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proverb - From the Advice category:

A good scare is worth more than good advice. (proverb)

proverb - From the Aging category:

There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle. (proverb)

proverb - From the Desire category:

It is better to want what you have than to have what you want. (proverb)

proverb - From the Destiny category:

What must be, must be. (proverb)

proverb - From the Drunkenness category:

First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man. (proverb)

proverb - From the Friendship category:

A hedge between keeps friendship green. (proverb)

proverb - From the Health category:

Health is better than wealth. (proverb)

proverb - From the Health category:

A little with quiet is the only diet. (proverb)

proverb - From the Health category:

Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. (proverb)

proverb - From the Indolence category:

A little folding of the hands and poverty will sneak up on you like a thief. (proverb)

proverb - From the Mistakes category:

To err is human. (proverb)

proverb - From the Perfection category:

A beautiful thing is never perfect. (proverb)

proverb - From the Planning category:

He who fails to plan, plans to fail. (proverb)

proverb - From the Profession category:

A cobbler should stick to his last. (proverb)

proverb - From the Questions category:

Ask no question and hear no lies. (proverb)

proverb - From the Religion category:

God gives us the nuts, but he does not crack them. (proverb)

proverb - From the Silence category:

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. (proverb)

proverb - From the Success category:

Nothing succeeds like success. (proverb)

proverb - From the Taste category:

There is no accounting for tastes. (proverb)

proverb - From the Time category:

Haste makes waste. (proverb)

proverb - From the Understanding category:

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. (proverb)

proverb - From the Windows category:

The eyes are the window of the soul. (proverb)

African proverb - From the Children category:

It takes a whole village to raise a child. (African proverb)

African proverb - From the Criticism category:

It's not what you call me, but what I answer to. (African proverb)

African proverb - From the Growth category:

Talking about pumpkins does not make them grow. (African proverb)

African proverb - From the Habit category:

Your habits lead you to your conscience. (African proverb)

African proverb - From the Journey category:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (African proverb)

African proverb - From the Mistakes category:

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. (African proverb)

American Indian proverb - From the Listening category:

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. (American Indian proverb)

Ancient proverb - From the Earth category:

We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children. (Ancient proverb)

Arabic proverb - From the Fear category:

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. (Arabic proverb)

Arabic proverb - From the Light category:

All sunshine makes a desert. (Arabic proverb)

Argentine proverb - From the Listening category:

Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps. (Argentine proverb)

Balinese proverb - From the Art category:

We have no art, we do everything as well as we can. (Balinese proverb)

Buddhist proverb - From the Education category:

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. (Buddhist proverb)

Buddhist proverb - From the Fire category:

Though the flame be put out, the wick remains. (Buddhist proverb)

Buddhist proverb - From the Journey category:

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. (Buddhist proverb)

Bulgarian proverb - From the Opportunity category:

Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind. (Bulgarian proverb)

Burmese proverb - From the Depression category:

In time of test, family is best. (Burmese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Books category:

A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Communication category:

The tongue can paint what the eye can't see. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Complaining category:

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Criticism category:

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Danger category:

When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Education category:

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Failure category:

If you get up one more time than you fall down, you will make it through. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Friendship category:

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Gratitude category:

If you drink the water, don't forget the person who dug the well. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Greatness category:

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Joy category:

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Mistakes category:

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Nature category:

The best time to plant a tree was always 20 years ago. The second best time is always today. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Patience category:

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Peace category:

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Perfection category:

Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Planning category:

Make your whole year's plans in the spring, and your day's plans early in the morning. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Pleasure category:

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Pricing category:

A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Sacrifice category:

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Sadness category:

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Taste category:

Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Thought category:

The thoughts of the day become the dreams of the night. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Travel category:

Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep. (Chinese proverb)

Chinese proverb - From the Writing category:

The palest ink is better than the best memory. (Chinese proverb)

Danish proverb - From the Friendship category:

The road to a friend's house is never long. (Danish proverb)

Danish proverb - From the Goodness category:

Bad is never good until worse happens. (Danish proverb)

Egyptian proverb - From the Wisdom category:

He who persists in his folly shall indeed become wise. (Egyptian proverb)

English proverb - From the Activity category:

A rolling stone gathers no moss. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Advice category:

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Beginning category:

It is better to begin in the evening than not at all. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Belief category:

Seeing is believing. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Books category:

Never judge a book by its cover. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Birds of a feather flock together. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Change category:

A change is as good as a rest. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Communication category:

Every picture tells a story. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Complaining category:

A poor workman always blames his tools. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Danger category:

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Difficulty category:

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Doubt category:

Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Envy category:

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Excellence category:

Put your best foot forward. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Faith category:

Faith will move mountains. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Finishing category:

All's well that ends well. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Fire category:

Fight fire with fire. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Grace category:

God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Health category:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Journey category:

Every path has its puddle. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Money category:

Every man has his price. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Order category:

A place for everything and everything in its place. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Pets category:

A dog is a man's best friend. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Pets category:

A cat may look at a king. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Pleasure category:

A little of what you fancy does you good. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Practice category:

Practice makes perfect. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Procrastination category:

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Questions category:

Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Recognition category:

A prophet is not recognized in his own land. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Silence category:

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Words category:

A picture paints a thousand words. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Words category:

Let the words of another praise you and not your own. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Worth category:

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry. (English proverb)

English proverb - From the Worth category:

Not all that glitters is gold. (English proverb)

French proverb - From the Fear category:

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. (French proverb)

French proverb - From the Grace category:

Without grace, beauty is an unbaited hook. (French proverb)

French proverb - From the Gratitude category:

Gratitude is the heart's memory. (French proverb)

French proverb - From the Immortality category:

Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls. (French proverb)

German proverb - From the Accomplishment category:

Who begins too much accomplishes little. (German proverb)

German proverb - From the Envy category:

Envy eats nothing but its own heart. (German proverb)

German proverb - From the Fear category:

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. (German proverb)

German proverb - From the Life category:

You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it. (German proverb)

German proverb - From the Questions category:

To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom. (German proverb)

Greek proverb - From the Encouragement category:

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise. (Greek proverb)

Greek proverb - From the Future category:

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek proverb)

Greek proverb - From the Love category:

The heart that loves is forever young. (Greek proverb)

Hebrew proverb - From the Pets category:

The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. (Hebrew proverb)

Hindu proverb - From the Growth category:

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self. (Hindu proverb)

Indian proverb - From the Complaining category:

I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet. (Indian proverb)

Indian proverb - From the Earth category:

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. (Indian proverb)

Irish proverb - From the Hope category:

Hope is the physician of each misery. (Irish proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Advice category:

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Beginning category:

Well begun is half done. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Fire category:

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Friendship category:

He who finds a friend finds a treasure. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Importance category:

Experience is more important than theory. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Opportunity category:

While the horse starves, the grass grows. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Perseverance category:

He who perseveres wins at last. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Procrastination category:

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Prosperity category:

The morning brings gold in its mouth. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Searching category:

The sons of cats catch mice. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Strength category:

That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Teaching category:

A good mother is worth a hundred teachers. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Time category:

He who goes slowly goes safely and goes far. (Italian proverb)

Italian proverb - From the Wisdom category:

A word to the wise is sufficient. (Italian proverb)

Japanese proverb - From the Persistence category:

Money grows on the tree of persistence. (Japanese proverb)

Japanese proverb - From the Strength category:

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. (Japanese proverb)

Japanese proverb - From the Vision category:

The instruction shows the way and the method. The vision is the work of one who has wished to see. (Japanese proverb)

Japanese proverb - From the Vision category:

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. (Japanese proverb)

Jewish proverb - From the Loneliness category:

Loneliness breaks the spirit. (Jewish proverb)

Jewish proverb - From the Prayer category:

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. (Jewish proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Accomplishment category:

Bloom where you are planted. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Activity category:

Action, not words; A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds; Words are leaves, deeds are fruits. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Advice category:

Advice most needed is the least heeded. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Advice category:

Take counsel of one's pillow. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Aging category:

Grey hairs are honorable. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Aging category:

It is to live twice to be able to enjoy the retrospect of your past life. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Ambition category:

Newcomers are the most ambitious. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Application category:

He who applies himself to all things, knows all things. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Beginning category:

Such a beginning, such an end. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Books category:

No book is so bad, but some good might be got out of it. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Change category:

One swallow doesn't make spring. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Confidence category:

Confidence begets confidence. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Criticism category:

Every man thinks his own geese swans. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Danger category:

Delays are dangerous. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Deception category:

Appearances deceive. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Desire category:

Much wants more. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Destiny category:

It is a wretched fate which is absent enemies. People throw stones only at trees with fruit on them. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Doubt category:

When in doubt, leave it out. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Education category:

History is the tutor of life. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Education category:

We learn not for school but for life. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Experience category:

That which harms, often teaches. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Fire category:

Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Fire category:

Crooked logs make straight fires. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Fire category:

Don't have too many irons in the fire. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Fire category:

Tunc tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet. It also concerns you when the nearest wall is burning. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Fire category:

Where there's smoke, there's fire. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Flow category:

Go with the flow. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Friendship category:

Three makes a company. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Friendship category:

Who keeps company with wolves, will learn to howl. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Growth category:

He who does not advance goes backwards. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Guidance category:

Words instruct, illustrations lead. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Habit category:

Old habits die hard. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Health category:

When the head is sick, the whole body is sick. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Health category:

Prevention is better than cure. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Hope category:

As long as there is life there is hope. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Innovation category:

Necessity is the mother of invention. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Intellect category:

A good mind will possess a kingdom. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Knowledge category:

A drop hollows out the stone not by force, but falling many times. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Language category:

Whatever is said in Latin seems profound. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Leadership category:

Who has not served cannot command. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Life category:

Be serious in what you do. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Mistakes category:

He wrongfully blames the sea who suffers shipwreck twice. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Moderation category:

Sparing is the first gaining. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Money category:

Wealth rarely brings happiness. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Money category:

If fortune favours, beware of being exalted; if fortune thunders, beware of being overwhelmed. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Nature category:

Nature is beyond all teaching. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Perseverance category:

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Pets category:

Love me, love my dog. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Power category:

To rule yourself is the ultimate power. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Practice category:

Practice is the best master. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Problems category:

A problem shared is a problem halved. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Procrastination category:

While the grass grows the steed starves. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Production category:

It is not the hen that cackles the most that lay the most eggs. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Questions category:

Every why has a wherefore. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Questions category:

The only stupid question is the one not asked. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Repetition category:

Repetition is the mother of study. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Responsibility category:

We are not born for ourselves alone. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Risk category:

Don't put all your eggs in the same basket. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Rules category:

No rule without exception. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Seeing category:

Out of sight, out of mind. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Seeing category:

The eye looks but it is the mind that sees. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Silence category:

Who is silent, when he ought to and might have spoken, is seen to agree. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Studio category:

The bird loves her own nest. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Suffering category:

No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Taste category:

There is no accounting for taste. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Taste category:

Variety is the spice of life. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Thought category:

Deep calls to deep. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Time category:

Make haste slowly. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Time category:

Time and tide waits for none. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Truth category:

A liar should have a good memory. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Truth category:

Truth gives a short answer; lies go round about. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Vanity category:

A golden bit does not make the horse any better. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Words category:

Works are harder than words. (Latin proverb)

Latin proverb - From the Writing category:

Who writes, reads twice. (Latin proverb)

Maori proverb - From the Humility category:

Kaore te kumara e korero mo tona ake reka - The kumara (sweet potato) does not say how sweet he is. (Maori proverb)

Maori proverb - From the Humility category:

Waiho ma te tangata e mihi - Leave your praises for someone else. (Maori proverb)

Maori proverb - From the Language category:

Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria - My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul. (Maori proverb)

Maori proverb - From the Methodology category:

Tee toia, te haumatia - Nothing can be achieved without a plan, workforce and way of doing things. (Maori proverb)

Maori proverb - From the Success category:

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective. (Maori proverb)

Moorish proverb - From the Fear category:

He who fears something gives it power over him. (Moorish proverb)

Nigerian proverb - From the Friendship category:

Hold a true friend with both your hands. (Nigerian proverb)

Portuguese proverb - From the Generosity category:

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. (Portuguese proverb)

Quaker proverb - From the Problems category:

It is solved by walking. (Quaker proverb)

Russian proverb - From the Exhaustion category:

Every seed knows its time – all in good time. (Russian proverb)

Russian proverb - From the Progress category:

Little drops of water wear down big stones. (Russian proverb)

Sanskrit proverb - From the Hope category:

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today - well lived - makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. (Sanskrit proverb)

Sanskrit proverb - From the Life category:

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and verities of existence. The bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. (Sanskrit proverb)

Scottish proverb - From the Confession category:

Open confession is good for the soul. (Scottish proverb)

Scottish proverb - From the Preparation category:

There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. (Scottish proverb)

Sicilian proverb - From the Friendship category:

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. (Sicilian proverb)

Spanish proverb - From the Health category:

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. (Spanish proverb)

Spanish proverb - From the Worth category:

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. (Spanish proverb)

Sufi proverb - From the Knowledge category:

Everyone knows that the drop merges into the ocean. Few people realise that the ocean also merges into the drop. (Sufi proverb)

Sufi proverb - From the Spirituality category:

When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. (Sufi proverb)

Swedish proverb - From the Advice category:

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more;Talk less, say more;Hate less, love more;And all good things are yours. (Swedish proverb)

Swedish proverb - From the Survival category:

God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest. (Swedish proverb)

Traditional proverb - From the Competition category:

Competition is the whetstone of talent. (Traditional proverb)

Turkish proverb - From the Moderation category:

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope. (Turkish proverb)

Turkish proverb - From the Skill category:

If skill could be gained by watching, every dog would become a butcher. (Turkish proverb)

Turkish proverb - From the Strength category:

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose. (Turkish proverb)

Welsh proverb - From the Leadership category:

He that would be a leader must be a bridge. (Welsh proverb)

Zen proverb - From the Wisdom category:

Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom. (Zen proverb)