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A collection of inspirational proverbs part 1

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This is is our collection of inspirational proverbs

Part 1

The waiting man gets the wind behind him. Swedish Proverb

The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be. Chinese Proverb

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb

The bee has a sting but honey too. Swedish Proverb

Nothing is impossible for a willing heart. French Proverb

God gives to those who get up early. Russian Proverb

You need a sharp axe for a tough bough. Russian Proverb

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket English Proverb

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. American Proverb

A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off. Chinese Proverb

The first step is always the hardest. American Proverb

There will be bumps in the smoothest roads. French Proverb

The sun will shine into our yard too. Russian Proverb

Best Chances will become Odds if you don’t react in time. Indian Proverb

You’re never too old to learn. American Proverb

Where there’s a will there’s a way English Proverb

People feel it when they have it. Indian Proverb

Don’t sit among scoffers. Swedish Proverb

Even a stone gets rounded by constant rubbing. Indian Proverb

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser. Chinese Proverb

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush English Proverb

Envy is the companion of great success. Swedish Proverb

It’s better to keep what little you have, than to risk it for something more. American Proverb

Who is everywhere is nowhere. Swedish Proverb

A man who chases two rabbits catches none. Roman Proverb

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

If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month — get married.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else. Chinese Proverb

Vincit qui se vincit He conquers who conquers himself. Latin Proverb

Dum spiro, spero While I breathe, I hope. Latin Proverb

Qui audet adipiscitur He who dares wins. Latin Proverb

Possunt quia posse videntur They can because they seem to be able to. Latin Proverb

Per aspera ad astra! Through difficulties to the stars! Latin Proverb

Nulli secundus Second to none. Latin Proverb

Dum vita est, spes est While there’s life, there’s hope. Latin Proverb

Nil desperandum Never despair. Latin Proverb

Aut vincere aut mori Either to conquer or to die. Latin Proverb

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam (Hannibal) I’ll either find a way or make one. Latin Proverb

Faber est quisque fortunae suae Every man is architect of his own fortune. Latin Proverb

Si vis amari, ama (Annaeus Seneca, a.k.a. Seneca the Elder, Epistularum Moralium Ad Lucilium) If you wish to be loved, love. Latin Proverb

Non est ad astra mollis e terris via (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) The way from earth to the stars is not peaceful. Latin Proverb

Ipsa scientia potestas est (Sir Francis Bacon) Knowledge itself is power. Latin Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

Don’t set sail on someone else’s star. African Proverb

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for something. African Proverb

A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not. African Proverb

If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree. African Proverb

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to. African Proverb

A chattering bird builds no nest. African Proverb

If you run after two hares you will catch neither. African Proverb

When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it. African Proverb

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. African Proverb

A little impatience will spoil great plans. Chinese Proverb

Even a hare will bite when it is cornered. Chinese Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Chinese Proverb

If you bow at all, bow low. Chinese Proverb

A smile will gain you ten more years of life. Chinese Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb

A book holds a house of gold. Chinese Proverb

Talk does not cook rice. Chinese Proverb

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald. Chinese Proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb

Behave toward everyone as if receiving a guest. Chinese Proverb

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser. Chinese Proverb

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. Chinese Proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese Proverb

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. Chinese Proverb

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. American Proverb

Good weight and measure, are heaven’s treasure. American Proverb

If you desire many things, many things will be seem but a few. American Proverb

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of. American Proverb

Wishes won’t wash dishes. American Proverb

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine. American Proverb

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. American Proverb

Necessity never made a good bargain. American Proverb

Here today, gone tomorrow. American Proverb

Variety is the spice of life. American Proverb

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow. American Proverb

Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper. American Proverb

A good neighbour is better than a brother far off. Danish Proverb

Break one link and the whole chain falls apart. Danish Proverb

“It will come back,” said the man, when he gave his sow pork. Danish Proverb

A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never. Danish Proverb

Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Danish Proverb

Faults are thick where love is thin. Danish Proverb

A crowd is not company. Danish Proverb

It is best to be on the safe side. Danish Proverb

A fool only wins the first game. Danish Proverb

Keep your nose out of another’s mess. Danish Proverb

A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile. Danish Proverb

Better a little furniture than an empty house. Danish Proverb

Many hands make light work. English Proverb

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. English Proverb

A bad penny always turns up. English Proverb

Grasp no more than thy hand will hold. English Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. English Proverb

Actions speak louder than words. English Proverb

You are never to old to learn. English Proverb

A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it’s two-tired. English Proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall. English Proverb

If you want to judge a man’s character, give him power. English Proverb

If wishes were horses beggars might ride. English Proverb

The future is purchased by the present. French Proverb

A clear conscience is a good pillow. French Proverb

A friend is known in time of need. French Proverb

A healthy man is a successful man. French Proverb

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