Middle Proverbs

Sayings about Middle, top & bottom

Of wine the middle, of oil the top, and of honey the bottom is best. ~ English Proverb

Women and fishes are best in the middle. ~ German Proverbs

Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight. ~ Chinese Proverb

Boil the water and the scum will rise to the top. ~ Berber Proverb

It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded. ~ African Proverb

His brains hang at the top of his fez. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

For a lot of people their conscience lives in the middle of the street. ~ German Proverb

If you want to sweep the steps clean, start at the top. ~ Romanian Proverbs

When you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.~ Traditional Proverb

Hens perched on top will shit on those below. ~ South American Proverb

Covetousness is always filling a bottomless vessel. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Never reveal the bottom of your purse or the depth of your mind. ~ Italian Proverbs

If you don’t see the bottom, don’t wade. ~ Scottish Proverbs

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same. ~ Chinese Proverb

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

Wine tops the list of all medicines. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Between the beginning and end, there is always a middle. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

At the bottom of the sack you will find the bill. ~ Swiss Proverbs

Even if a mountain is high, there is always a way to reach the top — and although the way might be full of danger, there is always a way for someone to get through it. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

“Virtue in the middle,” said the Devil when seated between two lawyers. ~ Danish Proverbs

At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. ~ West African Proverb

Even the mightiest eagle comes down to the treetops to rest. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

The sack of longing has no bottom. ~ Japanese Proverb

Just when you think you’ve finally hit bottom, someone tosses you a shovel. ~ Traditional Proverb

If the king says that it is night in the middle of the day, look up at the stars. ~ Arabian Proverb

At the bottom of the lighthouse it is dark. ~ Japanese Proverbs

At the bottom of patience there is heaven. ~ Kanuri Proverb

Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Truth lies at the bottom of a well. ~ Greek Proverbs

There may be deep bottoms in still waters. ~ Russian Proverbs

The world is a round gulf, and he who cannot swim must go to the bottom. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Quotations about Middle, top & Bottom

Saying about middle

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. ~ Francis Beaumont

The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. ~ Rihanna

Your bottom line starts with your front line.~ John Villere

Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there. ~ Samuel Insull

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.~ John Buchan

The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another. ~ Marianne Williamson

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages. ~ Mark Twain

In politics the middle way is none at all. ~ John Adams

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

When you reach the top, that’s when the climb begins. ~ Michael Caine

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle. ~ Eric Hoffer

The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.~ Warren Bennis

You will go most safely in the middle. ~ Ovid

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

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life. ~ Carl Jung

The eye searches for shapes. It searches for a beginning, a middle, and an end. ~ John Charles Polanyi

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The middle of the road is where the white line is — and that’s the worst place to drive. ~ Robert Frost

The middle station is the most secure. ~ Motto

Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. ~ Philip K. Dick

There’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos. ~ Jim Hightower

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.~ Denis Waitley

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Nothing ever sounds quite the way it does when you’re standing right in the middle of it. ~ Michael Davis

A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment. ~ Harry S. Truman

There is no money to be made at the bottom. There’s no money to made in the middle. But there’s a lot to be made at the top. ~ Martin Zimet

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top. ~ Arnold Bennett

The bottom line is that people are never perfect…~ Tom Robbins

Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional. ~ Jahangir Khan

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing. ~ Marianne Moore

He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides. ~ George P. Schultz

No man can fight his way to the top and stay at the top without exercising the fullest measure of grit, courage, determination, resolution. ~ B.C. Forbes

I get involved in the beginning, less in the middle, and very much at the end. ~ Diane Sawyer

Life has no beginning, middle or end. ~ Marguerite Young

The bottom line is that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. ~ Michael Connelly

There is plenty of room at the top — but no place to sit down. ~ Author Unknown

Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble. ~ Dennis Frakes

Leadership must be established from the top down. ~ Sam Nunn

If I’m right in the middle of a deadline, I’m up really early. ~ Marilu Henner

You can’t start at the top. ~ Samuel Levenson

I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people. ~ Grandma Moses

The philosophers must station themselves in the middle. ~ Goethe

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~ George S. Patton

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~ Honore de Balzac

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. ~ Aneurin Bevan

I think the bottom line is everybody came back and put their hard hats on and said we want to get better.~ Darwin Walker

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

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no “top.” ~ Nancy Barcus

Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle. ~ Anna Quindlen

Do not stand in the middle; go to the right or to the left. ~ Johnny Rotten

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

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

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top. ~ O. J. Simpson

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near. ~ Margaret Thatcher

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. ~ Ian Fleming

The only way to the top is by persistent, intelligent, hard work. ~ A.T. Mercier

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art. ~ Author Unknown

I never liked the middle ground — the most boring place in the world. ~ Louise Nevelson

There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something. ~ Marilyn Hacker

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. ~ Ayn Rand

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top. ~ Frank Moore Colby

There is no top. There are always further heights to reach. ~ Jascha Heifetz

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

The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole. ~ Author Unknown

I’d rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road. ~ Kevyn Aucoin

Upper classes are a nation’s past, the middle class its future. ~ Ayn Rand

Always remember when you are on top of the world, that the earth rotates every 24 hrs. ~ Steve G. Makris

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ John Wooden

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.~ William A. Ward

People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up. ~ Author Unknown

Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. They have no use for helicopters! ~ Judi Adler

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