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

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

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

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

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, The Sweet Far Thing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chinua Achebe
“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
Chinua Achebe

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

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

“In Shoshone, there's a saying. It's a long one, and it doesn't have an English equivalent, so bear with me.

Sutummu tukummuinna. It means, I don't speak your language, and you don't speak mine. But I still understand you. I don't need to walk in your footsteps if I can see the footprints you left behind.”
Rose Christo, Why the Star Stands Still

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

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

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

E.A. Bucchianeri
“If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Terry Pratchett
“The second mouse gets the cheese!”
Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Idries Shah
“One day we will all wear a garment which has no pockets...”
Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

Idries Shah
“In a village where everyone has only one leg, the biped will hop about more lamely than anyone else, if he knows what is good for him.”
Idries Shah, Knowing How to Know: A Practical Philosophy in the Sufi Tradition

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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