Proverbs quotes and quotations
The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.
I can tell thee where that saying was born, of 'I fear no colors.'
James Thomson (1)
The maxims of men reveal their characters.
Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues
There is no proverb which is not true.
Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This formal fool, your man, speaks naught but proverbs, And speak men what they can to him he'll answer With some rhyme, rotten sentence, or old saying, Such spokes as ye ancient of ye parish use.
As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long and wise experience.
Much matter decocted into few words.
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
Sir James Mackintosh
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
Lord John Russell (1)