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Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes
I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
William R. Alger
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
It was huge to read the Proverbs of the day every morning, it was huge to read the Psalm of the day every morning and to get that in us and get us going before the day even started.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they passed.
I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories, proverbs, and aphorisms of all sorts, because I love to see complex ideas distilled into a few words.
Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you, but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
J. Paul Getty
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I continue to do something I've done since I was 18, and that is read a chapter of Proverbs every day as part of my daily devotion. I still maintain that.
The Word of God is so much broader than people are giving it credit for. Look at Proverbs, a book written on how to live.
If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over.
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor - her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn't quite say.
All a Jew has to do is recite a few proverbs or anecdotes to consider himself an expert on 'Jewishness.'
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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