Consequences Quotes

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Consequences Quotes

Liars often set their own traps.


One who steals has no right to complain if he is robbed.


The frog enjoys itself in water but not in hot water.

African proverb Wolof Tribe

The eagle was killed with an arrow made with its own feathers.

Armenian (on paradox)

Bad gains are true losses.

Benjamin Franklin

Little leaks sink the ship.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Chinese (on time and timeliness)

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

English Proverb<

He that lies down with the dogs riseth with fleas.

George Herbert

Empty sacks will never stand upright.

Italian Proverb

Depend on your walking stick; not on other people.

Japanese (on self-reliance)

It’s no use closing the barn door after the horse is gone.

John Heywood

The fat is in the fire.

John Heywood

No sleep, no dreams.

Korean (on rewards and consequences)

Mess with the bull and one usually gets the horns.

Latin American saying

The proof is in the pudding.

Miguel de Cervantes

Depend on others and you will go hungry.

Nepalese (on self-reliance)

He that goes aborrowing, goes asorrowing.

R. Taverner

Hurry is good only for catching flies.

Russian (on the conduct of life)

A horse may run quickly but it cannot escape its tail.

Russian proverb (on conscience)

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.

Swedish Proverb

Everyone gets their just deserts.


The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.


What you give is what you get.


Let the punishment fit the crime.

W. S. Gilbert

A tree falls the way it leans.

Walloon (on rewards and consequences)

Conscience makes cowards of us all.

William Shakespeare

Medicine left in the container can’t help.

Yoruba (West African)

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