Head Proverbs

Sayings about Heads

A man will sacrifice his head to conquer a heart. ~ Turkish Proverb

He that has a head of glass must not throw stones at another. ~ Italian Proverb

Better the head of a village than the tail of a town. ~ Corsican Proverb

The mud that you throw will fall on your own head. ~ Iranian Proverb

When an ant gets wings, it loses its head. ~ Bosnian Proverb

The mob has many heads but no brains. ~ English Proverb

If you cannot take things by the head, then take them by the tail. ~ Arabian Proverb

Every head is a world. ~ Cuban Proverb

If you do not have a head, you must have legs. ~ French Proverb

The head of your neighbor is a kingdom and his heart a wood. ~ Nigerian Proverb

It is better to be the head of a chicken than the rear of an ox. ~ Japanese Proverb

It is better to cut off the head that has no pride. ~ Arabian Proverb

Horns do not grow before the head. ~ Nigerian Proverb

If you want to kill a snake, chop off its head. ~ Arabian Proverb

He that is baldheaded has no need of combs. ~ Indian Proverb

A scabby head fears the comb. ~ Dutch Proverb

Two heads are better than one. ~ Traditional Proverb

Ask for advice, then use your head. ~ Norwegian Proverb

Pull someone by the ears and his head will follow. ~ Indian Proverb

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders. ~ English Proverb

The crowd is not led by the head but by the heart. ~ Hungarian Proverb

He who controls his tongue, saves his head. ~ Turkish Proverb

As mills require two stones, so friendship requires two heads. ~ Armenian Proverb

Part with your head, but not with your secret. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Nodding the head does not row the boat. ~ Irish Proverb

The head of a monkey, the headdress of a prince. ~ Japanese Proverb

Were I a hatter, men would come into the world without heads. ~ German Proverb

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

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. ~ Chinese Proverb

A spur in the head is worth two in the heel. ~ Traditional Proverb

An elephant’s head is no load for a child. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb

Unfortunate is the man who has no fingernails to scratch his head with. ~ Arabian Proverb

A bald-headed man will not grow hair by getting excited. ~ Congolese Proverb

A peacock has too little in its head and too much in its tail. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Lower your head modestly while passing, and you will harvest bananas. ~ Congolese Proverb

He who lets another sit on his shoulder will soon have him on his head. ~ Danish Proverb

A sharp tongue will cut off its own head. ~ Iranian Proverb

The doctor must heal his own bald head. ~ Iranian Proverb

The head and feet keep warm; the rest will take no harm. ~ French Proverb

When the government has no ears to listen with, then she has no head for governing. ~ Danish Proverb

Wisdom is in the head, not in the beard. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

You can chop a man’s head off, but you can’t keep him quiet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Poverty won’t allow him to lift up his head; dignity won’t allow him to bow it down. ~ Malagasy Proverb

Let not your tongue say what your head may pay for. ~ Italian Proverb

What is in the stomach carries what is in the head. ~ African Proverb

Don’t let your tongue say what your head may have to pay for. ~ German Proverb

He that marries a widow will have a dead man’s head often thrown in his dish. ~ Scottish Proverbs

If your head is made of butter, don’t be a baker. ~ Danish Proverb

The nail that sticks its head up is the one that gets hit. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Man is the head and woman is the crown upon it. ~ Slovak Proverb

Wherever the head goes, the tail will follow. ~ Filipino Proverb

Fire in the heart sends smoke to the head. ~ German Proverb

Happy the marriage where the husband is the head and the wife the heart. ~ Estonian Proverb

A prince without ears to listen has no head to govern. ~ German Proverb

I gave him a staff for his support and he uses it to break my head. ~ Indian Proverbs

If you want to hit your mother-in-law, be sure to split her head. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Your head is not only for putting a hat on. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

Better an empty purse than an empty head. ~ German Proverb

The man loves with his head, the woman thinks with her heart. ~ Danish Proverbs

For every head a hat. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

A still tongue makes a wise head. ~ Traditional Proverb

After the head is off, one does not cry over the hair. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you want to be dead, wash your head and go to bed. ~ Spanish Proverb

It is better to be the head of a mouse than the tail of a lion. ~ Gypsy Proverb

He who has a head of wax must not go near the fire. ~ French Proverb

Make the cap fit the head. ~ Traditional Proverb

On the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you and who uses your head to steady himself. ~ Icelandic Proverb

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

He on whose head we would break a coconut never stands still. ~ African Proverb

Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach. ~ German Proverbs

Keep your eye on the ball and your head in the game. ~ Traditional Proverb

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your beard in order to save your head. ~ Iraqi Proverb

He who deals with a blockhead will need a lot of brains. ~ Spanish Proverbs

A man is as wise as his head, not his years. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Quotations about Heads

Saying about Heads

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. ~ Jimi Hendrix

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ~ Dr. Seuss

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. ~ Marc Chagall

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. ~ Terry Josephson

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. ~ Michael Burke

Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out. ~ Sir Girad

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~ Buddha Quotes

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ~ Richard M. Nixon Quotes

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. ~ Mao Zedong

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. ~ Nicolas Chamfort

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. ~ Steve Jobs Quotes

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. ~ Tad Williams

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘it’s going to be a good day!’ ~ Lindsay Lohan

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

Sometimes, you just have to clear your head and get out to see other things. ~ Marc Jacobs

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. ~ Henry David Thoreau

If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? ~ T. S. Eliot

The head has the most beautiful appearance, as well as the highest station, in a human figure. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ~ Nelson Mandela Quotes

After all, the head only reproduces what the heart creates; and so we give the mocking-bird credit when he imitates the loving murmurs of the dove. ~ George John Whyte-Melville

Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. ~ Sally Kempton

The heart is forever making the head its fool. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~ Lin Yutang

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela Quotes

Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together. ~ Augustus William Hare

There is wisdom of the head, and wisdom of the heart. ~ Charles Dickens Quotes

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