An unwise advisor cannot hope to advise wisely.
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
It is easy to be brave from a distance.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
We aren't going to choose paths of wisdom if we don't trust the One who has marked out those paths for us. Fear of the Lord is trust in the Lord
It is better to go into captivity with the whole village than to go to a wedding alone.
...people quote proverbs without realizing they're really in awe of the authority of their truth and the power of their expression...
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every there is a . When someone says someone else has already replied . In the mind's arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: .
If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.
There are no endings, only beginnings that have been reborn.
Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
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