A proverb is a short saying/phrase about life that comes from way back in ancient times. They are usually based on some sort of truth with the purpose giving advice or imparting wisdom.
Whether you’re having a casual chat with friends or in a business meeting, you will probably hear proverbs being quoted.
proverbs list P, Q and R
Flick through this page to learn some common proverbs beginning with P, Q and R.
I’ve included pictures to help you understand the meaning.
Proverbs beginning with P
- patience is a virtue – being able to wait without getting angry is a good quality to have
- people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones – don’t criticize others, nobody is perfect
- power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely – morals decrease as power increases
- practice makes perfect – the more you try, the better you get
- practice what you preach – do what you tell others to do
- pride comes before a fall – if you are too confident, you are likely to fail
Proverbs beginning with Q
quality is better than quantity – it’s better to do something well than do lots
Proverbs beginning with R
- reap what you sow – suffer or benefit depending on one’s previous actions
- red sky at night, shepherd’s delight – a red sunset means the weather will be good the next day
- red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning – a red sunrise means bad weather is coming
- revenge is a dish best served cold – wait a while before getting revenge, the enemy won’t see it coming
- rob Peter to pay Paul – steal something from one person to pay another
- Rome wasn’t built in a day – good things take time to do