Gem Sayings and Quotes

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

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.     

Grace Kelly

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a person perfected without trials.     

Chinese Proverbs

One gem from that ocean is worth all the pebbles from earthly streams.     

Robert Murray McCheyne

The cutting of the gem has to be finished before you can see whether it shines.     

Leonard Cohen

If a gem falls into mud it is still valuable. If dust ascends to heaven, it remains valueless.     


Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.     

Lord Byron

These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.     

George Eliot

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.     

Richelle Mead

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.     


Precious gems are profoundly buried in the earth and can only be extracted at the expense of great labor.     

Sri Anandamayi Ma