Proverbs To Live By

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Proverbs To Live By

A proverb is a short sentence that people quote that tells you something about life or gives you advice. Proverbs have been around for centuries. In fact, the Irish word for proverb “Seanfhocal” literally means “old word.”

The most important function of a proverb is to teach and educate. They offer expert advice; some educate the reader as to what will happen if they do something. Proverbs play a universal role in teaching common people life lessons.

Enjoy this listing of proverbs from different countries:

Adversity and loss make a man wise.

Dig the well before you are thirsty.

It is better to conceal one’s knowledge than to reveal one’s ignorance.

Do not push the river, it will flow by itself.

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

Not to know is bad, not to desire to know is worse.

Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.

Do not be afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

There is no shame in not knowing, the shame lies in not finding out.

One good turn deserves another.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

It’s too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.

If a blind man leads another, they both fall together.

Short is the life of the proud.

One fool may ask more questions than seven wise men can answer.

Rather have a little one for your friend, than a great one for your enemy.

The best things in life are free.

May the wind always be at your back.

May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

Begin to weave and God will give the thread.

Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

Don’t judge a book but it’s cover.

Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.

The tree with most leaves will not necessarily produce juicy fruit.

If you can walk you can dance; if you can talk you can sing.

Those who wish to sing always find a song.

It’s not enough to learn how to ride, you must also learn how to fall.

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Cheese, wine, and friends mut be old to be good.

Even from a foe a man may learn wisdom.

The best candle is understanding.

Do not pass by a man in need for you may be the hand of God to him.

Wise men may be learned. Learned men may not be wise.

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.

A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Aspire to inspire before you expire,

The last proverb of this writing might be the wisest of all: Die with memories, not dreams!

Enjoy your life!


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