Sayings about Building

An hour may destroy what an age was building. ~ English Proverbs

A talkative bird will not build a nest. ~ West African Proverb

Men don’t build on strange ground. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Don’t build a new ship out of old wood. ~ Chinese Proverbs

God gave us hands but He doesn’t build bridges with them. ~ German Proverbs

It takes time to build castles. ~ Irish Proverbs

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it. ~ Indian Proverbs

You cannot build a house for last year’s summer. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

It is easier to pull down than to build up. ~ Latin Proverbs

He who builds by the roadside has many surveyors. ~ Italian Proverb

He is not a full man who does not own a piece of land. ~ Hebrew Proverb

building of sand falls as you build it. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

Before you build a house you have to dig a pit. ~ Tamil Proverbs

With money you can build a road in the sea. ~ Maltese Proverbs

He who builds and he who marries are never safe. ~ Swedish Proverbs

When a Bulgar gets rich he builds himself another house. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

When building a house, don’t measure the timbers in the forest. ~ Liberian Proverbs

The scholar builds the cities, the woman knocks them down. ~ Chinese Proverb

You cannot build a wall with one stone. ~ Russian Proverbs

Catch the bird before you build a cage. ~ Georgian Proverb

He who wants to build high must dig deep. ~ Mongolian Proverb

Slowly but surely the bird builds his nest. ~ Dutch Proverb

To have saved one human life is worth more than to build a pagoda with seven stories. ~ Chinese Proverb

Singing birds don’t build nests. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail? ~ Rwandan Proverb

A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as a hollow building echoes all sounds. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who builds to every man’s advice will have a crooked house. ~ Danish Proverb

You can stop a bird from flying over you, but you can’t stop it building a nest. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Every wise woman builds her house: but the fool plucks it down with her hands. ~ Bible

One generation builds the street on which the next will walk. ~ Chinese Proverb

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you cannot build a town, build a heart. ~ Kurdish Proverb

building without foundation is soon demolished. ~ Turkish Proverb

Where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel. ~ German Proverb

To preserve friendship, one must build walls. ~ Italian Proverb

Time builds castles, and time destroys them. ~ Serbian Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. ~ English Proverb

Build a golden bridge for the fleeing enemy. ~ French Proverb

Conservation of Historic Buildings. ~ Book

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