Action Sayings and Quotes

Actions speak louder than words.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Deeds are fruits; words are leaves.
English (on words and deeds)

Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
Gaelic (on attitude)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Chaucer (c.1343-1400)

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Knowledge Sayings and Quotes
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.
Vietnamese (on journeys)

Brains are better than brawn.

Distance lends enchantment to the view.
Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Doubt is the key to knowledge.
Iranian (on education)

Everyone is ignorant only on different subjects.
Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Example is the best precept.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Hit the nail on the head.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.
Spanish Proverb

It is better to be the head of a chicken than the rear of an ox.
Japanese (on relative worth)

Know thyself.
Ancient Greek Proverb

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Learning is better than house and land.
David Garrick (1716-1779)

Mistakes are doorways to discovery.

Never stop learning.

People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.
Socrates (469-399 BC)

Presumption first blinds a man, then sets him a running.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Put two and two together.

The shoe knows if the stocking has a hole.
Bahamian (on knowledge and justice)

What good is running when you’re on the wrong road.
German (on planning)

What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the natures of things.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come.
Chinese Proverb

When you’re sad, learn something,

Wise men learn by others’ harms; fools by their own.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
Mark Van Doren (1894-1972)

With time even a bear can learn to dance.
Yiddish (on education)