The List of World Proverbs

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1118 Proverbs about Self



1. Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.. Welsh Proverb. Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
Welsh Proverb

2. If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.. Spanish Proverb. If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
Spanish Proverb

3. The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.. Chinese Proverb. The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.
Chinese Proverb

4. Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.. Chinese Proverb. Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb

5. A man is as old as he feels himself to be.. English Proverb. A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
English Proverb

6. A man's worst enemies can't wish on him what he can think up himself.. Yiddish proverb. A man's worst enemies can't wish on him what he can think up himself.
Yiddish proverb

7. Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.. African Proverb. Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.
African Proverb

8. Each bird loves to hear himself sing.. Arapaho Proverb. Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
Arapaho Proverb

9. First mend yourself, and then mend others.. Jewish Proverb. First mend yourself, and then mend others.
Jewish Proverb

10. God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.. African Proverb. God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.
African Proverb

11. He is most cheated who cheats himself.. Danish Proverb. He is most cheated who cheats himself.
Danish Proverb

12. He that plants trees loves others besides himself.. English Proverb. He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
English Proverb

13. If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself.. Irish Proverb. If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself.
Irish Proverb

14. If you don't have a plan for yourself, you'll be a part of someone else's.. American Proverb. If you don't have a plan for yourself, you'll be a part of someone else's.
American Proverb

15. If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself.. American Proverb. If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself.
American Proverb

16. A barber does not shave himself.. African Proverb. A barber does not shave himself.
African Proverb

17. A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.. American Proverb. A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
American Proverb

18. One hand for oneself and one for the ship.. Arabic Proverb. One hand for oneself and one for the ship.
Arabic Proverb

19. A man must despise himself before others will.. Chinese Proverb. A man must despise himself before others will.
Chinese Proverb

20. A man must make himself despicable before he is despised by others.. Chinese Proverb. A man must make himself despicable before he is despised by others.
Chinese Proverb

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