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The proverb warns; Don't bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.   >>

A soft answer truth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Proverbs 15:1]   >>

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. [Proverbs 12:6]   >>

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

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath. [Proverbs 29:8]   >>

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman. [Proverbs 21:19]   >>

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed   >>

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]   >>

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]   >>

See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]   >>

Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]   >>

Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 29:18; 11:14]   >>

The desire of the lazy kill him; for his hands refuse to labor. [Proverbs 21:25]   >>

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul. [Proverbs 13:19]   >>

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. [Proverbs 29:15]   >>

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.   >>

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]   >>

If our education had included training to bear unpleasantness and to let the first shock pass until we could think more calmly, many an unbearable situation would become manageable, and many a nervous illness avoided. There is proverb expressing this. It says, trouble is a tunnel thorough which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head.   >>

Education, we see, is not merely gaining knowledge or skills helpful toward productive work, though certainly that is a part of it. Rather it is a replenishment and an expansion of the natural thirst of the mind and soul. Learning is a gradual process of growth, each step building upon the other. It is a process whereby the learner organizes and integrates not only facts but attitudes and values. The Lord has told us that we must open our minds and our hearts to learn. There is a Chinese proverb: Wisdom is as the moon rises, perceptible not in progress but in result. As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked.   >>

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.   >>

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. [Proverbs 18:19]   >>

The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.   >>

Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]   >>

A friend loveth at all times. [Proverbs 17:17]   >>

A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]   >>

The Liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. [Proverbs 11.25]   >>

One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. [Proverbs 11-24]   >>

Patch grief with proverbs.   >>

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Proverb Don't look back, you can never look back.   >>

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.   >>

The proverbial German phenomenon of the verb-at-the-end about which droll tales of absentminded professors who would begin a sentence, ramble on for an entire lecture, and then finish up by rattling off a string of verbs by which their audience, for whom the stack had long since lost its coherence, would be totally nonplussed, are told, is an excellent example of linguistic recursion.   >>

The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. [Proverbs 20:4]   >>

He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. [Proverbs 18:9]   >>

All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.   >>

He who gathers money little by little makes it grow. [Proverbs 13:11]   >>

Seek peace, and pursue it. [Proverbs 34:14]   >>

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16]   >>

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.   >>

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. [Proverbs 9:17]   >>

It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.   >>

A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength. [Proverbs 24:5]   >>

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. He can only get a vision of the unselfish forces in the world by appealing to them, and every appeal is a call to arms. If he fights he must fight, not one man, but a conspiracy. He is always at war with a civilization. On his side is proverbial philosophy, a galaxy of invisible saints and sages, and the half-developed consciousness and professions of everybody. Against him is the world, and every selfish passion in his own heart.   >>

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.   >>

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.   >>

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.   >>

There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.   >>

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.   >>

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.   >>

I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.   >>

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.   >>

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong.   >>

For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.   >>

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.   >>

Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.   >>

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.   >>

A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.   >>

A proverb is good sense brought to a point.   >>

A proverb is the child of experience.   >>

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.   >>

A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.   >>

The proverb is something musty.   >>

The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.   >>

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. [Proverbs 28:20]   >>

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. [Proverbs 17:28]   >>

Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time.   >>

As the Spanish proverb says, He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him. So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.   >>

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way. [Proverbs 3:5, 6]   >>

There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?   >>

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

Wealth maketh many friends. [Proverbs 19:4]   >>

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. [Proverbs 3:13-15]   >>

The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. [Proverbs 15: 31]   >>

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase It is the busiest man who has time to spare.   >>

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