A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
William R. Alger
Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel De Cervantes
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Proverbs are the cream of a nation's thought.
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
A proverb is the child of experience.
Self-assurance is two thirds of success.
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.
The obscure we see eventually; the completely apparent takes longer.
The strength of a tree lies in its roots - not in its branches.
There's more to dancing than a pair of nice shoes.
A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
The sun shines the same on the good and the bad.
Honor is better than honors.
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home.
Ask for advice, and then use your brain.
A good friend is worth more than a bad brother.
Those who want to sing will always find a song.
The mistakes of other people are good teachers.
Many people know how to flatter; few know how to praise.
The person who enjoys good health is rich, even if he doesn't know it.
Patience is the key to paradise.
A gentle word opens an iron gate.
You can't blow against the wind.
The person who trusts is happy; the person who doubts is wise.
The person who thinks about his own grief forgets about the grief of others.
It is too much too believe everthing, and it is too little to believe nothing.
Do not push the river - it will flow by itself.