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Blood Proverbs


Sayings about Blood

You cannot turn blood into water. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Human blood is heavy; he who has shed it cannot run away. ~ African Proverb

Blood vessels are not cleaned with blood. ~ Georgian Proverbs

Blood boils without fire. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Experience costs blood. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Where blood has been shed the tree of forgiveness cannot grow. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

The earth is not thirsty for the blood of the warriors but for the sweat of man’s labor. ~ Brazilian Proverb

The nobler the blood, the less the pride. ~ Danish Proverbs

A scholar’s ink is worth as much as the blood of the martyr. ~ Arabian Proverbs

It is the blood of the soldier that makes the general great. ~ Italian Proverbs

If you put a razor in your mouth, you will spit blood. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

A golden plate is worth nothing to me when my blood is spilled on it. ~ Georgian Proverb

Blood is the sweat of heroes. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

Noble and common blood is of the same color. ~ German Proverbs

No tattoo is made without blood. ~ Mozambican Proverb

The idiot who has his eye on your wife is like a blood sucking fly. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

A friend will wipe away sweat but not blood. ~ Ivorian Proverbs

When your enemies attack, bathe in their blood. ~ Arabian Proverb

Your secret is your blood — when you shed it you die. ~ Berber Proverb

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. ~ Spanish Proverb

Who bathes his hands in blood will have to wash them with tears. ~ German Proverb

Don’t spill blood until the raven has flown over. ~ Thai Proverb

Walk till the blood appears on the cheek, but not the seat on the brow. ~ Spanish Proverb

Don’t try to get blood from a locust; God didn’t put it in there. ~ African Proverb

Blood is thicker than water. ~ Traditional Proverb

Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed. ~ Traditional Proverb

You can’t get blood out of a stone. ~ Traditional Proverb

You don’t wash blood away with blood but with water. ~ Turkish Proverb

The soldiers’ blood, the general’s reputation. ~ Jamaican Proverb

The greatest victory is a bloodless victory. ~ Spanish Proverb

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Quotations about Blood

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. ~ Don Marquis

Blud’s thicker than water. ~ Sir Walter Scott

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. ~ Tertullian

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody. ~ Martin Luther

Noble blood! bah! What blood is more noble or so pure as that of the lion? And yet he is only a brute. It is merit, education and virtue, not blood, that lift men above the level of the brutes. ~ Michael le Faucheur

The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required ”blood and sweat and tears.” ~ Charles F. Kettering

In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains. ~ Nelson Mandela

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. ~ Richard Bach

I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. ~ Herman Hesse

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. ~ George S. Patton

Blood follows blood. ~ Daniel Defoe

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito. ~ Austin O’Malley

Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood… there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them! ~ Padraic Pearse

Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms. ~ Andrew Jackson

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day. ~ Charles Kingsley

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~ Thomas Campbell

Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. ~ Augusto Pinochet

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us. ~ Osbert Sitwell

Blood alone moves the wheels of history. ~ Benito Mussolini

Was the blood which has been shed then so pure? ~ Antoine Barnave

I think it’s liquid aggravation that circulates through his veins, and not regular blood. ~ Charles Dickens

Blood… ’tis the ink of lovers. ~ George Chapman

Not one drop of blood is left inside my veins that does not throb: I recognize signs of the ancient flame. ~ Dante

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. ~ Winston Churchill

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Blood is a juice of rarest quality. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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