Top 25 Inspirational Proverbs Of All Time


Saying Images shares more than 25 wise & meaningful proverbs from all over the world. Proverbs are simple sayings that state a general or universal truth. Discover the wise sayings from different countries spanning the globe and glean some insight into each culture and peoples.

Check out all our curated sayings below and see which proverb resonates most with you.


Inspiring & Famous Proverbs

Proverbs are wisdom of the experienced passed down from generation to generation. – Catherine Pulsifer

Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

trust proverb

A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never. -Danish Proverb

A good neighbor is better than a brother far off. – Danish Proverb


When you have given nothing, ask for nothing – Albanian proverb

albanian proverbs

Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves. – Scottish Proverb

When in Rome, do as the Romans – English proverb

engish proverbs

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. – English Proverb

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.

inspiring proverbs

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own. – Italian Proverb


Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare – Japanese Proverb

japanese proverbs

A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.


Give a man a fish and you can feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime – Chinese proverb

chinese proverbs

If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over. – Russian Proverb


A small leak will sink a great ship. – Russian Proverb

Those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life – German Proverb

german proverbs

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says. – Yiddish Proverb


If the sun claims that it has power over the moon, let it shine in the night – Central African Proverb

african proverbs

A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them. – Turkish Proverbs


See Also: Wisdom Quotes – Words of Wisdom 

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. – Turkish Proverbs

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. – Spanish Proverbs


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice – Natives Americans Proverb

american proverbs

See Also: 60 Native American Quotes, Sayings and Wisdom

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume – French Proverb


See Also: Beauty Quotes – Quotes about Beauty

The person who has many faults is usually the first to criticize others. –  Korean Proverb


A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion – Chinese Proverb

inspiring Chinese proverbs

See Also: Top 15 Wisest Quotes Ever

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. – Chinese Proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. – Chinese Proverb


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