Ladders Proverbs

Sayings about Ladders

The world is a ladder for some to go up and others down. ~ American Proverbs

A fool is a wise man’s ladder. ~ South African Proverb

Life is a ladder — some will climb up it, others down. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

Before you start up a ladder, count the rungs. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The flatterer makes you climb up a tree then takes the ladder away. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who climbs a ladder, must have his brains in his feet. ~ Polish Proverbs

If a woman hears that something unusual is going on in heaven, she would find a ladder to go and look. ~ Armenian Proverbs

The higher you climb, the heavier you fall. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

It is easier to climb down than up. ~ French Proverb

He who inherits a hill must climb it. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. ~ Italian Proverbs

As if it weren’t bad enough to fall, the ladder lands on top of you. ~ Malawian Proverb

He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief. ~ German Proverbs

If someone says “There is a wedding ceremony in the clouds,” then the women would soon arrive with their ladders. ~ Arabian Proverb

Kick away the ladder and your feet are left dangling. ~ Malawian 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

Who cannot yet walk, cannot climb a ladder. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Quotations about Ladders

The more flesh you show, the higher up the ladder you go.~ Jerry Hall

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. ~ Thomas Huxley

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom. ~ Author Unknown

Life’s full of tricky snakes and ladders. ~ Steven Patrick Morrissey

You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it. ~ Bum Phillips

If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone. ~ Donny Osmond

The ladder of life is full of splinters, but they always prick the hardest when we’re sliding down. ~ Mark Twain

There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education. ~ Martin O’Malley

You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself. ~ Andrew Carnegie

When on the ladder of success, don’t step back to admire your work. ~ Author Unknown

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it. ~ Emil Zatopek

You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.~ Nicki Minaj

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. ~ Zig Ziglar

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. ~ Ayn Rand

One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you — suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, “Well, I’ll have a go, too.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. ~ Stephen Covey

Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder. ~ Paul J. Meyer

If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation. ~ Mercedes McCambridge

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. ~ Napoleon Hill

For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. ~ Paul Graham

Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future. ~ Ed Markey

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. ~ W. Clement Stone

Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don’t even know there is a ladder. ~ Robert H. Schuller

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin. ~ Edmond de Goncourt

I’ve never been one to look up the ladder. I’ve always looked down the ladder. As long as there’s one guy down there, I’m fine. ~ Ron White

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