He who watches the wind will not sow, and he who observes the clouds will not reap. 1
Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
Don't sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don't stare at the clouds. Get on with your life.
He who is watching the wind will not get the seed planted, and he who is looking at the clouds will not get in the grain.
Whoever observes the wind will not sow; and whoever regards the clouds will not reap.
He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.
He that observeth
shall not sow
and he that regardeth
shall not reap
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He who watches
, and he who observes
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1 sn This proverb criticizes those who are overly cautious. The farmer who waits for the most opportune moment to plant when there is no wind to blow away the seed, and to reap when there is no rain to ruin a ripe harvest, will never do anything but sit around waiting for the right moment.