Bread Proverbs


Sayings about Bread

You can’t fill your belly painting pictures of bread. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Make bread while the oven is hot. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Never fall out with your bread and butter. ~ English Proverbs

If fools ate no bread, corn would be cheap. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Love is like butter — it’s good with bread. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A piece of bread in your pocket is better than a feather in your hat. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Give me, Lord, my daily bread, I will get my own brandy. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Make do with bread and butter until God can bring you jam. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Avoid those who don’t like bread and children. ~ Swiss Proverbs

If someone hits you with a stone, hit him with bread; your bread will return to you and his stone will return to him. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

Bread is the staff of life. ~ Traditional Proverb

Bread and wine start a banquet. ~ French Proverbs

It is bread that keeps one warm, not fur. ~ Russian Proverbs

With bread and wine you can walk your road ~ Spanish Proverb

Check before you bite if it is bread or a stone. ~ Croatian Proverbs

If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily. ~ Chinese Proverb

The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

God gave teeth; He will give bread. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

Cheese and bread make the cheeks red. ~ German Proverbs

A day without bread lasts long. ~ Spanish Proverb

If the bread in the oven is a failure you lose a week; if the harvest is a failure you lose a year; if marriage is a failure then you lose a life.~ Estonian Proverb

Better to have bread and an onion with peace than stuffed fowl with strife. ~ Arabian Proverb

The God who gave us teeth will also give us bread. ~ Czech Proverbs

Look for cake, and lose your bread. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Better bread in the basket than a feather in your cap. ~ French Proverb

When I eat your bread, I sing your song. ~ German Proverb

Half a loaf is better than no bread. ~ Traditional Proverb

Begged bread has a hard crust. ~ German Proverb

Who gives the bread lays down the authority. ~ Spanish Proverb

If there’s no bread, cakes are very good. ~ Spanish Proverb

Bread and salt never quarrel. ~ Russian Proverb

To offer friendship to one who is looking for love, is like giving bread to someone dying of thirst. ~ Spanish Proverb

A priest blesses his own bread first. ~ Greek Proverb

It is hard to pay for bread that has already been eaten. ~ Danish Proverbs

Black soil produces white bread. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

A young wife, new bread, and green wood devastate a house. ~ Dutch Proverb

I sing the song of the person whose bread I eat. ~ French Proverb

Where God gives hard bread He also gives sharp teeth. ~ German Proverb

Rather a piece of bread with a happy heart than wealth with grief. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Another man’s bread will not fill your belly. ~ Arabian Proverb

No one will give a pauper bread, but everybody will give him advice. ~ Armenian Proverbs

It is a long day, a day without bread. ~ French Proverb

The best advice one can give to the hungry is bread. ~ Italian Proverb

When you have only two dollars left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a rose with the other. ~ Chinese Proverb

Even the thinnsest piece of meat will happily marry a piece of bread. ~ Turkish Proverb

There is no old bread that cannot find its cheese. ~ French Proverb

Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it. ~ Moroccan Proverb

The man of many trades begs his bread on Sunday. ~ Romanian Proverb

Foreign bread is good for your son. ~ Mexican Proverb

Long fasting doesn’t save bread. ~ Dutch Proverb

Borrowed bread lies heavy on the stomach. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

With a piece of bread in your hand you’ll find paradise under a pine tree. ~ Russian Proverb

Men were born with bread in their hands women were born with empty hands. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Speak plain — call bread bread, and wine wine. ~ Mexican Proverb

Once you’ve cut the bread, you cannot put it together again. ~ Latvian Proverb

Better dry bread in peacetime than meat in wartime. ~ Hungarian Proverb

Don’t praise the bread that is not out of the oven. ~ Danish Proverb

To a starving man bread is sweeter than honey. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Favorite saying about bread

Quotations about Bread

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ~ Erma Bombeck

The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation. ~Martin H. Fischer

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~ John Muir

Feriendship is th bread of the heart. ~ Mary Russell Mitford

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. ~ Richard Wright

Health and appetite impart the sweetness to sugar, bread, and meat ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second. ~ Edward Bellamy

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Hope is the poor man’s bread. ~Gary Herbert

Where our bread is concerned, it is a material matter. Where our neighbor’s bread is concerned, it is a spiritual matter. ~ I.D. Douglas

One may live without bread, not without roses. ~ Jean Richepin

Two things only the people anxiously desire – bread and circuses. ~ Juvenal

Some people who cast their bread upon the waters expect it to return as French toast. ~ Author Unknown

Man lives for science as well as bread. ~ William James

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” ~ Bible

The question of bread for myself is a material question, but the question of bread for my neighbor is a spiritual question ~ Nikolai Bordyaev

Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book. ~ John Ruskin

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~ Koran

I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. ~ Katherine Cebrian

Eaten bread is soon forgotten. ~ Thomas Fuller

He fed his spirit with the bread of books. ~ Edwin Markham

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. ~ Bible

Man shall not live by bread alone. ~ Bible

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

All sorrows are less with bread. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. ~ Georges Bernanos

Oh, God! That bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap! ~ Thomas Hood

The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work. ~ John Ruskin

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee. ~ Burt Lancaster

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