A proverb is generally a short saying which contains wisdom, truth, morals. Instead of expressing in long confusing verbose sentence to advice people to do the right thing or remind others to correct their wrongdoings.

short proverbs and sayings

I prefer to use short powerful proverbs and sayings. Just a few words is suffice to get the message across. Yes, they speak less, but say more.

Let’s check out some of these short concise proverbs:

“What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals”

“Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.”

“A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.”

“Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot.”

“False friends are worse than open enemies”

“Before you can score you must first have a goal.”

“Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.”

“Every path has its puddle”

“Outside noisy, inside empty”

“Use soft words and hard arguments.”

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”

“It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.”

“He who fears something gives it power over him.”

“Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.”

“It is often the last key on the ring which opens the door”

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

“To teach is to learn twice over.”

“Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one”

“Books and friends should be few but good.”

“Examine what is said, not him who speaks.”

“One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade”

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

“Love is blind, and greed insatiable.”

“By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.”