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1. "Casement quoted an African proverb: "A man doesn't go among thorns unless a snake's after him—or he's after a snake." He added, "I'm after a snake and please God I'll scotch it."
Author: Adam Hochschild
2. "Si domandano consigli soltanto per non seguirli, oppure, se si seguono, è per avere qualcuno da rimproverare per averli dati."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
3. "Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back." - Chinese proverb"
Author: Alvin Toffler
4. "A good soup attracts chairs. This is an African proverb. I can hear the shuffling and squeaking on the wood floor, the gathering 'round. This, from just five well-chosen words."
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
5. "An old man in love is like a flower in winter.? Portuguese Proverb"
Author: Andrew
6. "He who sows discord in his own house will inherit the wind. Proverbs 11:19"
Author: Anonymous
7. "Only when the last tree has been cut down and the last river has dried up will man realise that reciting red indian proverbs makes you sound like a fucking muppet."
Author: Banksy
8. "MISSION: Be excellent at what you do and you will stand before kings. Proverbs 22:29"
Author: Bible. New International Version
9. "Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten."
Author: Chinua Achebe
10. "No, I haven't heard that, but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for the proverbial insight, my stalker friend."
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
11. "We were, to quote the proverb, "The one dog who barks at nothing answered by a thousand dogs barking at something..."
Author: David Mitchell
12. "That is how the human brain works, when it looks at a formless cloud, it tries to see a shape, or a face, or otherwise associate it with something that makes sense in some known cultural context, like the proverbial image of the Virgin Mary seen in the grain of a tree stump, or a slice of toast. But make no mistake—the observer supplies the face."
Author: David Wong
13. "Detrás de la sucesión aparentemente aleatoria o hasta caótica de sucesos que acontecen en la vida y también en el mundo yace oculto el desenvolvimiento de un orden y un propósito superiores. El proverbio Zen lo expresa bellamente: "La nieve cae copo por copo, cada uno en su lugar preciso"
Author: Eckhart Tolle
14. "That was a lesson everyone (every human?) learned before puberty, not to let reality seem diminished by fiction. As the proverb went, It's bad enough comparing yourself to Isaac Newton without comparing yourself to Kimball Kinnison."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
15. "A religious person without no job is a dead person. (Iigbagbo ti koni ise oku ni. - Yoruba proverb)"
Author: Habeeb Akande
16. "The macromolecules of organic life embody information in an intricate structure. A single hemoglobin molecule comprises four chains of polypeptides, two with 141 amino acids and two with 146, in strict linear sequence, bonded and folded together. Atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and iron could mingle randomly for the lifetime of the universe and be no more likely to form hemoglobin than the proverbial chimpanzees to type the works of Shakespeare. Their genesis requires energy; they are built up from simpler, less patterned parts, and the law of entropy applies. For earthly life, the energy comes as photons from the sun. The information comes via evolution."
Author: James Gleick
17. "Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people."
Author: James Howell
18. "For his part, Blind Seer had no difficulty accepting idleness. A wolf proverb stated: "Hunt when hungry, sleep when not, for hunger always returns."
Author: Jane Lindskold
19. "1 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral May you have no frost on your spuds, No worms on your cabbage. May your goat give plenty of milk. If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal. Irish saying There's no denying the fact that my grandpa Aengus shaped the way I look at life. The man had a saying for everything. If I fell and scraped my knee, he mended it with an Irish proverb: "For every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile." If I woke up with a head cold, he had an Irish"
Author: Janice Thompson
20. "All cats are the same in the dark, says the proverb. But it certainly did not apply to people, with them it was just the opposite. During the day they were all alike, running in their well-defined ways. At night they changed beyond recognition."
Author: Jerzy Kosiński
21. "(...) os infelizes jamais morrem, quando a morte seria o melhor remédio para seus males, e a vida das mulheres é proverbialmente dura."
Author: John Cleland
22. "But why would they do that? What is to be asked? He was a man who sees into things -- very ordinary things. A hat left on the floor of a café in Kingstown, a proverb overheard, an old fisherman mending a net: these, for him, were a kind of incitement. There are no answers other than that. He was not like the rest of us. Not even like himself. His imagination, or soul, or whatever province of his mind was hungry for the sustaining rain of the world, would soak in the storms of his own haunted strangeness, and the berries would bloom, and they were what they were, and if the tendrils were peculiar, and some of them wild, the fruits were so shockingly luscious and potent that the thirsty were willing to savour the bitter for the sake of the concomitant sweet. He needed the very ordinary. He was a beautiful man. What more than this need be said? The sort of man who makes you think the movement of foliage might be causing the breeze."
Author: Joseph O'Connor
23. "The proverbial philosophy of a people helps us to understand more about them than any other kind of literature."
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
24. "Non penso? Non c'è giorno e ora in cui non pensi e non mi rimproveri perché penso... Perché questi pensieri possono far impazzire. Far impazzire."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
25. "Hay un proverbio ruso que dice: "El llanto de los demás solo son gotas de agua"."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
26. "A club hurts the flesh, but evil words hurt the bone. -Traditional Chinese Proverb"
Author: Matthew Polly
27. "Those that cannot produce ideas often speak with the old proverbs!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
28. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars"An ancient Persian proverb"
Author: Nahid Rachlin
29. "Me dicas vriardâ de jorpoy, bus ne sino braco.(proverbe bohémien: Je suis habillée de laine, mais je ne suis pas mouton.)"
Author: Prosper Mérimée
30. "Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor: French proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
31. "A friend is known when needed: Arabian proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
32. "Tell me who is your friend, and I will tell you who you are: Russian proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
33. "Beware of he, whose goodness you can't ask for and his evilness can't protect from: ARABIC PROVERB"
Author: Radostin Chernev
34. "A promise is a cloud, fulfilment is rain: Saudi Arabian proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
35. "The worst emotion is envy: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
36. "The house of a tyrant is a ruin: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
37. "Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men: Chinese proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
38. "No one is rich enough to do without a neighbour: Danish proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
39. "If talk is silver, the silence is gold: ARABIC PROVERB"
Author: Radostin Chernev
40. "With money you are dragon, without money a worm: Chinese proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
41. "Give me some good luck and throw me in the sea: ARABIC proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
42. "Look who's calling the cauldron black.""Kettle. It's a kettle. Get your metaphors right.""That wasn't a metaphor. It was a, you know..." He stared off into space, blinking. "One of those things that's symbolic of another thing. But isn't the same thing. Just like it.""You mean a metaphor?""No! It's like a story...like...a proverb! That's it.""I'm pretty sure that wasn't a proverb. Maybe it was an analogy.""I don't think so."
Author: Richelle Mead
43. "Now that the barn has burned down, I can see the moon. - Persian proverb"
Author: Samantha Combs
44. "Shamefully, all of us have wanted revenge on someone at some point for something. I've lived since before man and buffalo roamed this small planet. I have survived the beginning, bloom, and death of countless enemies, civilizations, and people. And the one truth I have learned most during all of these centuries is the old Japanese proverb. If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "Nothing is what it seems. Favoured Pashtu proverb of Jan Fishan Khan."
Author: Tahir Shah
46. "How could a just God permit great misery? The Haitian peasants answered with a proverb: "Bondye konn bay, men li pa konn separe," in literal translation, "God gives but doesn't share." This meant... God gives us humans everything we need to flourish, but he's not the one who's supposed to divvy up the loot. That charge was laid upon us."
Author: Tracy Kidder
47. "God gives but does not share" --haitian proverb"
Author: Tracy Kidder
48. "One of the falsest of proverbs is that you must lie on the bed that you have made. The experience of life shows that people are constantly doing things which must lead to disaster, and yet by come chance manage to evade the result of their folly."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
49. "Probverbs are the search light for words and words are the search light of proverbs. If the words are lost, we find them with proverbs."
Author: Yoruba's Adage
50. "Beyond doubt it would speedily verify the proverb that a nation must ravage itself before foreigners can ravage it, a man must despise himself before others can despise him."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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