Names Proverbs

Sayings about Names

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. ~ English Proverbs

Life is for one generation; a good name is forever. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A change of name or place may sometimes save a person. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A bad son gives his mother a bad name. ~ Ivorian Proverbs

A good name is better than precious ointment. ~ Bible

Before you beat the dog, find out the name of his master. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Don’t think back on someone whose name you forgot, he is probably someone else by now. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Give a dog a bad name and hang him. ~ Traditional Proverb

Go not in and out of court that thy name may not stink. ~ Anii Proverb

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. ~ Traditional Proverb

You know a person by his nickname. ~ French Proverbs

The river may dry up but she keeps her name. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

A good name is better than a precious stone. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A good name reaches far but a bad one reaches farther. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

Only when the coffin is closed will we see how long lasting is the name. ~ Japanese Proverb

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. ~ Chinese Proverb

A person with a bad name is already half-hanged. ~ Traditional Proverb

A good name is better than good habits. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor. ~ Traditional Proverb

A good name is a second inheritance. ~ German Proverbs

Beloved children have many names. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

Don’t give a child a name until after it is born. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

Better to die than to live on with a bad name. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

The name of Love’s fiance is Divorce. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday. ~ Irish Proverbs

They ate our food, and forgot our names. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

A good name is more desirable than great riches. ~ Bible

No names, no pack-drill. ~ Traditional Proverb

A good name is more valuable than a velvet garment. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names. ~ Japanese Proverb

A bad wound may heal, but a bad name will kill. ~ Scottish Proverbs

He who leaves a good name does not die poor. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

Give a dog a tasty name and eat him. ~ Chinese Proverb

Vices creep into our hearts under the name of virtue. ~ Latin Proverbs

Quotations about Names

We don’t know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don’t understand our name at all, we don’t know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration. ~ Milan Kundera

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ~ William Shakespeare

You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic. ~ Elias Canetti

The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.~ Edward F. Halifax

The modern girl is less concerned with everything being a brand name. ~ Sophia Amoruso

Should envious tongues some malice frame; to soil and tarnish your good name; Live it down! ~ Henry Rink

God is the name we give our conscience. ~ Nader Shureih

So, our lives, in acts exemplary, not only win ourselves good names, but doth to others give matter for virtuous deeds by which we live. ~ John Jay Chapman

Words have meaning and names have power. ~ Author Unknown

I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp, gaunt names that never get fat. ~Stephen Vincent Benet

Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. ~ William Cowper

Nicknames are the most essential in life, more valuable than names. ~ Chespirito

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. ~ Julius Caesar

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

He lives who dies to win a lasting name. ~ Henry Drummond

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. ~ Ramakrishna

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man. ~Author unknown

We do what we must, and call it by the best names. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F.Kennedy

If you have a good name, if you are right more often than you are wrong, if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you, if your friends can count on you and you can count on them in time of trouble, if you can face your God and say “I have done my best,” then you are a success. ~ Ann Landers

Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. ~ Henri Poincare

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. ~ W.H. Auden

Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as ‘one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.’ ~ David S. Slawson

The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

I don’t like giving names to generations. It’s like trying to read the song title on a record that’s spinning. ~ Ian Williams

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. ~ Confucius

He said true things, but called them by wrong names. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. ~ James Joyce

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit. ~ Salman Rushdie

Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable. ~ William Hazlitt

A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. ~ Thomas C. Haliburton

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. ~ Jim Morrison

Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions and lost by one. ~ Francis Jeffrey

Name is a fence and within it you are nameless. ~ Samuli Paronen

I would rather make my name than inherit it. ~ William M Thackeray

People’s fates are simplified by their names. ~ Elias Canetti

To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name. ~ Vachel Lindsay

Names Proverbs

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