Letters Proverbs

Sayings about Letters

A smart coat is a good letter of introduction. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Never write a letter while you are angry. ~ Chinese Proverb

A prudent man will read the letter from back to front. ~ Turkish Proverbs

A letter from the heart can be read on the face. ~ Swahili Proverb

Money is better than my lord’s letter. ~ Scottish Proverbs

A marriage in later years sends a letter to the grave digger. ~ German Proverb

A good figure is better than a reference letter. ~ French Proverb

A good face is a letter of recommendation. ~ Traditional Proverb

Beauty is a good letter of introduction. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A dream which has not been interpreted is like a letter unread. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The first love letters are written with the eyes. ~ French Proverb

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

Who writes love letters grows thin; who carries them, fat. ~ Dutch Proverbs

An old spinster is not worth more than an un posted letter. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone ‘s letter. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Letters

We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverable for ourselves and for others. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow. ~ Gracie Allen

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. ~ Napoleon Hill

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat. ~ Muhammad Ali

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. ~ William Butler Yeats

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. ~ Josh Billings

A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation — a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something. ~ Samuel Johnson

His sayings are generally like women’s letters; all the pith is in the postscript. ~ William Hazlitt

In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people’s lives. ~ Anatole Broyard

It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir. ~ Henry Miller

I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters. ~ Svetlana Alliluyeva

Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something. ~ Ernest Hemingway Quotes

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~ Phyllis Theroux

I consider it a good rule for letter-writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new. ~ Sigmund Freud

If you must reread old love letters, better pick a room without mirrors. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Then there’s the joy of getting your desk clean, and knowing that all your letters are answered, and you can see the wood on it again. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer. ~ Lord Byron

In a man’s letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives. ~ Samuel Johnson

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. ~ Walt Whitman

Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

I sometimes think one of the great blessings we shall enjoy in heaven, will be to receive letters by every post and never be obliged to reply to them. ~ Washington Irving

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received most forcibly co-operate. ~ William Shenstone

When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket. ~ Elbert Hubbard

If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don’t. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Grammar is the grave of letters. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Letters which are warmly sealed are often but coldly opened. ~ Jean Paul Richter

Never write a letter if you can help it, and never destroy one! ~ Sir John A. MacDonald

The talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. ~ Henry Tilney

My songs are just little letters to me. ~ Ani Difranco

It is by the benefit of letters that absent friends are in a manner brought together. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the passing, we have arrived. ~ Knut Hamsun

To acknowledge the receipt of letters is always proper, to remove doubts of their miscarriage. ~ George Washington

Letters should be easy and natural, and convey to the persons to whom we send them just what we should say to the persons if we were with them. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters… I could be their leader. ~ Charlie Brown

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. ~ Lord Byron

When he wrote a letter, he would put that which was most material in the postscript, as if it had been a by-matter. ~ Francis Bacon

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend. ~ Emily Dickinson

It takes two to write a letter as much as it takes two to make a quarrel. ~ Elizabeth Drew

More than kisses, letters mingle souls. ~ John Donne

No texting. What happens then? Good old-fashioned letters. ~ Lorene Scafaria

A woman’s best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying. ~ Lawrence Durrell

I like writing letters and receiving letters. It’s a shame that we’ve lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that. ~ Elizabeth McGovern

Letters Proverbs

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