Reality Sayings and Quotes

The palest ink is brighter than the best memory
Chinese saying. Thanks to Martin C Wojtkiewicz


Anything with scales counts as a fish.
Malay (on appearance and reality)


Appearances are deceptive.
Italian Proverb


Carve the peg by looking at the hole.
Korean (on appropriateness)


Change is inevitable
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)


Circumstances alter cases.
T. Rymer (1678)


Cutting off a mule’s ears doesn’t make it a horse.
Creole (on authenticity)


Easier said than done.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)


Even monkeys fall out of trees.
Japanese Proverb


Even the best laid plans go awry.
unknown


Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth.
Albert Schweitzer


Expect the worst, but hope for the best.
unknown


Froth is not beer.
Dutch (on appearance and reality)


Give up the ghost.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


In a crisis, give help first and then advice.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)


It is useless attacking the insensible.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)


It never rains but it pours.
unknown


Life is not a dress rehearsal.
unknown


Looks can be deceiving.
unknown


No man can lose what he never had.
George Herbert (1593-1632)


No one goes through life unscathed.
unknown


Nothing is black or white.
unknown


Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)


Seeing is believing.
unknown


Sometimes, it’s too little, too late.
unknown


Sometimes, less is more.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


The best way to predict the future is to create it.
unknown; thanks to rapstar.com


The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain.
African American (on appearance and reality)


The rain falls on every roof.
African Proverb


The teeth that laugh are also those that bite.
Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appearance and reality)


What goes around, comes around.
unknown


What goes up must come down.
unknown


What is true by lamplight is not always true in sunlight.
French (on appearance and reality)


What you see is what you get.
unknown


What’s done is done.
Early 14th Century French Proverb


When the music changes, so does the dance.
Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appropriateness)


Wherever you go, you can’t get rid of yourself.
Polish (on basic truths)


Worrying never changed anything.
unknown


You can’t beat a dead horse.
Richard Trench (1807-1886)


You can’t build a relationship with a hammer.
unknown

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