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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

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

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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Deutsche Welle
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 02:01:21 -0800

No, not everything that glitters is gold. That even applies to shiny yellow garden gnomes which may have been subjected to embarrassingly cheap production methods. While this specimen seems to be saying, "Screw clichés," traditional proverbs, on the ...

India Today

India Today
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:33:45 -0800

Proverbs are popularly defined as "short expressions of popular wisdom". According to Wikipedia, Proverbs are often borrowed from similar languages and cultures, and sometimes come down to the present through more than one language. These fall into ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:16:50 -0700

They've been around for centuries and there's one for every situation. Proverbs are a central part of language. DW illustrated 14 of the most beloved German proverbs. How many do you know? Ein gutes Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen Illustrationen ...

Irish Post

Irish Post
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 03:59:03 -0800

Luck and chance are favourite topics for proverbs in Ireland. “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned,” seems to be the general view, although this goes along with a consensus that luck will be evened out in the long run.mBut there is a harsher ...
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Eastern Echo

Eastern Echo
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 17:24:20 -0800

Eastern Michigan University's Pinky Promise invited Elder Rev. Cheryl Crawford Sangster, Pastor Timothy Alden and Rev. David Bullock to speak about the Proverbs 31 woman, the virtuous woman, Friday afternoon in McKenny Hall. Pinky Promise is an ...

Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:08:59 -0700

These 14 beloved German proverbs have been exclusively illustrated for DW. They're still commonly used and their wisdom hasn't dwindled. How many do you know? Ein gutes Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen Illustrationen Kultur DW exclusiv Projekt ...

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SDE Entertainment News
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:03:03 -0800

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. Derived from the Latin word, proverbium, proverbs have over the years been used to enrich ...

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