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"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 12 - Inside Information
Quoted: Bilbo

A bee was never caught in a shower.

A black hole is never empty.
(unknown author)

A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.
After problems, friendships can be fixed, but will never be as strong as before.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost

A dog won't forsake his master because of poverty; a son never deserts his mother because of her homely appearance.

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
Orson Welles

A flea-bitten horse never tires.

A good maxim is never out of season.

A good thing never ends.
Mick Jagger

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
Helen Rowland

A pear will never fall into a closed mouth.

A pessimist is never disappointed.
(unknown author)

A secret remains a secret until you make someone promise never to reveal it.
Fausto Cercignani

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
You cannot learn from an easy situation.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
Bertrand Russell

A watched pot never boils.
If you wait anxiously for something, it seems to take a long time.

Active people never have louse bites.

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller

An apple never falls far from the tree.

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
Paul Valéry

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

An orange never bears a lime.

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Ants never lend, ants never borrow.

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.
(unknown author)

As long as we live, there is never enough singing.
Martin Luther

Better late than never.
Even if you are late, it is better to finish the job than to abandon it.

Boys will never understand how much their small words can affect a girl.
Farah Mustafa

Computers can never replace human stupidity.
(unknown author)

Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.
William Butler
About strawberry.

Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

Evolution never looks to the future.
Richard Dawkins

Except for the night, we could never know the stars.

Falling in love is like eating mushrooms, you never know if it's the real thing until it's too late.
Bill Balance

Flies never bother a boiling pot.

Flies will never leave the shop of a sweet-maker.

Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.

Fools never get grey hair.

Friends are flowers that never fade.

Golden dishes will never turn black.

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

He on whose head we would break a coconut never stands still.

He that is born a fool is never cured.

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

He would never hurt a fly.
He is a very gentle person.

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.
Tony Blair

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln

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