Proverbs Quotes


Proverbs For Life

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they’ll never get to sit in.  Greek Proverb

It’s better to have education than wealth.  Welsh Proverb

Wisdoms’ ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  Proverbs 3:17

Do good and care not to whom.  Italian Proverb

Wisdoms ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  Proverbs 3:17

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee…  Proverbs 2:10, 11

The wise shall inherit glory.  Proverbs 3:35

A proverb is good sense brought to a point.  John Morley

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  Proverbs 2:1-6

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5, 6

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.  Proverbs 3:13, 14

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.  Proverbs 4:18

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.  Proverbs 11:24, 25

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.  Proverbs 11:30

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.  Proverbs 12:19

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.  Proverbs 13:15

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.  Proverbs 14:12 / Proverbs 16:25

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 
Proverbs 14:27

More Proverbs For Life

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.  Proverbs 15:1

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.  Proverbs 16:21

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.  Proverbs 17:27

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 
Proverbs 18:13

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.  Proverbs 19:11

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 
Proverbs 20:3

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11

Where there is no vision, the people perish.  Proverbs 29:18

More International Proverbs

The one who asks questions doesn’t lose his way.  African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.  African Proverb

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

Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty by your own.  American Proverb

Dig the well before you are thirsty.  Chinese Proverb

Bad is never good until worse happens.  Danish Proverb

If you dig a hole for someone else, you’ll fall into it.  Hungarian Proverb

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. 
Irish Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight!  Japanese Proverb

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.  Jewish Proverb

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.  Moroccan Proverb

Success and rest don?t sleep together.  Russian Proverb

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.  Swedish Proverb

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.  Swedish Proverb

When you throw dirt, you lose ground.  Texan (U.S.A.) Proverb

Failures are but the pillars of success.  Welsh Proverb