Adages Quotes

Adages Quotes by Gavin Newsom, Ludacris, Madonna Ciccone, Johnny Mercer, Colin Meloy, Tupac Shakur and many others.

It's the old adage, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained,

It’s the old adage, ‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained, … While this is unique, we consider ourselves unique.
Gavin Newsom
Keep in mind, when you hit rock bottom, there ain’t nowhere to go but up, baby.
Truth is never far behind.
Madonna Ciccone
Fools rush in, where wise men never go,
But wise men never fall in love, so how are they to know?
Johnny Mercer
An old bandit adage: A bell is a cup until it is struck.
Colin Meloy
Break the chains in our brains that make us fear.
Tupac Shakur
Forget the adage buy low and sell high.
William O’Neil
Something happens when your subconscious goes to work… That’s why ‘Sleep on it’ is an adage.
Jon Voight
Never met a wise man, if so its a woman.
Kurt Cobain
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Benjamin Franklin
Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain’t satisfied until he rules everything.
Bruce Springsteen
It’s not just the adage ‘write what you know,’ it’s about gathering up all of the knowledge and experience you’ve collected up to now to help you dive into the things you don’t know.
Sarah Kay
Mediocrity’s easy, the good things take time, the great need commitment.
Bob Seger
Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown.
Gordon Lightfoot
For all riches come from iniquity, and unless one were to lose another could not gain. Hence the common adage seems to me to be very true: The rich man is unjust or the heir of an unjust one.
St. Jerome
Shame is the shadow of love.
PJ Harvey
As a professional broadcaster, I can tell you that over the course of my career, there is an adage: don’t ever apologize.
Rush Limbaugh
Everything is trust, all the rest is dust.
Gordon Lightfoot
Paranoia, the destroyer.
Ray Davies
There’s an adage that a lot of coaches have, that I completely disagree with, is if you make the Olympic team too early you become complacent.
Natalie Coughlin
The same rain that drowns the rat will grow the hay.
Amy Grant
You’ll never be greater than yourself.
Bob Dylan
The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown.
Michael Jackson
Every moral has a story, every story has and end. Every battle has its glory, and its consequence.
Ben Harper
That adage about genius being 5 percent inspiration and 95 perspiration – it’s true.
For most Builders, the journey is like shooting for the moon and instead hitting Mars-perhaps a better, but different outcome than envisioned. Builders are the first to admit (at least, in private) that planning works, but as the adage goes, the plan itself, rarely does.
Jerry I. Porras
I believe that one of the most damning things about our culture is the adage to never talk religion and politics. Because we don’t model this discourse at the dinner table and at Thanksgiving, we don’t know how to do it well and we’re not teaching our children about the world and about how to discuss it.
Julianna Baggott
Trust isn’t something that’s spoken and love’s never wrong when it’s real.
Dan Fogelberg
It’s one of the oldest theatrical adages: never work with children or animals.
Samantha Bond
Bridges are meant for burning, when the people and memories they join aren’t the same.
Jim Croce
Those old adages – you attract more with honey; do unto others – are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you’re thoughtful and respectful of their position.
Shelley Moore Capito
Life can only be understood backwards.
Mackenzie Astin
May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.
Bob Dylan
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.
Stan Laurel
It is an old adage, “All is fair in love as in war,” but I thought not of general laws, and only felt a private grievance.
Jane Swisshelm
The adage that you are either gay or straight or you are lying. Well, that’s not true. Bisexuality does exist
Clive Davis
He who forgets will be destined to remember.
Eddie Vedder
It is a time-honored adage that love begats love…cast your bread upon the waters and ye shall receive it after many days, increased to a hundredfold.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
I’m very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There’s an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm’s length, and in a few instances in my life, that’s been true.
W. Earl Brown
Balance the cost of the soul you lost with the dreams you lightly sold.
Dan Fogelberg
It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s what you do that takes you far.
Madonna Ciccone
The heart says what only the heart knows.
Lou Reed
Unless the old adage must be verified, That beggars mounted, run their horse to death.
William Shakespeare
Sometimes you’ve got to fight when your a man.
Kenny Rogers
Never is a promise, and you can’t afford to lie.
Fiona Apple
It doesn’t occur to me at this moment to say more; another time, perhaps tomorrow, I may have more to say, but always the same thing and about the same, for only gypsies, robber gangs and swindlers follow the adage that where a person has once been he is never to go again.
Soren Kierkegaard
The Good Wife was definitely the biggest surprise and gift that Ive had in a long time, and that did come out of some other work that I had done. That whole adage of work begets work actually worked in that case – it was at the very end of their first season that my character was first introduced.
Carrie Preston
Seek out positive people who have achieved the success you want to create in your own life. Remember the adage: “Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.
Darren Hardy
He was as yet not sufficiently experienced in ruffianism to know that one villain always sacrifices another to advance his own project; he was credulous enough to believe in the old adage of honor amongst thieves.
Emile Gaboriau
If you plan to face tomorrow, do it soon.
Gordon Lightfoot
Two heads are better than one.
Our own freewill, to choose the paths we take, no greater deed could ever be done than for another’s sake.
Dolly Parton
Charity is suppose to cover up for a multitude of sins.
Bob Dylan
Don’t lie, then you can look the whole world in the eye.
Michael Peterson
Be calm in the face of all common disgraces.
Gordon Lightfoot
Love doesn’t come in a minute, sometimes it doesn’t come at all.
Paul McCartney
There is an old adage: love thy neighbor, but don’t get caught.
Jerry Lawler
A well-worn adage advises those who set out upon a great enterprise to count the cost, yet some of the greatest enterprises have succeeded because the people who undertook them did not count the cost.
Thomas Huxley
Change your words into truths and then change that truth into LOVE.
Stevie Wonder
Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true – you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn’t make excuses.
Mia Love
The fight to make ends meet, keeps a man upon his feet.
Robert Palmer
There is no profit in deceit. An honest man knows revenge is not sweet.
Robert Palmer
Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks. Some doors are opened, some roads are blocked. Sundowns are golden, then fade away. And if I never do nothing, I’ll get you back someday.
Tom Petty
Cheap is small and not too steep, best of all cheap is cheap.
Ray Davies
If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly.
Vincent de Paul
Wisdom is not the domain of the Wiz.
Frank Zappa
It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go.
Randy Travis
I am a believer in the adage – performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect and respect leads to power.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
It came to me more as a whisper of suggestion than the fundamental adage that it is – if this is not biblical, I shall always believe it should be – that all of us need someone who loves us enough to forgive us despite the history.
Ivan Doig
There’s an adage that is an apt description of the new dynamic at work between brands and consumers connected through social media: People support what they help to build. But now that many brands are launching community-driven cause marketing campaigns, the challenge becomes what to do next?
Simon Mainwaring
Wise is the tongue, wet of perfect thought.
Black Francis
The old adage which says that it is ‘whom you know that counts’ is far off the mark. It is what you know about whom you know that truly makes difference.
Judith McNaught
It’s the old adage: You can make a pizza so cheap, nobody will eat it. You can make an airline so cheap, nobody will fly it.
Gordon Bethune
It’s only in uncertainty that we’re naked and alive.
Peter Gabriel
There’s a great adage that says we sing because what we have to express can’t be spoken, just using words.
Jeremy Jordan
An unfulfilled life makes a hard man.
Bruce Springsteen
The biggest man you’re ever going to see was once a baby.
Bob Marley
It is a secret from nobody that the famous random event is most likely to arise from those parts of the world where the old adage”There is no alternative to victory” retains a high degree of plausibility.
Hannah Arendt
Acknowledge all man as fellow creation, but don’t follow him.
Patti Smith
Timeless is the creature who is wise. And timeless is the prisoner in disguise.
Stevie Nicks
Long ago I added to the true old adage of “What is everybody’s business is nobody’s business,” another clause which, I think, morethan any other principle has served to influence my actions in life. That is, What is nobody’s business is my business.
Clara Barton
Down the ancient corridors through the gates of time, run the ghosts of dreams that we have left behind.
Dan Fogelberg
Don’t judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same
Elton John
There’s that old adage about how there’s only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare’s done them all before.
Terri Windling
I never stopped being attracted to women. Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you’re either straight or gay or lying, but that’s not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate.
Clive Davis
There is a banking adage that if it’s growing like a weed, it’s a good chance that it’s a weed.
Mark Zandi
Let the disappointments pass, let the laughter fill your glass.
Jackson Browne
You can lead a bureaucrat to water, but you can’t make him think.
Ric Keller
Surely no other American institution is so bound around and tightened up by rules, strictures, adages, and superstitions as the Broadway theatre.
James Thurber
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.
Billy Preston
If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin
Then mister you’re a better man than I
Steven Tyler
Just like the old adage–what you dislike most in other people is what you dislike the most in yourself–
Shannon Hale
Be careful not to give too much credence to the old adage that time heals. Mark my word. It’s God that heals. Time only tells.
Beth Moore
When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.
Stevie Wonder
The facts don’t always reveal the truth, but the truth always reveals the facts.
Pete Townshend
Nothing that’s forced can ever be right, if it doesn’t come naturally, leave it.
Al Stewart
The hurt gets worse as the heart grows harder.
Warren Zevon
Anger destroys your soul.
Marvin Gaye
The only real person you need to know is you.
Alice Cooper
With few words, one can speak the truth.
Bryan Adams
Takes more than combat boots to make a man.
Living might mean taking chances, but they’re worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making
Reba McEntire
The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his ‘basic rights.’
Thomas Sowell
A fool and his money are soon parted. – Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry.
Thomas Tusser
One of the first things successful people realize is the old adage, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” That is, for you, the fact that your success and your course is up to you. This doesn’t mean that you do it all alone. It simply means that you take responsibility for your life and your career.
Jim Rohn
Age doesn’t make a man.
Roger Miller
Stay free of petty jealousies, live by no man’s code, and hold your judgment for yourself, lest you wind up on this road.
Bob Dylan
A God in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Frederick Buechner
The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who stands at your door.
Gordon Lightfoot
It’ll never go away until the fear you are running from is finally embraced.
Garth Brooks
Everybody’s looking for a good time. Don’t you know a good time doesn’t hurt?
Ashlee Simpson
The destructive power of a lie is stronger than the truth.
Henry Rollins
Following a code of silence, you’re never gonna lose the anger.
Billy Joel
That old adage, that “music is a universal language”, is really true. Even if all of the lyrics are understood, they seem to connect with it really well and in some ways, more so.
William Fitzsimmons
There is a homely old adage which runs: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt
While you see a chance take it, find romance, fake it, because it’s all on you.
Steve Winwood
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
John Heywood
Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ Like the poor cat i’ the adage?
William Shakespeare
Catch up with your past, before it catches up with you.
Robert Palmer
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.
Frank Zappa
Even the losers get lucky sometimes!
Tom Petty
That adage about ‘Write what you know’ is basically the opposite of the way I function. I write about what I’m curious to find out.
Jennifer Egan
The adage ‘a family that prays together, stays together’ is so true.
Niecy Nash
Follow the rules or follow the fools.
Tupac Shakur
An ancient adage warns, “Never go to sea with two chronometers; take one or three.”
Fred Brooks
Ordinary people have extraordinary love.
Clay Walker
A pretty face, don’t make a pretty heart.
Robert Palmer
Satan will give you a little taste, then he’ll move in with rapid speed.
Bob Dylan
Bad books on writing tell you to “WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW”, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
Joe Haldeman
It is very difficult to apply the old Indian adage ‘Do not judge another until you have walked a mile in his moccasins,’ unless you get out of your own moccasins first.
Thomas Crum
When you have everything, you have everything to lose.
Ben Harper
Fame and fortune, how empty they can be.
Elvis Presley
The naked truth is still taboo.
Bob Dylan
Time and tide wait for no man.
Geoffrey Chaucer
I’ve always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Time washes clean, love’s wounds unseen.
Linda Ronstadt
Another lesson about a naive fool who came to Babylon, and found out that the pie don’t taste so sweet.
Dwight Yoakam
Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you.
Bob Dylan
There’s no exception to the rule, yes, everybody’s somebody’s fool.
Connie Francis
Give blood, but you may find that blood is not enough.
Pete Townshend
Something’s lost, but something’s gained, in living everyday.
Joni Mitchell
I believe in that old adage that ‘as goes California, so goes the country.
Kamala Harris
Failure isn’t failure if a lesson from it’s learned. I guess love would not be love without a risk of being burned.
Garth Brooks
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Knowledge is the power, the cowards get devoured.
Big Boi
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Mark Twain
It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy-this applies to public as well as private life-to States as well as individuals.
George Washington
When the other man has none, you don’t need a gun.
Billy Idol
Each thread of life that you leave, will spin around your deeds and dictate your needs.
Don McLean
If you live the life you love, you get the blessing from above.
Van Morrison
Every man’s the same, he wants the sunshine in his name.
Robert Palmer
Stay wise and the mind is untouchable.
There’s an old adage that for every second too fast per mile in the first half of the race, you’ll run at least 2 seconds slower at the end.
Jeff Galloway
Gold is where you find it, according to an old adage, but judging from the record of our experience, oil must be sought first of all in our minds.
Wallace Pratt
A fool and his money are soon married.
Carolyn Wells
The walls of pride are high and wide, can’t see over to the other side.
Bob Dylan
You know those adages about smelling the roses and chasing butterflies? The markets are my butterflies and my roses.
Bill Gross
I hope telling stories though ‘Making a Difference’ – as in my academic work and nonprofit work – will help me to live my grandmother’s adage of ‘Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.’
Chelsea Clinton
Who so ever diggeth the pit, shall fall in it.
Bob Marley
Take a lesson from the trees, watch the way they bend with each breeze, little victories.
Bob Seger
I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film’s abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y’know, that’s great. But I hope it involves an audience.
Paul Thomas Anderson
A woman with a mind, a body with a soul. A heart full of love, that won’t let go.
Mindy McCready
If you don’t get it the first time, back up and try it again.
James Brown
Any man without a woman is incomplete, and vice-versa she’s obsolete.
Kool Moe Dee
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard
You is what you am, a cow don’t make ham.
Frank Zappa
To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the crown of thorns.
Gordon Lightfoot
If we walk with the wise, we will grow wise.
Steven Curtis Chapman
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Miguel de Cervantes
I consider myself to be a true friend of the Israeli people. But I define friendship as someone who takes care of a friend, who just doesn’t use or exploit a friend. And, you know, there’s that old adage: ‘Friends don’t let friends drive drunk’.
Scott Ritter
One man puts the fire out, the other lights the fuse.
Steve Winwood
The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.
Kerry Stokes
Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.
Bob Dylan
The old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ isn’t always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.
Richard Carlson
Make hay while the sun shines.
John Heywood
The old adage that polite conversation should not include talk of politics or religion is understandable because both subjects are so heavily laden with emotion that discussion can quickly turn to shouting. Blood is shed over politics, religion and the two in combination.
John C. Danforth
Studying the martial Way is like climbing a cliff: keep going forward without rest. Resting is not permissible because it causes recessions to old adages of achievement. Persevering day in, day out improves techniques, but resting one day causes lapses. This must be prevented.
Mas Oyama
All things must pass, all things must pass away.
George Harrison
Intelligent transportation technology is key to better parking management. The adage that “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” fits parking perfectly.
Donald Shoup
Einmal ist keinmal, says Tomas to himself. What happens but once, says the German adage, might as well not have happened at all. If we have only one life to live, we might as well not have lived at all.
Milan Kundera
When heart is open, you will change just like a flower slowly opening.
Van Morrison
Harry Truman proves that old adage that any man can become President of the United States.
Norman Thomas
You can’t change the world, but you can change yourself. That adage suits consumer capitalism perfectly, since the illusion of changing ourselves is a successfully maintained through shopping.
Madeleine Bunting
Love will abide, take things in stride.
Linda Ronstadt
“Our prosperity, our friends, our bondage and even our destruction are all in the end rooted in our tongue,” says a famous adage.
Krishnananda Saraswati
A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.
Garth Brooks
Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through.
Bob Dylan
Time and tide will wait for no man, saith the adage. But all men have to wait for time and tide.
Charles Dickens
As with many things in life-what we know at 30we wish we knew at 20-what we know at 40we wish we knew at 25and so on. ‘If I knew then, what I know now’ is the old adage that has been said for generations.
Kim Mitchell
A fool and his money are soon partying.
Steven Wright
Your heroes will help you find good in yourself.
Randy Travis
One of the things that you learn, having been in this [President’s] office for four years, is the old adage of Abraham Lincoln’s. That with public opinion there’s nothing you can’t do and without public opinion there’s very little you can get done.
Barack Obama
Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
Warren Buffett
You know the old adage: Plant an expectation, reap a disappointment.
Elizabeth Gilbert
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen, try to find one who’s gonna give you true loving.
Smokey Robinson
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode, but we cannot be denied the fire inside.
Bob Seger
Make a destination of the greater truth.
Bob Seger
Bury the hatchet, but leave the handle sticking out.
Garth Brooks
Masquerading the heart is the height of haunting souls.
Michael Jackson
What concerns me fundamentaly is a meteoric burlesk melodrama, born of the immemorial adage love will find a way.
e. e. cummings
The hurt of a love that is lost has no cure but the love of another heart.
Christopher Cross