“The gem cannot be polished without friction.”


“The genius, wit and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.”


“The goodness of a father is higher than a mountain; the goodness of a mother is deeper than the sea.”


“The gown is his that wears it, and the world his that enjoys it.”


“The grass is always greener on the other side.”


“The great wisdom in man consists in knowing his follies.”


“The greater the man, the greater the courtesy.”


“The greatest talkers are always the least doers.”


“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”


“The hands that help are holier than the lips that pray.”


“The hero’s tomb is the cradle of the people.”


“The hunchback does not see his own hump, but sees his companion’s.”


“The judge is condemned when the guilty is acquitted.”


“The king can make a knight, but not a gentleman.”


“The last drop makes the cup run over.”


“The lazy use a long thread, the clumsy a bent needle.”


“The love of the wicked is more dangerous than their hatred.”


“The man who can’t dance thinks that the band is no good.”


“The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.”


“The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.”


“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”


“The man who removed the mountain began by carrying away small stones.”

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