Sitting Proverbs

Sayings about Sitting

The man on his feet carries off the share of the man sitting down.~ Guinean Proverbs

When the fool knows when to be silent, he would be sitting among the wise. ~ Czech Proverbs

Those sitting above can easily spit on those below. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

It’s better to be a cripple than always sitting down. ~ Russian Proverbs

A sitting crow starves. ~ Icelandic Proverb

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all.~ Indian Proverbs

Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Sitting is being crippled. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

He’s looking for the donkey while sitting on it. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Do not cut the bough you are sitting on.~ Romanian Proverbs

Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong. ~ Hindu Proverb

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. ~ Traditional Proverb

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.~ Zen Saying

The old dog barks while he is sitting down.~ Colombian Proverbs

What an elder sees sitting; the young can’t see standing.~ Ibo Proverb

If you are going to sit on it for three years, the seat will certainly get warm. ~ Japanese Proverb

Not everyone who sits in the seat of honor is master.~ Yiddish Proverb

From walking — something; from sitting — nothing.~ Bulgarian Proverbs

Quotations about Sitting

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.~ Ogden Nash

The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.~ Florynce R. Kennedy

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

I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.~ Dodie Smith

Nature gave men two ends — one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. ~ George R. Kirkpatrick

Sitting kills, moving heals. ~ Joan Vernikos

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.~ Warren Buffett

It’s the little things that count. You can sit on top of a mountain, but you can’t sit on a tack.~ Author Unknown

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~ Lane Olinghouse

You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you are sitting on your butt, and who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time!~ Bob Moawad

You can’t get rich sitting on the bench.~ Phil Linz

If you walk, just walk. If you sit, just sit. But whatever you do, don’t wobble.~ Author Unknown

By too much sitting still the body becomes unhealthy; and soon the mind. This is nature’s law. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ~ Charles Kettering

The Lord gave you two ends — one for sitting and one for thinking. Your success depends on which you use.~ Author Unknown

I am afraid I have done sadly too much sitting and dreaming since I have been up. ~ James Ward

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.~ Peter Davies

I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That’s what sitting on your ass does to your face.~ Leonard Cohen

Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate. ~ Malcolm X

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live! ~ Henry David Thoreau

And the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. ~ Bible

Sitting Proverbs

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