Proverbs and sayings are words of wisdom, like the English proverbs ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’ and ‘A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush’. They are simple sayings and brief life quotes by the wise people from the ages. Proverbs have a tendency to leave an lasting impression in the minds of the reader. For people who seek inspirational quotes and motivational sayings, these are worthy enough to be etched in the mind or tattooed in the hearts forever. Here is a collection of many famous and classical proverbs from across the world, for you to read and cherish and enjoy them forever, because they have a tendency to stay evergreen, each time you read them.
This is a comprehensive collection of 62,000+ classic proverbs and sayings. There are proverbs from 350+ geographic or ethnic origins in the database. The list is the largest and unique collection of this kind on the web. The data is in comma delimited (CSV) format suitable for exporting in an excel spreadsheet or in a database such as MS Access or MySql. The data is also ready to be published on your content web site or application. The following table summarizes the count of proverbs from the 100+ major origins out of 350+ available.
|Dutch, German Proverbs||54|
|Native American Proverbs||86|
|Portuguese, Spanish Proverbs||76|
|Scottish Gaelic Proverbs||73|
|South African Proverbs||63|
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- Origin: Origin or source of the proverb or saying.
- Proverb: The proverb or saying.
|Afghan||A little water is a sea to an ant.|
|African||He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense.|
|African||When elephants fight, it is the grass who suffers.|
|American||Good fences make good neighbors.|
|American||I’d rather have them say “There he goes” than “Here he lies.”.|
|American||Never miss a good chance to shut up.|
|American||Pain is forgotten where gain comes.|
|Arabian||Examine what is said, not him who speaks.|
|Arabian||Trust in God, but tie your camel.|
|Chinese||Learning is treasure no thief can touch.|
|Danish||Every fool thinks he is clever enough.|
|Dutch||When the dog is down, every one is ready to bite him.|
|English||Actions speak louder than words.|
|French||He who chooses takes the worst.|
|German||The one-eyed is a king among the blind.|
|Latin||Wisdom does not consist in dress.|
|Indian||A pearl is worthless as long as it is still in its shell.|
|Indian||A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.|
|Indian||Better lie than gossip.|
|Japanese||The eyes are the mirror of the soul.|
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