Russian Proverb

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great wings across the sky.
Ojibway Saying

Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear.
English Proverb

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese Proverb

The big thieves hang the little ones.
Czech proverb

The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I’ll walk carefully.
Russian proverb

The comforter’s head never aches.
Italian Proverb

The devil seduced Eve in Italian. Eve mislead Adam in Bohemian. The Lord scolded them both in German. Then the angel drove them from paradise in Hungarian.
Traditional Polish Saying

The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
Yiddish Proverb

The jay bird don’t rob his own nest.
West Indies Proverb

The light heart lives long.
Irish Proverb

The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.
Spanish Proverb

The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Irish Proverb

The only good thing that comes from the east is the sun.
Traditional Portuguese Saying

The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese proverb

The right man comes at the right time.
Italian Proverb

The silent dog is the first to bite.
German Proverb

The Spaniard is a bad servant but a worse master.
Traditional English Saying

The sun will set without thy assistance.
Hebrew Proverb

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.
Irish Proverb

There are only two types of Chinese — those who give bribes and those who take them.
Russian Proverb

They who love most are least valued.
English Proverb

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
Old Muslim Proverb

Truth is the safest lie.
Jewish Proverb

Unless you enter the tiger’s den you cannot take the cubs.
Japanese Proverb

Want a thing long enough and you don’t
Chinese Proverb

What one knows it is sometimes useful to forget.
Latin Proverb

What you can not avoid, welcome.
Chinese Proverb

When a father helps a son, both smile; but when a son must help his father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb

When its time has arrived, the prey becomes the hunter.
Persian Proverb

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
Nigerian Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
African Proverb

Where there is love there is pain.
Spanish Proverb

Where there’s music there can be love.
French Proverb

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb


~ by nancyfenn on June 28, 2007.

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