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Quotes About Proverb

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Terry Pratchett
“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”
Adelaide Hoodless

Benjamin Franklin
“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
Benjamin Franklin

Libba Bray
“There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.”
Libba Bray

Lao Tzu
“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

Rumi
“When someone is counting out
gold for you, don't look at your hands,
or the gold. Look at the giver.”
Rumi, The Masnavi: Book Two

Lao Tzu
“Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.”
Lao Tzu

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Plant an expectation; reap a disappointment." (Quoting an old adage)”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Lisa Shearin
“Whoever said ignorance is bliss must have died a horrible death with a really surprised look on his face.”
Lisa Shearin, Armed & Magical

Michael Crichton
“Praise not the day until evening has come, a woman until she is burnt, a sword until it is tried, a maiden until she is married, ice until it has been crossed, beer until it has been drunk.”
Michael Crichton, Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan, Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922

Frank Herbert
“Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Benjamin Franklin
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Benjamin Franklin

Mercedes Lackey
“To treat a person like a carpet, it is necessary that one do the walking, and one allow himself to be walked on.
--Shin'a'in saying”
Mercedes Lackey, Owlflight

Joe Hill
“He paused, twisting his goatee, considering the law in Deuteronomy that forbade clothes with mixed fibers. A problematic bit of Scripture. A matter that required thought. "Only the devil wants man to have a wide range of lightweight and comfortable styles to choose from," he murmured at last, trying out a new proverb. "Although there may be no forgiveness for polyester. On this one matter, Satan and the Lord are in agreement.”
Joe Hill, Horns

Oscar Wilde
“Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.”
Oscar Wilde

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Benjamin Franklin
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Benjamin Franklin

W. Somerset Maugham
“A bird in the hand was worth two in the bush, he told her, to which she retorted that a proverb was the last refuge of the mentally destitute.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Gautama Buddha
“The virtuous man delights in this world and he delights in the next”
Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

Chinua Achebe
“An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb”
Chinua Achebe

Leigh Bardugo
“Yuyeh sesh. Despise your heart. Ni weh sesh. I have no heart.”
Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“La manera de vencer al hombre enojado es con la gentileza, al hombre malo con bondad, y al avaro con la generosidad y al mentiroso con la verdad.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon

T.A. Miles
“An unwise advisor cannot hope to advise wisely.”
T.A. Miles, Six Celestial Swords

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Therefore live well this day.
- Exhortation of the Dawn”
Sanskrit Proverb

Idries Shah
“Show a man too many camels' bones,or show them to him too often,and he will not be able to recognize a camel when he comes across a live one.”
Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

“Ideas are worth a dime dozen, but people who put them into action are priceless”
African Proverb

“Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.”
Russian proverb

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