Deserts Proverbs

Sayings about Deserts, Sand & Wells

Working on the land is better than praying in the desert. ~ German Proverbs

One who sits by the well will never go thirsty.~ Malay Proverb

All sunshine makes a desert. ~ American Proverb

Any water in the desert will do. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

It is not necessary to fall into a well to know its depth.~ Traditional Proverb

The well that is most often used gives the purest water.~ Hebrew Proverb

Well water is not an enemy of spring water.~ Chinese Proverb

Do not drink from a well and throw a stone into it.~ Palestinian Proverbs

The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert. ~ Traditional Proverb

One should eat sand rather than fall to villainy. ~ Spanish Proverb

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. ~ Traditional Proverb

When you are thirsty, it’s too late to think of digging the well.~ Japanese Proverb

We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.~ Scottish Proverbs

If you want a well, only dig in one place.~ Korean Proverbs

Dig a well before you are thirsty.~ Chinese Proverb

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

Insults must be written in sand and compliments carved in stone. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Small wells are better to quench your thirst.~ French Proverb

Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into the sand. ~ Japanese Proverb

Talent without skill is like a desert without an oasis. ~ Arabian Proverbs

It’s not that the well is too deep, but rather the rope is too short.~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t demand that what you write in the Nile will be read in the desert. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

The well gives, but the bucket refuses.~ Nigerian Proverb

When the Nile knows a secret the desert will soon know it too. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

They make a desert and they call it peace. ~ Traditional Proverbs

The water can only flow thanks to the well.~ African Proverb

Pearls are worthless in the desert. ~ Indian Proverbs

Sunshine without rain makes a desert. ~ Arabian Proverb

They who dig the wells never drink from them.~ African Proverb

He who is desperate will squeeze oil out of a grain of sand. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Man is preceded by forest and followed by desert. ~ French Proverbs

If you seek well, you will find.~ Greek Proverbs

Quotations about Desrts

Saying about deserts

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. ~ Pat Conroy

Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die. ~ Gil Stern

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul. ~ Edward Counsel

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~ George Eliot Quotes

On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment. ~ Eric Cantona

There were no lies here. All fancies fled away. That’s what happened in all deserts. It was just you, and what you believed. ~ Terry Pratchett

I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. ~ Ella Maillart

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. ~ Jimi Hendrix

The desert is the theater of the human struggle of searching for God. ~ Jan Majernik

The desert is no longer a landscape, it is a pure form produced by the abstraction of all others. ~ Jean Baudrillard

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air. ~ Paul Hoffman

The desert does not mean the absence of men, it means the presence of God. ~ Carlo Carretto

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge. ~ Napoleon Hill Quotes

You can’t fight the desert… you have to ride with it. ~ Louis L’Amour

Anything built here, an unrelenting desert, was an act of sheer will imposed on territory unsuited for habitation. ~ Dave Eggers

Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority. ~ Edward Young Quotes

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand. ~ Pierre Loti

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

For, to make deserts, God, who rules mankind, Begins with kings, and ends the work by wind.~ Victor Hugo Quotes

The desert is our troubled state. It is the dwelling place of our demons. ~ Sean Caulfield

They make a desert and call it peace. ~ Tacitus Quotes

Nobody ever takes from the desert anything but aridity and monsters. ~ John Geddes

In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick. ~ Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. ~ C. S. Lewis

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert. ~ Frank Herbert

In the desert, the only god is a well. ~ Vera Nazarian

A desert is a place without expectation. ~ Nadine Gordimer

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