“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do
not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored
by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found
written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not
believe in traditions because they have been handed down for
many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you
find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the
good, benefit and welfare of one and all, then accept it and
live up to it as your guide."
Sakya Muni Buddha
Proverbs, Famous sayings
A proverb is the child of experience. (English proverb)
A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs. (German proverb)
A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives. (German proverb)
Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience. (Dutch proverb)
Proverbs are the lamp of speech. (Arabian proverb)
A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.
Proverbs are the wisdom of ages. (Germany proverb)
Proverbs bear age, and he who would do well may view himself in them as in a
looking-glass. (Italian proverb)
All the good sense of the world runs into proverbs.
Proverbs are the wisdom of the streets.
Proverbs are the jewels of the multitude.
Nothing can beat a proverb.
Proverbs cannot be contradicted. (Irish proverb)
What everyone says is true.
Proverbs are the wisdom of peoples.
Though the proverb is abandoned, it is not falsified.
A proverb is much light condensed in one flash.
A proverb is the interpretation of the words of the wise.
A proverb is the wit of one man and the wisdom of many.
A wise man who knows proverbs reconciles difficulties.
A proverb is condensed popular wisdom.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel De Cervantes
Proverbs are short sentences frequently repeated by the people.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Proverbs are the language of the Gods.
A proverb in the hand is often worth a thousand words.