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.


The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.     

German Proverb

‘Tis easier to hurt than heal.     

German Proverb

Old friends and old wine are best.     

German Proverb

Cunning surpasses strength.     

German Proverb

A nail secures the horseshoe, the shoe the horse, the horse the man, the man the castle, and the castle the whole land.     

German Proverb

Do not hang all on one nail.     

German Proverb

Drive not a second nail till the first be clinched.     

German Proverb

A talker neither listens nor learns.     

German Proverb

The fishing is good in troubled waters.     

German Proverb

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

German Proverb