Sayings about Curses and Cursing

Curses are like chickens; they come home to roost. ~ Greek Proverbs

Better to hear curses than to be pitied. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The crow was killed by the storm — “He died by my curse,” says the owl. ~ Indian Proverbs

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~ Chinese Proverb

If God listened to every shepherd’s curse, our sheep would all be dead. ~ Russian Proverbs

The heart of a servant that is not beaten is full of curses. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

When a fool is cursed, he thinks he is being praised. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night. ~ Chinese Proverb

A thousand curses never tore a shirt. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Cursing the weather is never good farming. ~ English Proverbs

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better be a cursed man than he who curses. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Curses are like processions: they return to whence they set out. ~ Italian Proverbs

To be able to curse once a day improves happiness and lengthens life. ~ Chinese Proverb

After taking ninety-nine years to climb a stairway, the tortoise falls and says there is a curse on haste. ~ Maltese Proverb

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him. ~ Irish Proverbs

Quotations about Curses and Cursing

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. ~ Paulo Coelho

Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We let our blessings get mouldy, and then call them curses. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows that it brings abundance to drive away hunger. ~ St. Basil

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. ~ William Arthur Ward

A curse is like a cloud–it passes. ~ Philip James Bailey

The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers. ~ J. K. Rowling

I wish my deadly foe, no worse than want of friends, and empty purse. ~ Nicholas Breton

This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Poverty makes you wise but it’s a curse. ~ Bertolt Brecht

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to a statement you wish to make. ~ John Ruskin

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. ~ Winston Churchill

Curses are, like young chickens, and still come home to roost! ~ Lord Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. ~ William E. Gladstone

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. ~ William Shakespeare

Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain. ~ Edmund Waller

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. ~ William Blake

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity: one or more persons, a place, or an object.


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