French Proverb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old french proverb quotes, french proverb sayings, and french proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.      

French Proverb

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.      

French Proverb

Hunger is the best sauce.      

French Proverb

Life is an onion and one peels it crying.     

French Proverb

There is no flying without wings.     

French Proverb

No rose without a thorn.     

French Proverb

Lazy people are always eager to be doing something.     

French Proverb

Follow the river and you will find the sea.     

French Proverb

People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting     

French Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature.     

French Proverb

There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.     

French Proverb

He who marries on a rainy day will be happy for the rest of his life.     

French Proverb

A summer's sun is worth the having.     

French Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature.     

French Proverb

You cannot play at Chess if you are kind-hearted.     

French Proverb

Redheaded women are either violent or false, and usually are both.     

French Proverb

Penny wise is often pound foolish.     

French Proverb

Beauty and folly are often companions.     

French Proverb

He who lives long knows what pain is.     

French Proverb

A false friend is like the shadow of a sundial.     

French Proverb

Who punishes one threatens a hundred.     

French Proverb

After mischance, everyone is wise.     

French Proverb

After the act wishing is in vain.     

French Proverb

To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.     

French Proverb

The greatest cunning is to have none at all.     

French Proverb

The poor man commands respect; the beggar must always excite anger.     

French Proverb

One flower maketh not a bouquet.     

French Proverb

A young physician fattens the churchyard.     

French Proverb