Proverbs Quotes

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”
The goal is not to be better than the other man, but to be better than your previous self.
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but to be better than your previous self.”
Think of many things; do one.
“Think of many things; do one.”
A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up.
“A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up.”
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.
“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.”
One may go a long way after one is tired.
“One may go a long way after one is tired.”
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
“God gave burdens, also shoulders.”
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”
Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
“Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
“If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.”
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
“Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.”
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.”
Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
'Enough' is a feast.
“'Enough' is a feast.”
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”
Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.
“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.”
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
“One joy scatters a hundred griefs.”
You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.
“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”
To close your eyes will not ease another's pain.
“To close your eyes will not ease another's pain.”
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”
Be the master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.
“Be the master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind.”
Silence is a fence around wisdom.
“Silence is a fence around wisdom.”
Monday is the key day of the week.
“Monday is the key day of the week.”
To get lost is to learn the way.
“To get lost is to learn the way.”
Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.
“Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.”
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
A mother understands what a child does not say.
“A mother understands what a child does not say.”
Not the day only, but all things have their morning.
“Not the day only, but all things have their morning.”
When I had money everyone called me brother.
“When I had money everyone called me brother.”
Money grows on the tree of persistence.
“Money grows on the tree of persistence.”
One minute of patience, ten years of peace.
“One minute of patience, ten years of peace.”
Patience is the key to paradise.
“Patience is the key to paradise.”
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.”
Slow is every foot on an unknown path.
“Slow is every foot on an unknown path.”
Patience is poultice for all wounds.
“Patience is poultice for all wounds.”
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.
“Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.”
To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.
“To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.”
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
It's not enough to learn how to ride, you must also learn how to fall.
“It's not enough to learn how to ride, you must also learn how to fall.”
Keep your face toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
“Keep your face toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”