Quotes and Proverbs

Buying Proverbs

Sayings about buying & Shopping

Don’t buy a boat that is under water. ~ Congolese Proverb

Tell me what you want to buy and I will tell you what you are. ~ Mexican Proverb

You don’t learn anything from buying, but you do from selling. ~ Russian Proverb

Before you buy shoes, measure your feet. ~ African Proverb

You can’t buy heaven with money. ~ Maltese Proverb

The emperor is rich, but he cannot buy one extra year. ~ Chinese Proverb

There are more foolish buyers than foolish sellers. ~ French Proverb

You cannot buy wisdom abroad if there is none at home. ~ Russian Proverb

Buyers are never as smart as the sellers. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not buy either the moon or the news, for in the end they will both come out. ~ Arabian Proverb

Running and buying don’t go together — running and selling do. ~ German Proverb

A friend you have to buy; enemies you get for nothing. ~ Jewish Proverb

He who dispraises a thing wants to buy it. ~ French Proverb

When you go to buy, don’t show your silver. ~ Chinese Proverb

When you buy beef, you buy bones; when you buy land, you buy rocks. ~ Jamaican Proverb

When a dog has money, he buys cheese. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Who buys cheap pays twice. ~ Slovak Proverb

If there are many buyers in the market, the merchant doesn’t wash his turnips. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you want to sleep well, buy the bed of a bankrupt. ~ Spanish Proverb

You can’t buy an inch of time with an inch of gold. ~ Chinese Proverb

When you have only two dollars left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a rose with the other. ~ Chinese Proverb

Choose your neighbors before you buy your house. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Sweet tongues buy horses on credit. ~ Hawaiian Proverb

A Tyrone woman will never buy a rabbit without a head for fear it’s a cat. ~ Irish Proverb

Money can buy a lot that is not even for sale. ~ Chinese Proverb

There are more fools among buyers than among sellers. ~ French Proverb

Money buys cherries. ~ Belgian Proverb

Money buys everything but good sense. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If you buy things you don’t need, you’ll soon be selling things you do. ~ Filipino Proverb

Though the emperor be rich, he cannot buy one extra year. ~ Chinese Proverb

He that finds fault wants to buy. ~ German Proverb

Do not buy with your ears but with your eyes. ~ Czech Proverb

There are more buyers than connoisseurs. ~ French Proverb

If you buy what you don’t need, you steal from yourself. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood. ~ Russian Proverbs

Nobody wants to buy a sleeping horse. ~ Mexican Proverbs

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one. ~ Italian Proverb

If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Why buy a cow when milk is so cheap? ~ Traditional Proverb

You can buy everything, except a father and a mother. ~ Tamil Proverb

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey. ~ United States Proverb

If you buy cheap meat, you’ll smell what you have saved when it boils. ~ Arabian Proverb

When the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been polluted and the last fish has been caught — only then do you realize that money can’t buy everything: ~ Native American Proverbs

You buy yourself an enemy when you lend a man money. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets. ~ French Proverb

When you go to buy, use your eyes not your ears. ~Czech Proverb

Buying is cheaper than asking. ~ German Proverb

Don’t buy the salt if you haven’t licked it yet. ~ Congolese Proverb

Buy from desperate people, and sell to newlyweds. ~ Spanish Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. ~ English Proverbs

Marriage is a little bit like buying melons, you need a little luck. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Once a man has been bitten by a lion, he buys a dog. ~ Mozambican Proverb

The art of doing business lies more in paying than in buying. ~ Spanish Proverb

The sea never buys fish. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Whoever buys a house must examine the beams; whoever wants a wife must look at her mother. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who buys useless things, later sells things that he needs. ~ Japanese Proverb

IF you are buying a cow, make sure that the price of the tail is included. ~ Tamil Proverb

Don’t buy someone else’s problems. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who has not been given brains from above will not buy them at the apothecary. ~ Czech Proverbs

No one buys what he recommends himself. ~ Japanese Proverbs

If you want to buy love, love itself is the price you’ll have to pay. ~ Italian Proverbs

He who doesn’t open his eyes when he buys must still open his purse to pay. ~ Danish Proverbs

He who wants a new world must first buy the old. ~ Dutch Proverbs

When prices drop, buy. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Buying on credit is robbing next year’s crop. ~ American Proverbs

Quotations about Buying

Three things to remember about shopping are location, location, location. ~ Melinda Adams

People will buy anything that is one to a customer. ~ Sinclair Lewis

What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money. ~ Henny Youngman

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~ Author Unknown

It is true that money cannot buy happiness but it does make it possible for you to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.~ George S. Clason

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.~ Bo Derek

The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her. ~ Marcelene Cox

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

To buy happiness is to sell soul.~ Doug Horton

Shopping: The fine art of acquiring things you don’t need with money you don’t have. ~ Author Unknown

Only one shopping day left ’til tomorrow. ~ Author Unknown

For some, shopping is an art; for others, it’s a sport. It can be a vice and it can be a cause. Some love it. Some hate it. Rarely is someone indifferent. ~ Pamela Klaffke

Happiness is the cheapest thing in the world when we buy it for someone else.~ Paul Flemming

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift…. The hangover comes the day after. ~ Joyce Brothers

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it! ~ Freddie Mercury

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. ~ William Feather

Is there more to life than shopping? ~ Amanda Ford

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. ~ George Horace Lorimer

If men liked shopping, they’d call it research. ~ Cynthia Nelms

Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it. ~ Author Unknown

Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness just doesn’t know where to shop. ~ Bumper Sticker

Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house. ~ Jean Kerr

Money will buy a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport to everywhere but heaven. ~ Author Unknown

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer. ~ Author Unknown

Buying is a profound pleasure. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. ~ Tammy Faye Bakker

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. ~ Will Rogers

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

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