Proverb Examples from around the world
Proverbs Starting with letter G - part 1
Gain from your opponents without sacrificing your own strength.
Gain has a pleasant odour, come whence it will.
Gamblers do not contribute to the public welfare.
Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
Gambling sire, gambling son.
Games wont keep you in bread.
Garden flowers larger, field flowers stronger.
Garlands are not for every brow.
Garlic and onions cure seven(many) diseases.
Garlic is as good as ten mothers.
Gather and spare can last long.
Gather flowers while the morning sun lasts.
Gather the breadfruit from the farthest branches first.
Gather thistles, expect prickles.
Geese are plucked as long as they have any feathers.
Geese are plucked as long as they have feathers.
Generals conquer, soldiers are killed.
Genius can be recognized by its childish simplicity.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Gentility, sent to market, will not buy a peck of meal.
Gentle healers make stinking wounds.
Gentlemen don't want to give much and are ashamed to give little.
Gentlemen prefer blonds -- but marry brunettes.
Gentleness does more than violence.
Gently but firmly.
Gently, not by force.
Get a good name and go to sleep.
Get a name to rise early, and you may lie all day.
Get four Episcopalians together and a fifth will always appear. (Humor intended!).
Get married and you will be happy for a week; slaughter a pig and you will be happy for a month; become a priest and you will be happy for the rest of your life.
Get out of that place and let me take it.
Get the coffin ready and watch the man mend.
Get three Darkovans together and they hold a dance.
Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and God will send flax.
Get what you can and keep what you have; that's the way to get rich.
Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into the sand.
Gifts are according to the giver.
Gifts are often losses.
Gifts break (or dissolve) rocks.
Gifts break rocks.
Gifts dissolve rocks.
Gifts from enemies are dangerous.
Gifts make friendship lasting.
Gifts make their way through stone walls.
Gifts should be handed, not thrown.
Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves.
Girls will be girls.
Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give to God what belongs to God.
Give a beggar a bed and he'll repay you with a louse.
Give a blind man eyes and he will ask for eyebrows.
Give a clown your finger he'll grasp your fist.
Give a clown your foot, and he'll take your hand.
Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
Give a dog a bad name and he'll live up to it. (or repay you for it).
Give a dog a tasty name and eat him.
Give a dog an ill name, and you may as well hang him.
Give a grateful man more than he asks.
Give a grateful man more than he asks for.
Give a helping hand to a man in trouble.
Give a hint to the man of sense, and consider the thing done.
Give a horse to the one who likes the truth so that on it he can escape.
Give a little, take a little.
Give a loaf, and beg a shive.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Give a man a match, he shall be warm for a moment. Light a man on fire and he shall be warm for the rest of his life.
Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.
Give a man some cloth and he'll ask for some lining.
Give a naked man a piece of cloth and he will say it is too thick.
Give a piece to the raven and he will be back.
Give a rogue an inch, and he will take an ell.
Give a servant a proper meal and the cow will give more milk and the cat will drink less.
Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself.
Give a thing, and take a thing, to wear the devil's gold ring.
Give a traitor good words and you make him loyal.
Give an mule oats and he runs after thistles.
Give an extra piece of cake to a stepchild.
Give and take is fair play.
Give credit where credit is due.
Give ear and weigh the matter well.
Give ear to that man who has four ears.
Give even an onion graciously.
Give every man his due.
Give good and get good.
Give graciously -- even an onion.
Give him a foot and he'll take four.
Give him an inch and he'll take a yard.
Give him an inch and he'll take an ell.
Give him an inch, he'll take an ell.
Give him fingernail worth, he will ask elbow worth.
Give him your finger and he will seize your hand.
Give me a hamburger, french fries, and a thick shake.
Give me a seat, and I will make myself room to lie down.
Give me bread and call me stupid.
Give me good advice but don't advise me not to do it.
Give me money, not advice.
Give me the rhubarb and you may take the senna.
Give me today and you may keep tomorrow.
Give me wool and tomorrow you will have a sheep.
Give me, Lord, my daily bread, I will get my own brandy.
Give me, mother, luck at my birth, then throw me if you will on the rubbish heap.
Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it.
Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it.
Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.
Give nine, save ten.
Give orders and do no more, and nothing will come of it.
Give orders, and do it yourself, and you will be rid of anxiety.
Give orders, and do no more, and nothing will be done.
Give people a common enemy and hopefully they will work together.
Give respect, take respect.
Give the Goddess her due, even when her due is grief.
Give the devil his due.
Give the priest drink, for the clerk is thirsty.
Give the wise man a hint and leave him to act.
Give them a finger and they'll take an arm.
Give time time.
Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries, and you will have a fine pig and a bad child.
Give to each man that which is his due.
Give to him that has.
Give up the smallest part of a secret, and the rest is no longer in your power.
Give up your 'hopefully' on the battle-front.
Give wine to them that are in sorrow.
Give your children too much freedom and you lose your own.
Give your ears to words but do not give your words to ears.
Give your friend a pig and your enemy a peach.
Give, and ye shall receive.
Given counsel is all the same hard to take.
Gives earrings to someone with no ears, and pistachio to.
Gives fatherliness, motherliness into it.
Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.
Giving advice to the ignorant is like the rain falling on muddy ground.
Giving alms never lessens the purse.
Giving gifts to the rich is like pouring water into the sea.
Giving gold coins to a cat.
Giving is fishing.
Giving just a crumb to the hungry is worth more than giving lunch to the satisfied.
Glory is the shadow of virtue.
Glory lies still; abuse is running.
Glory to God alone.
Glory to the defeated.
Gloves hide the ugliest hands.
Glow worms are not lanterns.
Glowing coals sparkle oft.
Glowworms are not lanterns.
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
Gluttony has killed more people than famine has.
Gluttony has killed more than the sword.
Gluttony kills more than the sword.
Gnaw the bone which is fallen to thy lot.
Go abroad and you'll hear news of home.
Go and wake up your cook.
Go and wake up your luck.
Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you'll see further.
Go away and the conversation changes.
Go early to market and as late as you can to battle.
Go even against the flow.
Go everywhere, but come back home. (There's no place like home).
Go everywhere, come back to your home.
Go far, you'll be loved more.
Go for the throat.
Go further and fare worse.
Go in God's name, for he takes a loaf of mine.
Go not every evening to your brother's house.
Go not in and out of court that thy name may not stink.
Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds soon choke up an unused path.
Go often to the house of a friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Go quickly but don't fall off my step.
Go slowly, come slowly, lest the cat should gore you.
Go softly and look afar.
Go softly at bad bits of road.
Go to bed supperless and you will wake without debt.
Go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark.
Go to bed without supper, you will rise without debt.
Go to friends for advice; to women for pity; to strangers for charity; to relatives for nothing.
Go to law for a sheep and lose your cow.
Go to the law for a sheep and lose your cow.
Go to the sea if you would fish well.
Go to the square and ask advice; go home and do what you like.
Go to your aunt's house, but not every day.
Go with the flow.
Go with the good and you'll be like them; go with the evil and you'll be worse than them.
Go with the powerful and people will kneel before you.
Goat came to the cart.
Goats cannot live in a herd of leopards.
God alone understands fools.
God and fairies can be wrong as well.
God bless him who pays visits -- short visits.
God comes at last, when we think he is farthest off.
God comes to see without ringing the bell.
God cometh with leaden feet, but striketh with iron hands.
God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers.
God could not be everywhere, that's why he made mothers.
God counts her tears.
God created a world full of little worlds.
God created a world full of small worlds.
God created the beard on himself first. (Meaning that everybody looks after himself first.).
God created women and women created the hearth.
God cures and the physician takes the fee.
God cures the sick, and the doctor gets the money.
God cures, and the doctor gets the money.
God cures, and the doctor takes the fee.
God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.
God delays but doesn't forget.
God deliver me from a man of one book.
God deliver us from a gentleman by day and a friar by night.
God detests a man who rushes to accuse a neighbor.
God did not create haste.
God did not create hurry.
God did not give wings to scorpions.
God does not give horns to a cow that likes to gore.
God does not give to the cow that butts.
God does not love those who have not suffered.
God does not pay every Saturday.
God does not pay weekly, but He pays at the end.
God does not pay weekly, but pays at the end.
God does not smite with both hands.
God doesn't give more beards than soap.
God don't like ugly and he ain't stuck on pretty.
God feeds the birds that use their wings.
God first created a beard for himself.
God forgives sinners, otherwise His heaven would be empty.
God forgives the sin of gluttony.
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
God gave teeth; He will give bread.
God gave the giraffe a long neck so that He would not have to bend the palm tree.
God gave us hands but He doesn't build bridges with them.
God gave, God took back.
God give you luck, my son, for little wit must serve your turn.
God gives a curst one short horns.
God gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests.
God gives almonds to one who has no teeth.
God gives birds their food, but they must fly for it.
God gives bread to whom can not bite.
God gives burdens also shoulders.
God gives but does not lock the gate.
God gives clothes according to the cold.
God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.
God gives little folks small gifts.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
God gives nuts to those that don't have teeth and theet to those who don't have nuts.
God gives the cold according to the cloth.
God gives the milk but not the pail.
God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
God gives the will, necessity gives the law.
God gives to those who wake up early.
God gives to us according to the measure of our hearts.
God gives us milk but no jug.
God gives us nuts but he does not crack them for us.
God gives wings to the ant that she may perish the sooner.
God gives, but man must open his hand.
God grant me a good sword and no use for it.
God grant me to argue with those who understand me.
God grant me to contend with those that understand me.
God grant me to dispute with those who understand me.
God grant us no neighbor with two eyes.
God grant, dear wife, that this son be ours.
God has given nuts to one who has no teeth.
God has spared the naked man from washing his clothes with soap.
God heals and the doctor has the thanks.
God heals, and the doctor gets the money.
God heals, but the doctor gets paid.
God hears things upside down.
God help the sheep when the wolf is judge.
God helps him who helps himself.
God helps him who wakes up early.
God helps the early riser.
God helps the strongest.
God helps them that help themselves.
God helps those who help themselves.
God helps three sorts of people: fools, children and drunkards.
God is a busy worker but loves to be helped.
God is a father, happiness is a stepfather.
God is a good worker but He loves to be helped.
God is a good worker but loves to be helped.
God is always where we don't look for him.
God is big, but the forest is bigger.
God is bigger than your problems.
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
God is everywhere, except where he has a delegate.
God is far up high, the Tsar is far away.
God is good, but not crazy.
God is high above, and Russia is far away. (Meaning that help is far and unlikely.).
God is looking for those who come to Him.
God is not without sins: He created the world.
God is on the side of the strongest battalions.
God is the comfort of the poor.
God keep me from my friends, from my enemies I will keep myself.
God keep me from my friends; from my enemies I will keep myself.
God keep you from 'It is too late.'.
God keeps those safe who keep themselves safe.
God knows what will happen to women who drink wine, girls that speak old languages, and suns that set too early.
God knows who is a good pilgrim.
God knows why he has made the wings of some birds shorter.
God laughs at man's proposal.
God laughs when you steal from a thief.
God lets things go -- but only to a point.
God likes trinity.
God lives in an honest heart.
God made hands before knives.
God made low branches for birds that cannot fly so well.
God made man because he loves stories.
God made us, and we admire ourselves.
God makes the back to the burden.
God makes them and they look for each other.
God marks the crook.
God never sends mouths but he sends meat.
God often pays debts without money.
God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.
God out of a machine.
God pardons the ignorant.
God permits the wicked; but not for ever.
God permits, but not for ever.
God postpones, he does not overlook.
God preserve you from one who eats without drinking.
God promised me a fur coat and I'm already sweating.
God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.
God provides, but He needs a nudge.
God punishes some people immediately.
God puts a good root in the little pig's way.
God raises them and they meet each other.
God save me from a bad neighbor and a beginner on the fiddle.
God save me from him who has but one occupation.
God save me from him who studies but one book.
God save me from one who does not drink.
God save me from those I trust in.
God save us from the enriched poor and from the impoverished rich.
God save you from a man who has but one business.
God saves the moon from the wolves.
God sells knowledge for labor -- honor for risk.
God sells knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
God sells knowledge for labour, honour for risk.
God sends burdens... and shoulders.
God sends cold according to the clothes.
God sends enough to all.
God sends meat, but the Devil sends cooks.
God sends men cold according to their clothes.
God sends nothing but what can be borne.
God sends us meat, the devil sends us cooks.
God sends us the meat, but it is the Devil who sends us cooks.
God sent him meat, but the devil cooked it.
God sits on high and he sees far.
God speaks a foreign tongue.
God take you, pound (of flax), drunk out and not yet spun.
God takes care of drunks.
God takes care of the flowers.
God visits us often, but most of the time we are not home.
God visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.
God wanted to chastise mankind, so he sent lawyers.
God wanted to punish mankind, so he created lawyers.
God will be present, whether asked or not.
God will help a seaman in a storm but the pilot must still remain at the wheel.
God will listen to you whatever cloak you wear.
God will provide -- ah, if only He would till He does!.
God will provide, but a good bundle of straw will not be amiss.
God willing, even cold water is a medication.
God wills it!,' slogan of the s.
God won't give it away, pigs won't eat it.
God writes on crooked lines.
God writes straight by curved lines.
God writes straight even on wavy lines.
God writes straight with crooked lines.
God, healeth, and the physician hath the thanks.
God's friends, the priest's foe.
God's goal will be achieved when everyone is content with himself.
God's help is nearer than the door.
God's mill goes slowly, but it grinds well.
God's mills mill slowly, but surely.
Gods willing, if the gods are willing.
God's work is soon done.
Goes to the Azazel.
Goha (a Comic Arabic Character) has a right in his.
Going around with the hat.
Going beyond is as bad as falling short.
Going into a country the first time, ask what is forbidden; on entering a village, ask what are the customs; on entering a private house, ask what should not be mentioned.
Going over corpses.
Going to bed without dinner is better than waking up in debt.
Going too far is as bad as falling short.
Gold and silver are mingled with dirt, till avarice parted them.
Gold bears more gold.
Gold does not buy everything.
Gold glitters even in the mud.
Gold goes in at any gate.
Gold has its price; learning is beyond price.
Gold is a debt we can repay, but kindness not till our dying day.
Gold is gold, though it be in a rogue's purse.
Gold is not all that shines. (All that glitters is not gold.).
Gold is not everything that shines.
Gold is power.' (Motto of the ).
Gold is proved by fire.
Gold is proved in the fire, friendship in need.
Gold is tested by fire, man by gold.
Gold is the devil's fishhook.
Gold is where you find it.
Gold lies deep in the mountain, dirt on the highway.
Gold may be bought too dear.
Gold takes no rust.
Gold that falls to earth never dims.
Gold that is lent goes away laughing and comes back in tears.
Gold without wisdom is but clay.
Golden bishop, wooden crosier; wooden bishop, golden crosier.
Golden dishes will never turn black.
Golden dreams make men wake hungry.
Golden hands, but a wicked mouth.
Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.
Goldsmith hits 100 and blacksmith one.
Gone is gone; no Jew will lend upon it.
These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.