692 Proverbs about Want / Page 3
41. A miser is ever in want.
42. If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.
43. Economize now or suffer want later.
44. Our needs are few but our wants increase with our possessions.
45. If you want to know someone's character, look at the friends he keeps.
46. If you do not want anyone to know, do not do it.
47. Don't want others to know what you have done? Better not have done it anyway.
48. A man's greed is like a snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
49. The trees want to remain quiet, but the wind will not stop.
50. If you want to find out about the road ahead, then ask about it from those coming back.
51. If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future -- look into your present actions.
52. If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
53. If you want to avoid being cheated, ask for prices at three different stores.
54. If you want your children to have a peaceful life, let them suffer a little hunger and a little coldness.
55. If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
56. If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked. If you want an audience, start a fight.
57. A hasty man never wants woe.
58. Covet wealth, and want it; don't, and luck will grant it.
59. If you want an audience, start a fight.
60. Want a thing long enough, and you don't.
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