1.A short pithy saying in frequent and widespread
use that expresses a
basic truth or practical precept. See Synonyms at saying.
2.Proverbs (used with a sing. verb) Abbr. Prov. or Prv or Pr See
table at Bible.
Only in the deepest silence of the night the stars smile and whisper
vain is this human seeking; unbroken perfection is over all...
None of us is as smart as all of us.
- Japanese proverb
Overcome your uncertainties and free yourself from dwelling on sorrow;
if you delight in existence,
you will become a guide to those who need you, revealing the path to many.
- Sutta Nipata
The fire of anger only burns the angry.
-Chinese Proverb (submitted by ccm05)
Every man is a moon; he has a side no one sees.
- Mark Twain
Please all, and you will please none.
Thou canst not gather what thou dost no sow; as thou dost plant the tree so it will grow.
The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and
that way with all his strength.
I am the connections that I weave.
- African Proverb
Unshared joy is an unlighted candle.
The passion of a heedless man grows like a creeper, and he runs from life to life, like a monkey seeking fruit in the forest.
If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action.
There are things the immortals do, that mortals cannot know.
Fall seven times, stand up eight
The goal will not be reached if the right distance has not been traveled
A smooth sea never made a skillled mariner
Once the game is over, the kind and the pawn to in the same box
A concentrated mind will pierce a rock
There is no fire like passion; there is no evil like hatred; there is no pain like this body; there is no happiness greater than peace.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
A single word may ruin an enterprise, and a single man may pacify the state.
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
- Persian proverb
He who is not satisfied with himself will grow; he who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Get down on your knees and thank God you're still on your feet.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot
change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
- Chinese proverb
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