quotes

The Best Quotations

www.best-quotations.com
 
 


My "other" sites:



other pages

Proverbs

theophilos

Proverbs and folk wisdom from around the world.

page 6 of 6

  Environment
American Indian proverbTake only what you need and leave the land as you found it.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Arapaho

  
  Nature
American Indian proverbWhen a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Lakota

  
  Seasons
American Indian proverbWalk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Kiowa

  
  Earth
American Indian proverbTo touch the earth is to have harmony with nature.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Oglala Sioux

American Indian proverbWe are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Shenandoah

  
  Night
French proverbAt night all cats are grey.

—  French proverb

American Indian proverbAfter dark all cats are leopards.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Zuni

  
  Darkness
Chinese proverbBetter to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

—  Chinese proverb

1 likes
  
  Fire
International proverbWhere there’s smoke, there’s fire.

—  International proverb

1 likes
English proverbFire is a good servant but a bad master.

—  English proverb

1 likes
English proverbFight fire with fire.

—  English proverb

  
  Animals
American Indian proverbEvery animal knows more than you do.

—  American Indian proverb ‐ Nez Perce

  
  Trees
German proverbBig trees cast more shadow than fruit.

—  German proverb

1 likes
International proverbMighty oaks from little acorns grow.

—  International proverb

1 likes
Chinese proverbThe best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

—  Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbThe one who plants the tree is not the one who will enjoy its shade.

—  Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbKeep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.

—  Chinese proverb

French proverbDon’t let the tree hide the forest.

—  French proverb

International proverbMen will only throw stones at trees that are laden with fruit.

—  International proverb

  
  Dogs
English proverbYou can't teach an old dog new tricks.

—  English proverb

1 likes
Chinese proverbBefore you hit the dog, find out the name of his master.

—  Chinese proverb

1 likes
International proverbBarking dogs seldom bite.

—  International proverb

  
  Cats
International proverbWhen the cat's away, the mice will play.

—  International proverb

1 likes
  
  Wolves
Yiddish proverbThe wolf is not afraid of the dog, but he hates his bark.

—  Yiddish proverb

1 likes
Dutch proverbHunger drives the wolf out of the wood.

—  Dutch proverb

1 likes
  
  Pigs
Russian proverbA pig will find mud anywhere.

—  Russian proverb

  
  Birds
Chinese proverbA bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

—  Chinese proverb

  

page 6 of 6










comments






world proverbs

 
relative quote
The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.
F. Bacon









 
Creative Commons License    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

2017: Manolis Papathanassiou