Proverbs from various countries page 1
The man who knows two languages is worth two men.
See and believe, and in order not to make a mistake, touch.
Let the dogs; it's a sign that we are galloping ahead.
When an elder speaks, be silent and listen.
When opportunity knocks, some people are in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.
The wise man never says, "I did not think."
Luck never gives; it only lends.
He who cannot revenge himself is weak, he who will not is contemptible.
It is fair and just to cheat the cheater.
A weapon is an enemy even to its owner.
A people without faith in themselves cannot survive.
Though you possess prudence, old man, do not despise advice.
God loves him who cares for the poor more than him who respects the wealthy.
The lazy man is apt to be envious.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
If you cannot dance, you will say the drumming is poor.
Dress the monkey in silk and it is still a monkey.
He who has crossed the ford knows how deep it is.
All virtues spring from honor.
Good coffee should be black like the devil, hot like hell, and sweet like a kiss.
The higher the position, the greater the hardship.
Wise men do not quarrel with each other.
You can tell a lion by his claws.
Who flatters you has either cheated you or hopes to do so.
He who wishes evil to another man will suffer his own loss.
The snake grows with every repetition of the story.
If a man be lucky, there is no foretelling the possible extent of his good fortune. Pitch him
into the Euphrates and like as not he will swim out with a pearl in his hand.
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
Rice makes man strong, money makes him bold.
God is the best of witnesses.
The child that is given all that he asks for will rarely succeed in life.
The goal will not be reached if the right distance not be travelled.
Toads will bully frogs.
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
If you want to lose your friend, grant him a loan.
The guilty person flees from his own shadow.
He who chases after a deer will take no notice of hares.
Youth has a beautiful face and old age a beautiful soul.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies.
The hound is lame till he sees the fox.
Have a clean heart and you may walk near the altar.