Years Proverbs

Sayings about Years

Years know more than books. ~ American Proverbs

Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s better to die two years early than to live one year too long. ~ Chinese Proverb

Keep a thing seven years and you’ll find a use for it. ~ Gaelic Proverb

One moment of intense happiness prolongs life by a thousand years. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Virtuous for ten years is still not enough; evil for one day is too much already. ~ Chinese Proverb

One day before you is better than ten years behind you. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree. ~ English Proverb

Maturity comes from wisdom not in the passing of years. ~ Iranian Proverb

After three years useless things are useful too. ~ Japanese Proverb

One minute of patience can result in ten years of peace. ~ Italian Proverbs

It is easier to bear a child once a year than to shave everyday. ~ Russian Proverb

April and May make meal for the whole year. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man –and after that, praying. ~ Irish Proverbs

What might not happen in a year might happen in an instant. ~ Puerto Rican Proverb

Rich men accumulate money; the poor accumulate years. ~ Chinese Proverb

A wretched year has twenty-four months. ~ Lebanese Proverb

Who is blind, dumb and deaf will live a peaceful life of a hundred years. ~ Sicilian Proverb

A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year. ~ Polish Proverb

No year has two summers. ~ Russian Proverb

Sometimes it takes only an hour to get a reputation that lasts for a thousand years. ~ Japanese Proverb

A man can never be perfect in a hundred years; but he may become corrupt in less than a day. ~ Chinese Proverb

It takes a year to make a friend, but you can lose one in an hour. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better an egg this year than a chicken next year. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Years and sins are always more than admitted. ~ Italian Proverb

Men have thought about their marriage a whole year long — and it lasts but one night. ~ Moorish Proverb

To do good for ten years is not enough; do bad things for one day and it is too much. ~ Chinese Proverb

An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation does. ~ Portuguese Proverb

A life without love is like a year without summer. ~ Swedish Proverbs

The year has a wide mouth and a big belly. ~ Danish Proverbs

A hundred years cannot repair a moment’s loss of honor. ~ Traditional Proverb

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend. ~ Swedish Proverb

A year’s care, a minute’s ruin. ~ Filipino Proverb

A man cannot wive and thrive the same year. ~ Scottish Proverbs

Your years will still remain the same whether you laugh or cry. ~ Japanese Proverb

Quotations about Years

Never read any book that is not a year old. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity.~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve.~ Author Unknown

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have. ~ Ernest Haskins

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! ~ Anthony Robbins

Never look for the birds of this year in the nests of the last. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.~ Richard Cecil

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.~ Confucius Quotes

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.~ Charles Richards

There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field. ~ Sparky Anderson

Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer, with never a thought of sorrow; the old goes out, but the glad young year comes merrily in tomorrow. ~ Emily Miller

Money can’t buy health, happiness, or what it did last year. ~ Author Unknown

Old times never come back and I suppose it’s just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better. ~ George E. Woodberry

The merry year is born, like the bright berry from the naked thorn. ~ Hartley Coleridge

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

The book is closed, the year is done, the pages full of tasks begun. A little joy, a little care, along with dreams, are written there. This new day brings another year, Renewing hope, dispelling fear. And we may find before the end, a deep content, another friend. ~ Arch Ward

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in. ~ Ethel Barrymore

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. ~ Thomas Dreier

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~ T.S. Eliot

Years Proverbs

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