Proverbs from around the World
Words of wisdom and thoughts from the ages
We gain knowledge studying the proverbs of the World
Note: Gain insight, direction and experience by reading the proverbs from a wide range of countries, avoid the mistakes that other made and use their opinions to live your life.
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.
The advice of the aged will not mislead you.
A watched pot never boils.
Of a compliment only a third is meant.
If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.
Man's mind is a watch that needs winding daily.
A wife's advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.
Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another's.
Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.
Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
A warm January; a cold May.
Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
If you would get ahead, be a bridge.
The best candle is understanding.
A watched clock never tells the time.
He understands badly who listens badly.
Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.
Old age is a hundred disorders.
A willful man must have his way.
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.
Nothing is so clean as a fish.
Old age will not come alone.
A willful fault has no excuse, and deserves no pardon.