Proverb Sayings and Quotes

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


A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can't catch it.     

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However big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can rob him of life.     

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All clever men are birds of prey.     

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One kind word can warm three winter months.     

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Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.      

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He who does not research has nothing to teach.     

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When the will is ready the feet are light.     

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An empty belly hears nobody.     

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The loftiest towers rise from the ground.     

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Eyes are the window to the soul.     

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No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.     

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If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential.     

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As the call, so the echo.     

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The heaviest baggage for a traveller is an empty purse.     

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Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.     

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Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.     

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A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.     

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