Wooden Sayings and Quotes

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

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

His lies matched my wooden furniture, they were both highly polished      

Charmaine J. Forde

A bad book with a good cover is nothing but a wooden house with a golden door.     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.     

Charles Dickens

Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.     

Mary MacLane

Even if a fool lived with a wise man all his life, he would still not recognise the truth, like a wooden spoon cannot recognise the flavour of the soup.     

Gautama Buddha

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.     

Joseph Stalin

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.     

Claude Vorilhon

God doesn't dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.     


Shadows which you see with difficulty, and whose boundaries you cannot define... these you should not represent as finished or sharply defined, for the result would be that your work would seem wooden.     

Leonardo da Vinci