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Welcome to Proverbs of the World, where common sense and wisdom rule. Where money is the root of all evil, curiosity killed the cat, and the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

These sagacious sayings are the distilled wisdom of the ages. They are jewels of good sense. Their lessons are as relevant today, as when first heard hundreds and sometimes thousands of years ago.

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs, according to a one German saying.

Enjoy our store of wise words. And trust Tennyson's advice - "Knowledge comes, but wisdom stays".
Some of our Top Proverbs:

All good things must come to an end.
- English Proverb
Honesty is the best policy.
- English Proverb
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
- American Proverb
Better die with honor than live in shame.
- English Proverb
A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
- German Proverb
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
- American Proverb
Love is blind.
- English Proverb
Opportunity seldom knocks twice.
- English Proverb
A heart that loves is always young.
- Greek Proverb
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb
Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
- Russian Proverb
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
- Spanish Proverb
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
- Swedish Proverb
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
- Turkish Proverb
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