Amish Proverbs II


As most of my readers know, I am highly encouraged and influenced by theamish_drivers
simplicity of the Amish culture. I love to read about them, learn from them and take away what I can from their insight. I just finished reading another one of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books called Amish Peace. If you’ve never read it before, it should come to no surprise that I highly recommend it. These are some proverbs that I pulled from the Amish book. If you haven’t read my first compilation of Amish proverbs, go here.

Simplicity

  • Take all you want, eat all you take.
  • He who has no money is poor, he who has nothing but money is even poorer
  • We live simply so others may simply live
  • It’s better to have a wife on your team than on your back
  • Trickles tend to become streams and streams become torrents
  • The most beautiful attire is a smile
  • How fast the wheel of change is spinning
  • A man is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to leave alone
  • Medicine and advice are two things more pleasant to give than to receive.
  • Jumping for joy is a good exercise
  • Use it up, where it out, make it do, or do without
Time
  • Live each short hour with God and the long years take care of themselves
  • Enjoy today it won’t come back
  • Days are like suitcases all the same size but some people are able to pack more into them and others
  • More is caught and taught
  • To mistreat God’s creation is to offend the creator
  • God likes small people. He cannot use big ones.
  • Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question
  • A task takes as long as it takes
  • Our duty is not to see through one another but to see one another through
  • Only one life twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.
Community
  • Community is like an old coat – you aren’t aware of it until it is taken away.
  • The light that shines farthest shines brightest at home.
  • Swallowing pride rarely gives you indigestion.
  • It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
  • Do unto others as if you were the other.
  • Trusting God turns problems into opportunities
  • It is better to hold out a helping hand than to point a finger
  • It is the set of the sails and not the gales that determine the path you go
  • Kindness when given away keeps coming back
  • A friend is like a rainbow, always there for you after the storm
  • If you are true to your faith, there are things you give up for your faith
  • If you sense your faith is unraveling, go back to where you dropped the thread of obedience
  • Put the swing where the children want it. The grass will grow back.
  • A farm is not a farm without its barn.
Forgiveness
  • We should not put a question mark where God put a period.
  • A heart touched by grace brings joy to the face.
  • A person who forgives does more for himself than anyone else.
  • Good deeds have echoes.
  • Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
  • There are no degrees of honesty.
  • Swallowing words before you say them is so much better than having to eat them afterward.
  • A thing long-expected takes the form of the unexpected when it finally comes.
  • We can stop forgiving others when Christ stops forgiving us.
The Sovereignty of God
  • God puts the church in the world. Satan puts the world in the church.
  • Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.
  • We are not promised skies always blue but a Helper to see us through.
  • You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
  • Opportunity may knock once but temptation bangs on the front door forever.
  • Before we can pray, “Thy kingdom come” we must pray “My kingdom go.”

Other Amish posts I’ve made

Amish Influenced Social Life

BBQ, Pies, Road Trips Are Nice

Money Secrets of the Amish

Less Is More

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

2 Responses to Amish Proverbs II

  1. I like these. Simple and to the point, but powerful.

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