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To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven
- from Ecclesiastes ch3 -

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Arabian Proverb -       [sayings]     [motivational]
Four things come not back: the spoken word; the sped arrow; the past life; and the neglected opportunity.
Chinese Proverb -       [words-of-wisdom]     [family]
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you a rose.
Chinese Proverb -       [inspirational]     [positive thinking]
Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it.
Chinese Proverb -       [character education]     [philosophers/resources]
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Chinese Proverb -       [character education]     [success]
Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
Chinese Proverb -       [law-of-attraction]     [words-of-wisdom]
To listen well is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.
Chinese Proverb -       [funny]     [self-improvement]
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
English Proverb -       [intrinsic motivation]     [inspirational]
A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
English Proverb -       [goal setting]     [philosophers/resources]
A good listener is a silent flatterer.
English Proverb -       [success]     [funny]
Elbow grease is the best polish.
Eskimo Proverb -       [sayings]     [inspirational stories/poems]
May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.
Ethiopian Proverb -       [intrinsic motivation]     [law-of-attraction]
If people don't listen, let adversity teach them.
French Proverb -       [character education]     [philosophers/resources]
Between two stools, one sits on the ground.
German Proverb -       [words-of-wisdom]     [inspirational]
Great things are done more through courage than through wisdom.
German Proverb -       [goal setting]     [christian/spiritual]
Pray as though no work could help and work as though no prayer could help.
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Hindu Proverb -       [DIRECTORY of contributed pages]
True happiness consists in making others happy.
Indian Proverb -       [funny]     [self-improvement]
Listen or they tongue will keep thee deaf.
Latin Proverb -       [character education]     [family]
By learning you will teach. By teaching you wil understand.
Latin Proverb -       [Share Your Favorite Proverbs - Create-Your-Own-Page]
To industry, nothing is impossible.
New Testament -       [christian/spiritual]     [character education]
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. - Romans 12:18
New Testament -       [christian/spiritual]     [inspirational]
In your patience possess ye your souls. - Luke 21:19
New Testament -       [christian/spiritual]     [positive thinking]
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. - Ephesians 4:26
Portuguese Proverb -       [success]     [sports]
What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
Russian Proverb -       [sayings]     [inspirational stories/poems]
Every day is a messenger of God.
Spanish Proverb -       [family]     [character education]
Unshared joy is an unlighted candle.
Swedish Proverb -       [success]     [goal setting]
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.
Turkish Proverb -       [success]     [sayings]
One arrow does not bring down two birds.
Senegalese Proverb -       [christian/spiritual]     [resources]
The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.
from Ecclesiastes chapter 3 -       [Go to FULL Proverb with PDF file]
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill . . . [CONTINUE]

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