proverbs

Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.

— Japanese proverb

Better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.

— Chinese proverb

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.

— Swedish Proverb

If you believe everything you read,
better not read.

— Japanese proverb

Children have more need of models than of critics.

— French proverb

To change and to change for the better
are two different things.

— German proverb

The road to a friend’s house is never long.

— Danish proverb

You can’t leap a twenty-foot chasm
in two ten-foot jumps.

— American proverb

We never know the worth of water
’til the well is dry.

— English Proverb

We’re fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.

— Japanese proverb

The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.

— Chinese Proverb

Every time you admire something in nature,
it’s a prayer to the Creator.

— Vernon Harper

He who builds according to every man’s advice
will have a crooked house.

— Danish proverb

Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow.

— Slovakian proverb

The anvil lasts longer than the hammer.

— Italian proverb

Whoever has bitten a sour apple
will enjoy a sweet one all the more.

— German proverb

Gratitude is the heart’s money.

— French proverb

Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret.

— American proverb

Avarice is the root of all evil.

— Swahili proverb

Don’t think there are no crocodiles
because the water’s calm.

— Malaysian proverb

Who begins much, finishes little.

— German proverb

Many men know how to flatter,
few men know how to praise.

— Greek proverb

Unshared joy is an unlighted candle.

— Spanish proverb

The more arguments you win,
the less friends you will have.

— American proverb

After the ship has sunk,
everyone knows how
she might have been saved.

— Italian proverb

A half truth is a whole lie.

— Yiddish proverb

If there is no wind, row.

— Latin proverb

A bell is loud because it is empty.

— Polish proverb

One head cannot hold all wisdom.

— Maasai proverb

Heroism consists of hanging on
one minute longer.

— Norwegian proverb

Success has many parents,
but failure is an orphan.

— American proverb

Doubt is the key to knowledge.

— Iranian proverb

Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer.

— Jamaican proverb

There is often wisdom under a shaggy coat.

— Latin proverb

A good example is the best sermon.

— English proverb

Spending is quick, earning is slow.

— Russian proverb

From small beginnings come great things.

— Dutch proverb

You can’t see the whole sky
through a bamboo tube.

— Japanese proverb

Don’t let grass grow
on the path of friendship.

— Blackfoot Indian proverb

Handsome apples
are sometimes sour.

— Dutch proverb

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

— American proverb

The higher the ape climbs
the more he shows his rump.

— French proverb

The shortest answer is doing.

— English proverb

When anger blinds the eyes,
truth disappears.

— Danish proverb

Give neither advice nor salt,
until you are asked for it.

— English proverb

There are no atheists
in foxholes.

— American proverb

Two moves, same as a fire.

— American proverb

Fall seven times,
stand up eight.

— Japanese proverb

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