While the grass grows The proverb is something musty.
[A proverb is] one man's wit, and all men's wisdom.russell, john, 1st earl russell
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.vladimir posner
There is an old Klingon proverb, "Revenge is a dish best served cold"...and it is very cold, in space...
If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, 'a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on'.Bruce Springsteen
I should be the last person to say anything against temptation, naturally, but we have a proverb down here 'in baiting a mouse-trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse'.
That is a true proverb which is wont to be commonly quoted, that "all had rather it were well for themselves than for another."terence
As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in travelling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.samuel johnson
Compare the older French proverb:
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your Life has illustrated it.john keats
It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth.pliny the elder
The world's proverb is, "God help the poor, for the rich can help themselves;" but to our mind, it is just the rich who have most need of Heaven's help. Dives in scarlet is worse off than Lazarus in rags, unless Divine love shall uphold him.charles haddon spurgeon
I have always been fond of the West African proverb "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
For as saith a proverb notable, Each thing seeketh his semblable.thomas wyatt
The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only "the first step toward greatness," it is greatness itself.christian nestell bovee
His many years had reduced and polished him the way water smooths and polishes a stone or generations of men polish a proverb.
[A proverb is] one man's wit, and all men's wisdom.
Don't cross the bridge till you come to it, Is a proverb old, and of excellent wit.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You are the hare of whom the proverb goes, Whose valor plucks dead lions by the beard.william shakespeare
It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth.
The best plan is, as the common proverb has it, to profit by the folly of others.
In Cassubia, a proverb held that „what is Catholic is Cassubian, what is Protestant is German”.
You know, my friend, he's only some sixteenth cousin to the Horeszkos, the tenth water on the kisiel. Kisiel is a Lithuanian dish, a sort of jelly made of oaten yeast, which is washed with water until all the mealy parts are separated from it: hence the proverb.
selected by Nanobug 2004 Called or uncalled, God is there. ~ Ancient proverb, said to be Spartan, popularized by Carl Jung