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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from


Note: Throughout history the rich and famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

World Proverbs

"A good rest is half the work." ~ Yugoslav Proverb

Never make troubles of trifles. ~ English Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was ~ Irish Proverb

A rebellious female will be dragged in the mud. ~ Sumerian Proverb

A friend is one whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart; chaff and grain alike, knowing that the gentlest of hands will keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. ~ Arab Proverb

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you're not living on the edge... you're taking up too much room. ~ African Proverb

A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.~ Danish Proverb

The tools to him who has the ability to handle them. ~ French Proverb

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot. ~ Haitian Proverb

If your neighbor is an early riser, you will become one. ~ Albania Proverb

Life is in the clouds: great life, broad life, deep life, elevated life. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

Get down on your knees and thank God you're still on your feet. ~ Irish Proverb

One going to take a pointed stick to poke a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts. ~ West African Proverb

"A frog in a well shaft seeing the sky." ~ Chinese Proverb


The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. ~ Hungarian Proverb

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. ~ Greek Proverb

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. ~ Indian Proverb

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs ~ Irish Proverb

Make not the sauce till you have caught the fish. ~ English Proverb

Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle. ~ African Proverb

When the wick is small it gives a tiny light. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

There is no flying without wings. ~ French Proverb

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold. ~ Chinese Proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall. ~ English Proverb

When the heart overflows, it comes out through the mouth. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. ~ African Proverb

From fame to infamy is a much traveled road. ~ American Proverb

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. ~ Greek Proverb

"It takes a whole village to raise a child." ~ African Proverb

Love is like a chief: the best prize to hold fast to. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box. ~ Italian Proverb

You cannot build a house for last year's summer. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

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

When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him. ~ Hindu Proverb

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. ~ Ancient Proverb

Truth is from before creation. (Mai ka po mai ka oiaio) ~ Hawaiian Proverb If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself ~ Spanish Proverb

What the people believe is true. ~ Native American Proverb

There is no medicine to cure hatred. ~ African Proverb

If you want your egg hatched, sit on them yourself. ~ Haitian Proverb

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill. ~ Danish Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.~ English Proverb

As the music is, so are the people of the country. ~ Turkish Proverb

"A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper." ~ Chinese Proverb

Good will, like a good woman, is hard to get and easy to lose. ~ American Proverb

Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

You must act as if it is impossible to fail. ~ Ashanti Proverb

You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

After a bad harvest; sow again. ~ Latin Proverb

A good rest is half the work. ~ Yugoslav Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two. ~ Jewish Proverb

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it. ~ Swedish Proverb

Talk does not cook rice. ~ Chinese Proverb

Pierre qui roule n'amasse pas mousse. (A rolling stone gathers no moss.) - French Proverb

Man who wants a good harvest will not sow bad seed. ~ American Proverb

If one person tells you that you have the ears of an ass, pay no attention. If two should tell you, go get yourself a saddle. ~ Hebrew Proverb

"A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper." ~ Chinese Proverb

Being young is a fault which improves daily. - Swedish Proverb

A piece of incense my be as large as the knee, but unless burnt, emits no fragrance. ~ Malay Proverb

A good resolution is like an old horse which is often saddled but rarely ridden. ~ Mexican Proverb

The herb one knows one should bind to one's finger. ~ French Proverb

Great trees are envied by the wind. ~ Japanese Proverb, Even Withered Trees Give Prosperity

Your head is your house; furnish it. ~ Arab Proverb

Work hard in harvest time. ~ American Proverb

We grow too soon old and too late smart. ~ German Proverb

If you are reluctant to ask the way, you will be lost. ~Malay Proverb

All are not maidens that wear fair hair. ~ Scottish Proverb

Great minds discuss ideas, medium minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. ~ Hindu Proverb

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