Strangeness Proverbs

Sayings about Strangeness & Strangers

The stranger has big eyes but he doesn’t see anything. ~ Ivorian Proverb

Better a devil you know than a hundred strangers. ~ South American Proverb

Men don’t build on strange ground. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

There are three things that have to be done quickly: burying the dead, opening the door for a stranger, and fixing your daughter’s wedding. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Go to friends for advice; to women for pity; to strangers for charity; to relatives for nothing. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Dear God: You do such wonderful things for complete strangers; why not for me? ~ Yiddish Proverbs

The tears of strangers are only water. ~ Russian Proverbs

Dine with a stranger but save your love for your family. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

I against my brother. My brother and I against our cousin. My brother, my cousin and I against the neighbors. All of us against the stranger. ~ Bedouin Proverbs

Eat and drink with your relatives, but do business with strangers. ~ Italian Proverbs

You have a lot of friends if you have money; otherwise there are only strangers. ~ Nepalese Proverbs

I’m human; nothing that is human is strange to me. A good run is better than a bad fight. ~ Polish Proverbs

Live together like brothers and do business like strangers. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

The house is our father’s and the strangers came to kick us out. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

I have been a stranger in a strange land. ~ Bible

Let praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips. ~ Bible

The hand of the stranger is heavy. ~ Basque Proverbs

You may boast to strangers, but tell the truth to your own people. ~ Croatian Proverbs

Advice is a stranger; if he’s welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day. ~ Malagasy Proverb

The day your horse dies and your money’s gone, your relatives change into strangers. ~ Chinese Proverb

A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without progress, inquiry without object, putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.~ Saudi Arabian Proverbs

May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you. ~ Irish Blessings

Saying about stangeness

Quotations about Strangers & Strangeness

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house. ~ Eric Hoffer

The day your horse dies and your money’s gone, your relatives change into strangers. ~ Author Unknown

What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman. ~ Lord Byron

America, where people do not inquire of a stranger, “What is he?” But “What can he do?” ~ Author Unknown

Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night. ~ Victor Hugo

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t. ~ Mark Twain

There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry. ~ Mark Twain

Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity. ~ Germaine Greer

It is strange what contempt men have for the joys that are offered them freely. ~ George Duhamel

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. ~ Francis Bacon

Don’t borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more. ~ Lord Burleigh

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows – marriage does. ~ Groucho Marx

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely. ~ Albert Einstein

Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. ~ Franklin P. Jones

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. ~ St. Augustine

The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion. ~ Blaise Pascal

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. ~ Maya Angelou

I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made. ~ A. E. Housman

When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We have a strange and wonderful relationship – he’s strange and I’m wonderful. ~ Mike Ditka

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset. ~ George MacDonald

Nothing, perhaps, is strange, once you have accepted life itself, the great strange business which includes all lesser strangeness. ~ Rose Macaulay

It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self. ~ Francis Bacon

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke. ~ Herman Melville

When the wine goes in, strange things come out. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him. ~ Goethe

They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. ~ Plato

Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. ~ Albert Einstein

Strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet. ~ Will Rogers

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. ~ Francis Bacon

Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity. ~ Jean Genet

I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that’s not even in the vocabulary. ~ Kim Basinger

He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign. ~ Ernest Renan

The only living life is in the past and future — the present is an interlude — strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness that we are living. ~ Eugene O’Neill

Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. ~ Stephen Vizinczey

What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire. ~ Blaise Pascal

Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.~ Mark Twain

Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens, then everybody disagrees. ~ Boris Marshalov

If it weren’t for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers. ~ Author Unknown

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. ~ Tennessee Williams

I do desire we may be better strangers. ~ William Shakespeare

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. ~ William Shakespeare

‘Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel. ~ William M. Thackeray

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. ~ Louis Aragon

It is disgraceful to live as a stranger in one’s country, and be an alien in any matter that affects our welfare. ~ Author Unknown

On what strange stuff Ambition feeds! ~ Eliza Cook

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. ~ Shirley MacLaine

Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance? ~ William Shakespeare

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You’ll never get out of the jungle that way. ~ Arthur Miller

Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins. ~ Frank Dane

It was his peculiar happiness that he scarcely ever found a stranger whom he did not leave a friend; but it must likewise be added, that he had not often a friend long without obliging him to become a stranger. ~ Samuel Johnson

All things must change to something new, to something strange. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We that are true lovers run into strange capers. ~ William Shakespeare

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama… Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly. ~ Haniel Long

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. ~ Jean Cocteau

Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. ~ Lord Byron

It’s all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he’s perfect. ~ Mae West

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger. ~ Albert Schweitzer

When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated. ~ Ralph Nader

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. ~ Samuel Pepys

Education helps one cease being intimidated by strange situations. ~ Maya Angelou

Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~ Author Unknown

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. ~ Rene Descartes

Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles. ~ Ayrton Senna

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