Lost & Found!

We know the worth of a thing
when we have lost it.

French Proverb

Look for a thing until you find it and you’ll not lose your labor. ~ Chinese Proverb

Seekers of art; finders of the beggar’s bag. ~ French Proverb

Soon found, soon lost. ~ Kenyan Proverb

All the treasures of the earth can’t bring back one lost moment. ~ French Proverb

When the sea turned into honey, the poor man lost his spoon. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

Hearts, like thieves, never give back lost things. ~ Guatemalan Proverb

Wisdom is lost in a fat man’s body. ~ Japanese Proverb

Love is too rare to be lost on jealousy. ~ Mexican Proverb

He who carries nothing loses nothing. ~ French Proverb

The ass went seeking for horns and lost his ears. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

All temptations are found in either hope or fear. ~ English Proverb

Most insects are to be found near the blossoms. ~ French Guianese Proverb

The very fact that we are looking for something usually stands in the way of our finding it. ~ African Proverb

Art finds its food everywhere. ~ Danish Proverbs

Benjamin Franklin Quote

Acorns were good till bread was found. ~ Romanian Proverb

We won the war, but lost peace. ~ Serbian Proverb

He who lost his faith, has nothing more to lose. ~ Spanish Proverb

The cow does not know the value of her tail till she has lost it. ~ Dutch Proverb

To have a woman is bad; to lose her is worse. ~ Danish Proverb

He who lends to a friend loses twice. ~ French Proverb

The day your horse dies and your money’s lost, your relatives change to strangers. ~ Chinese Proverb

A blind chicken will often find an ear of corn. ~ Austrian Proverb

One finds little ingratitude so long as one is in a position to grant favors. ~ French Proverb

What you save is, later, like something found. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

There is no old bread that cannot find its cheese. ~ French Proverb

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands. ~ English Proverb

Count not what is lost but what is left. ~ Chinese Proverb

Win a cat and lose a cow — the consequence of litigation. ~ Chinese Proverb

Whoever lets himself be led by the heart will never lose his way. ~ Egyptian Proverb

Virginity can be lost in one night. ~ Korean Proverbs

What has been blown away, cannot be found again. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

The new boat will find the old stones. ~ Estonian Proverbs

Men who have lost heart never yet won a trophy. ~ Greek Proverb

If you lend something you may lose it, but not if you give it. ~ French Proverb

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to look for it elsewhere. ~ French Proverb

A day is lost if one has not laughed. ~ French Proverb

Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad. ~ Greek Proverb

When you can’t find peace within yourself, it’s useless to seek it elsewhere. ~ French Proverb

Over the bottle many a friend is found. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The tall one wouldn’t bend; the short one wouldn’t stretch and the kiss was lost. ~ Georgian Proverbs

You can always find good elements in the misfortune that strikes you. ~ Arabian Proverb

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. ~ Scottish Proverb

A good lie finds more believers than a bad truth. ~ German Proverbs

Often one finds one’s destiny just where one hides to avoid it. ~ Chinese Proverb

Those who lose dreaming are lost. ~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb

A sleeping fox finds no meat. ~ Brazilian Proverb

The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by coveting more. ~ Traditional Proverb

The wise man says “I am looking for truth”; and the fool, “I have found truth.” ~ Russian Proverb

He who has nothing to lose is rich. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you lose your wife and fifteen pennies — oh ! what a pity about the money. ~ French Proverb

Truth is lost with too much debating. ~ Dutch Proverb

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once. ~ Danish Proverb

What you lose in the fire, you will find amongest the ashes. ~ French Proverb

Better a ruined than a lost land. ~ Dutch Proverb

Take heed you do not find what you do not seek. ~ English Proverb

It’s by following his friends that a crab lost its hiding place. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight. ~ Traditional Proverb

Found & Lost saying

All the fruit is not found in just one field. ~ German Proverbs

The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain. ~ Chinese Proverb

Only through suffering and sorrow do we acquire the wisdom not found in books. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The best doctor is to be found in hell. ~ Hebrew Proverb

You think you’ve lost yor horse? Who knows, he may bring a whole herd back to you someday. ~ Chinese Proverb

Seek and ye shall find. ~ Bible

Woe is he who claims to have found happiness. ~ Iranian Proverbs

When he looked under the saddle he lost his horse. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Even the strongest person will find his master. ~ French Proverb

Win your lawsuit and lose your money. ~ Chinese Proverb

The seeker is the finder. ~ Afghan Proverb

While wrangling over a quarter of pig, you can lose a flock of sheep. ~ Chinese Proverb

There’s many a good man to be found under a shabby hat. ~ Chinese Proverb

White flowers are not to be found in a coal sack. ~ Walloon Proverb

We do not know what is good until we have lost it. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Once you have found your rhythm, you will then know your God. ~ Arabian Proverb

A red-nosed man may be a teetotaler, but will find no one to believe it. ~ Chinese Proverb

Many a friend has been lost by a jest, but none has ever been got by one. ~ Czech Proverb

It’s no shame to look into the warm spring sun and regret a lost limb. ~ Norwegian Proverb

Deviate an inch, lose a thousand miles. ~ Chinese Proverb

Hours once lost cannot be regained. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Death is not found behind mountains but right behind our shoulders. ~ Russian Proverbs

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. ~ English Proverbs

I may have lost the ring, but I still have the fingers! ~ Italian Proverbs

What comes out of the mouth has lost its master. ~ Gabonese Proverb

Brains are not to be found in the beard. ~ Indian Proverb

A bad workman never finds a good tool. ~ French Proverb

A calf is not found under an ox. ~ Armenian Proverbs

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

When a thief finds nothing to steal he will steal a dagger made of sand. ~ Berber Proverb

The lucky fellow loses his wife, the unlucky fellow loses his horse. ~ Georgian Proverb

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