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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 weakest link.

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 mark.

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 indeed.

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 gossip.

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 person, too.

And your point is....?

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Anyone who says 'Easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried it.

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

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 shoes too.

Beggars can't be choosy.

Behind every successful man is a good woman.

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 man.

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.

Coffee, 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.

Conversation  is the art of telling people a little less than they wanted to know.

Death: Life's way of saying, 'You can let go of your ankles now'.

Depression 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 NOT win.

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 they hatch.

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 deceive;

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 own fortune.

Every moment of resistance to temptation is Victory.

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 are yours.

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Friends are flowers that never fade.

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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 be.

God gives his wrath by weight, but his mercy without measure.

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.  

God has two dwellings - one in heaven and the other in a Thankful Heart.

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 like...who cares?

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 another’s praise.

He who hesitates is probably right.

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 scorn.

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 go away?

Husband to wife - if you are sure it will make you too happy for words, Buy It!

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 was.

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 probably deserved.

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 school.

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 handicap.

In the winds of change, keep the fire within.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your kids.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings.

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 eat better.

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 you.

Learn from the mistakes of others.

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 away from!

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  buy gifts!!!

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 guilt trips.

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 jumps.

Never underestimate the power of love.

Next mood swing:  6 minutes.

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 be.

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 guilt.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly.

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 will become.

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 afford me.

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 otherwise.

Sorry if I looked interested. I'm not.

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, be careful.

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 safety.

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, are irrelevant.

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 help.

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 your own.

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 aren't things.

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 his stomach.

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 heart.

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 as forgiveness.

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 themselves.

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 believe.

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.

Too many 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 people do.

Truth and 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.

We 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 nobody happy.

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 known you.

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 way.

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 away.

Wisdom is 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 mum.

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 race.

You cannot tell which way the train went by looking at the track.

You can't 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.

Encourage youth.

Find time to listen. 

Be gentle.

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 once again.! 

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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 a bright sunlight 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.