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French Proverb Quotes

Sayings of French Origin

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

Category: Action

None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.

Category: Arrogance

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

Category: Beauty

To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.

Category: Belief

The man who has nothing to do is always the busiest.

Category: Busyness

Don't dance on a volcano.

Category: Caution

He who is near the Church is often far from God.

Category: Churches

A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.

Category: Conflict

What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

Category: Contentment

By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.

Category: Correction

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Category: Crime And Criminals

Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.

Category: Crime And Criminals

Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.

Category: Destiny

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.

Category: Destiny