Reality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reality quotes, reality sayings, and reality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The palest ink is brighter than the best memory Chinese saying. Thanks to Martin C Wojtkiewicz
Anything with scales counts as a fish. Malay (on appearance and reality)
Appearances are deceptive. Italian Proverb
Carve the peg by looking at the hole. Korean (on appropriateness)
Change is inevitable Benjamin Disraeli
Circumstances alter cases. T. Rymer
Cutting off a mule's ears doesn't make it a horse. Creole (on authenticity)
Easier said than done. Aesop
Even monkeys fall out of trees. Japanese Proverb
Even the best laid plans go awry. unknown
Every man has to seek his own way to make himself more noble and to realize his own true worth. Albert Schweitzer
Expect the worst, but hope for the best. unknown
Froth is not beer. Dutch (on appearance and reality)
Give up the ghost. Miguel de Cervantes
In a crisis, give help first and then advice. Aesop
It is useless attacking the insensible. Aesop
It never rains but it pours. unknown
Life is not a dress rehearsal. unknown
Looks can be deceiving. unknown
No man can lose what he never had. George Herbert
No one goes through life unscathed. unknown
Nothing is black or white. unknown
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
Seeing is believing. unknown
Sometimes, it's too little, too late. unknown
Sometimes, less is more. William Shakespeare
The best way to predict the future is to create it. unknown; thanks to
The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain. African American (on appearance and reality)
The rain falls on every roof. African Proverb
The teeth that laugh are also those that bite. Hausa tribe of West Africa (on appearance and reality)