Ropes Proverbs

Sayings about Ropes

The rope will break where it is thinnest. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

He that spends more than he is worth spins a rope for his own neck. ~ French Proverb

Buffaloes are held by ropes, man by his words. ~ Malawian Proverb

You can lean on a bamboo stick, but not on a rope. ~ Chinese Proverb

The older the goat the tighter the rope. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

If he gives you a rope, tie him with it. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

It’s not that the well is too deep, but rather the rope is too short. ~ Chinese Proverb

Time is longer than a rope. ~ Virgin Islander Proverb

Once bitten by a snake, he is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rope.~ Chinese Proverb

Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Bad and good are intertwined like rope. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Having been bitten by a snake, he’s afraid of a rope.~ Afghan Proverbs

Give a thief enough rope and he’ll hang himself. ~ Traditional Proverb

When you chop off a snake’s head all you are left with is a piece of rope. ~ Bambara Proverbs

In the hangman’s house you will always find a rope. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged. ~ French Proverb

The rope of a lie is short. ~ Arabian Proverb

Quotations about Ropes

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use. ~ Joseph Stalin

There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together. ~ Norman Cousins

Give him enough rope and he will hang himself. ~ Charlotte Bronte

Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

Spinnin’ a rope is fun, if your neck ain’t in it, ~ Will Rogers

His hands would plait the priest’s guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings. ~ Denis Diderot

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self. ~ Guru Nanak

He that has been bitten by a snake is afraid of a rope. ~ Edward Albee

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots. ~ Jean Toomer

Religion is as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of a rope. ~ Author Unknown

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. ~ George Burns

Let us not throw the rope after the bucket.~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times. ~ Tim Finn

Ropes Proverbs

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