- A half-truth is a whole lie.
- The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
- A handfull of patience is worth a bushel of brains.
- Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while
adversity is often as the rain of spring.
- A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
- The heart that loves is always young.
- He fishes well who uses a golden hook.
- He is rich who owes nothing.
- He that does not ask will never get a bargain.
- He that is of a merry heart hasth a continual feast.
- He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
- He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.
- He who must die, must die in the dark, even though he sells candles.
- He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like.
- He who searches for pearls should not sleep.
- He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
- He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind.
- He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask
remains a fool forever.
- He who builds by the roadside has many surveyors.
- He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.
- He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
- He who hurries can not walk with dignity.
- He who is not impatient is not in love.
- He who knows little quickly tells it.
- He who knows nothing doubts nothing.
- He who puts up with insult invites injury.
- He who respects his parents never dies.
- He who sows peas on the highway does not get all the pods into his barn.
- He who undertakes too much seldom succeeds.
- He who would leap far must first take a long run.
- Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in
- Hours are Time's shafts,
and one comes winged with death.
Scottish Clock Motto
- If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of
- If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
- If there is no wind, row.
- If three people say you are an ass, put on a bridle.
- If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.
- If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
- If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- If you bow at all, bow low.
- Za dvumya zaitsami pogonish'sya, ne odnogo ne poimaesh'.
(If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.)
- If you can't go over, you must go under.
- If you can't lick 'em, join 'em.
- If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of
he game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
- If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind
for revealing them to the trees.
- If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Native American Proverb (Minquass)
- If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
- If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don't drink it.
- If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
- If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.
- If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.
- If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
- If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
- If you would live healthy, be old early.
- If you would be pope, you must think of nothing else.
- If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if ypu employ him, don't
- If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
- If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
- Ignorance is bliss.
- In case of doubt it is best to lean to the side of mercy.
- In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.
- In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity
not one in twenty.
- In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed are kings
Thanks Margarita for submitting this one! -ed
- In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed,
for they that sleep catch no fish.
- It is easier to pull down than to build up.
- It is not a fish until it is on the bank.
- It is not enough to aim.; you must hit.
- It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.
- It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Judge not the horse by his saddle.
- Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
- L'amour fait passer les temps. Les temps faite passer l'amour.
(Love makes time pass. Time makes love pass.)
French Sundial Motto
- A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.
- Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
- Let every fox take care of his own tail.
- Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason.
- Let no man deceive you with vain words.
- Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.
Native American Proverb (Blackfoot)
- Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
Native American Proverb
- Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but,
follow no one absolutely.
- A little pot boils easily.
- Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.
- Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
- Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
- Lomhlaba Unzima, Lohmhlaba. [This world is a harsh place, this
- Long absent, soon forgotten.
- Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the
- Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
- Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.
- Love rules without rules.
- Love tells us many things that are not so.
- Love your neighbor, but don't tear down your fence.
- The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees
half with the eye and half with the fancy.
- Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
- Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
- Man has responsiblity, not power.
Native American Proverb (Tuscarora)
- A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
- A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart,
his next to escape the censures of the world.
- The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
- Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
- Greek Proverb
- Measure a thousand times and cut once.
- Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
- Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything
sitting that you can do lying down.
- Never draw your dirk when a blow will do it.
- Never fall out with your bread and butter.
- Never give advice in a crowd.
- Never give advice unless asked.
- Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your
- Never squat with your spurs on.
- Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from
you all his joys.
- Never write a letter while you are angry.
- Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
- No call alligator long mouth till you pass him.
- No need to teach an eagle to fly.
No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
- No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
- Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
- One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
- One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few.
- One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
- One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in
- Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.
- Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want.
- Ready money works great cures.
- The reverse side also has a reverse side.
- A rich man has no need of character.
- Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
- Set a thief to catch a thief.
- Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
- Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
- Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
- A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of
- The sinning is the best part of repentance.
- Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
- A snake deserves no pity.
- Speak of the devil and he appears.
- Spread the table and contention will cease.
- Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve
me, and I'll understand.
Native American Proverb
- A true friend, is one that will take a bullet for you in the war.
Kindly submitted to quotesandsayings.com by Massimo Raimondi, from a book on Mussolini
- Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
- There is a pinch of the madman in every great man.
- There is no flying without wings.
- There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
- There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth
- There wouldn't be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere.
- Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
- Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
- Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
- Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man
who thinks he is wise.
- To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a
true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
- To change and change for the better are two different things.
- To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
- To know and to act are one and the same.
- To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
- A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
- Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat
in a flock of goats.
- Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.
- Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.
- Use power to curb power.
- Use soft words and hard arguments.
- Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.
- Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a
- Vulnerant omnia, ultima necat. (All the [hours] wound you, the last
- Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.
- Walk till the blood appears on the cheek, but not the sweat on the
- We know the worth of a thing when we have lost it.
- What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
- We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
- What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks.
- What the people believe is true.
Native American Proverb (Anishinabe)
What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
- French Proverb
- What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
- What you give you get, ten times over.
- When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.
- When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.
- When anger rises, think of the consequences.
- When a thing is done, advice comes too late.
- When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
- When friends ask, there is no tomorrow.
- When in doubt, Gallop!
Proverb of the French Foreign Legion
- When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.
- When spiders unite they can tie down a lion.
- When the fox preaches, look to the geese.
- When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
- When two quarrel, both are to blame.
- When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our
- When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
- When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.
- When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of
bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- When you throw dirt, you lose ground.
- When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet.
- Where God has his church the Devil will have his chapel.
- Where there is a sea there are pirates.
- Where there is love, there is pain.
- Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.
- Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
- Who depends on another man's table often dines late.
- Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
- The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
- Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
- The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.
- The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
- Words must be weighed, not counted.
- You may laugh at a friend's roof; don't laugh at his sleeping
- Young pigs grunt as as old pigs grunted before them.
- Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
- You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
- You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your