Driving Proverbs

Sayings about Cars & Driving

You can’t drive straight on a twisting lane. ~ Russian Proverb

A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense. ~ American Proverbs

The camel and his driver — each has his own plan. ~ African Proverb

A mule driver is not aware of the stink of his animals. ~ Yemeni Proverbs

A lawyer and a wagon wheel must be well greased.~ German Proverb

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A wheel that turns gathers no rust. ~ Greek Proverbs

He who rides upon an ass cannot help but smell its gas!~ African Proverb

An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Badly oiled wheels will squeak. ~ Russian Proverbs

Before God and the bus driver we are all equal. ~ German Proverbs

A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt.~ Italian Proverbs

Your wife and your wheelbarrow — lend them to no one. ~ Luxembourg Proverbs

Needs must when the devil drives. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Driving

Saying about driving

Cars are like rolling diaries, metal and plastic and paint tableaux of the last ten years of their drivers’ lives … every dent, every drooping slice of chrome, has a story behind it. ~ Jim Atkinson

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. ~ Omar Nelson Bradley

As we drive down the freeways, we see the new cars, but not the massive new-car loans that enslave their drivers to the banks. ~ Gerry Spence

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. ~ Dudley Moore

The problem with drinking and driving is the mourning after. ~ Author Unknown

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane. ~ Author Unknown

Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. ~Author Unknown

We aren’t addicted to oil, but our cars are. ~ James Woolsey

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. ~John Updike

Two-hundred forty horsepower isn’t enough to move me anymore. Enough to move my body, yes, but not my soul. ~ S.A. Sachs

The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option … they will become a necessity. ~ Fujio Cho

Fuel cells create a better automobile that’s 50 percent more energy-efficient overall and sustainable from energy and safety perspectives. ~ Larry Burns

If you’re smart and you care about life, you’ll take driving seriously. ~ Victoria Justice

Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments. ~ Erma Bombeck

Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due. ~Author Unknown

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.~ Warren Buffett

Driving is better than walking, because hitting is better than being hit. ~ Jarod Kintz

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. ~ Oscar Wilde

Life is too short for traffic. ~ Dan Bellack

The problem with traffic is that the people of today are driving the cars of tomorrow on the roads of yesterday. ~ Bob Talbert

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. ~ Elwyn Brooks White

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive. ~Author Unknown

Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do. ~ Elon Musk

Some men take good care of a car; others treat it like one of the family. ~ Evan Esar

When you step on the brakes your life is in your foot’s hands. ~ George Carlin

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein

Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus. ~ Francoise Sagan

Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.~ John Madden

In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car. ~ Lawrence Summers

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough. ~ Ayrton Senna

The driver is safer when the roads are dry; the roads are safer when the driver is dry. ~ Author Unknown

A man must drive his energy, not be driven by it. ~ William Frederick Book

Automobiles are not ferocious…. it is man who is to be feared. ~Robbins B. Stoeckel

Cars are to the landscape what television sets are to interior decor–an unattractive necessity. For better or for worse, our lives are structured around these machines. ~ Mary Riley Smith

A driver reaches a destination by driving on that road, not by laying back to enjoy the view. ~ Nabil N. Jamal

Take it easy driving – the life you save may be mine. ~ James Dean

I am emotional about engines, if you hurt my car, you hurt my heart. ~ Amit Kalantri

Until you’ve learned to drive, you’ve never really learned how to swear. ~ Robert Paul

If you give some men an inch, they’ll park a foreign sports car in it. ~ Evan Esar

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. ~ Roger Bannister

Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.~ Earl Wilson

Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go. ~ Fabrice Muamba

Give a man a car of his own and he leaves humility and common sense behind him in the garage. ~ John Le Carré

Perhaps people, and kids especially, are spoiled today, because all the kids today have cars, it seems. When I was young you were lucky to have a bike. ~ James Cagney

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Anything that reduces fuel consumption and cuts down on greenhouse gasses is good news. ~ Norman Foster

He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat. ~ Max Beaverbrook

Regardless of what our national credit rating is, people will always want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, fuel for their cars, and clothes on their backs. ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car. ~ Author Unknown

The car, the furniture, the wife, the children–everything had to be disposable. Because you see, the main thing today is shopping. ~ Arthur Miller

Fuel prices are at the center of our lives. They affect our ability to travel, stay warm, and feed ourselves. ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon. ~ Tim Allen

No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond. ~ Richard Hammond

Fast cars like Porsches and Ferraris – they are things of beauty. ~ Rod Stewart

Nothing ages your car as much as the sight of your neighbor’s new one. ~ Evan Esar

In the United States every man is entitled to life, liberty and a car in which to pursue happiness. ~ Evan Esar

There are three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars. ~ Mario Lopez

I’m all about sharing the road with other drivers—as long as they use the part that’s behind me. ~Author Unknown

The car was invented as a convenient place to sit out traffic jams. ~ Evan Esar

No matter what sort of car you are driving or how fast you drive, we all meet behind the same red light. ~ Moe Cidaly

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~ Mac McCleary

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. ~Author Unknown

The car has become… an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete. ~ Marshall McLuhan

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. ~ Doug Larson

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming. ~ Mitch Hedberg

A merry companion is as good as a wagon. ~ John Lyly

Each year it seems to take less time to fly across the ocean and longer to drive to work. ~Author Unknown

Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation. ~ Carlos Ghosn

Cars come in three dimensions: height, width and debt. ~ Evan Esar

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road. ~ Amit Kalantri

Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another. ~ Bill Gates

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key. ~Edward Abbey

Cars are the ultimate symbol of freedom, independence and individualism. They offer the freedom to “go anywhere,” whenever it suits and with whom one chooses. ~ Sarah Redshaw

The cars we drive say a lot about us. ~ Alexandra Paul

Life is only a fast lane if you get into a lane and drive fast. ~ Nikhil Rao and Katherine Reiter

Hitch your wagon to a star, keep your seat, and there you are. ~ Author Unknown

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. ~ Isak Dinesen

If being the biggest company was a guarantee of success, we’d all be using IBM computers and driving GM cars. ~ James Surowiecki

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ~ Erma Bombeck

Have fun, be active. Ride a bike instead of driving, for example. ~ Dan Buettner

Drive now. Text later. ~ Author Unknown

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. ~ E. L. Doctorow

Once the automobile appeared you could have predicted that it would destroy as many people as it did. ~ Ray Bradbury

We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation. ~ Donella Meadows

In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We’ve got to get people out of their cars, out of those drive-thru windows, get them walking, get them in parks and get them more active. ~ Mick Cornett

The middle of the road is where the white line is — and that’s the worst place to drive. ~ Robert Frost

Stealing a man’s wife, that’s nothing, but stealing his car, that’s larceny. ~ James Cain

Remember the street car cannot turn out. ~Charles M. Hayes

The most exasperating car trouble is when the engine won’t start and the payments won’t stop. ~ Evan Esar

It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself. ~ Dale Earnhardt

A business like an automobile has to be driven, in order to get results. ~ B. C. Forbes

The elderly don’t drive that badly; they’re just the only ones with time to do the speed limit. ~ Jason Love

I love to travel, but hate to arrive. ~ Albert Einstein

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