Machete Sayings and Quotes

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

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.     

Rabindranath Tagore

The knife is the most permanent, the most immortal, the most ingenious of man's creations. The knife was a guillotine; the knife is a universal means of resolving all knots.     

Yevgeny Zamyatin

A sharp knife cuts the quickest and hurts the least.     

Katharine Hepburn

Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.     

Simone Schwarz-Bart

The best way to sharpen a knife is not to whet one side of it only. And neither can you solve a riddle by considering only one end of it.     

Ama Ata Aidoo

A knife is neither true nor false, but anyone impaled on its blade is in error.     

Rene Daumal

A knife is only as good as the one who wields it.     

Patrick Ness

The knife is the balance point for survival in the bush. Without it, you have to stay on the move. With it, you create the opportunity to rest.     

Mors Kochanski

The real knife to a man's heart was his woman's tears.     

Christine Feehan

There is no knife that cuts so sharply and with such poisoned blade as treachery.     


A knife can be a symbol, but it also better be able to cut string. And if it represent cutting free, cutting loose, in the story's beginning, it better not be used to prop up a bookcase and then forgotten later on.     

Ansen Dibell

A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone, and the wisest man needs advice.     


The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it.     

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.     

Virginia Woolf

A knife wound heals, but a tongue wound festers.     

Ella Leya