Sign Sayings and Quotes

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


Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.     

Dalai Lama

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.     

Robert Browning

The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness.      

Myles Munroe

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.      

Francis Jeffrey

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.     

Helen Rowland

Racism is a sign of ignorance, in my opinion. It's people who haven't been anywhere, haven't seen the world.     

Tyson Fury

Numeracy isn't a sign of geekiness, but a basic requirement for intelligent discussions of public policy.     

Nicholas Kristof

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist.     

Maria Montessori

Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy.     

Dick Cheney

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.      

Niccolo Machiavelli

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.      

Mignon McLaughlin

Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.     

Joyce Meyer

You can be stern and forthright, and that's my management style, but when you lose it totally, that's a sign of weakness.     

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.      

Alfred Adler

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence and refinement so they think they will impress others with their command of obscure words.     

Barbara Walters

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age.     

Clive Bell

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.      

Albert Einstein

Sanctions are a sign of irritation; they are not the instrument of serious policies.      

Sergei Lavrov

A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.     

Charles Spurgeon

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.     

James Cash Penney

Factions are a sign of illness in a party.      

Ernest Mandel

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.      

Blaise Pascal

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.      

Jonathan Miller

Respect for another man's opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.     

Sargent Shriver

The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.     

Mark Skousen

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.     

Benjamin Disraeli

It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.      

Michel de Montaigne

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.     

Bill Watterson

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?     

Albert Einstein