Burdens Proverbs

If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice. ~Chinese Proverbs

The burden one likes is cheerfully carried. ~ Traditional Proverb

A burden that one chooses is not felt. ~Italian Proverbs

The heaviest burden is an empty pocket. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure. ~ Jewish Proverb

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember. ~Portuguese Proverbs

A buffalo does not feel the weight of its own horns. ~Indian Proverbs

The communal donkey gets the heaviest burden. ~French Proverbs

Nothing is such a heavy burden as a secret is. ~ French Proverb

The truth is a heavy burden that few care to carry. ~ Hebrew Proverb

It is easy to bear the misfortunes of others. ~ Traditional Proverb

God sends burdens… and shoulders. ~ Yiddish Proverb

He left us and we rejoiced; then an even more unbearable person came. ~Arabian Proverbs

He who has a boss is not the master of his burden. ~ Bambara Proverb

If the mule doesn’t go to the burden, then the burden will come to the mule. ~ Tajikistani Proverb

On an empty belly every burden is heavy. ~Russian Proverbs

Bear patiently that which you suffer by your own fault. ~Dutch Proverbs

Everyone thinks his own burden heavy. ~ French Proverb

An old man in the house is a burden, but an old woman is a treasure. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The burden tames the beast. ~ French Proverb

Common grief is lighter to bear. ~ Montenegro Proverb

A sin that is confessed is less heavy to bear. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

If you are not so strong, don’t carry heavy burdens. ~ Chinese Proverb

Misfortune is easier to bear if you share it with many others. ~ Arabian Proverb

Two burdens: to Moses water, to God the world. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Quotations about Burdens

Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden. ~ Hosea Ballou

The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Respect the burden. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

None knows the weight of another’s burden. ~ George Herbert

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. ~ Charles Dickens

It’s easier traveling the road of life when I don’t have so much to carry on my back. ~ Silas Weir Mitchell

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” ~ St. Augustine

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back. ~ Phillips Brooks

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~ Samuel Smiles

Everyone carries around his own monsters. ~ Richard Pryor

All we are asked to bear we can bear. ~ Elizabeth Goudge

The Burdens of Perfection: On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-century British Literature. ~Book preview 

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