A collection of proverbs, sayings and quotes about the world.

The World – Photo by Mmichaell

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.

Walter Kerr

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.

George Washington

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”

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.

Louis Armstrong
Lyrics “What a Wonderful World”

I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Louis Armstrong

It takes all sorts to make a world.

It is good that not everybody is the same.

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.

Stephen Hawking

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
Bill Bryson

The problem with the world is that everyone does not have a brain, but everyone does have a tongue.

Raheel Farooq

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

St. Augustine

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.

Werner Herzog

There are more fools in the world than there are people.

Heinrich Heine

They all thought they could change the world once they got away from their parents.

Knots & Crosses
Ian Rankin

To a worm in horseradish, the whole world is horseradish.

Jewish proverb

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.

Stephen Hawking

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.

Jawaharial Nehru