Proverbs are the people's wisdom.
My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3).
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24).
Seek peace, and pursue it. (Proverbs 34:14).
Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones. (Proverbs 28:13).
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22).
Wise men make proverbs but fools repeat them.
Music-hall songs provide the dull with wit, just as proverbs provide them with wisdom.
All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
More things belong to marriage than four bare legs in a bed. John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
Out of the frying pan into the fire. John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
One good turn deserves another. John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
No man ought to look a given horse in the mouth. The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
One swallow maketh not a summer. John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
Many hands make light work. The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546).
Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you, but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.