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54 Short German Proverbs on Life & Strength (WISDOM)

Top 10 Wisest German Proverbs

All beginnings are hard.
All beginnings are hard.
Practice makes the master.
Practice makes the master.
You have to take things the way they come.
You have to take things the way they come.
Through detrimentdisadvantage one becomes smart.
Through detriment/disadvantage one becomes smart.
Defend me from my friends, from my enemies I can defend myself.
Defend me from my friends, from my enemies I can defend myself.
He who chases two rabbits at once will catch none.
He who chases two rabbits at once will catch none.
One should honor the old, one should teach the young.
One should honor the old, one should teach the young.
To start is easy, to persist is art.
To start is easy, to persist is art.
Better to be alone than in bad company.
Better to be alone than in bad company.
Whoever wants to harvest will sow.
Whoever wants to harvest will sow.

17 German Proverbs about Life

What Hansylittle Hans doesn’t learn, Hans will never learn.
What Hansy/little Hans doesn’t learn, Hans will never learn.
Whatever you do, act wisely, and consider the end.
Whatever you do, act wisely, and consider the end.
Failure makes smart.
Failure makes smart.
Crooked logs also make straight fires.
Crooked logs also make straight fires.
Actions say more than words.
Actions say more than words.
Make haste with leisure.
Make haste with leisure.
The morning hour has gold in its mouth.
The morning hour has gold in its mouth.
First think, then act.
First think, then act.
The cheapest is always the most expensive.
The cheapest is always the most expensive.
Work is work and liquor is liquor.
Work is work and liquor is liquor.
Self is the man. Self is the woman.
Self is the man. Self is the woman.
Good things take time.
Good things take time.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
A fool is ever laughing.
A fool is ever laughing.
He gives twice, who gives in a trice.
He gives twice, who gives in a trice.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Out of sight, out of mind.
There is danger in delay.
There is danger in delay.

7 German Proverbs about Love

With true love it’s like seeing ghosts everyone talks about it, but few have ever seen it.
With true love it’s like seeing ghosts: everyone talks about it, but few have ever seen it.
To be over both ears in love!
To be over both ears in love!
Charity begins at home.
Charity begins at home.
Nothing is impossible for love.
Nothing is impossible for love.
No wind is too cold for lovers.
No wind is too cold for lovers.
When you sow love, joy will grow.
When you sow love, joy will grow.
Love is a sickness one wants to have.
Love is a sickness one wants to have.

2 German Proverbs about War

An old fox understands a trap.
An old fox understands a trap.
There is no little enemy.
There is no little enemy.

3 German Proverbs about Strength

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
You must meet roughness with roughness.
You must meet roughness with roughness.
Adversity is the mother of wisdom.
Adversity is the mother of wisdom.

15 German Proverbs to Ponder

Don’t worry about the unlaid eggs.
Don’t worry about the unlaid eggs.
The devil’s favorite piece of furniture is the long bench.
The devil’s favorite piece of furniture is the long bench.
The eye eats too.
The eye eats too.
He who rests grows rusty.
He who rests grows rusty.
Everyone should sweep their own door.
Everyone should sweep their own door.
Blood is thicker than water.
Blood is thicker than water.
You don’t see the forest for all the trees.
You don’t see the forest for all the trees.
Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
Who(ever) says A must also say B.
Who(ever) says A must also say B.
Do not judge others by your own yardstick.
Do not judge others by your own yardstick.
If the rider is no good, it’s the horse’s fault.
If the rider is no good, it’s the horse’s fault.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
Everything is worth its price.
Everything is worth its price.
Better foolish by all than wise by yourself.
Better foolish by all than wise by yourself.
The tone makes the music.
The tone makes the music.

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