Browse Dozens of Proverbs
- " A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs."
- "A little too late, is much too late. "
- " A teacher is better than two books. "
- " All or nothing! "
- " An old man loved is winter with flowers. "
- " Anger without power is folly. "
- " Better in the dust than crawl near the throne. "
- " Beware of a silent dog and still water. "
- " Fat hen lay few eggs. "
- " Fall seven times, stand up eight."
- " First food, then moral."
- " God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk."
- " He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup. "
- " He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief. "
- " He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind. "
- " He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
- " He who cannot doubt, is a stupid man.."
- " Hunger is the best cook.."
- " If the servant grows rich and the master [poor, they are both good for nothing. "
- " In the visible church the true Christians are invisible. "
- " It is an ill procession where the devil bears the cross. "
- " Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.."
- " Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law."
- " Noble and common blood is of the same colour. "
- " One beats the bush, another catches the bird? "
- " One drink is just right."two is too many."three are too few."
- " Rast ich, so rost ich. (When I rest, I rust.) "
- " Silk and velvet put out the kitchen fire. "
- " The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy."
- " The woman cries before the wedding and the man after."
- " The ass loaded with gold still eats thistles. "
- " The cats that drive the mice away are as good as they that catch them. "
- " The coffin is the brother of the cradle. "
- " The silent dog is always the first to bite. "
- " There are many preachers who don't hear themselves. "
- " There is much good sleep in an old story. "
- " Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar. "
- " Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments. "
- " Two doctors are better than a learned one. "
- " When God says today, the devil says tomorrow. "
- " Where God has a temple, the devil has a chapel. "
- " Where the devil cannot come, he will send. "
- " Who begins too much accomplishes little. "
- " Yesterday's promise, like tomorrow's never comes. "
- " To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it."
- " When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
- " Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
- " Who does not respect himself, will not be respected from others.."
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