So, I mean to say, as for those who are proving their allegiance with what I would call sickening perseverance, and who are urging the president to brush away the constitution, those I would like to remind of a Russian proverb: “Don’t spit into the well, it’ll come in handy once you’re thirsty.
There is an old Klingon proverb, "Revenge is a dish best served cold"...and it is very cold, in space...Khan, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
It has become a settled principle that nothing which is good and true can be destroyed by persecution, but that the effect ultimately is to establish more firmly, and to spread more widely, that which it was designed to overthrow. It has long since passed into a proverb that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."albert barnes
There's an old African proverb that says "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." We have to go far quickly. And that means we have to quickly find a way to change the world's consciousness about exactly what we're facing, and why we have to work to solve it.al gore
It has become a settled principle that nothing which is good and true can be destroyed by persecution, but that the effect ultimately is to establish more firmly, and to spread more widely, that which it was designed to overthrow. It has long since passed into a proverb that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."Albert Barnes, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
Sense, brevity and point are the elements of a good proverb.A Dictionary of Thoughts, p. 452.
Truly I think it one of the most reasonable laws in the world, that a man be tried by his county, by the neighbourhood:;; and it has given ground to a good English proverb: "He that has an ill-name, is half hanged."* A man's repute among his neighbours goes a great way in this matter, when his neighbours shall say they never knew ill by him.Keating, L.C.J., Case of John Price and others (1689), 12 How. St. Tr. 626.
An aphorism has been defined as a proverb coined in a private mint, and the definition is a happy one; for the aphorism, like the proverb, is the result of observation, and however private and superior the mint, the coins it strikes must, to find acceptance, be made of current metal.Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946), American born essayist and critic. ‘Introduction’, A Treasury of English Aphorisms (1943), p. 7
It is a true proverb, that if you live with a lame man, you will learn a limp.Translation: Rest gives relish to labour.
As it is in the proverb, played Cretan against Cretan.Life of Lysander.
The old proverb was now made good, "the mountain had brought forth a mouse."Life of Agesilaus II.
In Cassubia, a proverb held that „what is Catholic is Cassubian, what is Protestant is German”.H.W. Smith, in: German History from the Margins. 2006, p. 78