Anger, Anticipation, Appearance : Proverbs

Key-Words Based Proverbs

Anger :

  • Anger punishes itself.

  • Anger is to be avoided in inflicting punishments.

  • Be swift to hear, slower to speak, still slower to wrath.

  • When angry, count ten, when very angry, a hundred.

  • Anger is short madness.

  • Two things a man should never be angry at, what he can help and what he cannot help.

  • The angry man always thinks he can do more than he can.

  • As fire is kindled by bellows, so is anger by words.

    Anticipation :

  • Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

  • Nothing is certain but the unforeseen.

  • He laughs best who laughs last.

  • Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.

  • Fear of death is worse than death itself.

  • Do no triumph before victory.

  • Prospect is often better than possession.

    Appearance :

  • Things are not always what they seem.

  • A clean glove often hides a dirty hand.

  • A fair face may hide a foul heart.

  • Appearances are deceitful.

  • The golden covering does not make the ass a horse.

  • What you see is what you get.

  • Under a shabby cloak may be a smart thinker.

  • All are not saints who go to church.

  • You can't tell a book by its cover.

  • The cowl does not make the monk.

  • Still waters run deep.

  • Under the thorn grow the roses.

  • There are black sheep in every flock.

    Proverbs Index

    From Anger to HOME PAGE