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Book of Proverbs

Chinese proverbs

English proverbs



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The main article for this category is Proverb.


Book of Proverbs

Chinese proverbs

English proverbs



A rolling stone gathers no moss

Afghan proverbs

After Saturday Comes Sunday


As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Book of Proverbs

Chien de Jean de Nivelle

Cutting off the nose to spite the face

Destroying angel (Bible)

Dora Sakayan

Each One Teach One

Feet of clay

Filipino proverbs

Fly in the ointment

Fortune favours the bold

Fulani proverbs

Go proverb

God helps those who help themselves

Hana wa sakuragi, hito wa bushi

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

It takes a village

Judgment of Solomon

Kashmiri Proverbs

Law of holes

Liber Scintillarum

List of proverbial phrases

Live by the sword, die by the sword

Lugbara proverbs

Many a true word is spoken in jest

Many happy returns (greeting)

Milking the bull

Netherlandish Proverbs

Ordnung muss sein



Patience is a virtue

Perfect is the enemy of good

Physician, heal thyself

Poor Richard's Almanack

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition


Proverbs 31

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

Rabbit pie

Radix malorum est cupiditas

Retribution (poem)

Russian proverbs

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Still waters run deep

Straw that broke the camel's back

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

The Dog in the Manger

The Hawk and the Nightingale

The Moon is made of green cheese

The Mountain in Labour

The Two Pots

The Walnut Tree

The Young Man and the Swallow

The blind leading the blind

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

The pen is mightier than the sword

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

There's a sucker born every minute

Thirteenth stroke of the clock

Trust in God and keep your powder dry

Verba volant, scripta manent

Washing the Ethiopian white


When the going gets tough, the tough get going


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The Tennessean

The Tennessean
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700

Simon and Garfunkel (a musical duo that spanned three decades) sang, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls." I am a firm believer that an organization's wisdom is written on the office walls. While attending a leadership institute ...
The Altamont Enterprise
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:55:46 -0700

WESTERLO — The First Baptist Church of Westerlo is holding a vacation Bible school called Camp Kilimanjaro and billed as “an epic expedition through Proverbs.” The camp will run from 6 to 8 p.m. from July 5 through 10 at the church, at 618 Route 143 ...
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:41:15 -0700

He has created a vibrant series of animated and typographic representations of “misemo” – wise, old sayings – that capture the urban energy of Nairobi and Kenyan culture. “The Misemo Series is informed by the need to showcase the wisdom that has been ...


Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:43:56 -0700

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Irish Times

Irish Times
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:12:18 -0700

So many easy-to-quote proverbs can have their perceived wisdom punctured by a second one which absolutely denies the first. If “you're never too old to learn” then ignore that “you can't teach an old dog new tricks”. Does “absence make the heart grow ...
Huffington Post
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:41:00 -0700

The best business negotiators know how to respond to their client's needs while taking care of business at home. Getting the best deal in China requires a combination of knowledge and tact. Chinese business negotiations have an added ingredient that ...


Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:40:05 -0700

Proverbs 22:7 “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” The net worth of the average African-American ($11,000)* is in stark contrast to the GDP or gross domestic product for that same group ($1.3 trillion)**. To be ...
Asheville Citizen-Times
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

I appreciate the provocative article by Gene Rainey (June 7), especially his treatment of Proverbs 31. He characterizes the men (husbands) of the culture out of which and to which this text was addressed as “spending their time socializing and ...

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