These proverb quotes will teach you the art of using good proverbs to improvise on your language skills. Read on to come across some famous proverbs quotations and sayings.

Proverbs Quotes

The dictionary defines proverb as a condensed or a concrete saying that embodies some important facts of experience. These statements and sayings usually are believed to express truth of some kind and might be philosophical, spiritual or just practical in nature. One can say that proverbs are the philosophy of life that teaches one the way of living. Proverbs have become an integral part of literature and are used by writers from different literary cultures to enhance their work or to concertize their text. Mentioned below are few famous proverbs quotations and sayings you can use to teach and understand the philosophy of life.

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.

- Isadora James

Slow but steady wins the race.

- Aesop's Fables , Aesop

Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee

- Epictetus

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.

- Ovid

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

- Jimi Hendrix

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

- Saint Augustine

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

- Saint Augustine

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

- Thomas Hobbes

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.

- Chanakya

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.

- Chanakya

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

- The Prophet , Kahlil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

Friendships are discovered rather than made.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

- Uncle Tom's Cabin , Harriet Beecher Stowe

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

- Leonard Cohen

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

- Billy Graham

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

- Horace

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

- Horace

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

- Alfred Adler

Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.

- Hugh Hefner

The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.

- F. H. Bradley

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

- Og Mandino

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

- Og Mandino

Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.

- Pericles

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

- Pythagoras

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

- Pythagoras

Minds ripen at very different ages.

- Stevie Wonder

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.

- Joseph Campbell

Grumbling is the death of love.

- Marlene Dietrich

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.

- Adlai Stevenson

Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

- Martha Graham

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

- Martha Graham

The body never lies.

- Martha Graham

The body says what words cannot.

- Martha Graham

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.

- Norman Vincent Peale

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

- Alexander Hamilton

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

- Edgar Cayce

You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.

- Edgar Cayce

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