We might not know it, but we are almost certain to hear a proverb at some point in the day. Be it at work, school to socialising, someone is bound to come out with some short words of wisdom equating to a proverb.

Proverb’s differ to a quote due to their shortness in length and are statements of truth. We all enjoy proverbs about life but how good are we at recognising them when they come about in every day conversation?

Take a look at the proverbs about life below and try to recall if you have ever heard someone use them or how they apply to your life.

105 Proverbs about life

1.”A good thing is all the sweeter when won with pain.”

Proverbs about life - A-good-thing-is-all-the-sweeter-when-won-with-pain.


2.”A bully is always a coward.”

proverbs about life - A-bully-is-always-a-coward.


3.”A handsome shoe often pinches the foot.”

proverbs about life - A-handsome-shoe-often-pinches-the-foot.


4.”A man too careful of danger lives in continual torment.”

proverbs about life - A-man-too-careful-of-danger-lives-in-continual-torment.

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5″A miss is as good as a mile.”

proverbs about life - A-miss-is-as-good-as-a-mile.


6.”Adversity and loss make a man wise.”

proverbs about life - Adversity-and-loss-make-a-man-wise


7.”Adversity flatters no man.”

proverbs about life - Adversity-flatters-no-man


8″All promises are either broken or kept.”

proverbs about life - All-promises-are-either-broken-or-kept.


9.”All things come to those that wait.”

proverbs about life - All-things-come-to-those-that-wait.


10.”An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”

proverbs about life - An-eye-for-an-eye-and-a-tooth-for-a-tooth.


11.”An open door may tempt a saint.”

proverbs about life - An-open-door-may-tempt-a-saint.


12.”As one door closes, another always opens.”

proverbs about life - As-one-door-closes,-another-always-opens.


13.”A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”

proverbs about life - A-chain-is-only-as-strong-as-its-weakest-link.


14.”As you go through life, make this your goal, watch the doughnut and not the hole.”

Proverbs about life - As-you-go-through-life,-make-this-your-goal,-watch-the-doughnut-and-not-the-hole.


15.”Brevity is the soul of wit.”

Proverbs about life - Brevity-is-the-soul-of-wit.


16.”Cut your coat according to the cloth.”

Proverbs about life - Cut-your-coat-according-to-the-cloth.


17.”Discretion is the better part of valour.”

proverbs about life - Discretion-is-the-better-part-of-valour.


18.”Do right and fear no man.”

Proverbs about life - Do-right-and-fear-no-man.


19.” Easy come, easy go.”

Proverbs about life - Easy come, easy go.


20.”A diamond with a flaw is better than a common stone that is perfect.”

Proverbs about life - A-diamond-with-a-flaw-is-better-than-a-common-stone-that-is-perfect.


21.”A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”

proverbs about life - A-friend's-eye-is-a-good-mirror.


22.”A light heart lives long.”

proverbs about life - A-light-heart-lives-long.


23.”A penny saved is a penny earned.”

proverbs about life - A-penny-saved-is-a-penny-earned.


24.”A picture is worth a thousand words.”

proverbs about life - A-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words.


25.”A watched pot never boils.”

Proverbs about life - A-watched-pot-never-boils.


26.”A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”

proverbs about life - A-wise-man-makes-his-own-decisions,-an-ignorant-man-follows-the-public-opinion.


27.”Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

Proverbs about life - Absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder.


28.”Actions speak louder than words.”

Proverbs about life - Actions-speak-louder-than-words.


29.”Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.”

Proverbs about life - Be-master-of-mind-rather-than-mastered-by-mind.


30.”Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

proverbs about life - beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder


31.”Beggars can’t be choosers.”

Proverbs about life - Beggars-can't-be-choosers.


32.”Better late than never.”

Proverbs about life - Better late than never.


33.”Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

Proverbs about life - Better-to-light-a-candle-than-to-curse-the-darkness.


34.”Birds of a feather flock together.”

proverbs about life - Birds-of-a-feather-flock-together.


35.”Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.”

Proverbs about life - Deep-doubts,-deep-wisdom;-small-doubts,-little-wisdom.


36.”Discretion is the greater part of valor.”

Proverbs about life - Discretion-is-the-greater-part-of-valor.


37.”Distant hills look green.”

Proverbs about life - Distant-hills-look-green.


38.”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

proverbs about life - Do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you.


39.”Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Proverbs about life - Don't-bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you.


40.”Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

Proverbs about life - Don't-count-your-chickens-before-they-hatch.


41.”Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

Proverbs about life - Don't-put-all-your-eggs-in-one-basket.


42.”Everyone is sociable until a cow invades his garden.”

Proverbs about life - Everyone-is-sociable-until-a-cow-invades-his-garden.


43.”Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.”

Proverbs about life - Experience-is-the-hardest-teacher.-She-gives-the-test-first-and-the-lesson-afterwards.


44.”Familiarity breeds contempt.”

proverbs about life - Familiarity-breeds-contempt.


45.”Fortune favours the brave.”

Proverbs about life - Fortune-favours-the-brave.


46.”From the withered tree, a flower blooms.”

Proverbs about life - From-the-withered-tree,-a-flower-blooms.


47.”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Proverbs about life - Give-a-man-a-fish-and-you-feed-him-for-a-day.-Teach-a-man-to-fish-and-you-feed-him-for-a-lifetime.


48.”Good things come to those who wait.”

Proverbs about life - Good-things-come-to-those-who-wait


49.”He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

Proverbs about life - He-who-asks-is-a-fool-for-five-minutes,-but-he-who-does-not-ask-remains-a-fool-forever.


50.”He who laughs last, laughs longest.”

Proverbs about life - He-who-laughs-last,-laughs-longest.


51.”Home is where the heart is.”

Proverbs about life - Home-is-where-the-heart-is.


52.”Honesty is the best policy.”

Proverbs about life - Honesty-is-the-best-policy


53.”Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Proverbs about life - Hope-for-the-best-and-prepare-for-the-worst.


54.”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

proverbs about life - If-it-ain't-broke,-don't-fix-it.


55.”If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

proverbs about life - If-wishes-were-horses,-beggars-would-ride.


56.”If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

proverbs about life - If-you-can't-beat-'em,-join-'em.


57.”If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.”

Proverbs about life - If-you-want-something-done-right,-you-have-to-do-it-yourself.


58.”In the country of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”

Proverbs about life - In-the-country-of-the-blind,-the-one-eyed-man-is-king.


59.”It never rains but it pours.”

Proverbs about life - It-never-rains-but-it-pours.


60.”It takes time to build castles.”

Proverbs about life - It-takes-time-to-build-castles.


61.”Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

Proverbs about life - Keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer.


62.”Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

Proverbs about life - Learning-is-a-treasure-that-will-follow-its-owner-everywhere.


63.”Leave tomorrow till tomorrow”

Proverbs about life - Leave tomorrow till tomorrow


64.”Life begins at forty.”

Proverbs about life - Life begins at forty


65.”Life’s trials may be hard to bear, but patience can outlive them.”

Proverbs about life - Life's-trials-may-be-hard-to-bear,-but-patience-can-outlive-them.


66.”Live and learn.”

Proverbs about life - Live and learn


67.”Manners maketh the man.”

Proverbs about life - Manners-maketh-the-man.


68.”Necessity is the mother of invention.”

Proverbs about life - Necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention.


69.”Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”

Proverbs about life - Never-look-a-gift-horse-in-the-mouth.


70.”No man is an island.”

Proverbs about life - No-man-is-an-island.


71.”No man is worse for knowing the worst of himself.”

Proverbs about life - No-man-is-worse-for-knowing-the-worst-of-himself.


72.”One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Proverbs about life - One-man's-trash-is-another-man's-treasure.


73.”One step at a time is good walking.”

Proverbs about life - One-step-at-a-time-is-good-walking.


74.”Our lease on life is short.”

Proverbs about life - Our-lease-on-life-is-short.


75.”Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk.”

Proverbs about life - Patience-is-power;-with-time-and-patience-the-mulberry-leaf-becomes-silk.


76.”People live in one another’s shelter.”

Proverbs about life - People-live-in-one-another's-shelter.


77.”People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

Proverbs about life - People-who-live-in-glass-houses-should-not-throw-stones.


78.”Practice makes perfect.”

Proverbs about life - Practice makes perfect


79.”Procrastination is the thief of time.”

Proverbs about life - Procrastination-is-the-thief-of-time.


80.”Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

Proverbs about life - Teachers-open-the-door,-but-you-must-enter-by-yourself.


81.”The best things in life are free.”

life quotes - The-best-things-in-life-are-free.


82.”The early bird catches the worm.”

life quotes - The-early-bird-catches-the-worm.


83.”The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

Life quotes - The-gem-cannot-be-polished-without-friction,-nor-man-perfected-without-trials.


84.”The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill.”

Life quotes - The-grass-is-always-greener-on-the-other-side-of-the-hill.


85.”The greatest conquerer is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.”

Life quotes - The-greatest-conquerer-is-he-who-overcomes-the-enemy-without-a-blow.


86.”The longer you live the more you see.”

life quotes - The-longer-you-live-the-more-you-see.


87.”The meek shall inherit the earth.”

Life quotes - The-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth.


88.”The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Life quotes - The-pen-is-mightier-than-the-sword.


89.”The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

life quotes - The-squeaky-wheel-gets-the-grease


90.”There’s no place like home.”

life quotes - There's-no-place-like-home.


91.”There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

life quotes - There's-no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch.


92.”There’s no time like the present.”

life quotes - There's-no-time-like-the-present.


93.”Time is a great storyteller.”

Life quotes - Time-is-a-great-storyteller.


94.”To wait and be patient soothes many a pang.”

Life quotes - To-wait-and-be-patient-soothes-many-a-pang.


95.”Too many cooks spoil the broth.’

Life quotes - Too-many-cooks-spoil-the-broth.


96.”Two heads are better than one.”

Life quotes - Two-heads-are-better-than-one.


97.”Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Life quotes - Two-wrongs-don't-make-a-right.


98.”When in Rome, do as the Romans.”

Life sayings - When-in-Rome,-do-as-the-Romans.


99.”When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Sayings - When-the-going-gets-tough,-the-tough-get-going.


100.”While there’s life, there’s hope.”

Sayings - While-there's-life-there's-hope.


101.”With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.”

Sayings - With-patience-a-ruler-may-be-persuaded,-and-a-soft-tongue-will-break-a-bone.


102.”You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”

Sayings - You-can-lead-a-horse-to-water,-but-you-can't-make-him-drink.


103.”You can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

Sayings - You-can't-judge-a-book-by-its-cover.


104.”You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”

Sayings - You-can't-make-an-omelet-without-breaking-a-few-eggs.


105.”Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.”

Sayings - Your-feet-will-bring-you-to-where-your-heart-is.

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