Top 25 Proverbs Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Proverbs Quotes from famous people such as Gretchen Rubin, S. Ansky, Leo Rosten, Cleveland Abbe, James Howell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories,

I collect axioms, paradoxes, maxims, teaching stories, proverbs, and aphorisms of all sorts, because I love to see complex ideas distilled into a few words.
Gretchen Rubin
All a Jew has to do is recite a few proverbs or anecdotes to consider himself an expert on ‘Jewishness.’
S. Ansky
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
Leo Rosten
My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
Cleveland Abbe
Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.
James Howell
The Word of God is so much broader than people are giving it credit for. Look at Proverbs, a book written on how to live.
Beth Moore
I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.
Billy Graham
It was huge to read the Proverbs of the day every morning, it was huge to read the Psalm of the day every morning and to get that in us and get us going before the day even started.
Tim Tebow
I continue to do something I’ve done since I was 18, and that is read a chapter of Proverbs every day as part of my daily devotion. I still maintain that.
Mike Huckabee
I’m obsessed with proverbs because, to me, flexing is being able to say the most with the least amount of words.
Earl Sweatshirt
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
William R. Alger
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
J. Paul Getty
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
Francis Bacon
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Aldous Huxley
I read the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs every day.
Jerry Falwell
Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
John Bunyan
If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over.
Pedro Martinez
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
St. Jerome
Proverbs 31 is God’s definition of Evelyn Roberts.
Kenneth Copeland
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor – her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn’t quite say.
Andrew Hudgins
Proverbs are all very fine when there’s nothing to worry you, but when you’re in real trouble, they’re not a bit of help.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
William Feather
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
Isaac D’Israeli