Quotes of the Day for 2 October 2004 – Proverbs
A quotation is something that somebody said, so I've removed all the quotes attributed to "Anonymous" from the database - if we don't know the somebody it's pretty unlikely that we can be sure of the something. I do still have several hundred entries identified as proverbs. I'm skeptical about some of them, I recall running one as a "Belgian proverb" and then having a Belgian subscriber tell me that they know it in Belgium, but they refer to it as a Polish proverb. For better or worse, many are just too wonderful to dump them, and it has been popular feature in the past to put out an issue with a dozen assorted proverbs. It's been over a year, so here's a new set.
Dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.
- Arabian proverb
The road to a friend's house is never long.
- Danish proverb
Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.
- Dutch proverb
He that lives in a glass house must not throw stones.
- English proverb
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
- Italian proverb
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
- Japanese proverb
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
- Latin proverb
Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides.
- Russian proverb
Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.
- Scottish proverb
Live with wolves, and you will learn to howl.
- Spanish proverb
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
- Turkish proverb
Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
- Yiddish proverb
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