Favors Proverbs

Sayings about Favors

Forget the favors you have given; remember those received. ~ Chinese Proverb

To receive a favor is to sell one’s liberty. ~ Japanese Proverbs

To ask a favor from a miser is like trying to make a hole in water. ~ Armenian Proverbs

He who accepts favors, pawns his freedom. ~ Slovak Proverbs

One finds little ingratitude so long as one is in a position to grant favors. ~ French Proverbs

The plant God favors will grow even without rain. ~ African Proverb

Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid. ~ Latin Proverbs

He who asks the fewest favors is the best received. ~ Spanish Proverbs

A favor to come is better than a hundred received. ~ Italian Proverbs

Never ask a favor of someone till they have had their dinner. ~ Traditional Proverb

Do me a favor during the rainy season, and I shall do the same for you during the dry season. ~ African Proverb

The first favor is a favor, the second an obligation. ~ Chinese Proverb

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Quotations about Favors

To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty. ~ Author Unknown

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves. ~ Eric Hoffer

Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. ~ Mark Twain

Fortune favors the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur

Venus favors the bold. ~ Ovid

Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do. ~ William Hazlitt

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. ~ Aristotle

Every time you do a favor for a constituent, you make nine enemies and one ingrate. ~ James Michael Curley

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond. ~ Ausonius

How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful. ~ Robert Burns

To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just. ~ Author Unknown

Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. ~ Thucydides

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all. ~ Publilius Syrus

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor. ~ William Hazlitt

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much. ~ Horace

Fortune favors the audacious. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. ~ P. T. Barnum

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them. ~ Publilius Syrus

Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ~ Mark Twain

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor. ~ Publilius Syrus

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor. ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle

Great cooking favors the prepared hands. ~ Jacques Pepin

It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

A favor well bestowed is almost as great an honor to him who confers it as to him who receives it. ~ Sir Richard Steele

Fortune favors the brave. ~ Terence

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