German proverbs provide a unique insight into the language, cultures, and societies of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They are also rich with literary history and legend, and at times share origins with English proverbs. So browse for what you're looking for, or simply wander around to deepen your knowledge of German proverbs.
hilf dir selbst, dann (or so) hilft dir Gott
God helps those who help themselves
Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall
pride cometh before the fall
Hunde, die (viel) bellen, beiβen nicht
empty vessels make most noise (lit.: dogs that bark (a lot) do not bite)