Smelling Proverbs

Sayings about Smells & Smelling

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it on to your friends. ~ Iranian Proverb

“That smells bad,” said the cat about meat that it cannot reach. ~ Iranian Proverbs

The blind say that eyes have no sense of smell. ~ Nigerian Proverb

A rose too often smelled loses its fragrance. ~ Spanish Proverb

To change one’s habits has a smell of death. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

No one loathes the smell of himself. ~ Greek Proverbs

Work and you will be strong; sit and you will smell. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

When they gave the donkey flowers to smell, he ate them. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Fish and guests smell in three days. ~ Traditional Proverb

The flowers in your garden don’t smell as sweet as those in the wild, but they last much longer. ~ Chinese Proverb

Two smells of cooking meat break the hyena’s legs. ~ Kikuyu Proverb

He who smells does not know it himself. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Every cask smells of the wine it contains. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who walks through a field of onions, will smell like an onion. ~ Arabian Proverb

No matter if you eat a little or a lot of garlic, the smell is just as strong. ~ Tibetan Proverb

A hungry man smells meat far. ~ Scottish Proverbs

He who has bad breath cannot smell it. ~ Namibian Proverb

A man without honor smells worse than a corpse. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Whoever rubs himself with garlic will not smell of cloves. ~ French Proverb

The poor always smell. ~ Arabian Proverb

He who rides upon an ass cannot help but smell its gas! ~ African Proverb

Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath smells? ~ Berber Proverb

If you buy cheap meat, you’ll smell what you have saved when it boils. ~ Arabian Proverb

A heart that is rotten — breath that smells. ~ Chinese Proverb

Every man likes the smell of his own farts. ~ Icelandic Proverb

The chemist doesn’t smell his own medicine. ~ Walloon Proverb

Sayings about smells

Quotations about Smells & Smelling

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Criminals usually prey on weakness. They can smell it. ~ Steven Seagal

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. ~ Helen Keller

Smell is a long-distance sense, a way of stretching time and finding out in advance what lies ahead. ّ Lyall Watson

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. ~ Henry Rollins

The best smell in the world is that man that you love. ~ Jennifer Aniston

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. ~ Vladimir Nabokov

I love the smell of paper in the morning; it smells like victory. ~ Alan Moore

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it, and that is all.~ W. Somerset Maugham

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell. ~ Charles Kingsley

Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire — you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.~ Denis Waitley

An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place. ~ Tony Hillerman

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

Keep it simple. Tell the truth. People can smell the truth. ~ Steve Wynn

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers. ~ Eddie Cantor

The lovesick, the betrayed, and the jealous all smell alike. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. ~ Diane Ackerman

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.~ Thomas Mann

What is the most precious, the most exciting smell awaiting you in the house when you return to it after a dozen years or so? The smell of roses, you think? No, moldering books.~ Andre Sinyavsky

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.~ George Robert Gissing

Wake up with a smile and go after life…. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.~ Joe Knapp

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. ~ Ben Hogan

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt. ~ Ray Bradbury

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~ Walter Hagen Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. ~ W. H. Auden

Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.~ James Shirley

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.~ Margaret Thatcher

The smell of profit is clean and sweet, whatever the source.~ Juvenal

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