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Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb) PHOTO

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb PHOTO

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All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb


 

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Swedish Proverb

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Carpe Diem (Seize the day)
- Latin Proverb

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Better late than never.
- Proverb

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Don't ask questions about fairy tales.
- Yiddish Proverb

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.
- Spanish proverb

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining.
- Proverb

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb


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