A collection of proverbs and quotes about the color White.

White temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand


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The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the glooming,
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?

O! Tra-la-la-lally
Come back to the valley.

The Hobbit - Chapter 19 - The Last Stage
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of a song by the elves.

A black plum is as sweet as a white.

A crow is no whiter for being washed.

Black cows give white milk.

Black soil produces white bread.

Norwegian proverb

Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, Oh Lord why don't we?

Ebony and Ivory lyrics
Paul McCartney

Even the white lily casts a shadow.

February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.

Gladys Hasty Carroll

He who runs from the white ant may stumble upon the stinging ant.


I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Louis Armstrong
Lyrics "What a Wonderful World"

In his hands he carried on a large leaf as on a tray a small pile of white water-lilies.

The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
About Tom Bombadil

Love makes the owl seem prettier than a white falcon.

Now Galadriel rose from the grass, and taking a cup from one of her maidens she filled it with white mead and gave it to Celeborn.

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien

Out of a white egg often comes a black chick.

Italian proverb

The black dog gets the food; the white dog gets the blame.

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

The gardener's hands are black with earth but his loaves are white.

Albanian proverb

The table is all laden with yellow cream, honeycomb, and white bread and butter. Goldberry is waiting.

Tom Bombadil
The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien

The white mushroom is small but noble.

Russian saying

The zebra told the white horse, "I am white," and told the black horse, "I am actually black".

Under white ashes lie often glowing embers.

When a dove begins to fly with crows, its feathers remains white but its heart grows black.

German proverb

White Christmas

(Snow on Christmas day.)

You didn't know whether Chuck Berry was black or white - it was not a concern.

Keith Richards

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