German Proverb Sayings and Quotes

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


Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.      

German Proverb

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.      

German Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.      

German Proverb

If God were not willing to forgive sin, heaven would be empty.      

German Proverb

God gave us the nuts but he doesn't crack them.      

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You are what you eat.

German Proverb

Ambition and the belly are the two worst counselors.      

German Proverb

Coffee and love are best when they are hot.

German Proverb

Fortune and misfortune are two buckets in the same well     

German Proverb

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

German Proverb

Those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life.

German Proverb

Better an honest enemy than a false friend.     

German Proverb

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.     

German Proverb

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.     

German Proverb

It is little honor to the lion to seize the mouse.

German Proverb

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.     

German Proverb

Those who don't pick roses in summer won't pick them in winter either.

German Proverb

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.     

German Proverb

Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them.     

German Proverb

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

German Proverb

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.

German Proverb

Sweep in front of your own door.

German Proverb

Who speaks ill of others to you will speak ill of you to others.

German Proverb

A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.

German Proverb

Charity sees the need, not the cause.

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He who cannot help may hinder.

German Proverb

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

German Proverb

Despise school and remain a fool.

German Proverb

To good eating belongs good drinking.      

German Proverb