FRENCH PROVERBS

Standing
the Test of time – Proverbs.

A good meal ought to
begin with hunger.

He who fears to suffer,
suffers from fear.

The future is purchased
by the present.

To believe a thing
impossible is to make it so.

Don’t find fault with
what you don’t understand.

Fortune helps him that’s
willing to help himself.

Better to wear out than
to rust out.

Write injuries in sand,
kindness in marble.

Hope is the dream of a
soul awake.

Nothing is impossible for
a willing heart.

God visits us, but most
of the time we are not at home.

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

Who spits against the
wind, spits in his own face.

It is better to be a
hammer than a nail.

He is rich that owes
nothing.

Gentleness does more than
violence.


There is no such thing as
an insufficient enemy.

People always make the
wolf more formidable than he is

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

The reputation of a man
is like his shadow: it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is
sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size.

There is no pillow so
soft as a clear conscience.

Laughing is not always
the proof of a mind at ease.

It is a wise man who
lives with money in the bank, it is a fool who dies that way.

You often meet your fate
on the road you take to avoid it.

If youth but had the
knowledge and old age the strength.

A bad workman blames his
tools.

You can’t make an omelet
without breaking eggs.

A lie travels round the
world, while the truth is putting her boots on.

When a man begins to
reason, he ceases to feel.

A fault once denied, is
twice committed.

Adversity makes a man
wise.

Better to be seen alone
than in bad company.

If wishes were horse,
beggars would ride.

All is well that ends
well.

A bird in hand is worth
two in the bush.

ON LOVE

Love teaches even asses
to dance.

Love is like an
hourglass, with the heart filling up, as the brain empties – Jules Renard

Life is thickly sown with
thorns and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer
we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us – Voltaire.

Life has taught us that
love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together
in the same direction – Antione de Saint Exupery

There is only one
happiness in this life, to love and be loved – George Sand

 

French is known
as the language of love. The French are romantic and generally love to live
life to the fullest. Their words, especially in music are delightful and sure
to lift your spirits, as shown in this song I listened to as a young girl that
speaks of the purity of love … why would you not appreciate the beauty of the
world around you with music like this?  Be sure to listen to the end and enjoy.

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