A collection of proverbs, sayings and quotes about the world.
Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
As day breaks, the glowworms say: ‘We’ve lit up the world!’
Everybody wants to change the world, and every change makes a mess of it.
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher
I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
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
Lyrics “What a Wonderful World”
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Lyrics “What a Wonderful World”
I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
It is good that not everybody is the same.
Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.
The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.
The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
The older you get the more it seems the world belongs to other people.
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
The problem with the world is that everyone does not have a brain, but everyone does have a tongue.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.
There are more fools in the world than there are people.
There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
They all thought they could change the world once they got away from their parents.
Knots & Crosses
To a worm in horseradish, the whole world is horseradish.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.