Clothes Proverbs

By | August 13, 2017

Sayings about Clothes

Clothes cover up character. ~ Jamaican Proverb

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart. ~ Russian Proverbs

Not everyone who wears spurs owns a horse. ~ Spanish Proverbs

A smart coat is a good letter of introduction. ~ Dutch Proverbs

A naked man will often laugh at someone with torn clothes. ~ Sudanese Proverbs

What itches in the daughter’s skirt, itches also in her mother’s. ~ Rwandan Proverb

Lazy people will eventually lose even their trousers. ~ Filipino Proverbs

The bride who wears four petticoats has a lot to hide. ~Iranian Proverbs

My skin is closer to me than my shirt is. ~ Basque Proverbs

A tiger wearing a bell will starve. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

If the knitter is weary the baby will have no new bonnet. ~ Irish Proverbs

What is the use of a big wide world when your shoes are too small? ~ Serbian Proverb

He who goes not into battle cannot wear a crown. ~ Italian Proverbs

My skirt with tears is always wet: I have forgotten to forget. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Don’t put golden buttons on a torn coat. ~ Albanian Proverbs

God promised me a fur coat and I’m already sweating. ~ Polish Proverbs

He who does not mend his clothes will soon have none. ~ Nigerien Proverbs

If you are wearing shoes, you don’t fear the thorns. ~ Sudanese Proverb

The devil does not always wear boots — he sometimes comes barefoot. ~ Estonian Proverb

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat. ~ New England Proverb

Tread on thorns with your shoes on. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Under a ragged coat lies wisdom. ~ Romanian Proverb

A borrowed coat does not keep one warm. ~ Egyptian Proverb

Before you buy shoes, measure your feet. ~ African Proverb

They come into the courtroom in a suit and leave with no trousers. ~ Russian Proverb

A poor dancer will be disturbed even by the hem of her skirt. ~ Polish Proverb

If someone sweats for you, you change his shirt. ~ Haitian Proverb

A thousand curses never tore a shirt. ~ Arabian Proverb

A man with trousers that are too short should wear long suspenders. ~ Jamaican Proverb

They are not all men who wear trousers. ~ Estonian Proverb

Better wear out shoes than sheets. ~ Scottish Proverb

Walk with your slippers until you can find your shoes. ~ Sicilian Proverb

The shoemaker’s shoes have no heels. ~ Iranian Proverb

Borrowed clothes are either too tight or too loose. ~ Filipino Proverb

It is better to wear out one’s shoes than one’s sheets. ~ Italian Proverb

There’s more to dancing than a pair of dancing shoes. ~ Dutch Proverb

The guest who outstays his fellow-guests loses his overcoat. ~ Chinese Proverb

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. ~ Italian Proverb

He who does not regularly put on clean socks will never get used to circus life. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not measure another man’s coat on your body. ~ Malay Proverb

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes — until I met a man who had no feet. ~ Jewish Proverb

When a man is wealthy he may wear an old cloth. ~Ghanaian Proverb

Women have long skirts and short minds. ~ Romanian Proverb

The wolf changes only his coat — not his character. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

A woman wearing trousers? What has she got hanging in there? ~ African Proverb

He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest. ~ Japanese Proverb

Kill a cow to donate shoes. ~ Hindu Proverb

The misfortune that comes into town does not wear a turban. ~ Beninese Proverb

The dog will always attack the one with torn trousers. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. ~Gaelic Proverb

If you stay at home you won’t wear out your shoes. ~ Yiddish Proverb

After a trial one party is naked and the other without a shirt. ~ Serbian Proverb

Never watch a bonfire wearing a straw coat. ~ Japanese Proverb

Never wear a brown hat in Friesland. ~ Dutch Proverb

A chicken’s head cannot wear a turban. ~ Zanzibar Proverb

As soon as a man gets new trousers, he thinks about a new wife. ~ Iranian Proverb

Never let your feet run faster than your shoes. ~ Scottish Proverb

Never show the truth naked — just in its shirt. ~ Spanish Proverb

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. ~ Irish Proverb

Those who wear pearls do not know how often the shark bites the leg of the diver. ~ African Proverb

If you don’t lift the skirt of a bride you don’t know what she wears under it. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

Wide will wear, but tight will tear. ~ Traditional Proverb

Don’t throw away your old shoes until you have a new pair. ~ German Proverb

Long skirts carry dust, but short skirts carry away souls. ~ Maltese Proverb

One cannot make a fur coat from a “Thank you.” ~ Russian Proverb

When the miller is also the mayor, there are two thieves in one pair of trousers. ~ French Proverb

Silence is a wonderful jewel for a woman but she seldom wears it. ~ Danish Proverb

In a fight the rich man tries to save his face, the poor man his coat. ~ Russian Proverb

When you are polite, the others think they are wearing flowers. ~ Japanese Proverb

The coat is quite new, only the holes are old. ~ Russian Proverb

Habit is a shirt that we wear till death. ~ Russian Proverb

He who has no shoes dances in his socks. ~ German Proverb

A custom wears a shirt of iron. ~ Czech Proverb

The wood is the poor man’s coat. ~ Estonian Proverb

It’s only the shoes that know if the stockings have holes. ~ Trinidadian Proverb

The rich man may wear old clothes. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

He who is covered with other people’s clothes is naked. ~ Tunisian Proverb

Patched trousers, healthy testicles. ~ Spanish Proverb

How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best. ~ Traditional Proverb

Sell what you have bought while the dust is still on your shoes. ~ Palestinian Proverb

The go-between wears out a thousand sandals. ~ Japanese Proverb

The coat of truth is often lined with lies. ~ Norwegian Proverb

A man who always wears his best kimono has no Sunday clothes. ~ Japanese Proverb

An old bachelor compares life with a shirt button that hangs often by a thread. ~ Chinese Proverb

There is no coat big enough to hide both poverty and drunkenness. ~ Hungarian Proverb

Black souls wear white shirts. ~ Ukranian Proverb

Before you ask a man for clothes, look at the clothes that he is wearing. ~ Beninese Proverb

He that waits for a dead man’s shoes may long go barefoot. ~ French Proverb

The prettiest of shoes makes a sorry hat. ~ Japanese Proverb

Good fortune wears a pretty dress but its underclothes do not bear investigation. ~ Russian Proverb

Saying about clothes

Quotations about Clothes

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. ~ Henry J. Kaiser

A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing. ~ Pearl Bailey

Expensive clothes are a waste of money. ~ Meryl Streep

If it requires a uniform it’s a worthless endeavor. ~ George Carlin

Walk in the shoes of a giver and you will find the pathway to joyful living. ~ Douglas M. Lawson

Clothes are fun. The designers have so much fun making them, you should have fun wearing them, too. ~ Rita Ora

Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. ~ Jerry Della Femina

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves. ~ Thomas Fuller

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The bigger a man’s head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes. ~ Henry Courtney

The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn’t look too strange in the country. ~ Sir Hardy Amies

Good clothes open all doors. ~ Thomas Fuller

Behind every successful man you’ll find a woman who has nothing to wear. ~ Harold Coffin

I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes would make you happy. ~ Coretta Scott King

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Clothes are like a gloss that sets off everything; dresser were invented more to enhance physical advantages than to veil physical defects. ~ Honore de Balzac

Clothes make the poor invisible. America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known. ~ Michael Harrington

The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers. ~ Virginia Woolf

Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect. ~ Samuel Johnson

The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers. ~ Austin O’Malley

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. ~ Oscar Wilde

When in doubt, wear red. ~ Bill Blass

I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me. ~ Mickey Rooney

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. ~ William M. Thackeray

You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity. ~ Theodore L. Cuyler

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. ~ Henry J. Kaiser

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. ~ Mark Twain

Clothes don’t tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him. ~ Author Unknown

Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear. ~ Author Unknown

We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest. ~ Georg Hegel

A rent in your clothes is a mishap, a stain on them is a vice. ~ Honore de Balzac

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes. ~ Author Unknown

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. ~ Mark Twain

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best. ~ Phineas Fletcher

True compassion is walking in the shoes of those who have no feet. ~ Jackie A. Strange

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. ~ Anatole France

Because of what’s going on with the economy, I think women are realizing that maybe they don’t need a closet full of clothes. They just need the right clothes. ~ Michael Kors

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. ~ Virginia Woolf

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away. ~ Plutarch

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The most important thing you wear is the expression on your face. ~ Author Unknown

He is to be educated not because he’s to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man. ~ William Ellery Channing

A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Dress to please yourself…. Forget you are what you wear…. Wear what you are. ~ Elizabeth Hawkes

Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer’s expectation. ~ Charles Dickens

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. ~ Henrik Ibsen

A man with a good coat upon his back meets with a better reception than he who has a bad one. ~ Samuel Johnson

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly. ~ Sir Matthew Hale

Trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable. ~ Thomas Carlyle

If a woman rebels against high-heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Death means change our clothes. Clothes become old, then time to come change. So this body become old, and then time come, take young body. ~ Dalai Lama

He’s got the whole world at his feet and he can’t find his shoes. ~ John Williamson

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

All women’s dresses, in every age and country, are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress. ~ Lin Yutang

Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads. ~ Nikolaus Lenus

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. ~ Joseph Addison

The last suit that you wear, you don’t need any pockets. ~ Wayne Dyer

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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