Salt Proverbs

Sayings about Salt & Pepper

The salt of patience seasons everything. ~ Italian Proverb

When the father has eaten too much salt in his lifetime, then his son thereafter will have a great thirst. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

A little pepper burns a big man’s mouth. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

You cannot pick up salt with dry fingers. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

People should not talk while they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way. ~ African Proverb

Eternity makes room for a salty cucumber. ~ Russian Proverbs

Bread and salt never quarrel. ~ Russian Proverb

Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar. ~ Traditional Proverb

There are some words that look like salted jam. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Salt and bread make the cheeks red. ~ German Proverbs

As a daughter grows up she is like smuggled salt. ~ Chinese Proverb

Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at thee thou wilt receive no harm unless thou hast sore places. ~ Latin Proverbs

A kiss without a beard is like an egg without salt. ~ Dutch Proverbs

If you can give me no ointment for my wound, can you help me by not rubbing salt in? ~ Iranian Proverbs

The water from the river becomes salty when it reaches the ocean. ~ Sanskrit Proverbs

Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. ~ Italian Proverbs

Salt water and absence wash away love. ~ Traditional Proverb

The smallest pepper is hottest. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Scratch an old woman’s back and she will let you taste her pepper pot. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

Three things are good in small doses and bad in big ones: yeast, salt, and hesitation. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Salt will never be worm-eaten. ~ Arabian Proverb

With fortune on your side you can sow salt and harvest grass. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it. ~ English Proverbs

Don’t buy the salt if you haven’t licked it yet. ~ Congolese Proverbs

Before you make a friend, eat a bushel of salt with him. ~ Romanian Proverb

If there are two cooks in one house, the soup is either too salty or too cold. ~ Iranian Proverb

Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel. ~ Kashmiri Proverb

Friendship does not need pepper to cry. ~ Congolese Proverb

Don’t slaughter more pigs than you can salt. ~ French Proverbs

Let the salad-maker be a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a statesman for salt, and a madman for tossing. ~ Spanish Proverb

If I peddle salt, it rains; if I peddle flour, the wind blows. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Man is like pepper — you only know him when you’ve ground him. ~ Nigerian Proverb

You can better drink from a small well with soft water than from the salty sea. ~ Georgian Proverbs

It’s as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles. ~ American Proverbs

Quotations about Salt

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Nelson Mandela

Business is the salt of life. ~ Jeff Rich

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt. ~ Angela Carter

You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you’re never going to please everybody. ~ Yolanda Adams

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. ~ William Hazlitt

Adding salt to desserts helps to balance and pronounce flavors. ~ Johnny Iuzzini

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. ~ Helen Rowland

Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. ~ Ambrose Bierce

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Salt is one of the flavors that makes food taste good – salt, sugar and fat. So it’s a natural thing for all chefs and cooks to add salt, because it enhances the flavor of the food. If you go out to eat, I guarantee you’re going to be eating a lot of salted foods that you are going to have no idea. ~ Brett Hoebel

To grow a tomato or a pepper and prepare a meal from your labor and care is primordially satisfying. ~ Nell Newman

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. ~ Isak Dinesen

The salt of any interesting civilization is mixture. ~ Antonio Tabucchi

Salt Proverbs

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