Proverbs from various countries page 2
We learn to walk by stumbling.
A man possesses beauty in his quality and a woman possesses quality in her beauty.
He who is caught in a lie is not believed when he tells the truth.
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
He who lacks ideas makes those of others his own.
Puerto Rican proverb
He who would be a redeemer ends up crucified.
Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
When you eat a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree.
Do not allow anger to poison you.
Hunger makes hard beans sweet.
All heads have hair, but not all have brains.
Choose the stone by the size of the frog.
Too much talk will include errors.
If every man would sweep before his own door, the city would soon be clean.
Marriage is a covered dish.
Profit is better than fame.
He who is ignorant talks the most.
Little is done where many command.
Saying is one thing, doing another.
Respect others if you want to be respected.
Better five coins in hand than ten in prospect.
Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is
caught, will they realize that you can't eat money.
Native American proverb
Always tell the truth in the form of a joke.
It's a long way from words to deeds.
One plays with the cat until one feels the claws.
Two in harmony are in God's company.
Poverty and love are hard to conceal.
If one receives a plum, one must return a peach.
Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold.
A gossip's mouth is the devil's mailbag.
A fox knows much; a hedgehog one great thing.
Anger is the mother of treachery.
The tongue has no bones in it, but it breaks bones.
Beauty is but dross if honesty be lost.
Who owns the cake may wield the knife.
Even Satan prays for protection from girls.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
Ancient Indian Proverb
Prosperity is the fruit of industry, while idleness begets poverty.
Riches are not the only wealth.