The List of World Proverbs

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56 Proverbs about Distance



1. Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.. Indian Proverb. Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
Indian Proverb

2. Don't run too far, you will have to return the same distance.. French Proverb. Don't run too far, you will have to return the same distance.
French Proverb

3. Distance lends enchantment to the view.. German Proverb. Distance lends enchantment to the view.
German Proverb

4. Old people see best in the distance.. German Proverb. Old people see best in the distance.
German Proverb

5. Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.. Greek Proverb. Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
Greek Proverb

6. Who takes a lion at a distance fears a mole present.. Italian Proverb. Who takes a lion at a distance fears a mole present.
Italian Proverb

7. Respect is greater from a distance.. Latin Proverb. Respect is greater from a distance.
Latin Proverb

8. You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.. Rwandan Proverb. You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.
Rwandan Proverb

9. There is some distance between Peter and Peter.. Spanish Proverb. There is some distance between Peter and Peter.
Spanish Proverb

10. Between saying and doing there is a great distance.. Danish Proverb. Between saying and doing there is a great distance.
Danish Proverb

11. Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand.. Dutch Proverb. Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand.
Dutch Proverb

12. Distance tests a horse's strength; time reveals a marls character.. Chinese Proverb. Distance tests a horse's strength; time reveals a marls character.
Chinese Proverb

13. Over a distance of a thousand miles only humanity works, not power.. Chinese Proverb. Over a distance of a thousand miles only humanity works, not power.
Chinese Proverb

14. Respect spiritual beings but keep your distance.. Chinese Proverb. Respect spiritual beings but keep your distance.
Chinese Proverb

15. When traveling do not calculate the distance, at dinner don't think of how much.. Chinese Proverb. When traveling do not calculate the distance, at dinner don't think of how much.
Chinese Proverb

16. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.. English Proverb. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
English Proverb

17. A smile shortens the distance.. French Proverb. A smile shortens the distance.
French Proverb

18. Distance is disaffection.. Arabic Proverb. Distance is disaffection.
Arabic Proverb

19. Slander is more deadly than weapons; weapons wound from close range, slander hurts from a distance.. Hebrew Proverb. Slander is more deadly than weapons; weapons wound from close range, slander hurts from a distance.
Hebrew Proverb

20. The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.. Mongolian Proverb. The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.
Mongolian Proverb

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