World Proverbs

Everyone talks of changing the world, but no one talks of changing himself.

It takes all sorts to make a world

Meaning: different people like different things


It’s a man’s world

Meaning: Everything in life is arranged to the advantage of men. Life is tough for women.


Knaves and fools divide the world.


Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone


Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and your mascara runs. – Ann Landers


Love makes the world go round


Money makes the world go around.


No man is born into this world, whose work is not born with him.

Meaning: There is work to do, even for you.


A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.

Meaning: A great lie may be widely accepted before the truth comes to light.


One half of the world does not know how the other half lives

Meaning: Unknown. Submit the meaning to this Proverb below.

All the world loves a lover



Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone.


All’s for the best in the best of all possible worlds


The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world


An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.


The world is your oyster.

Meaning: You can create your own happiness.