Consequences Sayings and Quotes

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
English Proverb

A horse may run quickly but it cannot escape its tail.
Russian proverb (on conscience)

A tree falls the way it leans.
Walloon (on rewards and consequences)

Bad gains are true losses.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Conscience makes cowards of us all.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Depend on others and you will go hungry.
Nepalese (on self-reliance)

Depend on your walking stick; not on other people.
Japanese (on self-reliance)

Empty sacks will never stand upright.
Italian Proverb

Everyone gets their just deserts.

He that goes aborrowing, goes asorrowing.
R. Taverner (1545)

He that lies down with the dogs riseth with fleas.
George Herbert (1593-1633)

Hurry is good only for catching flies.
Russian (on the conduct of life)

It’s no use closing the barn door after the horse is gone.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Let the punishment fit the crime.
W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Liars often set their own traps.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Little leaks sink the ship.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Medicine left in the container can’t help.
Yoruba (West African)

Mess with the bull and one usually gets the horns.
Latin American saying

No sleep, no dreams.
Korean (on rewards and consequences)

One who steals has no right to complain if he is robbed.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

The eagle was killed with an arrow made with its own feathers.
Armenian (on paradox)

The fat is in the fire.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

The frog enjoys itself in water but not in hot water.
African proverb Wolof Tribe

The proof is in the pudding.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.
Swedish Proverb

What you give is what you get.

You can’t buy an inch of time with an inch of gold.
Chinese (on time and timeliness)