Greeting Proverbs

Sayings about Greetings

The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting. ~ Greek Proverbs

He who is not drunk on a Sunday is not worth a greeting on Monday. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Greet one another with a holy kiss. ~ Bible

Greet everyone cordially when you don’t know who your in-laws are going to be. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

In this world I greet my oldest survivor — the earth. ~ New Zealander Proverbs

Never greet a stranger in the night, for he may be a demon. ~ Talmud

Quotations about Greetings

Whoever approaches me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it. ~ Mishkat Al-massabaih

Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me. ~ Zig Ziglar

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~ John Muir

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way. ~ Morihei Ueshiba

Trouble will come soon enough, and when he does come receive him as pleasantly as possible. The more amiably you greet him, the sooner he will go away. ~ Artemus Ward

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There is an invisible garment woven around us from our earliest years; it is made of the way we eat, the way we walk, the way we greet people. ~ Jean Giraudoux

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate. ~ O. Henry

Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. ~ Edward Hoagland

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

If I should meet thee after long years, how should I greet thee? – With silence and tears. ~ Lord Byron

I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscles can split a shield and even destroy life itself but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of man. ~ Og Mandino

I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that’s what gets a dinner party off to a fun start. ~ Ina Garten

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~ Ruth Stout

I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture. ~ Susan Orlean

Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come. ~ Regina

Gratitude is a twofold love — love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion. ‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question. ~ Arthur Guiterman

Don’t send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

As ships meet at sea a moment together, when words of greeting must be spoken, and then away upon the deep, so men meet in this world; and I think we should cross no man’s path without hailing him, and if he needs giving him supplies. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

And if you don’t believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light. ~ Chris Cornell

A sponge to wipe away the past; a rose to sweeten the present; a kiss to greet the future. ~ Arabian Proverb

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting. ~ Zig Ziglar

Greeting Proverbs

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