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Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits
and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is
only by this meeting that a new world is born.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look
at it without doing anything.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
We are the world.
The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of
the people who don’t do anything about it.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the
other is getting it.
He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

“Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it everybody seeks it, but
few ever achieve it, those who do, will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, will never...never forget it.”
“Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.”
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses”
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people
will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you
whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your
heart.”
“I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception”
“Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”
“I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.”
“Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people. But you never forget them.
And sometimes, it's those memories that give us the faith to go on.”
“May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best
forgotten”
“Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”
“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”
“Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love”
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names”
“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer,
and forgiveness.”
“Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.”
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to
utter words, but to live by them.”
“Never forget benefits done you, regardless how small”
“Women and elephants never forget an injury”
“A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.”
Love is merely madness...
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
Love is the seed of all hope.
It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent
demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness. And the loveless never find
love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it.
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
True love is like a ghost; everyone talks of it, few have seen it.
Love is like a Rhino, short-sighted, but always willing to find a way.
The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish,
but that they cease to love.
Life is the flower of which love is the honey.
Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses.
Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding
only yourself.
Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and
grief.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is energy of life.
Love is a state of mind which has nothing to do with the mind.
But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From
itself never turning.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
What the heart gives away is never gone ... It is kept in the hearts of others.
Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is
not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love is the history of a woman's life; it is an episode in man's.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Love is like a flower: Once you pick it, it slowly dies.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Love is like a bazaar: The admittance is free-- but it costs you something before you get out.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others' love to us.
Life is a journey, and love is what makes that journey worthwhile.
If you can reach out to another, then you can hold the world in your hand.
True love is not something that comes everyday, follow your heart, it knows the right answer.
Love is the only kind of fire which is never covered by insurance.
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Man created God in his own image.

THE WORLD‘S BEST PROVERBS


English Proverbs

Fortune favours the brave.


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
A bad penny always turns up.
All that glitters is not gold.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
You can take a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink.
It is better to give than to receive.
No smoke without fire.
It never rains, but it pours.
A house divided cannot stand.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
Many hands make light work.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Love is blind.
All's well that ends well.
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
Birds of a feather flock together.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
After a storm comes a calm.
Time and tide wait for no man.
As you sow, so you reap.
We must learn to walk before we can run.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
When one door shuts, another opens.
You cannot have your cake and eat it.
Dead men tell no tale
Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer.
One good turn deserves another.
All good things must come to an end.
It is better to be born lucky than rich.
No news is good news.
Where there’s a will there’s a way.
You cannot get blood from a stone.
Any port in a storm.
Time is a great healer.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
There is a time and place for everything.
What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
Nothing venture, nothing gain.
Actions speak louder than words.
Beauty is only skin deep.
The darkest hour is just before dawn.
It is no use crying over spilt milk.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Honesty is the best policy.
It is best to be on the safe side.
The last drop makes the cup run over.
Never let the sun go down on your anger.
One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Prevention is better than cure.
Seeing is believing.
There is safety in numbers.
You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Ask no questions and hear no lies.
Good fences make good neighbours.
Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
When the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Facts are stubborn things.
Give credit where credit is due.
It never rains but it pours.
Waste not, want not.
The best things come in small packages.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
Better be safe than sorry.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Discretion is the better part of valour.
If you run after two hares you will catch neither.
The early bird catches the worm.
Easy come, easy go.
Attack is the best form of defence.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Variety is the spice of life.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Procrastination is the thief of time
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Blood is thicker than water.
Do not meet troubles half-way.
Fight fire with fire.
It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Every man has his price.
If the cap fits, wear it.
A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse.
First impressions are the most lasting.
Don't change horses in mid stream.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Faith will move mountains.
If you play with fire you get burnt.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
There are two sides to every question.
You don’t get something for nothing.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Curiosity killed the cat.
If you can’t be good, be careful.
April showers bring forth May flowers.
He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
Better to be envied than pitied.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Little things please little minds.
Marry in haste repent at leisure.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never choose your women or linen by candlelight.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
What you don’t know can’t hurt you.
You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
All's fair in love and war.
Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
Cold hands, warm heart.
The customer is always right.
He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.
You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Speech is silver, but silence is golden.
If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen.
The best things in life are free.
He who laughs last, laughs longest.
If at first you don’t succeed, try ,try again.
You never know what you can do till you try.
There’s none so blind as those who will not see.
You cannot lose what you never had.
A change is as good as a rest.
The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.
Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Home is where the heart I.
Make hay while the sun shines.
The end justifies the means.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
One step at a time.
Never send a boy to do a man’s job.
The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
What goes up must come down.
Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Many are called but few are chosen.
Do unto others as you would they should do unto you.
There is a remedy for everything except death.
Never too old to learn.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
One picture is worth ten thousand words.
A rising tide lifts all boats.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen.
While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it.
Better late than never.
The tree is known by its fruit.
What can’t be cured must be endured.
New brooms sweep clean.
One swallow does not make a summer.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
All things come to those who wait.
Do as I say, not as I do.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
To know all is to forgive all.
You can’t win them all.You win a few, you lose a few.
Rome was not built in a day.
There is an exception to every rule.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Never tell tales out of school.
One man’s loss is another man’s gain.
Let well alone.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
No pain, no gain.
The going gets tough, the tough get going.
You can’t tell a book by its cover.
Empty vessels make the most sound.
The more you get the more you want.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
If you want peace, you must prepare for war.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Let the buyer beware.
The leopard does not change his spots.
A friend in need is a friend in deed.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Work expands so as to fill the time available.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
He that cannot obey cannot command.
Things past cannot be recalled.
It’s too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted.
Manners make the man.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Two heads are better than one.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
The eyes are the window of the soul.
Eagles don't catch flies.
God helps them that help themselves.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.
No man can serve two masters.
Silence means consent.
The more the merrier.
It’s an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
Like father, like son.
When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
(Persian) Proverbs
A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn't.

A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.

A broken sleeve holdeth the arm back.

A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.

A thief is a king till he's caught.

A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.

Be a lion at home and a fox abroad.

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.

Courteous men learn courtesy from the discourteous.

Courtesie is cumbersome to them that ken it not.

Courtesy on one side can never last long.


Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.

Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Do well the little things now; so shall great things come to thee by and by asking to be done.

Epigrams succeed where epics fail.

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Go and wake up your luck.

Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further.

Go further and fare worse.

He gives a party with bath-water.

He gives him roast meat and beats him with the spit.

He who want a rose must respect the thorn.

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

He who wants content can't find an easy chair.

I used to feel sorry for myself because I had no shoes until I met a man who was dead.

If a man would live in peace, he should be blind, deaf, and dumb.

If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth.

If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know
how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.

If the teacher be corrupt, the world will be corrupt.

Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

No lamp burns till morning.

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.

Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with
the good deed, I enter paradise.

The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write
injuries in the dust.

The best mode of instruction is to practise what we preach.

The best of friends must part.

The best of men are but men at best.

The blind man is laughing at the bald head.

The doctor must heal his own bald head.

The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half
with the fancy.

The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.

Thinking is the essence of wisdom.

Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.

Walls have mice and mice have ears.

What is brought by the wind will be carried away by the wind.

Whatever is in the heart will come up to the tongue.

Whatever you sow, you reap.

When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined.

Who does not beat his own child will later beat his own breast.

You can't pick up two melons with one hand.

You can't please everyone.

You can't polish a turd.

You can't push on a rope.

You can't put an old head on young shoulders.


You can't put new wine in old bottles.

You can't squeeze blood from a rock.

You can't take blood from a stone.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket


A forest is in an acorn.
A courtyard common to all will be swept by none
A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush .
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs
A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink

A hard beginning maketh a good ending

A penny for your thoughts

All is well that ends well

Beggars shouldn't be choosers

Better late than never

Butter would not melt in her mouth

When the iron is hot, strike

Half a loaf is better than none

Haste makes waste

It's an ill wind that blows no good.

Look before you leap..

Love me, love my dog.

Mad as a march hare.

Many hands make light work.

More things belong to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.

No man ought to look a given horse in the mouth.

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

One good turn deserves another.

One swallow maketh not a summer.


Out of the frying pan into the fire.

Rome was not built in a day.

The fat is in the fire.

The green new broom sweepeth clean.

The moon is made of a green cheese.

The more the merrier.

The tide tarrieth for no man.

Two heads are better than one.

Went in one ear and out the other.

When the sun shineth, make hay.


He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
A drink precedes a story
A good denial, the best point in law
A friend's eye is a good mirror
A closed mouth catches no flies
A broken hand works, but not a broken heart
A drowning man is not troubled by rain
A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master
A good husband is healthy and absent
A healthy man is a successful man
A hedge between keeps friendship green
A hen is heavy when carried far
A hound's food is in its legs
A house without a dog or a cat is the house of a scoundrel
A hungry man is an angry man
A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on
A little too late, is much too late
A loan though old is not gift
A lock is better than suspicion
A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man
A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal
A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.~
A monkey never thinks her baby's ugly
A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners
A penny saved is a penny gained
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands
A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener
A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths
A silent mouth is melodious
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger
A son is a son till he gets him a wife, But a daughter's a daughter the rest of your life
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom
A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars
A thief believes everybody steals
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet
A trade not properly learned is an enemy
May you have a bright future - as the chimney sweep said to his son.
May your every wish be granted
May your left ear wither and fall into your right pocket.
Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
Mere words do not feed the friars.
More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown.
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Necessity knows no law.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom
A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars
Need teaches a plan.
A teacher is better than two books
Never cut what can be untied.
A thief believes everybody steals
Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.
Night is the mother of council.
A trade not properly learned is an enemy
No man limps because another is hurt.
No rose without a thorn, or a love without a rival. Turkish Proverb No time like the present.
A wise man hears one word and understands two
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion
Not wine..men intoxicate themselves; Not vice..men entice themselves.
Nothing dries sooner than tears.
A woman has the form of an angel, the heart of a serpent, and the mind of an ass
Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.
One beggar at the door is enough.
Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill
One cannot shoe a running horse. Dutch Proverb One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Advice should be viewed from behind
An angry man is not fit to pray
Patience is the best medicine.
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue
Poor men seek meat for their stomach, rich men stomach for their meat.
Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.
Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.
The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
The right man comes at the right time
Fortune is a woman; if you neglect her today do not expect to regain her tomorrow.
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are
planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Welsh Proverbs
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.
The advice of the aged will not mislead you.
A watched pot never boils.
Of a compliment only a third is meant.
If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.
Man's mind is a watch that needs winding daily.
A wife's advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.
Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another's.
Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.
Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
A warm January; a cold May.
Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
If you would get ahead, be a bridge.
The best candle is understanding.
A watched clock never tells the time.
He understands badly who listens badly.
Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.
Old age is a hundred disorders.
A willful man must have his way.
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.
Nothing is so clean as a fish.
Old age will not come alone.
A willful fault has no excuse, and deserves no pardon.
Swedish Proverbs
Empty barrels make the most noise.
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.
What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.
A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
He who cannot keep silence cannot speak.
Wisdom is in the head and not in the beard.
Fear may force a man to cast beyond the moon.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward.
Eyes that do not cry, do not see.
What can't be alter'd must be borne, not blamed.
One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.
Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
Worrying never did anyone any good.
Advice should be viewed from behind.
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more,
hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours.
What can you expect from a pig but a grunt?
Thou are a bitter bird, said the raven to the starling.
When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
Maltese Quotes
Charm is stronger than beauty.
The good die young.
You must kill the spider to get rid of the cobweb.
Death rights everything.
What was is no more, what if is just if.
A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.
No one takes away anything with him.
Far from the eye, far from the heart.
Only fools and horses work.
A cry, a sniff, and all comes to naught.
The good die first: And those, whose hearts are dry as summer dust, Burn to the socket.
Chasten thy son while there is hope.
Time gives good advice.
Only death is certain.
Where the heart loves, there the legs walk.
A cup must be bitter that a smile will not sweeten.
When a miser dies, the heirs feel as happy as when they kill a pig.
Mountain does not meet mountain, but a face meets another face.
One man's fault is another man's lesson.
Enjoy yourself, for there is nothing in the world we can call our own.
You can't buy heaven with money.
The wallet of the timid man neither increases nor decreases.
We are all equal before death.
An oven whose door does not shut does not bake its loaves.
With money you can build a road in the sea.
Variety Quotes
Some families can trace their ancestry back three hundred years, but can't tell you
where their children were last night.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. - Steven
Wright
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn
from one's enemies. - Leon Trotsky
The truth is more important than the facts. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Everything you can imagine is real.- Pablo Picasso
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess
The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. -
Eden Phillpotts
In war, truth is the first casualty. - Aeschylus
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
- Robert Frost
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what
we could become. - Charles du Bois
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is
faced. - James Baldwin
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
-Edmunde Burke
The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears
this is true. - James B. Cabell
Water which is too pure has no fish. - Ts'ai Ken T'an
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfiel
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert
Einstein
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.
-Thomas Dewar
When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too
conservative. - Martin Luther King, Jr
He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know."
- Tao Teh Ching
I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps
you make a life. - Sandra Carey
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. -Steven Biko
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. - Albert
Einstein
Chinese Proverbs
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest
of his life.
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a
fool forever.
A Jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is
educated.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.
Butcher the donkey after it finished his job on the mill.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying
down.
Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence
If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of he game, the stakes, and
the quitting time
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions as a hollow building echoes all sounds.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them
If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher.
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger
I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
A man's faults all conform to his type of mind. Observe his
faults and you may know his virtues.
Mend the pen only after the sheep are all gone.
Once you pour the water out of the bucket it's hard to get it back in it.
Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly
Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.
Men trip not on mountains they trip on molehills.
When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet.
One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.
Aspire to the principle, behave with virtue, abide by benevolence, and immerse yourself in
the arts.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

A bird in your hand is worth more than 100 in the forest.


Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
Fight poison with poison.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected
without trials.
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
There is no wave without wind.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
Do not remove a fly from your friend's head with a hatchet.
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Distant water won't help to put out a fire close at hand.
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
When your horse is on the brink of a precipice it is too late
to pull the reins.
An ant may well destroy a whole dam.
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty" - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
A man dies daily, only to be reborn in the morning, bigger, better and wiser.
A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.

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