PROVERBS BY THEME

ABSENCE:

 

Absence is the mother of disillusion

 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

 

 

 

ADMIRATION:

 

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance

 

No man is a hero to his valet.

 

 

 

ADVICE:

 

Advice is cheap

 

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

 

The best advice is found on the pillow.

 

Advisors run no risks.

 

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

 

 

 

ANGER:

 

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.

 

 

 

BOOK:

 

A book holds a house of gold.

 

Don't judge a book by its cover.

 

 

 

BEAUTY:

 

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.

 

Beauty is only skin deep.

 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

Age before beauty

 

 

 

CONSENT:

 

Silence gives consent.

 

 

 

COURAGE:

 

Nothing ventured nothing gained.

 

No pain, no gain.

 

The first step is the hardest.

 

 

 

 

 

DESTINY:

 

Let the chips fall where they may.

 

Man proposes, God disposes.

 

 

 

DIVERSITY:

 

It takes all sorts to make a world.

 

A change is as good as a rest.

 

 

 

 

 

EXAGGERATION:

 

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Experience is the father of wisdom.

 

 

 

 

 

FAILURE:

 

Failure teaches success.

 

 

 

FAMILY:

 

Man is the head of the family and woman is the neck that turns the head.

 

Blood is thicker than water.

 

 

 

FEAR:

 

Fear lends wings

 

 

 

FOOLISHNESS:

 

A fool and his money are (soon) easily parted.

 

There is no fool like an old fool.

 

A fool at forty is a fool forever.

 

Children and fools tell the truth.

 

Penny wise, pound foolish.

 

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

 

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

 

 

 

FORTUNE:

 

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

FRIENDSHIP:

 

A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.

 

In times of prosperity friends are plentiful.

 

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

 

A friend to all is a friend to none.

 

A friend's eye is a good mirror.

 

False friends are worse than open enemies.

 

An empty purse frightens away friends.

 

Good accounting makes good friends.

 

If you want a friend, be a friend.

 

Save me from my friends

 

Short reckonings make long friends.

 

A friend to all is a friend to none.

 

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

 

Friendship is love with understanding.

 

A hedge between keeps friendship green.

 

 

 

GREED:

 

The more you have, the more you want.

 

Give someone an inch and they will take a mile (or yard)

 

All covet, all lose

 

 

 

GRIEF:

 

All things grow with time -  except grief.

 

Grief divided is made lighter.

 

 

 

GUILT:

 

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

 

 

 

HAPPINESS:

 

A happy heart is better than a full purse.

 

 

 

HARM:

 

The tongue wounds more than a lance.

 

He who digs a pit for others falls into it himself.

 

Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.

 

Two wrongs don't make a right.

 

 

 

HASTE:

 

Haste makes waste

 

Marry in haste, repent as leisure.

 

The more haste, the less speed.

 

 

 

HATRED:

 

Hatred is as blind as love.

 

 

 

HONESTY:

 

Honesty is the best policy.

 

Fair exchange is no robbery.

 

 

 

HOPE:

 

Where there's life there's hope.

 

Every cloud has a silver lining.

 

 

 

HUNGER:

 

A hungry wolf is fixed to no place.

 

A hungry belly has no ears.

 

Hunger is a good sauce.

 

 

 

IGNORANCE:

 

Ignorance is bliss.

 

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance

 

 

 

KINDNESS:

 

Honey catches more flies than vinegar.

 

Kindness begets kindness.

 

Courtesy is contagious

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE:

 

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

 

Knowledge is power.

 

 

 

LAZINESS:

 

A young idler, an old beggar.

 

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE:

 

A loveless life is living death.

 

The best things in life are free.

 

Where there's life there's hope.

 

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE:

 

Love is blind.

 

Pity is akin to love.

 

A loveless life is living death.

 

 

 

MONEY:

 

Money doesn't grow on trees.

 

Penny wise, pound foolish.

 

Time is money.

 

A young idler, an old beggar.

 

A fool and his money are (soon) easily parted.

 

A lender nor borrower be.

 

In for a penny, in for a pound.

 

Money begets money.

 

A heavy purse gives to a light heart.

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITY:

 

Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

 

He who hesitates is lost.

 

 

 

PATIENCE:

 

All in good time.

 

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

 

All good things come to those who wait.

 

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.

 

Rome was not built in a day.

 

 

 

PERFECTION:

 

Practice makes perfect.

 

Nobody is perfect.

 

 

 

POVERTY:

 

Poverty waits at the gates of idleness.

 

An empty purse frightens away friends.

 

 

 

PREVENTION:

 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

Prevention is better than cure.

 

A danger foreseen is half avoided.

 

Better safe than sorry.

 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

 

A fly will not get into a closed mouth.
A closed mouth catches no flies.

 

 

 

PROBLEM:

 

It is always darkest before the dawn.

 

Care is no cure

 

 

 

REVENGE:

 

Revenge is sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

SADNESS:

 

Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind.

 

 

  

SICKNESS:

 

Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind.

 

 

  

SILENCE:

 

Silence gives consent.

 

Speech is silver, silence is golden.

 

 

 

SUCCESS:

 

The early bird catches the worm.

 

 

 

SLEEP:

 

Too much bed makes a dull head.

 

The best advice is found on the pillow.

 

 

 

STRENGTH:

 

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.

 

Union is strength

 

 

 

TIME:

 

All in good time.

 

A stitch in time saves nine.

 

Time is money.

 

In for a penny, in for a pound.

 

Time and tide wait for no man.

 

Time has wings.

 

Time heals all wounds.

 

 

 

TRUTH:

 

Children and fools tell the truth.

 

The truth is in the wine.

 

Truth is stranger than fiction.

 

Truth has no answer.

 

Only real friends will tell you when  your face is dirty.

  

 

 

VARIETY:

 

Variety is the spice of life.

 

 

 

WASTE:

 

Waste not, want not.

 

Money doesn't grow on trees.

 

 

 

WISDOM:

 

Experience is the father of wisdom.

 

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.

 

Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age.

 

Wisdom is better than strength.

 

Age before beauty

 

A wise head keeps a still tongue

 

 

 

YOUTH:

 

A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.