What's the difference in a wise man and an ignorant man

Home Builder with Long Island Cash Home Buyer

Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs".

Pearls don't lie on the seashore - if you want one, you must dive for it.  African Proverb

If you think education is expensive try ignorance. African Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.- Chinese Proverb 

Dig the well before you are thirsty. Chinese Proverb

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. Chinese Proverb

When the student is ready the teacher will come. Buddist Proverb

If you don't have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over. Russian Proverb

There's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse.  Irish Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japenese Proverb

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. - French Proverb

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. Italian Proverb

Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. Proverbs 13:20


I always thought Proverbs were only found in the Bible.

I enjoyed putting this collection together and will be sharing more of them with you in the future. Hope you enjoyed them and welcome your comments.

Comments (2)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon Beth,

I love this one,

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.- Chinese Proverb 

Jan 20, 2022 09:21 AM
Beth and Richard Witt

As do I... and we sure see the truth of that proverb in the world we are living in...

Jan 20, 2022 09:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Beth - thanks so much for sharing the proverbs.  I have heard several before.

Jan 20, 2022 02:43 PM