What is a Proverb?
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 12:40:30 PM
A baby boomer is a man who hires
someone to cut his grass so he can play golf for the exercise.
A baby is God's opinion that the
world should go on.
A Bad Peace is better than a Bad war.
A banker is a person who lends
you an umbrella when it is dry and wants it back when it is raining.
A brave man risks his life, but not his conscience.
A chain is no stronger than its
A child is not vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
A child's life is like a piece of paper to which every passer by leaves its
A child's greatest period of
growth is the month after you've purchased new school uniforms.
A Church is house with many gates, but no tow men
enter for the same reason or directions.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
A friend in need is a friend
A great many people think that they are thinking, when they are are merely
arranging their prejudices.
A gentle stream can spilt a
mountain if given enough time.
A halo has to fall only a few
inches to become a noose.
A happy marriage is the union of two great forgivers.
A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
A man has his will, but a woman has her way.
A real Christian is a person who can give their pet parrot to the town
A reward of a thing well done is
to have done it.
A sad thing about life is when
you meet someone who means so much to you only to find out that beloved one
doesn't feel as you do, and you find yourself needing to choose between staying
and feeling hurt, or letting go.
A smile is something we all own,
but very few share it with others.
A tragedy is not a thing that is broken. the tragedy is that they are are
not mended again.
A truly wise man never plays
leapfrog with a unicorn.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do
the same thing; only at different times.
Always forgive your enemies,
nothing annoys them more.
Always put yourself in other's
shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, no doubt it probably hurts the other
And your point is....?
Anger is only one letter short of
Anyone who says 'Easy as taking
candy from a baby' has never tried it.
Anything worth doing is worth
Anything worth fighting for is
worth fighting dirty for.
As empty vessels make the loudest
sound, so they who have the least wit are the greatest babblers.
At my age,
I've seen it all, done it all, and heard it all... I just can't remember it all.
Babies speak in many languages
before they find one grown-ups understand.
Baptism points back to the word of god and forward to
the life of faith.
Be a lamp in the chamber if you
cannot be a star in the sky.
Be careful what you pray for, you
just may get it!
Be nice to people on the way up,
because you might need their help on the way down.
Be nice to your kids. They'll
choose your nursing home.
Beatitudes means having everything you want and
wanting for nothing wrongly.
Beautiful young people are
accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Becoming aware of my character
defects leads me naturally to the next step of blaming my parents.
Before you criticise someone,
walk a mile in their shoes. That way you're a mile away, and you have their
Beggars can't be choosy.
Behind every successful man is a
Better late than never.
Better to beg than to steal, but
better to work than beg.
Better to light a candle than to
curse the darkness.
Better to remain silent and be
thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
Between two evils, choose
neither; between two goods, choose both.
Beware of half truths; you may be
looking at the wrong half.
Beware of the fury of a patient
Blessed are thy that are homesick for they shall come
at last to the their Father's house
Change is inevitable, except from
a vending machine.
Children are natural mimics, who
act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
Children aren't happy without
something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Children seldom misquote you. In
fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
Children will soon forget your
presents; they will always remember your presence.
Children: You spend the first 2
years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16
telling them to sit down and shut-up.
Christ has turned our sunsets into dawns .
Cleaning your house while your
kids are still growing is like clearing the drive before it has stopped snowing.
chocolate, men . . . Some things are just better rich
Coffee, chocolate, men...some
things are better rich.
Common sense is that collection
of prejudice acquired by the age of eighteen.
Compassion comes from within, but
can only be seen when given to another.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its
ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
onversation is the art of telling people a little
less than they wanted to know.
Death: Life's way of saying,
can let go of your ankles now'.
is merely anger without enthusiasm.
Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to 'Go to Hell' so that he can
look forward to the journey.
Dinner is ready when the smoke
alarm goes off.
Domestic happiness depends upon the ability to overlook
Do NOT start with me, you will
Do not offer advice which has not been seasoned by your performance.
Don't be hung up on looks - they
will fade away.
Don't count your chickens before
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Don't drive faster than your
guardian angel can fly.
Don't go for wealth - it can
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back
Don't smile because it is over,
smile because it happened.
Don't treat me any differently
than you would the Queen.
Don't waste your love on anything
that is incapable of loving you back!
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
Eagles may soar, but weasels
don't get sucked into jet engines.
Early bird gets the worm, but the
second mouse gets the cheese.
Early to bed
and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Enlightenment comes from knowing
it is ok to be dumb.
Ever notice that a human baby
doesn't walk until it's tall enough to reach a parent's hand?
Every dog has his day.
Every man is a volume, if you
know how to read them.
Every man is the architect of his
Every moment of resistance to temptation is
Everything should be made as
simple as possible, but no simpler.
Experience is something you don't
get until just after you need it.
Experience: A comb life gives you
after you lose all your hair.
Facts do not cease to exist
because they are ignored.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fear knocked at the door, Faith always answered.
Fear less, hope more; eat less,
chew more; whine less, breath more; hate less, love more; and all good things
For every action, there is an
equal and opposite criticism.
Friends are flowers that never fade.
Friends may come and go, but
Friendship often ends in love;
but love in friendship never ends.
From slip of the foot, you may soon recover, but slip of the tongue,
you may never recover.
Give your children these two
things; one is roots, the other, wings.
God is everybody's friend - or he should
God gives his wrath by weight, but his mercy without
God has more than he gives away.
Go for someone who makes you
smile 'cause only a smile makes a dark day bright.
Going away from the Father, always brings with it great destruction.
Go where there’s no path and
leave a trail.
has two dwellings - one in heaven and the other in a
God gave us children to love and
grandchildren to love us back!
God makes people like he makes
flowers: in all different sizes, shapes, and colours.
Grandchildren are God's reward
for not killing your children.
Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weaknesses.
Guys have feelings too. But
Half our life is spent trying to
find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Happy is the person who can laugh
at himself. He will never cease to be amused.
Have hope that you find that
person who gets you smiling.
He that won't be counselled cannot be helped.
He who deserves well, needs not
He who hesitates is probably
He who jests at scars has never
felt the wound.
He who lives without discipline
dies without honour.
He, who does not understand your
silence, will probably not understand your words.
He, who loses money, loses much;
he, who loses a friend, loses much more; he, who loses faith, loses all.
Hell has no fury like woman's
Honesty is the best policy, but
insanity is a better defence.
Honesty is the best policy.
How can I miss you if you won't
Husband to wife - if you are sure it will make you too happy for words, Buy
I am a great believer in luck,
the harder I work the luckier I get.
I am convinced that life is 10%
what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
I am not the woman I could have
been, I am not the woman I should have been, but 'Thank God' I am not the woman
I asked Mom if I was a gifted
child... she said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me. I believe in making
the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I
don't think children should be having sex.
I believe in making the world
safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think
children should be having sex.
I don't mind being average,
because it means I am as close to the top as I am to the bottom.
I used to be schizophrenic, but
we're OK now.
I have often regretted my Speech, but never my Silence.
I have seen the truth and it
makes no sense.
I hear Mrs Jones has completely lost her voice, Poor dear I must call on
her as I have wanted to have a good conversation for along while!
I love to give homemade gifts...
which one of my kids do you want?
I used to be conceited, but now
I'm absolutely perfect.
If at first you don't succeed,
destroy all evidence that you tried.
If everybody minded their own business, the world
would go around a great deal faster than it does
If I spent as much time doing the things I worry
about getting done as I do worrying about doing them, I wouldn't have anything
to worry about.
If I want to hear the pitter
patter of little feet I'll put shoes on my cat.;
If nothing sticks to teflon, how
do they make teflon stick to the pan?
If people looked like their
passport photos, very few nations would let them in.
If someone betrays you once, it
is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
If there were no cloudy days we
couldn't enjoy the sunny ones.
If they don't have chocolate in
heaven, I'm not going!!
If we are what we eat, I'm fast,
cheap and easy.
If you are not too long, I will
wait for you all my life.
If you can smile when things go
wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
If you can stand the heat get out
of the kitchen.
If you can't ignore an insult,
top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's
If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time,
because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.
If you give a woman an inch, and
she will try to park her car in it.
If you had to have a high school
diploma or a HSC to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in
If you never lie, you don't have
to remember anything.
If you want breakfast in bed,
sleep in the kitchen.
If your parents did not have any
children, chances are you won't either.
I'm not having hot flashes...
they are power surges!!
I'm one of those bad things that
happen to good people.
In politics stupidity is not a
In the winds of change, keep the
Indecision is the key to
Insanity is hereditary. You get
it from your kids.
It ain't over till the fat lady
It does not require many words to
speak the truth.
It hurts to love someone and not
be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never
find the courage to let the person know how you feel.
It is a great talent to conceal ones talent.
It is always the secure that are humble.
It is better to keep your mouth
shut, and look like a fool, than to open your mouth, and remove all doubt.
It is difficult to save money
when your neighbours keep buying things you can't afford.
It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer.
It is really matter of how you deal with the cards that you are dealt with;
It takes a minute to become
infatuated with someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone - but
it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
It takes less time t It's true
that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we
don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
It's hard to be nostalgic when
you can't remember anything.
It's lonely at the top, but you
It's only premarital sex if
you're going to get married.
It's too bad I'm not as wonderful
a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
Keep God first, family second,
job third, in that order everything works, out of that order nothing works!
Keep your words sweet, you never
know when you will have to eat them!
Kids need love the most when
they're acting most unlovable.
Knowing your destination is half
of the journey.
Laughter is like changing a
baby's nappy. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes thing more
acceptable for a while.
Lay hold on a bible until the bible lays a hold on
Learn from the mistakes of
Learn from your mistakes, don't
repeat them, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Learn from your parents' mistakes
- use birth control.
Learn something new each day and
the world will be a better place.
Life is full of meaning as soon as Jesus Christ
enters into it.
Life is like a bowl of cherries,
but watch out for the pits.
Life is only a joy ride for those
that enjoy the ride.
Life is what happens while you're
making other plans.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to
pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater
is their power to harm us.
Love comes to those who still
hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe, even
though they've been betrayed, to those who still love even though they've been
deeply wounded before.
Love is when you take away the
feeling, the passion, the romance and you find out you still love the person.
Love not what you are, but what
you may become.
Love starts with a smile,
develops with a kiss and ends with either a tear or an eternal embrace.
Make a home children run to, not
Make hay whilst the sun shines.
Make the most of yourself, for
that is all there is of you.
May you have
enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough
sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy and enough money to
Maybe God wants us to meet a few
wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right
person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift.
Men are not punished by their
sins, but by them.
Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
Mishaps are knives that either serve us or cut as as we grasp them by the
blade or by the handle.
Mum says too much candy will
spoil my dinner. Well, dinners spoiled - so where's dessert?
Mother's of teens know why
animals eat their young.
My kids are the reason for
everything, the reason everything is out of place, broken and dirty.
My mother is a travel agent for
My niece was watching a game of
tug-of-war on TV one day and began to look very disturbed, then turned to her
mum and said, 'those people sure do need to learn how to share!
My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish
what I start. So far I've finished two bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I
feel better already.
Never argue with an idiot, they
drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
Never argue with an idiot.
Never argue with an idiot. They
drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
Never be sad for what is over,
just be glad it once was yours.
Never complain about old age,
some people never get the opportunity.
Never do card tricks for the
group you play poker with.
Never get intimate with anyone;
you would not want to call your mother or father. Your child may have to!
Never try to leap a chasm in two
Never underestimate the power of
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could
do only a little.
No man really becomes a fool
until he stops asking question.
No one has ever hurt their eyes
by looking at the brighter side of life.
No one is listening until you
make a mistake.
No talent can survive the Blight of neglect.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to
Not everything that can be faced
can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is face.
Not he who has so much is rich,
but he who gives so much.
Not one shred of evidence
supports the notion that life is serious.
Of course I don't look busy, I
did it right the first time.
One of the most distressing signs of contemporary times is the denial of
One must be poor to know the
luxury of giving.
Only eyes washed by tears can see
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
Patience is a virtue.
Patience is the ability to put up
with people you'd like to put down.
Plan for the
future because that is where you will spend the rest of your life.
Pride changes Angels into Devils, humility makes men into Angels.
Prejudice is the reasoning of the stupid.
Procrastination is the art of
keeping up with yesterday.
Progress is like a wheelbarrow,
if you stop pushing the wheelbarrow it stops.
Promise may get friends, but performance keeps them.
Promise me you won't forget me,
because if I thought you ever would I would never leave.
Rain is something that makes
flowers grow and taxi cabs disappear.
Real unselfishness consists of sharing interests with others.
Recession: A period when you go
without things your grandparents never heard of.
Remember you are unique, just
like everybody else.
Remember, you may not be able to
control what life puts in your path, but you can control who you are and who you
Select a job you love, and you
will never have to work another day of your life.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Small minds amuse small people.
So many men, so few who can
Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A
to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
Some people are wise, some are
Sorry if I looked interested. I'm
Study the past if you would
divine the future.
Success always occurs in private,
and failure in full view.
Suicide is the most sincere form
of self criticism.
Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your
courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Talent is God's given - Be thankful conceit is given,
Tax loopholes are like parking
spaces--they all seem to disappear by the time you get there.
That evil exist is no doubt, but
is it trying to get in or to get out that matters.
The beginning of love is to let
those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them with our own image
- otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
The best inheritance parents can
give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.
The best inspiration is not to
out do others, but to out do ourselves.
The best laid plans of man or
mouse are on my hard drive somewhere.
The bible is the book that holds hearts
up to the light as if held up against the sun.
The centre of God's will is our only
The difference between genius and
stupidity, it that genius has its limits.
The early bird gets the worm, but
the early worm gets eaten.
The evening news is where they
begin with "good evening", and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
The facts, although interesting,
The first time you fail, is the
last time you try!
The greatest of all disorders is to think we are whole and in no need of
The greatest weariness comes from
work not done.
The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God
is the heart of a mother.
The main purpose of holding
children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than
The man that makes no mistake is
usually the man who does nothing.
The more you know, the less you
need to show.
The more you run over a dead cat,
the flatter it gets.
The most important things in life
The only reason I would take up
jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
The only thing wrong with doing
nothing is you never know when you are done.
The only time you realize you
have a reputation is when you fail to live up to it.
The only way to having friend is
to be one.
The squeaky wheel doesn't always
get the oil, sometimes it gets replaced.
The sum of what makes a man happy is choosing good wife.
The trouble with life is, you're
half way through it before you realize it's a "do it yourself" thing.
The way to man's heart is through
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not
getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
There are things you love to hear
but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear it from,
but don't be deaf to hear it from the person who does say it to you with his
There are two categories of
people who never will amount to much, those who cannot do what they are told and
those who can do nothing else.
There are reasons, and then there are excuses.
There is always one more imbecile
than you counted on.
There is no revenge, so complete
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
There is only one pretty child in
the world and every mother has it.
They drag you down to their level
then beat you with experience.
They say garbage can be made into
fuel. Why not? It's already made into books, movies and TV shows.
They say kids brighten the home,
that's because they never turn the damn lights off.
This is as bad as it can get, but
don't bet on it.
Those that bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep any for
Those that have known Grief, seldom seems sad.
Those who cannot do what they are
told and those who can do nothing else.
Time is the best teacher;
unfortunately it kills all its students.
Time is what keeps everything
from happening at once.
To achieve all you have to do is
To do something right than it
does to explain why you did it wrong….
To err is human, but to really
mess things up you need a computer.
To escape criticism - do nothing,
say nothing, be nothing.
cooks spoil the broth.
Too many people are willing to
carry the stool, when there is a piano to be moved.
Tough times don't last, tough
tears make way for a deep and lasting friendship.
Truth is always the strongest argument.
Two can live as cheaply as one -
if one doesn't eat.
Two is company three is a crowd.
Unselfishness is the Rent we pay for living here on Earth.
Warning: I have an attitude and I
know how to use it.
are all born equal and we are distinguished by Virtue.
We child-proofed our home 3 years
ago and they're still getting in!
We didn't know what true joy and
happiness was until we had kids - then it was too late.
We don't inherit the earth from
our parents; we borrow it from our children.
We judges ourselves by what we feel we are capable of doing, others judges
us by what we have done.
We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but
what we leave behind.
Weekends were created so that
humans could relax.
What lies behind us and what lies
before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
What we are is God's gift to us,
what we become is our gift to God.
What we say is important for in
most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
When a man is all wrapped up in
himself he makes a pretty small package.
When I am sad, I sing... then the
world is sad with me.
When mama ain't happy, ain't
When one door of happiness
closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we don't
see the one which has been opened for us.
When you were born, you cried and
the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world
cries and you rejoice.
When you were born, you were
crying and everyone around you was smiling - live your life so that when you
die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying ~ tears of joy for having
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two
characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Where there’s a will, there's a
Who are these kids and why are
they calling me mum?
Wicked men obey for fear, but the
good obey for love.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown
knowing the truth and telling it.
Wisdom is not knowing what to do
now, but knowing what to do next.
Words are nails for fixing ideas.
You can fool some of the people
all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool
You can fool some of the people
all of the time and all of the people some of the time.
You can neither win nor lose if you don't run the
You cannot tell which way the
train went by looking at the track.
have everything you want, where would you put it all.
You have the right to remain
silent, so please SHUT UP.
You never make a smart mistake,
but you can always learn from your mistake.
Some Nice Thoughts.
Mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Share some treasures.
Give a soft answer.
Find time to listen.
Laugh a little.
Express your gratitude.
Apologise if you are wrong (RIGHT)
Take pleasure in beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love, speak it again and again and still
For every thing there is a season, and a time for every
purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace... From Ecclesiastes
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF MARRIAGE
1. Thou shalt not take thy partner for granted.
2. Thou shalt not expect perfection.
3. Thou shalt be patient, loving,
understanding, kind and true.
4. Thou shalt not go to bed with words spoken in anger.
5.Thou shalt take great of thy partners
trust is never diminished in any way.
6. Thou shalt not forget thy vows especially
the important words, For better or worse.
7. Thy shalt not hide thy true feelings - mutual love provides
room where things of the heart can be discussed freely without fear.
8. Thou shalt not allow rejection of each
other or as individuals - no degrading words, sharp tongue, causing great
dissatisfaction, endearing terms enable to lift up endearing Peace.
9. Thou shalt give thy marriage room to grow and both partners
should be willing to face the future together with confidence and trust.. today
is a better day than yesterday and tomorrow will find them closer still.
10. Thou shalt show reverence to God each day , never forgetting
he was the creator and the one who made you.