Proverbs and Sayings
Again, notoriously hard to pin down, I welcome any corrections or further attributions (or contributions) or the like.
"Experience is a wonderful thing; it enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it." -anonymous "A blank page is God's way of showing you how hard it is to be God." -anonymous "The difference between gossip and news depends on whether you hear it or tell it." -anonymous "A little experience often upsets a lot of theory." -anonymous "It is easier to admire hard work if you don't do it." -anonymous "History is always repeating itself, but each time the price goes up." -anonymous "History repeats itself because nobody listens." -anonymous "Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes." -anonymous "Never offer advice. A wise man doesn't need it, and a fool doesn't heed it." -anonymous "An optimist sees opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees calamity in every opportunity." -anonymous "When you look into a mirror you do not see your reflection - your reflection sees you." -anonymous "The road to ruin is always kept in good repair." -anonymous "Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get." -anonymous "Somewhere the Sky touches the Earth, and the name of that place is the End." -African saying "When an old man dies, a library burns down." -African proverb "If your neighbor is an early riser, you will become one." -Albanian proverb "All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move." -Arab proverb "Examine what is said, not him who speaks." -Arab proverb "Every ambitious man is a captive and every covetous one a pauper." -Arab proverb "While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is spoken, it is master of you." -Arab proverb "He who tells the truth must have one foot in the stirrup." -Armenian proverb "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." -Chinese proverb "There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat." -Chinese proverb "Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence." -Chinese proverb "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." -Chinese proverb "The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out." -Chinese proverb "Normal people have many songs to sing but the insane sing the same song all the time." -Chinese proverb "After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless." -Chinese proverb "He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever." -Chinese proverb "The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night." -Chinese proverb "Who draws his sword against the Prince, best throw away the scabbard." -English proverb, 17th century "Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him." -Ethiopian proverb "Laziness is often mistaken for patience." -French proverb "Only great men may have great faults." -French proverb "An old error is always more popular than a new truth." -German proverb "The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse." -German proverb "Charity looks at the need and not at the cause." -German proverb "One does evil enough when one does nothing good." -German proverb "In America, an hour is forty minutes." -German proverb "Those who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing." -Hindu proverb "When you are right, no one remembers; when you are wrong, no one forgets." -Irish proverb "He who knows nothing, doubts nothing." -Italian proverb "A thousand probabilities do not make one fact." -Italian proverb "Think much, speak little, and write less." -Italian proverb "Who loves himself best need fear no rival." -Latin proverb "One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind." -Malayan proverb "Friendship is honey, but don't eat it all." -Moroccan proverb "It's very bad when grandma marries a crook, but it is even worse when she divorces the crook." -Punjabi proverb "Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it." -Russian proverb "A good beginning is half the battle." -Russian proverb "If men could foresee the future, they would still behave as they do now." -Russian proverb "What is it to be a gentleman? The first to thank and the last to complain." -Serbian proverb "Being young is a fault which improves daily." -Swedish proverb "When you shut one eye, you do not hear everything." -Swiss proverb "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid a hundred days of sorrow. -Tibetan proverb "Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak." -Turkish proverb "Whom God would sorely vex, He endows with abundant good sense." -Yiddish proverb "Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it is dark." -Zen saying
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