Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Proverbs


A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel de Cervantes

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. - Unknown

A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. - Unknown

Rejoice not at thine enemy’s fall - but don’t rush to pick him up either. - Unknown

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth. - Unknown

He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral. - Unknown

Be honourable yourself if you wish to associate with honourable people. - Unknown

Ask about your neighbours, then buy the house. - Unknown

A man shows his character by what he laughs at. - Unknown

When you drink the water, remember the spring. - Unknown

When you have given nothing, ask for nothing. - Unknown

The Reverse side also has a Reverse side! - Unknown

Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together. - Unknown

No road is long with good company. - Unknown

He who knows little soon repeats it. - Unknown

Never swap horses crossing a stream. - Unknown

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. - Unknown

Don’t fall before you’re pushed. - Unknown

It takes all sorts to make a world. - Unknown

2 comments:

Carla M.T. said...

The strange thing that happens every time I read proverbs is seeing myself in each and every one- I think we all experience the same things in life but in different ways and degrees.
These proverbs bring awareness. Thanx Vincent :-)

Netizen101 said...

You are right Carla. I very much agree with you.

Many more on the way. I have a huge collection of quotes, and I am still sorting them out.:-)