Hands Proverbs

Sayings about Hands

Empty hands only please their owner. ~ Ugandan Proverb

If the eyes didn’t see, the hands wouldn’t take. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste. ~ Kurdish Proverb

The eye sees, but the hand can’t reach. ~ Palestinian Proverb

A thief has more than two hands. ~ Chinese Proverb

Put your hand in your conscience and see if it does not come out as black as pitch. ~ Dutch Proverbs

You must judge a man by the work of his hands. ~ African Proverb

There is no hand to catch time. ~ Indian Proverbs

Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart. ~ Danish Proverbs

Where a man feels pain he lays his hand. ~ Dutch Proverb

If it were not for the hands, the clock would be useless. ~ Polish Proverbs

Long tongue — short hands. ~ Czech Proverb

Golden hands, but a wicked mouth. ~ Russian Proverbs

The hand suffers at work, but the mouth still must eat. ~ Sudanese Proverb

Lend everyone your ears, give a hand to your friends but give your lips only to a woman. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When the hand ceases to scatter, the heart ceases to pray. ~ Irish Proverbs

Wash your hands often, your feet seldom, and your head never. ~ Traditional Proverb

The hands of a lawyer are always in someone’s pocket. ~ Indian Proverb

A stone from the hand of a friend is an apple. ~ Mauritanian Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. ~ Traditional Proverb

Smooth hands love the labor of others. ~ Russian Proverb

A lot will stick to dirty hands. ~ German Proverbs

The palm of your hand will not obscure the sun. ~ Tuareg Proverb

Practice with the left hand while the right is still there. ~ African Proverb

If one hand were the other they would both want to be clean. ~ Russian Proverb

Take nothing in hand that may bring repentance. ~ Dutch Proverb

The scent of a rose will always stay on the hand of the giver. ~ Chinese Proverb

Many hands make light work. ~ English Proverbs

There is no nail varnish that can make old hands look younger. ~ German Proverb

The world is in the hands of fools. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The hand that gives is also the one that receives.~ Iranian Proverbs

Gloves hide the ugliest hands. ~ Romanian Proverb

With a piece of bread in your hand you’ll find paradise under a pine tree. ~ Russian Proverb

One hand washes the other and both wash the face.~ Greek Proverb

It is hard to catch birds with an empty hand. ~ German Proverb

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.~ Jewish Proverb

Scatter with one hand, gather with two. ~ Welsh Proverb

You don’t milk a cow with your hands in your pockets. ~ Russian Proverb

If life is fulfilled we go away with empty hands. ~ Chinese Proverb

The Tsar has three hands but only one ear. ~ Russian Proverb

Hands that give also receive. ~ Ecuadorian Proverb

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair. ~ Iranian Proverb

You cannot climb a tree with one hand. ~ Gabonese Proverb

Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work. ~ Welsh Proverb

You cannot applaud with one hand. ~ Iranian Proverb

Give cheerfully with one hand and you will gather well with two. ~ Lash Proverb

Nothing wipes your tears away but your own hand. ~ African Proverb

Kiss the hand that you cannot bite. ~ Romanian Proverb

A hand that is ready to hit may cause you great trouble. ~ New Zealander Proverb

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. ~ Traditional Proverb

Use your enemy’s hand to catch a snake.~ Persian Proverb

Clapping with the right hand only will not make a noise.~ Malawian Proverb

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Don’t put it in my ear, but in my hand. ~ Russian Proverb

You cannot carry two watermelons in one hand. ~ Arabian Proverb

Only the tent pitched by your own hands will stand. ~ Arabian Proverb

You cannot hold your head high with your hand out. ~ Yiddish Proverb

No matter how dark it is, the hand always knows the way to the mouth. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Be like the mouth and the hand: when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it. ~ Malagasy Proverb

If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings. ~ African Proverb

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away. ~ Persian Proverb

Hold your children with your heart but teach them with your hands. ~ Russian Proverb

He who writes love letters must have clammy hands. ~ German Proverb

He who has no hand cannot clench his fist. ~ Jewish Proverb

When one hand washes another, both become clean. ~ Dutch Proverb

There isn’t a sword that would cut off a golden hand. ~ Turkish Proverb

Promises have legs. Only a gift has hands. ~ German Proverb

God gave us hands but He doesn’t build bridges with them. ~ German Proverb

The hand of God is with the group. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

You can’t use your hand to force the sun to set. ~ Nigerian Proverb

A flatterer has water in one hand and fire in the other. ~ German Proverb

Kiss the hand of your enemy if you cannot chop it off. ~ Arabian Proverb

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. ~ Irish Toast

Handfuls make a load. ~ Irish Proverb

It needs a cunning hand to shave a fool’s head. ~ Dutch Proverb

Peace with a cudgel in hand is war. ~ Portuguese Proverb

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. ~ American Proverb

Crawling on hands and knees has never prevented anyone from walking upright. ~ Kenyian Proverb

Wash your hands in the flowing Ganges. ~ Hindu Proverb

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. ~ American Proverb

Hold on to a true friend with both hands. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Only what you have in your hand is not a lie. ~ Romanian Proverb

One hand can’t clap. ~ Palestinian Proverb

Who has power in his hands has no need to lie; he uses violence. ~ Turkish Proverb

Adversity comes with instruction in his hand. ~ Welsh Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. ~ Traditional Proverb

The hand of the stranger is heavy. ~ Basque Proverb

You cannot hide the sun with one hand. ~ South American Proverb

Snake at your feet – a stick at your hand! ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Active hands, full bellies. ~ Cambodian Proverb

A clean mouth and honest hand, will take a man through any land.~ German Proverb

Men will not be fortunate without a helping hand from misfortune. ~ Russian Proverb

A hand that has been chopped off cannot steal any more. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Two watermelons can’t be held in one hand. ~ Afghan Proverb

Who bathes his hands in blood will have to wash them with tears. ~ German Proverb

Too many hands will row the boat up a mountain.~ Japanese Proverb

There is no point in offering a helping hand to someone who wants to drown. ~ Basque Proverb

Quotations about Hands

Saying about hands

The question is not so much what the hand is doing but what the heart is thinking while the hand is doing it. ~ John R. Stott

Whoever falls from God’s right hand Is caught into his left. ~ Edwin Markham

If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive. ~ Dorothy Solle

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work. ~ Frederick E. Crane

The gift of friendship… … a pair of helping hands.~ Author Unknown

God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays. ~ John Masefield

A long tongue is a sign of a short hand. ~ George Herbert

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye. ~ Honore De Balzac

I am like a little pencil in God’s hand. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it. ~ Mother Teresa

The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. ~ H.T. Leslie

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.~ Clint Eastwood

The hands that help are holier than the lips that pray. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars. ~ Joan L. Curcio

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness. ~ Menander of Athens

I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation. ~ Samuel Osgood

The desire of the lazy kill him; for his hands refuse to labor. ~ Bible

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. ~ Denis Waitley

If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. ~ Samuel Levenson

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~ Alexandria Penney

Only with the tools of production in their own hands could the workers ever hope to control their own lives and receive the fruits of their labor. ~ Ella R. Bloor

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. ~ Giuseppe Garibaldi

Happy is the man to whom nature has given a sufficiency with even a sparing hand. ~ Samuel Johnson

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. ~ Edward Gibbon

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. ~ Sir Philip Sidney

The open hand of giving is always full. ~ Author Unknown

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. ~ Billy Graham

Put your future in good hands — your own. ~Author Unknown

The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart. ~ Orison Swett Marden

We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. ~ Ralph Waldo

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. ~ Eric Hoffer

Chiefly the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. ~Francis Bacon

The world is in your hands, now use it.~ Phil Collins

The dead hold in their hands only what they have given away. ~ Carl Sandburg

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. ~ Heda Be Jar

He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud. ~ Author Unknown

Before you point your fingers be sure your hands are clean. ~ Bob Marley

Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. ~John Aikman Wallace

Men and women are like right and left hands: it doesn’t make sense not to use both. ~Jeannette Rankin

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. ~ William Shakespeare

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. ` Hubert H. Humphrey

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. ~ Meister Eckhart

Taking the future in your own hands has a fantastic psychological impact. ~ Aleqa Hammond

The mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. ~ Francis Bacon

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ~ Erica Jong

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I’ve taken my destiny into my own hands and I’m in a happy place. ~ Charlie Simpson

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand. ~ Aeschylus

I’ve taken my destiny into my own hands and I’m in a happy place. ~ Charlie Simpson

Stretch out your hand! Let no human soul wait for a benediction. ~ Marie Corelli

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~ Laurence Leamer

Prayer puts God’s work in his hands — and keeps it there.~ E.M. Bounds

One of the best ways to do yourself a favor is to lend somebody else a helping hand. ~ Author Unknown

Nature has made you for a giver: Your hands are born open, and so is your heart.~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

Walk boldly and wisely…. There is a hand above that will help you on. ~ Philip James Bailey

Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another. ~ Pope John XXIII

Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement Put them to work today. ~ Wilfred A. Peterson

Put your hands to work, and your hearts to God. ~ Mother Ann Lee

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