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202 Proverbs about Earth



1. Folks say there is a lack of four sorts of people on earth: of priests, else one would not have six or seven benefices; of gentleman, else every boor would not want to be a squire; of whores, else married women and nuns would not carry on the trade; of Jews, else Christians would not practise usury.. German Proverb. Folks say there is a lack of four sorts of people on earth: of priests, else one would not have six or seven benefices; of gentleman, else every boor would not want to be a squire; of whores, else married women and nuns would not carry on the trade; of Jews, else Christians would not practise usury.
German Proverb

2. It is easier to build two hearths than always to keep fire on one.. German Proverb. It is easier to build two hearths than always to keep fire on one.
German Proverb

3. Many who build castles in the air cannot build a hut on earth.. German Proverb. Many who build castles in the air cannot build a hut on earth.
German Proverb

4. Looking up we are not ashamed in the presence of heaven, nor bowing down are we ashamed in the presence of earth.. Japanese Proverb. Looking up we are not ashamed in the presence of heaven, nor bowing down are we ashamed in the presence of earth.
Japanese Proverb

5. Earthquakes, thunderbolts, fires, fathers.. Japanese Proverb. Earthquakes, thunderbolts, fires, fathers.
Japanese Proverb

6. Poetry moves heaven and earth.. Japanese Proverb. Poetry moves heaven and earth.
Japanese Proverb

7. If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.. Jewish Proverb. If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb

8. Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.. Chinese Proverb. Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
Chinese Proverb

9. For each man produced by heaven, earth provides a grave.. Chinese Proverb. For each man produced by heaven, earth provides a grave.
Chinese Proverb

10. He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.. Chinese Proverb. He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.
Chinese Proverb

11. The earth offers you a grave everywhere.. Chinese Proverb. The earth offers you a grave everywhere.
Chinese Proverb

12. The man is heaven and earth in miniature.. Chinese Proverb. The man is heaven and earth in miniature.
Chinese Proverb

13. Cheat the earth and the earth will cheat you.. Chinese Proverb. Cheat the earth and the earth will cheat you.
Chinese Proverb

14. Enough shovels of earth make a mountain, enough pails of water a river.. Chinese Proverb. Enough shovels of earth make a mountain, enough pails of water a river.
Chinese Proverb

15. Man is heaven and earth in miniature.. Chinese Proverb. Man is heaven and earth in miniature.
Chinese Proverb

16. If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.. Chinese Proverb. If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.
Chinese Proverb

17. Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave.. Chinese Proverb. Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave.
Chinese Proverb

18. The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.. Chinese Proverb. The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.
Chinese Proverb

19. A weir close to completion left undone due to the shortage of a basket of earth.. Chinese Proverb. A weir close to completion left undone due to the shortage of a basket of earth.
Chinese Proverb

20. One more good man on earth is better than an extra angel in heaven.. Chinese Proverb. One more good man on earth is better than an extra angel in heaven.
Chinese Proverb

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