Archive for the ‘proverbs’ Category

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
– H. L. Mencken

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“If thy neighbor offend thee, give each of his children bagpipes.”
–Scottish proverb

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Too many cooks spoil the broth.”
– Considered a proverb in 1575

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If the head doesn’t work it’s bad news for the legs.”
– Yiddish Proverb

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Love your neighbor, even if he plays the trombone.”
– Yiddish Proverb

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
– Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”
– Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A full belly makes a dull brain.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
– Bertha Calloway

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’m going to send over my private stash of seeds for the White House vegetable garden.”
– Bill Maher

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.”
– Klingon Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.”
– Zen Buddhist Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”
– Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”
– Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When the cup is full, carry it even.”
– Scottish Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“More people have been elected between sundown and sunup than ever were elected between sunup and sundown.”
– Will Rogers

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“When old age is good, youth is forgotten.”
– Ancient Norse Saying

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.”
– William Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
– Native American Proverb

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.”
Proverbs

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”
– Anonymous

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“You can’t fatten the pig on market day.”
– John Howard

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“If you know, recognize that you know, If you don’t know, then realize that you don’t know: That is knowledge.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Work like you don’t need the money, Dance like no one looking.”
– Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

Monday, February 22nd, 2010