Reality Sayings and Quotes

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


The palest ink is brighter than the best memory     

Chinese saying. Thanks to Martin C Wojtkiewicz

Anything with scales counts as a fish.      

Malay (on appearance and reality)

Appearances are deceptive.      

Italian Proverb

Carve the peg by looking at the hole.      

Korean (on appropriateness)

Change is inevitable      

Benjamin Disraeli

Circumstances alter cases.      

T. Rymer

Cutting off a mule's ears doesn't make it a horse.      

Creole (on authenticity)

Easier said than done.      

Aesop

Even monkeys fall out of trees.      

Japanese Proverb

Even the best laid plans go awry.      

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Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth.      

Albert Schweitzer

Expect the worst, but hope for the best.      

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Froth is not beer.      

Dutch (on appearance and reality)

Give up the ghost.      

Miguel de Cervantes

In a crisis, give help first and then advice.      

Aesop

It is useless attacking the insensible.      

Aesop

It never rains but it pours.      

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Life is not a dress rehearsal.      

unknown

Looks can be deceiving.      

unknown

No man can lose what he never had.      

George Herbert

No one goes through life unscathed.      

unknown

Nothing is black or white.      

unknown

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.      

Benjamin Franklin

Seeing is believing.      

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Sometimes, it's too little, too late.      

unknown

Sometimes, less is more.      

William Shakespeare

The best way to predict the future is to create it.      

unknown; thanks to rapstar.com

The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain.      

African American (on appearance and reality)

The rain falls on every roof.      

African Proverb

The teeth that laugh are also those that bite.      

Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appearance and reality)