Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page four of proverbs, I-R

"Call on God, but row away from the rocks."
– Indian proverb

"Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot."
– Irish proverb

"He who begins many things finishes but a few."
– Italian proverb

"Failures are but mileposts on the road to success."
– Italian proverb

"There is no thief like a bad book."
– Italian proverb

"He is poor who does not feel content."
– Japanese proverb

"If you wish to learn the highest truths, begin with the alphabet."
– Japanese proverb

"If you understand everything, you must be misinformed."
– Japanese proverb

"Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth."
– Japanese proverb

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
– Japanese proverb

"A good sword is the one left in its scabbard."
– Japanese proverb

"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."
– Japanese proverb

"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists."
– Japanese proverb

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
– Japanese proverb

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."
– Japanese proverb

"When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage."
– Jewish proverb

"What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."
– Jewish proverb

"Don't ask questions of fairy tales."
– Jewish proverb

"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten."
– Jewish saying

"If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot."
– Korean proverb

"He labors vainly, who endeavors to please every person."
– Latin proverb

"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars."
– Latin proverb

"Fear to let fall a drop and you spill a lot."
– Malay proverb

"Compete, don't envy."
– Moroccan proverb

"He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for."
– Moroccan proverb

"Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf."
– Native American proverb

"Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true."
– Polish proverb

"Go and wake up your luck."
– Persian Saying

"Envy sees the sea but not the rocks."
– Russian proverb

"The morning is wiser than the evening."
– Russian proverb

"If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail?"
– Rwandan proverb

"You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."
– Rwandan proverb