USEFUL PROVERBS COMPILED WITH BY RONYTPARAGAS

USEFUL PROVERBS COMPILED BY RONYTPARAGAS

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Who said it first? Please let me know. Every quotation in the page has been popularized and composed by a certain person. Some anonymous but some are popular author. If in case you know at least one please tell me.


A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.


Doing the right thing Daring to make a stand Making a difference – this capacity is within you.


You have to know a lot to know how little you know.


True security lies not in the things one has, but in things one can do without.


“If you do that, I’m leaving,” creates the possibility. “I’d prefer it if you did this instead,” creates a better possibility.


You can’t do things differently until you see things differently.

God gave you your face, but you have to provide the expression.


Nothing is useless. Even a spoilt clock shows the right time twice everyday!


Others are not against you; they are merely for themselves!


Financial master is spending less than you earn and investing the difference.


Stop believing that one person’s actions don’t matter.


If you have a book you are not alone.


The hero is an ordinary person with an extraordinary level over commitment.


Your attitude determines your altitude.


Minds are like parachutes—they only function when they are open.


There is no limit to the good you can do in this world, if you don’t care who gets the credit.


Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if your just sit there!


Do not confuse doing with getting done.


Quality is not always doing things better—it’s doing things differently.


What grows is what gets watered.


Memories tie you to your past. Imagination points you to the future.


What superior people seek is within themselves. What small people seek is in others.


Success begins when you begin to look for the needle in the haystack, not just believing it’s there.


Whatever you fail to use, you lose.


While you are waiting, you are also fading.


What you are shouts so loud in my ears that I cannot hear what you say.


I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care.


Never confuse movement with progress.

Those who only do what they are told are seldom told to do anything.


The best thing you can spend on your children is time.


One little act of kindness is better than feelings of love for all mankind.


Know what to do. Do what you know.


Beauty is skin deep—that’s deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?


A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.


To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.


A rose given during life is better than orchids on the grave.


A man is not finished when he is defeated. He’s finished when he quits.


Failure is an event, not a person.


Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.


Forgiveness is the fragrance a flower gives off when somebody steps on it.


Gratitude springs from remembering the ones who helped you, not the ones you helped.


Persistence is stubbornness with a purpose.


Ideas cost nothing to produce, and they often produce millions!


When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you!


Every warship is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed.


A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.


Every day above ground is a great day!


Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.


The only failure is the failure to keep trying.


Quality isn’t about money, it is about caring.


Trees give us two crucial elements for survival: oxygen and books.


Your life is either a daring adventure or nothing.


Teach, don’t preach.


Genius lies in the details.


Direction is more important than speed. Look at the milestone, not just the speedometer.


If 99.9% is good enough, then 12 babies will be given to the wrong parents each day in the maternity ward!


3 and 3 can make 33 and zero and 6! Use your imagination.


Show me, don’t tell me,


When in doubt, tell the truth.


The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it!


Happiness doesn’t come from our circumstances, but from the way we think about them.


In a quarrel, truth is always lost.


Starve your problems, Feed your opportunities.


We don’t plan to fail; we fail to plan.


Until we forgive, we ferment.


A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.


Study and get ready. The opportunity will come.


Our life is not shaped by the event but by the meaning we attach to it.


Go put your creed into your deed.


Voters don’t decide issues; they decide who will decide issues!


Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards!


You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is politics.


Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.


Don’t think about who you have been. Who have you decided to become?


Ideas don’t turn up. You must seek them.


Anger makes you mad, why not be sensible?


Those who don’t read good books have no advantage over those who can’t.


If you play with cats, be prepared to be scratched.


It is not the weather cock that changes; it is the wind.


One makes the revolution to establish the dictatorship.


We behave wisely only after having experienced all other alternatives.


Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million!


I see war as an endemic human disease, and governments the carriers.


You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.


The world is make up of individuals who don’t want to be heroes.


Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of our imaginings of the facts.


So much of what I am I got from you. I had no idea how much of it was secondhand!


I don’t have a dime but I sure have a great vocabulary: poor, needy, deprived, underprivileged, disadvantaged…!


Understanding is forever unattainable but it is the only quest worthy of serious attention.


A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what one can take from you.


Considering the history of the human race so far, ‘faith’ is even more difficult for Him than it is for us!


Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.


Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil—not the strength to choose between the two.


Where the whole person is involved, there is no work. Work begins with the division of labour.


Power is the what the enemy thinks you have.


In a party, if one wants to go home and the other is not keen, they are usually married to each other!


The thing that impresses me these days is the way parents obey their children.


A pretty face is not a passport; it is a visa and it runs out fast.


I don’t think anybody really wants to be equal. Everybody wants to be more equal.


It is the busiest person who has time to spare.


If you are awake during daytime, there is no need to burn the midnight oil.


If you are to stand up for your Government, you must be able to stand up to your Government.


For some, the high cost of living is really the cost of living high!


My husband and I are financially harmonious. He saves and I spend!


After one look at this planet, any visitor from outer space would say “I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.”


When a fellow says, “It isn’t the money but the principle of the thing”—it is the money!


If you spend money when you still have debts, you are spending other people’s money.


If I did not have land or money or the means to feed my children, I would be burning the rain forest too.


Human beings, the species, have not yet even been born. We are still embryonic.


It rarely adds anything to say “In my opinion”—not even modesty.


Be careful. The light at the end of the tunnel could be the light of the oncoming train.


Every generation is convinced that there has been a deplorable breakdown of manners.


Forget the nonsense that every single moment in life is serious.


Wash your hands before you leave the 20th century, and remember to wear your gloves when you enter the 21st!


There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a person’s life than in all the philosophies.


Common sense always speaks too late.


Poor fellow, he suffers from files.


There’s no luck like pluck. Winners plough deep while others sleep.


The high-tempered man is angry twice. The second time, when he calms down, he hates himself!


You can have a better job by doing a better job!


Even God doesn’t judge others until their lives are over. Why should we?


Deep down, many are pretty superficial.


When a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife!


Be a great parent. Catch your child doing ‘good’!


Real life doesn’t begin until we realize how soon it will end.


A good day’s work begins with a good night’s rest.


Note: This compilation is free to download and maybe used a a school project.

By ronytparagas.


“The more you know, the more you will know how little you know.” Stated by a certain scientist. If ever you will find his name, please submit it to me in the comment box.


After all our existing knowledge of today are the product of cumulative wisdom from man’s beginning – Since Adam’s creation 6,034 years ago according to Bible Chronology.



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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Read it already from top to bottom... Thanks Sir for sharing... Now I know how lucky I am to have a friend like you. God Bless and More Power...


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Useful proverbs for daily guide, very patient research work, enjoyed the read. I'm now following you. Happy New Year! God Bless you and your family.


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JBeadle 5 years ago from Midwest

Some great proverbs there. Wish I was following the advice in a few more of them!

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