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Quotes About Proverbs

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“This too shall pass.”
سنایی غزنوی

Thomas Pynchon
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Oscar Wilde
“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.”
Oscar Wilde

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.”
Askhari Johnson Hodari, Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“Lady Wisdom will be your close friend; and Brother Knowledge will be your pleasant companion.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Jennifer Donnelly
“He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good.”
Jennifer Donnelly, The Winter Rose

“many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. charm is deceptive, beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

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

Patricia C. Wrede
“Out here, it's better safe than sorry, because generally speaking, too much of the time sorry means you're dead.”
Patricia C. Wrede, Across the Great Barrier

“It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind's arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: Become for a moment the mind in which this is true.”
James Richardson, Interglacial: New and Selected Poems & Aphorisms

Pindar
“Steer your boat with justice: forge
A tongue on truth's anvil.”
Pindar, Selected Odes

Ann Coulter
“Where there's smoke around a conservative, there are journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together.”
Ann Coulter

“They say it is a wide road that leads to war and only a narrow path that leads home again.”
Bob Massie

“...грязью играть - только руки марать...

Прокофьич (Анисим Прокофьев) - Сергею Андреевичу Валягину
- П.И. Мельников-Печерский "Старые годы”
П.И. Мельников-Печерский, Повести о любви. Сборник в двух томах. Том первый

“...как бы на горох не мороз, он бы через тын перерос.

Прокофьич (Анисим Прокофьев) - Сергею Андреевичу Валягину
- П.И. Мельников-Печерский "Старые годы”
П.И. Мельников-Печерский, Повести о любви. Сборник в двух томах. Том первый

“When a man collect the key of success with a cheat, he will surely use it to open a sorrowful door.”
Femi Olalekan Komolafe

“Colter searched for original Mexican tiles to use as patterns for copies, and during the search, a barrel of old tile letters was found in a cellar corner. She decided to use the letters on the walls of the Cocina Cantina to spell out old Spanish proverbs about eating and drinking. Above the bar was "A vuestra salud" [to your health], and in another room, "Not with whom you were born, but with whom you pasture.”
Virginia L. Grattan, Mary Colter: Builder upon the Red Earth

Matthew Polly
“A club hurts the flesh, but evil words hurt the bone. -Traditional Chinese Proverb”
Matthew Polly, American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China

Felix Salten
“A robin perched on the branch of the apple tree, his feathers ruffled, his red chest blazing.
'No need to look so down in the mouth,' he chirruped. 'Things'll get worse before they get better.'
'I don't know what it is about that tree,' Geno grumbled, 'that makes everything that sits in it talk in proverbs.'
'It's easier than thinking,' the robin stated.”
Felix Salten, Bambi's Children

Sandra Peterson Ramirez
“Don't take any wooden Bitcoins.”
Sandra Peterson Ramirez

Israelmore Ayivor
“Scripture said that "pride goes before fall". Just let pride go alone. Don't go in its company, else fall pursues both of you!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Michael De Larrabeiti
“It's impossible to lose that which does not belong to you.”
Michael De Larrabeiti, The Borribles

Michael De Larrabeiti
“That which falls off a lorry belongs to he who follows the lorry.”
Michael De Larrabeiti, The Borribles

Katsura Hoshino
“Do you know Eastern proverbs?
"Unskilled guns, but... The more guns, the likely they will hit..."
I've got plenty of Akuma to go around.”
Katsura Hoshino, D.Gray-man, Vol. 01: Opening

“Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.”
Jean de La Fontaine "Fables"

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