Quotes: Various Proverbs/Sayings

This page will show various proverbs and quotes that have been misattributed or unsourced (if you can provide a source, I’ll post it where it should be) and in alphabetical order.

A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.

A single blow of a blacksmith is equal to a hundred blows of a goldsmith.

A small hole not mended in time will become a big hole much more difficult to mend.

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

Announcing ‘I’m offended’ is basically telling the world that you can’t control your own emotions, to everyone else should do it for you.

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Blood of the covenant is thicker than water of the womb.

Civilized people are taught by logic, barbarians, by necessity, communities by tradition; and the lesson inculcated even in wild beasts by nature itself. They learn that they have to defend their own bodies and persons lives from violence of any and every kind by all means within their power.

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.

Fortune does not come twice. Misfortune does not come alone.

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

Good medicine tastes bitter.

Gun control, the theory that 110-pound women should have to fistfight with 210-pound rapists.

He that will not work, shall not eat.

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

He who starts well is in the middle of the work.

If the wind comes from an empty cave, it’s not without a reason.

Intention of required study, the word worth a thousand gold.

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest; don’t wash your dirty linen in public.

It’s easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution; justice without mercy is cruelty.

Money doesn’t change you; it reveals who you are when you no longer have to be nice.

Not hearing is not as good as hearing, hearing is not as good as seeing, seeing is not as good as mentally knowing, mentally knowing is not as good as acting; true learning continues up to the point that action comes forth.

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

The right path is very steep upward, whereas the wrong path is horizontal.

The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

To close the gate of the bull pen after the bull has escaped is foolishness.

What if this weren’t a hypothetical question?

When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.

When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.

Without the support of small pebbles, a big rock cannot be stable.

You reap what you sow; Honey is sweet, but the bees sting.

You should not have enmity with the crocodile if you are living in the water.

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the Humane Condition

Libertarianism. Capitalism. Anarchism. Freedom.

Philip Schuyler

I oppose people who feel, "I don't like it so you can't say it."

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