Proverbs from various countries page 3
More things grow in the garden than the gardener sows.
A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
The strong forgive, the weak remember.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
It's easier to know your enemies than to know your friends.
Always assume your guest is tired, cold, and hungry, and act accordingly.
Eyes that see do not grow old.
To live is to fight.
Discretion is knowing how to hide that which we cannot remedy.
He who begins many things, finishes but few.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.
He is not an honest man who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company that the
soup is hot.
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.
The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
If you can plug a hole with a finger, do not use your palm.
An ungrateful person loses his way.
He who has a handsome wife, a castle on the frontier, or a vineyard on the roadside is never
without a war.
A debt of gold we can repay, kindness indebts till our dying day.
Gods, devils and men are alike in actions and thoughts.
Where there is honor there is no dishonor.
Sparrows who emulate peacocks are likely to break a thigh.
By night all cats are black.
Don't have greater respect for money than for man.
The beginning is half of every action.
Despise your own life, and you will be master of the lives of others.
Learn your way from old people.
A curse without cause does not pass through the door.
With patience and saliva the ant swallows an elephant.
Laziness goes so slowly that poverty overtakes it.
He who is not tipsy on Sunday is not worth shaking hands with on Monday.
When you shake hands with a Greek, count your fingers.
One false coin spoils ten good ones.
Before you choose a counselor, watch him with his neighbour's children.
Don't offer me advice. Give me money.
It's fair that he who tried to steal yours, loses his.
El Salvadoran proverb
What is on a drunken man's lips is on a sober man's mind.
He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.
He who seeks finds everywhere.