The Quote Garden
 “I dig old books.”
 Est. 1998




Home      Search      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy


Proverbial Relations



Experience is the father, and memory the mother of wisdom. ~Proverb


Health and cheerfulness are brothers. ~Proverbs, William Hardcastle Browne, 1900


Take-it-easy and Live-long are brothers. ~German proverb


Jealousy and love are sisters. ~Russian proverb


Night is the mother of counsels. ~English proverb


Gratitude is the mother of the virtues. ~Cicero


Ingratitude is the daughter of pride. ~Spanish proverb, Miguel de Cervantes


Innocence and ignorance are sisters. ~Proverb


Be father to virtue, but father-in-law to vice. ~Proverb


Our Vices and Virtues couple with one another, and get Children that resemble both their Parents. ~George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax


Patience is sister to meekness, and humility is its mother. ~Proverb


Death and Sleepe have both one mother,
Sleepe makes Death a younger brother...
~Witts New Dyall: or, A Schollers Prize, 1604


Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. ~Roger von Oech, creativethink.com


Want is the mother of industry. ~French proverb


Industry is the parent of fortune. ~German proverb


Trade is the mother of money. ~English proverb


Sloth is the mother of poverty. ~American proverb


Poverty is the sister of a sound mind. ~German proverb


Borrowing is the mother of trouble. ~Hebrew proverb


Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty. ~Samuel Johnson


The thrift habit is a sister to a good many other beautiful habits. ~Elbert Hubbard, Loyalty in Business, 1921


Diligence is the mother of good fortune. ~Spanish proverb, Miguel de Cervantes


God has use for Reason but He has not made her the sister of Charity... ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d’un enfant du siècle, 1836, translated from French by Kendall Warren


Despair is the offspring of fear and impatience. ~Proverb


Here's to Hope! — the child of Care,
And pretty sister of Despair,
Here's hoping that Hope's children shan't
Take after their Grandma or Aunt!
~Oliver Herford, c. 1903


Faith is brother to despair. ~Proverbs, William Hardcastle Browne, 1900


Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. ~Khalil Gibran


Gratitude and Faith are brothers, and their children — optimism and enthusiasm — are first cousins. ~William Arthur Ward, Thoughts of a Christian Optimist, 1968


Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which... ~Algernon Charles Swinburne, "The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell," 1880


The heart and the gut are siblings. ~Terri Guillemets


Peace is the father of friendship. ~African proverb


Contentment is the more serene brother of Happiness. ~Terri Guillemets


Joy is the child of service.
Friendship is the heir of concern.
Improvement is the son of discontent.
Achievement is the progeny of effort.
Success is the offspring of preparation.
~William Arthur Ward, Thoughts of a Christian Optimist, 1968


Humour and disillusionment are twin sisters. ~Stephen Leacock, The Garden of Folly, 1924


Fear is the parent of cruelty. ~James Anthony Froude


Cruelty and fear are brothers. ~William Hardcastle Browne's Proverbs, 1900


Fear, indeed, is the mother of foresight... ~Henry Taylor


Fear and courage are brothers. ~Terri Guillemets


Reality is always the dowdy sister to Fancy. ~Dr. Idel Dreimer


Beauty's sister is vanity, and its daughter lust. ~Author unknown


Beauty and folly are sisters. ~German proverb


Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly. ~Proverb, quoted by Robert Christy, 1800s


Fanaticism is the offspring of false zeal and superstition, the father of intolerance and persecution... ~Proverbs, William Hardcastle Browne, 1900


Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the foolish daughter of a wise mother. ~Voltaire (1694–1778), translated from the French by T. Smollett, T. Franklin, et al., 1764


The printing press is the mother of errors. ~Italian proverb


Gaming is the son of avarice and the father of despair. ~French proverb


The Child is father of the Man... ~William Wordsworth, 1804


Every man is the son of his actions. ~Spanish proverb


Variety is the mother of Enjoyment. ~Benjamin Disraeli


Trust is the mother of deceit. ~English proverb


Idleness is the mother of vice. ~Spanish proverb


So runs the genealogy of many another sin:  idleness is usually the grandfather of the crime, whatever the father might be. ~C. H. Spurgeon


Can and Will are cousins, dear,
      Who never trust to luck;
Can is the child of Energy
      And Will the child of Pluck.
Can't and Won't are cousins, too,
      They are always out of work;
For Can't is son of Never Try
      And Won't is son of Shirk.
In choosing your companions, dear,
      Select both Will and Can;
But turn aside from Can't and Won't,
      If you would be a man.
~Rufus C. Landon, "Family History," 1898


A boaster and a liar are cousins. ~German proverb


Flattery is the prolific parent of falsehood. ~Edward Gibbon


Indolence is the mother of misery. ~Galen, as quoted by Edward Parsons Day


Gluttony is the parent of disease. ~Proverbs, William Hardcastle Browne, 1900


Truth is the daughter of Time. ~Aulus Gellius


Silence is the parent of wise thoughts, — the mark of a well composed mind. ~John Hunt, 1771


"Where little is done, little is said," observed Sheikh Hassan, "and Silence is the mother of Truth..." ~Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred, 1847


Truth and dreams are twins. ~Austin O'Malley, Keystones of Thought, 1914


...O war, thou son of hell,
Whom angry heavens do make their minister
Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part
Hot coals of vengeance!...
~William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, c.1590  [V, 2, Young Clifford]


The sword is brother to the olive wreath. ~Hindustan proverb





Home      Search      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy




Page Information:
Original post date 2007 Jul 3
1st major revision 2017 May 5
Last saved 2021 Sep 10 Fri 14:37 PDT
www.quotegarden.com/quotestudy-proverbial-relations.html