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Swiss Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings

Swiss Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings

Swiss Proverbs

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“A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.”

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“Better to sell with regret than to keep with regret.”

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“The tongue is the worst piece of meat in the world.”

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“As the stone leaves your hand, it belongs to the devil.”

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“It is easier to criticise than to do better.”

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“When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.”

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“Words are dwarfs; deeds are giants.”

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“Sometimes, you have to be silent to be heard.”

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“Speech is silver; silence is golden.”

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“A good spectator also creates.”

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“He that sleeps sound feels not the toothache.”

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“Ask ten brewers, and you will get eleven opinions.”

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“He who mocks the cripple should be straight himself.”

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“If you close one eye, you will not hear everything.”

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“Better to sell with regret than to keep with regret.”

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“God lets things go — but only to a point.”

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“Great consolation may grow out of the smallest saying.”

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“One simple maxim is often worth more than two good friends.”

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“At the bottom of the sack, you will find the bill.”

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“The poor lack much, but the greedy lack more.”

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“When in doubt, who will win, be neutral.”

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“Avoid those who don’t like bread and children.”

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Quotes by Famous Swiss

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
– Carl Jung

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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“I can’t stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We’ll see what happens.”
– Roger Federer

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Famous Swiss Quotes – Carl Jung

“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”

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“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

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“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

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“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

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“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses.”

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“In all chaos, there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

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“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”

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“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

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“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

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“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”

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Famous Swiss Quotes  – Albert Einstein

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

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“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

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Museums in Switzerland

A Tour of European Proverbs & Quotes

Famous Swiss

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Albert Einstein
  • Carl Gustav Jung
  • Johann Bernoulli
  • Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier
  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Louis-Joseph Chevrolet
  • Carla del Ponte
  • Johanna Louise Spyri
  • Roger Federer

Switzerland

  • Country:                              Swiss Confederation
  • German:                              Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
  • French:                                Confédération suisse
  • Italian:                                 Confederazione Svizzera
  • Romansh:                            Confederaziun svizra
  • Capital:                                None.  Bern is the seat of the federal authorities.
  • National language             German, French, Italian, Romansh
  • Population:                          8.4 million

Switzerland

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“The devil hides himself in details.”
– Swiss Proverb

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