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...
Know that famous proverb? When the prick stands up, the brains get buried in the ground!
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
And a proverb haunts my mindAs a spell is cast,"The mill cannot grindWith the water that is past."sarah doudney
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
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
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
Taste, of which the proverb says there should be no dispute, is precisely the subject which needs discussion.john lancaster spalding
The tragedy of virtue is that the more obvious, boring, unoriginal, and sermonizing the proverb, the harder it is to implement.nassim nicholas taleb
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
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.
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.
As saith the proverb of the Ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked.
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
As it is in the proverb, played Cretan against Cretan.
The old proverb was now made good, "the mountain had brought forth a mouse."
In Cassubia, a proverb held that „what is Catholic is Cassubian, what is Protestant is German”.
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