World Proverbs

A proverb is an ancient saying, of unknown authorship, that transmits the wisdom of a group of people. Before people knew how to read and write, they passed knowledge by word of mouth. The word proverb comes from Latin proverbium formed by the prefix pro- (for, before) and verbum (word). Here is a short list of proberbs. ;
  1. Don't judge a person by their face (American - Thank you: Abbi)
  2. Don't look for sleeves on a vest. (Spanish - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. - Thank you: Eli Gerbich)
  3. Dress me up slowly, I am in a hurry (Spanish - If you do things too fast, it will take longer, since you will have to do it again to fix mistakes)
  4. Fall seven times, stand up eight. (Japanese)
  5. For women: Cold hands, warm heart. For men: Small feet, big... did I ever tell you that my feet are only a size 8? (USA - Thank you: Noah)
  6. Fortune and fatigue do not sleep together.- (Russian)
  7. Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. - (French)
  8. Full stomach, happy heart. (Spanish)
  9. Go where you look, or look where you go. (Sri Lanka - Thank you: Koon Wijekoon)
  10. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. (Thank you: DLB)
  11. Good medicine may taste bad but good for the body. Likewise, honest feedbacks are difficult to take in but good for the future. (Chinese - Thank you: Fred Tse)
  12. Hard proverbs from the beginning (Nigeria - Need them badly to go on and have a way to go on with life? - Thank you: Kazeem)
  13. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. (Chinese)
  14. He who does not take risks, does not drink champagne.- (Russian)
  15. He who laughs last laughs longest. - (Spanish)
  16. He who say evil about someone to you will one day say evil about you to someone, so be careful. (Sierra Leone, West Africa - Thank you: Saidu Sefoi)
  17. He who takes on too much, will wind up with little. (Spanish - Thank you: Eli Gerbich)
  18. How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. - (Spanish)
  19. Hunger is the best sauce. - (French)
  20. I dont care how the woman suffers, all I care is the baby crying (Ghana - Thank you: Princes Asiamah Darkwa)
  21. I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand (Chinese)
  22. If the cow gives milk as a healthy food, why ask whether she is black or white? (Sri Lanka - Thank you: Koon Wijekoon)
  23. If there is no wind, row. (Latin)
  24. If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed (Chinese - Thank you: Catou)
  25. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. - (French)

Total: 94
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