Usage examples for proverb

  1. You English have a proverb to the effect that the least said is the soonest mended. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  2. A good proverb, friends. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  3. Spanish proverb regarding certain languages. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  4. A wise proverb tells us that gold may be bought too dear. – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock
  5. " Round as Giotto's O," from that time, became an Italian proverb. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  6. A Russian proverb says: " I love you like my soul, and I dust you like my jacket." – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  7. There is another proverb: 'As you have made your bed, so you must lie on it'; which again is simply a lie. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  8. The old Spanish proverb would have held good in her case; 'If you do not want a thing known of you, don't do it. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  9. " All's well that ends well" is a good proverb. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  10. Evidently you have heard the old proverb about genius and madness. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  11. There is something wise in every proverb. – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  12. There is many a true word spoken in jest, and Bridgie was reminded of the proverb when the next morning arrived, and her inclination for hunting or any other amusement died a sudden death through an incident which happened at the breakfast- table. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. I say that there is a proverb here which says that the presence of the owner makes the horse fat. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  14. Sounds like a proverb. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  15. An old proverb says that a father is a looking- glass by which children dress themselves. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  16. Ay- I'll be thankfu' for a bite o' somethin', for I'm fair famished; an' there's a proverb, I think, that says it's ill fechtin' on an emp'y stammack. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. To them might have been applied the old proverb, " The cattle know when to leave the pasture; but an unwise man never knows the depth of his stomach." – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  18. This saying became a proverb in the camp of the Birchlegs. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  19. The proverb: Train up a child in the way in which he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it, voices the fundamental principle upon which all effective education is based. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  20. My lord mayor, he said, there is a proverb in my country which says, 'Fish swim best that's bred in the sea; ' which means, I take it, that men do best what they are trained for! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton