Quotes starting with

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter , collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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A beautiful thing is never perfect.      -- Egyptian (on beauty)
A big tree attracts the gale.      -- Chinese (on pride)
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.      -- Latin Proverb
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.      -- Iranian (on wisdom)
A body makes his own luck, be it good or bad.      -- unknown
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A carpenter is known by his chips.      -- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
A cat in gloves catches no mice.      -- 14th Century French Proverb
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.      -- Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
A change is as good as a rest.      -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.      -- Tagalog (Filipino) (on conscience)
A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all.      -- Chinese (on attitude)
A closed mouth catches no flies.      -- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
A crab walks, so walks his children.      -- African proverb Kpelle Tribe
A crown's no cure for a headache.      -- English (on basic truths)
A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
A day is lost if one has not laughed.      -- French (on the conduct of life)
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.     -- Vietnamese (on journeys)
A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.     -- Samoan (on permanence and change)
A dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone.      -- R. Forby (1830) on gossip
A dripping June sets all in tune.      -- unknown
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.      -- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
A fair exchange is no robbery.      -- Scottish Proverb
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A fault confessed is half redressed.      -- English Proverb
A few germs never hurt anyone.      -- unknown
A firm tree does not fear the storm.      -- Dayak (Indonesian) (on strength and weakness)
A fool and his money are quickly parted.      -- J. Bridges (1587)
A friend in need is a friend indeed.      -- James Ray (1678)
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
A friend's eye is a good mirror.      -- Gaelic (on friendship)
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair.     -- Iranian (on leadership)
A good book praises itself.      -- German (on books and writers)
A good example is the best sermon.      -- English (on advice)
A good lather is half the shave.      -- William Hone (1780-1842)
A good neighbor will babysit. A great neighbor will babysit twins.     -- Anonymous
A good spectator also creates.      -- Swiss (on art and creativity)
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw.      -- English (on books and writers)
A great one must have a long heart.     -- Ethiopian (on leadership)
A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.      -- unknown
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.      -- English Proverb<
A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.      -- Maori (on anger)
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.      -- John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)
A horse may run quickly but it cannot escape its tail.      -- Russian proverb (on conscience)
A house divided cannot stand.      -- Bible (Matthew 12:25)
A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.      -- Greek (on books and writers)
A little axe can cut down a big tree.      -- Jamaican (on permanence and change)
A little learning is a dangerous thing.      -- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
A loan though old is not a gift.     -- Hungarian (on indebtedness)
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.      -- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.      -- Laurence J. Peter
A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A man is known by the company he keeps.      -- M. Coverdale (1541)
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.      -- James Joyce
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.     -- Alexander Pope
A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.      -- Chinese Proverb - (thanks to Alice Fonda-Marsland)
A man who desires revenge should dig two graves.      -- unknown
A man who never made a mistake, never made anything.      -- unknown
A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.      -- African proverb Yoruba Tribe
A man's got to do what a man's got to do.      -- unknown
A man's house is his castle.      -- Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.      -- Proverbs 17:22
A miss is as good as a mile.      -- unknown
A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end.      -- Anonymous
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.      -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners.      -- Virgin Islander (on friendship)
A penny for your thoughts.      -- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
A penny saved is a penny earned.      -- Scottish Proverb
A person has learned much who has learned how to die.      -- German (on death and dying)
A picture is a poem without words.      -- Latin (on art and creativity)
A picture's worth a thousand words.      -- unknown
A place for everything and everything in its place.      -- Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.      -- American (on proverbs)
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.      -- Lord John Russell (1792-1878)
A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.      -- unknown
A rolling stone gathers no moss.      -- John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
A rule isn't unfair if it applies to everyone.      -- unknown
A ruler must sometimes humor as well as command.      -- unknown
A short horse is soon curried.      -- John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)
A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not.      -- Japanese (on strength and weakness)
A smile is a window in your face to show your heart is at home.      -- unknown (submitted by fubar@nque.com)
A soft answer turneth away wrath.      -- Bible (Proverbs 15:1)
A stitch in time saves nine.      -- unknown
A stumble is not a fall.      -- Haitian (on adversity)
A stumble may prevent a fall.      -- English (on experience)
A thing is bigger for being shared.      -- Gaelic (on generosity)
A thousand artisans, a thousand plans.      -- Chinese (on art and creativity)
A tree falls the way it leans.      -- Walloon (on rewards and consequences)
A trouble shared is a trouble halved.      -- unknown
A true champion believes in themselves when no one else does.      -- nosagirl05
A true friend is the best Possession.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle.      -- unknown
A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out.     -- Korean (on journeys)
A watched pot never boils.      -- unknown
A weed is a plant we've found no use for yet.      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) "And what is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."
A weed is but an unloved flower.      -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)