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Where the devil has no time to go, he sends a woman.
Russian proverb

When you shake hands with a Greek, count your fingers.
Albanian proverb

Crap or get off the pot.
American proverb

It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.
Chinese proverb

When a fool goes to Rome, the same fool returns from there.
French proverb

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
African proverb, Nigeria

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.
American proverb

One passes by the cemetery so often that in the end one falls into it.
Russian proverb

If you have money you can make the devil push your grindstone.
Chinese proverb

Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.
English proverb

He who can govern a woman can govern a nation.
French proverb

Raise a wall of mortar and stone between the holy man and the saintly woman.
Mexican proverb

The winter sun is like a stepmother - it shines, but does not warm.
Russian proverb

Adam was the luckiest of men: He had no mother-in-law.
Jewish proverb

A woman's sword is her tongue, and she does not let it rust.
Chinese proverb

Force a fool to pray and he'll crack his forehead.
Russian proverb

Better is an ass that carries you than a horse that throws you.
Irish proverb

Don't offer me advice. Give me money.
Spanish proverb

Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Haitian proverb

A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Italian proverb

Rocking chairs make long-tailed cats uneasy.
Mexican proverb

After being struck on the head with an axe, it is a positive pleasure to be beaten about the
body with a wooden club.
Chinese proverb

With patience and saliva the ant swallows an elephant.
Colombian proverb

There's no God like the throat, it accepts offerings every day.
African proverb

He who speaks the truth should have one foot in the stirrup.
Hindi proverb

He who is not tipsy on Sunday is not worth shaking hands with on Monday.
Albanian proverb

God preserve us from the pitchforks, for they make three holes.
Swiss proverb

A beautiful woman smiling means a purse weeping.
Italian proverb

God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.
Russian proverb

Never rely on the glory of the morning, nor the smiles of your mother-in-law.
Japanese proverb

You have two ears and one mouth. It is best to use them in that proportion.
Anon

The sun goes down earlier for small people.
Anon

Yes - forgive your enemies whenever you can. But always remember their names.
Anon

Be nice to your children - they'll be choosing the old folks' home.
Anon

Experience is something you get just after you need it.
Anon

He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
Anon

Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel really is an oncoming train.
Anon

Youth wastes away. But immaturity often lasts a lifetime.
Anon

The tongue weighs relatively nothing, but so few people can hold it.
Anon