Proverbs ABC


An alphabet of proverbs and sayings. For each letter in the ABC there is a keyword with a matching proverb. Click on the keyword to get more quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Apples A pear tree cannot bear an apple.
Butterflies Love is like a butterfly, hold it to tight it will crush, hold it to loose, it will fly.
Coffee You can’t take the milk back from the coffee.
Dogs A dog’s fleas are its jewels.
Earth We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Fruits A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year.
Grass A cat in grass is a tiger in the jungle.
Hiking If you don’t know the way, walk slowly.
Insects Around a flowering tree, there are many insects.
Joy Joy and sorrow sleep in the same bed.
Knowledge Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Love Mistrust is an axe in the tree of love.
Music A single tree makes no forest; one string makes no music.
Night Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.
Old There is no fool like an old fool.
Peace The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.
Questions Every answer can result in a new question.
Rain It is raining cats and dogs.
Stupidity Stupidity is a force unto itself.
Trees When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.
Understanding A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.
Vegetables Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.
Wisdom Wisdom consists of ten parts; nine parts of silence and one part with few words.
Xmas Christmas comes but once a year.
Young A young idler, an old beggar.
Zero Do naught, get naught.