The proverb states that we should "Treat the Earth well."
There is an old African proverb which says "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago."
In the words of the Chinese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
Cox used to quote proverbs like "The Devil makes work for idle hands to do."
May I refer you to the ancient proverb "Don't say what you don't want quoted later."
Have you ever heard this old proverb?
Yiddish proverb: Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.
Most have been sent in by email, so the collection of project management proverbs continues to grow.
Remember the programming proverb: "Weeks of programming can save a few hours of design time."
There is a Gaelic proverb to the effect that a friend at hand is better than a brother who is far away.
A Russian proverb says: "What is written down with a pen cannot be hacked away with an ax."
The horse, of course, also figures highly in Bedouin proverbs.
There are proverbs on this subject.
You know the proverb, and it's true: The gull sees farthest who flies highest.
Proverbs chapter 16:11 "The Lord demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard."
I also had a brilliant Chinese teacher who would say a profound Chinese proverb each day.
In the words of the old English proverb, "From small acorns great oaks do grow."
Therefore, it became a proverb; so, is Saul also among the prophets?
The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.
In 105, Caepio suffered a crushing defeat from the Cimbri at Arausio (Orange) on the Rhone, which was looked upon as a punishment for his sacrilege; hence the proverb Aurum Tolosanum habet, of an act involving disastrous consequences.
There were libraries in most of the towns and temples; an old Sumerian proverb averred that " he who would excel in the school of the scribes must rise with the dawn."
But according to the proverb of my country, ` where blessing can accomplish nothing, blows may avail.'
The excellence of the Moldavian horses is attested by a Turkish proverb; and annual droves of as many as 40,000 Moldavian oxen were sent across Poland to Danzig.
The proverb that "Those never got luck who came to Loch Leven" sums up the history of the castle.
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Morgenlandes (1891); Chajes, Proverb .- Studien (1889); Muller and Kautzsch, in Haupt's Sacred Books of the Old Test.
Hence the 16th-century proverb "to dine with Duke Humphrey," used of those who loitered there dinnerless.
As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
With Nepet and ten other Latin colonies it refused further help in the Hannibalic War in 209 B.C. Its importance as a fortress explains, according to Festus, the proverb Sutrium ire, of one who goes on important business, as it occurs in Plautus.
Garrick was surrounded by many players of eminence, and he had the art, as he was told by Mrs Clive, " of contradicting the proverb that one cannot make bricks without straw, by doing what is infinitely more difficult, making actors and actresses without genius."
Frequently a popular proverb or catchword in Greek or Latin supplies the designation: thus we have as titles " I've got You " ("Exc.) at); " You don't Know what Evening is to Bring " (Nescis quid vesper serus vehat); " Know Thyself " (FviaOc o-Eavrdv) .
The popular proverb is, however, somewhat exaggerated, Avenio ventosa, sine vento venenosa, cum vento fastidiosa (windy Avignon, pest-ridden when there is no wind, wind-pestered when there is).
"Bosnia begins with the forest," says a native proverb, "Herzegovina with the rock"; and this account is, broadly speaking, accurate, although the Bosnian Karst is as bare as that of Herzegovina.
'One man though undone is but one,' as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property...
An Indian proverb avers that "one native of Bundelkhand commits as much fraud as a hundred Dandis" (weighers of grain, and notorious rogues).
The prosperity of Ahmedabad, says a native proverb, hangs on three threads - silk, gold and cotton; and though its manufactures are on a smaller scale than formerly, they are still moderately flourishing.
The humorous proverb, ei Piensa mat y acertards?
No doubt these airy paradoxes were not always seriously taken; but it is significant that a common Roman proverb identified "philosophizing" (philosophatur) with thinking out some dirty trick.
Many other splendid mosques and royal tombs adorned the city, and justified the Turkish proverb, "See all the world; but see Konia."
The Hebrew word mashal, commonly rendered " proverb," is a general term for didactic and elegiac poetry (as distinguished from the descriptive and the liturgical),.
In the early autumn of 1751 La Mettrie, one of the king's parasites, and a man of much more talent than is generally allowed, horrified Voltaire by telling him that Frederick had in conversation applied to him (Voltaire) a proverb about "sucking the orange and flinging away its skin," and about the same time the dispute with Maupertuis, which had more than anything else to do with his exclusion from Prussia, came to a head.
Its manufactures were so well known that it passed into a proverb- "Nuremberg's hand goes through every land."
There are also fragments of poems in Half's Saga, Asmund KappaBana's Saga, in the Latin verses of Saxo, and the Shield Lays (Ragnarsdrapa) by Bragi, &c., of this school, which closes with the Sun-Song, a powerful Christian Dantesque poem, recalling some of the early compositions of the Irish Church, and with the 12th-century Lay of Ragnar, Lay of Starkad, The Proverb Song (Havamal) and Krakumal, to which we may add those singular Gloss-poems, the Pulur, which also belong to the Western Isles.