By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs by imitation.
It is a fatal defect of current principles of administration that, like proverbs, they occur in pairs. For almost every principle one can find an equally plausible and acceptable contradictory principle. Although the two principles of the pair will lead to exactly opposite recommendations, there is nothing in the theory to indicate which is the appropriate one to apply.
Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.Chinua originally Albert Chinualumogo Achebe
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.william temple
Your fame shall (spite of proverbs) make it plain To write in water 's not to write in vain.
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All the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.
This formal fool, your man, speaks naught but proverbs, And speak men what they can to him he'll answer With some rhyme, rotten sentence, or old saying, Such spokes as ye ancient of ye parish use.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
It is the characteristic way of the wise to speak indirectly, to talk in figures, proverbs, and puzzles. All the sages of pre-modern cultures seem to share a belief in the ineffectiveness of open statements, the superficiality of direct communication. Wisdom, it seems, would not be so rare and difficult a thing if it could simply be “told” by one person to another.
Patch grief with proverbs.
"...whatever... you pretend... if any of you be a prayerless person, or a scoffer, or a lover of evil company (proverbs 13:20), in a word, if you are not a holy, strict, and self-denying Christian, you cannot be saved." (Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 15:14).joseph alleine
I do admit to mocking atheists, because mockery is a legitimate form of debate according to my rule Book. God Himself mocks evil men who refuse His moral government (see proverbs 1:26-27).ray comfort
The best models of English writing are Shakespeare and the Old Testament, especially the book of Job, the Psalms, the proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. ... In writing English the most important quality that you can acquire is style. It makes all the difference to anyone who reads what you write, whether you use the best phrases in the best way.aleister crowley
.. since then I have found consolation in William Blake. "Without Contraries is no progression", he says in his proverbs of Hell . And Charles Baudelaire’s idea that "Variety is an essential condition of life" seems to me to be in perfect accord with my aspirations and with my intention, as a Futurist painter, to put 'life' in the place occupied by 'reasoning' in the art of the Cubist period.
proverbs are short sentences drawn from long and wise experience.Miguel de Cervantes
proverbs depend for their truth entirely on the occasion they are applied to. Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.george santayana
proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.ralph waldo emerson
I do exceedingly commend the Judges that are curious and almost subtil, Astuti (which is the word used in the proverbs of Solomon in a good sense, when it is to a good end) to invent reasons and means to make Acts, according to the just intent of the parties, and to avoid wrong and injury which by rigid rules might be wrought out of the Act.
The fear of God is described as the beginning of knowledge (proverbs (1:7)). Finally, when everything has been heard, fear God and keep His commands for this is the whole of human condition: God judges every deed, even secret ones, to see if it is good or bad.
My friends, these are the times that define us. proverbs 24:6. O, by wise council, you shall make your war.
The "sayings" of a community, its proverbs, are its characteristic comment upon life; they imply its history, suggest its attitude toward the world and its way of accepting life. Such an idiom makes the finest language any writer can have; and he can never get it with a notebook. He himself must be able to think and feel in that speech — it is a gift from heart to heart.willa cather