Roof Proverbs

Sayings about Roof & Floor

He who took the donkey up to the roof should bring it down. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

The elephant will reach to the roof of the house. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

If your roof is made of glass, don’t throw stones at your neighbor’s house. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Don’t expect to be offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

One pebble doesn’t make a floor. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

The house roof fights the rain, but he who is sheltered ignores it. ~ Nigerian Proverb

A lie is like a jump from a high roof. ~ Tibetan Proverbs

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor. ~ Irish Proverbs

Hell’s roof is made from lost causes. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

It’s better to sleep on the floor in an incense shop than in a bed in a fish market. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Nobody gets out of the bed to sleep on the floor.~ Native American Proverbs

Thatch your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst. ~ Chinese Proverb

There may be snow on the roof, but there’s fire in the belly. ~ Russian Proverbs

Rain does not fall on one roof alone. ~ Cameroonian Proverb

Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty floor. ~ Irish Proverb

People live in each other’s shelter. ~ Irish Proverb

Don’t jump high in a room with a low ceiling. ~ Czech Proverbs

The larger a man’s roof, the more snow it collects. ~ Persian Proverb

Three things drive a man outdoors; smoke, a leaking roof and a scolding wife. ~ Traditional Proverb

He who lives in the attic knows where the roof leaks. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Life? That is a candle in the wind; frost upon a roof; the twitching of the fish in a pan. ~ Japanese Proverbs

You may laugh at a friend’s roof; don’t laugh at his sleeping accommodation. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

It is good to dance on another man’s floor. ~ French Proverb

A widow, like a widower, is a house without a roof. ~ Finnish Proverbs

Hell is paved with good intentions, roofed in with lost opportunities. ~ Portuguese Proverb

Quotations about Roofs & Floors

A roof is part of a building envelope. It is the covering on the uppermost part of a building or shelter which provides protection from animals and weather, notably rain or snow, but also heat, wind and sunlight. The word also denotes the framing or structure which supports that covering. ~ Read more!

Saying about Roof

May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.~ Irish Blessings

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live right inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. ~ Richard Bach

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams. ~ Jesse Jackson

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof. ~ The Talmud

The sky’s the limit if you have a roof over your head. ~ Sol Hurok

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.~ Confucius

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity. ~ Alcaeus

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

Wisemen’s minds and hearts live together under the same roof of wisdom. ~ Munia Khan

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. ~ Charlotte Eriksson

Life is like a candle in the wind; like frost on the roof; like the wriggling of the fish in the pan.~ Chinese Proverb

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. ~ John F. Kennedy

You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.~ Chuck Tanner

Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor. ~ Bill Shankly

You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. ~ Dean Martin

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. ~ Wayne Dyer

Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions, it is walled and roofed with them. ~ Aldous Huxley

There’s heaven above, and night by night / I look right through its gorgeous roof.~ Robert Browning

If your thoughts are as tall as the height of your ceiling, you can’t fly above your room. ~ Israelmore Ayivor

Don’t compare the size of your roof with the size of the sky.~ Amit Kalantri

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