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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Most men are bad.
      - Bias of Priene,
        his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
      - Bible, Acts (ch. IX, v. 5)

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
      - Bible, Acts (ch. XX, v. 35)

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. I, v. 18)

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. I, v. 9)

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
      A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
        A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
          A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
            A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
              A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. III, v. 1-8)

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. IX, v. 10)

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. IX, v. 11)

A living dog is better than a dead lion.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. IX, v. 4)

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. IX, v. 4)

The heart of the wise in in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 4)

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 5)

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 6)

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
      - Bible, Ecclesiastes (ch. XI, v. 3)

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with the proud, shall put on pride.
      - Bible, Ecclesiasticus (Apocrypha)
         (ch. XIII, v. 1)

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.
      - Bible, Ephesians (ch. IV, v. 26-27)

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
      - Bible, Ephesians (ch. V, v. 6)

As is the mother, so is her daughter.
      - Bible, Ezekiel (ch. XVI, v. 44)

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
      - Bible, Galatians (ch. VI, v. 7)

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
      - Bible, Genesis (ch. IV, v. 19)

Like people, like priest.
      - Bible, Hosea (ch. IV, v. 9)

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
      - Bible, Hosea (ch. VIII, v. 7)

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves. for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
      - Bible, I Peter (ch. IV, v. 8)

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
      - Bible, I Timothy (ch. VI, v. 10)

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
      - Bible, II Thessalonians (ch. III, v. 10)

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
      - Bible, Jeremiah (ch. XIII, v. 23)

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
      - Bible, Job (ch. VII, v. 6)

But ask now the beasts, any they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
      - Bible, Job (ch. XII, v. 7-8)

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
      - Bible, Job (ch. XXXII, v. 9)

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
      - Bible, John (ch. VIII, v. 32)

Whither goest thou?
  [Lat., Quo vadis?]
      - Bible, (Vulgate), John (ch. XIII, v. 36)

Physician, heal thyself.
      - Bible, Luke (ch. IV, v. 23)

And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
      - Bible, Luke (ch. X, v. 7)

And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
      - Bible, Mark (ch. III, v. 25)

If any man shall have ears to hear, let him hear.
      - Bible, Mark (ch. IV, v. 23)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. IV, v. 4)

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. IV, v. 4)

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VI, v. 24)

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VI, v. 34)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 1)

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
      - Bible, "Golden Rule", Matthew
         (ch. VII, v. 12)

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 6)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VII, v. 7-8)

Let the dead bury their dead.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. VIII, v. 22)

Either make the tree food, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XII, v. 33)

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XII, v. 34)

A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XIII, v. 57)

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XIX, v. 17)

With men all is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XIX, v. 26)

They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
      - Bible, Matthew (ch. XV, v. 14)


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