Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa Who knows most, knows least.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Simplistic Old Proverb quotations
It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth (In Vino Veritas).
Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people seek it.
The most difficult battles in life are those we fight within. - Old Chinese Proverb
The old Lie:Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
There is no fool like an old fool.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
You can lead a bureaucrat to water, but you can't make him think.
If there is any truth to the old proverb that "one who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client," the Court now bestows a constitutional right on one to make a fool of himself.
Like, according to the old proverb, naturally goes with like.
An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb
There is an old Arabic proverb, 'When the king puts the poet on his payroll, he cuts off the tongue of the poet', so throughout the ages, people in power have liked to control music, they used to throw songwriters in jail throughout history, and were assassinated.
There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art.
There is an age-old proverb that really does hold true in every area of life - in relations between nations and right down to the most subtle and sophisticated or must unstable and unsophisticated relations between lovers - and it is this: they took "kindness" for "weakness."
America is not fighting to win a war.
We are fighting to give an application to an old Greek proverb, which is that the purpose of war is not to annihilate an enemy but to get him to mend his ways. And we are confident we can get the enemy to mend his.
As the old proverb says: "Well-fed horses don't rampage.
Believe! An old Latin proverb reads: "Believe that you have it and you have it."
Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. - Aeschylus Time is the wisest counselor of all.
Every search begins with beginner's luck.
And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.
Zen is the enemy of analysis, the friend of intuition.
The Zen artist understands the ends of his art intuitively, and the last thing he would do is create categories; the avowed purpose of Zen is to eliminate categories! The true Zen-man holds to the old Taoist proverb, Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool
I believe that patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, You cant know where youre going if you dont know where youve been. For me, history is like that. When you take history and combine it with myth, then you get mystery.
I've always subscribed to an old Chinese proverb that the palest ink is better than the best memory.
The old Indian proverb holds true. Once you've cut off a person's nose, there's no point in giving him a rose to smell.
There's no fool like an old fool --- you can't beat experience.
There's an old Celtic proverb that I follow: See much, study much, suffer much is the path to wisdom.
Once the concentration camps and the hell-holes of the world were in darkness.
Now they are lit by the light of the Amnesty candle; the candle in barbed wire. When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: 'Better light a candle than curse the darkness.'
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
There's an old African proverb that says "If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together." We have to go far - quickly. And that means we have to quickly find a way to change the world's consciousness about exactly what we're facing, and why we have to work to solve it.
Take the dead from the dead, the old proverb said; only a corpse may speak true prophecy.
The old Chinese proverb springs to mind - No pain, no gain.
There is also an old proverb, that they who pay much attention to the body generally neglect the soul.
There's an old proverb that says the Russian bear never dies, it just hibernates and the truth of the matter is the weak and feckless policy of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has awakened an aggression in Russia that first appeared few years ago with their move in Georgia, now their move into Crimea, now their move into the wider Middle East and all the while, all we do is fold our arms and say we're not having talks anymore.
Those that cannot produce ideas often speak with the old proverbs!