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Can one go upon hot coals and his feet not be burned?
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
God gave burdens, also shoulders. -Yiddish Proverb
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverb
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
The road to a friend’s house is never long -Danish Proverb
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. -Socrates
When people’s lives please the LORD, even their enemies are at peace with them.
There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it. -Chinese Proverb
Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life. – Yiddish Proverb
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. -English Proverb
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down. – Japanese Proverb
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. -Socrates
Who can say, “I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?”
A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. -Chinese Proverb
The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves, and a good man, what his [deeds deserve].
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Visits always give pleasure – if not the arrival, the departure. – Portuguese Proverb
Hope is the physician of each misery. – Irish Proverb
You need to compete for something greater than the experience of simply winning.
A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.
The LORD’s curse is on the household of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous; He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. – Yiddish Proverb
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
How much better it is to get skillful and godly than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Acquire ! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
A scoffer seeks and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. – Chinese Proverb
To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. -Chinese Proverb
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. – Proverb
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. -Plato
We begin by being foolish and we become wise by experience. -African Proverb
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. -Sicilian Proverb
Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for an old man. I put pieces in order and build up a kind of Utopian castle. – Matti Kuusi
When you have given nothing, ask for nothing. – Albanian Proverb
A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.
If you believe everything you read, you better not read. – Japanese proverb
For the Lord gives ; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
There is no place more delightful than home.
For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love. – Proverb
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
Hold a true friend with both hands. -Nigerian Proverb
He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
It is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you.
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. -Chinese Proverb
We can never go back and change what has been done. But we can always learn the lesson to make things better the next time.
He who is guilty is the one who has much to say. -African Proverb
Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold. -Chinese Proverb
Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother and your inferior as a son. – Persian proverb
The grass must bend when the wind blows across it. -Confucius
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. -English Proverb
A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. -Aristotle
Luck never gives; it only lends – Chinese Proverb
I know by my own pot how the others boil. – French Proverb
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. – Chinese Proverb
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. – Proverb
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. – Proverb
If you dam a river it stagnates. Running water is beautiful water. – English proverb
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. -Socrates
If you suspect a man, don’t employ him, and if you employ him, don’t suspect him. -Chinese Proverb
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.
Enough shovels of earth – a mountain. Enough pails of water – a river. – Chinese Proverb
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases contention.
He who is not impatient is not in love. -Italian Proverb
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.