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German Proverbs

To change and to change for the better are two different things.
German Proverb

An old man loved is a winter with flowers.
German Proverb

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
German Proverb

A clean mouth and an honest hand 
Will take a man through any land. 
German Proverb

He who cannot doubt, is a stupid man.
German Proverb

Old love does not rust.
German Proverb

Age counsels, youth acts.
German Proverb

He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind.
German Proverb

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
German Proverb

Envy eats nothing but its own heart.
German Proverb

A teacher is better than two books.
German Proverb

When a man is happy, he does not hear the clock strike.
German Proverb

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
German Proverb

People show their character by what they laugh at.
German Proverb

To bury grief plant a seed.
German Proverb

Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
German Proverb

He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief.
German Proverb

The old forget, the young don't know.
German Proverb

Other countries, other customs.
German Proverb

Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors.
German Proverb

To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.
German Proverb

Silence is a fence around wisdom.
German Proverb

Fear lends wings.
German Proverb

The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.
German Proverb

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
German Proverb

He who prizes little things is worthy of great ones.
German Proverb

No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck.
German Proverb

From hurts and harms one becomes wiser.
German Proverb

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb

He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.
German Proverb

The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.
German Proverb

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
German Proverb

The eyes believe themselves the ears believe other people.
German Proverb

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
German Proverb

There is sunshine after every rainfall.
German Proverb

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.
German Proverb

Better one-eyed than blind.
German Proverb

It's not that age brings childhood back again, Age merely shows what children we remain.
German Proverb

Better an honest enemy than a false friend.
German Proverb

He who teaches children learns more than they do.
German Proverb

If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.
German Proverb

He who conquers his anger has conquered an enemy.
German Proverb

It's not healthy to swallow books without chewing.
German Proverb

The healthy does not know how rich he is.
German Proverb

If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror.
German Proverb

Never give advice unless asked.
German Proverb

The bone doesn't come to the dog, but the dog goes to the bone.
German Proverb

He who teaches children learns more than they do.
German Proverb

Proverbs are like butterflies; some are caught and some fly away.
German Proverb

A hedge between keeps friendship green.
German Proverb


 
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