Proverbs - Inspirational Words of Wisdom
Proverbs are wisdom of the experienced passed down from generation
to generation; they are sayings and usually contain good advice for living.
Here find a collection of famous proverbs containing inspiration; many of these
adages are wise sayings, expressions,and phrases that have been passed
down for centuries.
William R. Alger once said, "Proverbs are
mental gems in the diamond fields of the mind." The word Proverb
is taken from the Latin word proverbium. Proverbs speak to a simple
truth or are often considered common sense, but are expressed usually
in a one line sentence. They can be witty and amusing.
Most proverbs are one liners but have true meaning in them.
Collection of Proverbs
Some of our Favorite Proverbs:
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Character can be built on daily routine.
If you plant grass, you won't get rice.
Dig your well before you are thirsty.
Kind words can conquer.
If you count your friend's mistakes, he will desert you.
Laughter is the remedy for 1001 illnesses.
A small key can open big doors.
Don't fall into a fire in order to avoid the smoke.
A good listener needs few words.
You may find your best friend or your worst enemy in yourself.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's book.
He who undertakes too many things at once seldom does any of them well.
Confessed faults are half mended.
Even the best writer has to erase sometimes.
Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard.
What you cannot say briefly you do not know.
There is no wise response to a foolish remark.
There are plenty of preachers who don't hear themselves.
You can tell who the good seamen are during a storm.
Do more things by wisdom than by force.
To the person who watches, everything reveals itself.
One man's fault is another man's lesson.
Every answer can result in a new question.
If you are going to do something carelessly, it is better to give up entirely.
He who possesses knowledge possesses the world.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Take time to enjoy life's roses.
Self-help is the best help.
Through other people's faults, wise men correct their own.
One timely shout is better than constant talk.
Do not be excessively timid or excessively confident.
Little by little, the bird builds its nest.
Never say no due to pride, or yes due to weakness.
A dog that always barks gets little attention.
Little by little, a person can get very far.
Some of our Favorite Proverbs from The Bible (NIV):
The Bible is full of wisdom and some of the best Proverbs
are found there. Sayings that can help you live a fuller and more
peaceful life. These have been around for thousands of years and
have been an encouragement to many.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding NIV
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Gossips betray a confidence, but the trustworthy keep a secret.
Those who give heed to instruction prosper, and blessed are those who trust in the LORD.
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.