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1. "..."Dont marry an orange and expect him to turn into an apple." If you want an orange, great. If not, put him back in the proverbial fruit bowl for someone else to enjoy and move on."
Author: Amy E. Spiegel
2. "An old man in love is like a flower in winter.? Portuguese Proverb"
Author: Andrew
3. "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
Author: Calvin Coolidge
4. "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
5. "As we actually taste the flavor of what he's teaching, we begin to see that it's not proverbs for daily living, or ways of being virtuous. He's proposing a total meltdown and recasting of human consciousness, bursting through the tiny acorn-selfhood that we arrived on the planet with into the oak tree of our fully realized personhood. He pushes us toward it, teases us, taunts us, encourages us, and ultimately walks us there."
Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
6. "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
7. "A robin perched on the branch of the apple tree, his feathers ruffled, his red chest blazing.'No need to look so down in the mouth,' he chirruped. 'Things'll get worse before they get better.''I don't know what it is about that tree,' Geno grumbled, 'that makes everything that sits in it talk in proverbs.''It's easier than thinking,' the robin stated."
Author: Felix Salten
8. "The unknown is generally taken to be terrible, not as the proverb would infer, from the inherent superstition of man, but because it so often is terrible. He who would tamper with the vast and secret forces that animate the world may well fall a victim to them."
Author: H. Rider Haggard
9. "Many people have got caught up in the belief known as the "Law of Attraction." They believe that by their thoughts, affirmations, and other "attraction" exercises they will become wealthy. However, the Tanakh wisely says, "In all work there is profit, but mere talk produces only poverty." (CJB, Proverbs 14:23). Only through work it is possible to produce results that create wealth and simply talking about wealth will not produce any results. The idea that wealth can come through thoughts or affirmations is a fantasy. "A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty" (CJB, Proverbs 28:19)."
Author: H.W. Charles
10. "A religious person without no job is a dead person. (Iigbagbo ti koni ise oku ni. - Yoruba proverb)"
Author: Habeeb Akande
11. "LA RESPUESTA A UN TONTOEl proverbio dice que "la respuesta a un tonto es el silencio":La observación, sin embargo, indica que prácticamente cualquier otra respuesta tendrá el mismo efecto a largo plazo."
Author: Idries Shah
12. "The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them."
Author: Isaac D'Israeli
13. "I dare say you are planning on a late repentance. You do not know what you are doing. You are planning without God. Repentance and faith are the gifts of God, and they are gifts that He often withholds, when they have been long offered in vain. I grant you true repentance is never too late, but I warn you at the same time, late repentance is seldom true. I grant you, one penitent thief was converted in his last hours, that no man might despair; But I warn you, only one was converted, that no man might presume. I grant you it is written, Jesus is ‘Able to save completely those who come to God through him' (Hebrews 7:25). But I warn you, it is also written by the same Spirit, ‘Since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you' (Proverbs 1:24-26).Believe me, you will find it no easy matter to turn to God whenever you please."
Author: J.C. Ryle
14. "It is by now proverbial that every proverb has its opposite. For every Time is money there is a Stop and smell the roses. When someone says You never stand in the same river twice someone else has already replied There is nothing new under the sun. In the mind's arithmetic, 1 plus -1 equals 2. Truths are not quantities but scripts: Become for a moment the mind in which this is true."
Author: James Richardson
15. "A proverb is good sense brought to a point."
Author: John Morley
16. "He will not let you come barging in to his world like the proverbial bull in the china shop."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
17. "The soul of man is the lamp of God,' says a wise Jewish proverb. Man is a weak and miserable creature when God's light is not burning in his soul. But when it burns (and it only burns in souls enlightened by religion), man becomes the most powerful creature in the world. And it cannot be otherwise, for what then works in him is not his own strength, but the strength of God."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
18. "A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one."
Author: Lord John Russell
19. "The proverb has it that Hunger is the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Christ tastes good to them. Hungry hearts appreciate Christ. Thirsty souls are what Christ wants. He invites them: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Christ's benefits are so precious that He will dispense them only to those who need them and really desire them."
Author: Martin Luther
20. "A Japanese proverb says fall seven times, stand up eight. We can also say this: Hate zero times, love infinitely!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
21. "Life is to have a belief and fight for it: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
22. "Tell me who is your friend, and I will tell you who you are: Russian proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
23. "Do good to people and you will enslave their hearts: Arabic Proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
24. "Too clever is stupid: German proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
25. "If you do charity, your house will be always rich: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
26. "Do not tell a friend anything you conceal from an enemy: Arabian proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
27. "No one is rich enough to do without a neighbour: Danish proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
28. "If you can't reward, then you should thank: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
29. "When there is smoke, there is fire- meaning Everything happens for a reasonTurkish proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
30. "Plant each day and you will eat : ARABIC PROVERB"
Author: Radostin Chernev
31. "Seek to get: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
32. "There is no pillow so soft as clear conscience : French proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
33. "Don't eat your bread on someone else's table: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
34. "If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through: Chinese proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
35. "So long as a man is angry, he cannot be in the right: Chinese proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
36. "I thought of the old proverb: Where there are three physicians, there are two atheists."
Author: Regina O'Melveny
37. "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
38. "For if after the have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they had known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned unto his own vomit again: and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire." 2 Peter 2:20-22 KJV"
Author: Robert M. Price
39. "My interest in the sciences started with mathematics in the very beginning, and later with chemistry in early high school and the proverbial home chemistry set."
Author: Rudolph A. Marcus
40. "Must you say things like that in public, for God's sake?""What do you mean?"He lowered his voice to a hiss. "Remember yesterday at the inn? My 'pistol' is making an appearance, thanks to you."She glanced down at his trousers, which only made them bulge more obviously. Then she lifted a mischievous gaze to his face. "Whatever will you do, now that you're in this...state?""Conjugate Latin," he said tersely. "Think of England. Think of anything but you and me doing--Bloody hell, there it goes again, and we're nearly to Rotten Row." He stopped short and stepped behind a bench with a high back that sat near the river.She stood next to him, pretty as the proverbial picture, her eyes dropping to his trousers with virginal curiosity. "Would you stop looking at me there? he growled. "You're not helping."She laughed. "You're the one who started it by trying to seduce me with words. Serves you right if you have to suffer for it."-Giles and Minerva"
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
41. "Well, then what the federal government should have done was accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solutions that they wanted presented. They can't even get a phone call returned, Bill. The Dutch—they are known, and the Norwegians—they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills. They offered to help and yet, no, they too, with the proverbial, can't even get a phone call back."
Author: Sarah Palin
42. "The reader of Plato joins Socrates in inquiry, as Sancho Panza joined Don Quixote, for adventures of the mind. And although there is a deep consent, like a fire kindled deep in the mind, there is always a tension between the squire and the knight-errant, the little man with proverbs for wisdom riding on a donkey and the knight with the piercing eye riding on a horse, those two parts of each human soul. The intellectual destiny that each of us has depends upon who gets the upper hand, knight or squire."
Author: Scott M. Buchanan
43. "Plainly it isn't an exact science, despite it being a complex interaction of micro-decisions and corresponding thought; perhaps it doesn't always work and we pass by some potential soulmates like the proverbial ships in the night, never quite connecting. Then again, perhaps the system is tenacious and continues to run like a computer program on infinite loop, so that if at first you don't meet, you are drawn back together for another try."
Author: Simon Pegg
44. "When God brought the first man his spouse, he brought him not just a lover but the friend his heart had been seeking. Proverbs 2:17 speaks of one's spouse as your "'allup," a unique word that the lexicons define as your "special confidant" or "best friend." In an age where women were often seen as the husband's property, and marriages were mainly business deals and transactions seeking to increase the family's social status and security, it was startling for the Bible to describe a spouse in this way. But in today's society, with its emphasis on romance and sex, it is just as radical to insist that your spouse should be your best friend, though for a different reason. In tribal societies, romance doesn't matter as much as social status, and in individualistic Western societies, romance and great sex matter far more than anything else. The Bible, however, without ignoring the importance of romance, puts great emphasis on marriage as companionship."
Author: Timothy Keller
45. "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
46. "God gives but does not share" --haitian proverb"
Author: Tracy Kidder
47. "Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind."
Author: William R. Alger
48. "Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed."
Author: William Temple
49. "Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa—Who knows most, knows least."
Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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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