Sugar Proverbs

Sayings about Sugar and Sweets

If you can’t give any sugar then speak sweetly. ~ Indian Proverbs

Too much sugar is bitter. ~ Nepalese Proverb

Flies will never leave the shop of a sweet maker. ~ Iranian Proverb

Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants. ~ Malay Proverb

Good qualities never cancel out the bad, just as sugar is no antidote for poison. ~ Arabian Proverb

What is sweet in the mouth is not always good in the stomach. ~ Danish Proverbs

He who has not tasted bitter things, knows not what sweet is. ~ German Proverbs

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Half of an orange tastes just as sweet as a whole one. ~ Panamanian Proverb

Even a sugar mother-in-law tastes bitter. ~ Spanish Proverbs

When men are friendly the water is sweet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Ants die in sugar. ~ Malawian Proverb

Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Stolen sugar is the sweetest. ~ Indian Proverb

You can’t expect both ends of a sugar cane to be as sweet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. ~ German Proverb

Rather a bitter truth than a sweet lie. ~ Russian Proverbs

Words are sweet but they can never replace food. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Sugarcane is always sweet people only sometimes so. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. ~ Bible

Flattery is sweet food for those who can swallow it. ~ Danish Proverbs

The devil sweetens another man’s wife with a spoonful of honey. ~ French Proverb

Drunk sweetly, paid sourly. ~ German Proverb

With true friends… even water drunk together is sweet enough. ~ Chinese Proverb

What good is giving sugar to the dead? ~ Indian Proverb

Where there is sugar, there are mice. ~ Malawian Proverb

A man without a mustache is like a cup of tea without sugar. ~ English Proverb

Put something sweet in his mouth and send good news to the heart. ~ French Proverb

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

One sprinkles the most sugar where the tart is burnt. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Don’t be too sweet, or else you will be eaten up; but don’t be too bitter, or else you will be spitted out. ~ Jewish Proverb

To a starving man bread is sweeter than honey. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Sugar & Sweets

If your words are soft and sweet, they won’t be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them. ~ Author Unknown

When my horse is running good, I don’t stop to give him sugar. ~ William Faulkner

Health and appetite impart the sweetness to sugar, bread, and meat. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end. ~ The Talmud

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone had licked it. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice, especially when she’s taking a nap. ~Author Unknown

Failure is not sweet, but it need not be bitter. ~ Author Unknown

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach. ~ Anne Bradstreet

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~ Aristotle

Please God, make my words today sweet and tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.~ Author Unknown

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

Just because you liked something as a youngster doesn’t mean you have to like it as an adult. You can change your taste a little bit on the sweets and things like that. ~ Mike Ditka

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. ~ John Keats

Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar. ~ John Ciardi

Jesus makes the bitterest mouthful taste sweet. ~ St. Theresa of Lisieux


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