Try to eat more vegetables; they are healthy. Have a look at this list of proverbs and quotes about vegetables.



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A cat has nine lives, as the onion seven skins.


A cooked tomato is like a cooked oyster: ruined.

Andre Simon

A dealer in onions is a good judge of scallions.


A louse in the cabbage is better than no meat at all.

A meat and potatoes person.

This means someone who prefers plain and simple things.

A small pepper is hotter than a large pepper.

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

Gertrude Stein

A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau
The Pink Panther, 2006

A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.

Laurie Colwin

An okra tree does not grow taller than its master.

Sierra Leone
This means that young persons, even with a higher education, can not surpass their elders.

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

Will Rogers

As cool as a cucumber.

Calm, unruffled.

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

Better to eat vegetables and fear no creditors, than eat duck and hide from them.

Cabbage: A vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.

Ambrose Bierce

Carrot and stick.

This refers to offering a combination of rewards (the carrot) and punishment (the stick) to induce behavior.

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain

Different men have different opinions; some prefer apples, some onions.

Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.

Don Quixote

England and the English. As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unlivable to them unless they have tea and puddings.

George Orwell

Fine words butter no parsnips.

Action is better than talking.

For every bean full of weevils God supplies a blind grocer.


Garlic is as good as ten mothers.


Garlic is not only a flavor, it is the secret of happiness.

Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and stynke.

Thomas Nash

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