Wisdom proverbs from around the world

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Wisdom proverbs from around the world:

  • Arabic proverb: “The enslaved person is free when he is content;
    And the free person is a slave when he is greedy”

 

  • “The path is made by walking. ” African Proverb

 

  • From Russia: “Be swift to hear, slow to speak.”

 

  • From the Philippines: “What is heavy lightens when shared”

 

  • “Tell me who your friends are, so I can tell you who you are.” Bulgarian Proverb

 

  • “Hasten slowly.” Bulgarian Proverb

 

  • “Think before acting; and whilst acting, still think.” Dutch Proverb

  • “Starting is easy, persistence is an art.” From Germany

 

  • “The pen is mightier than the sword.” English Proverb

 

  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight”. Japanese proverb

 

  • “If you can’t live longer, live deeper” Italian Proverb

 

  • “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” English Proverb

 

  • “None are so deaf as those who would not hear.” from Australia.

 

  • “It takes a whole village to raise a child” African Proverb

 

  • “Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows fall behind you”  Maori Proverb

 

  • “The tree with most leaves will not necessarily  produce juicy fruit” Brazilian Proverb  (similar to: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” )

 

  • “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song” Chinese Proverb

 

  • “A mother understands what a child does not say” Yiddish Proverb

 

  • “Even from a foe, a man may learn wisdom” Greek Proverb

 

  • “Where love reigns, the impossible may be attained” Indian Proverb

 

  • “it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness” Chinese Proverb

 

  • “A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning” Kenyan Proverb

 

  • “Still waters run deep”  Latin Proverb

 

  • “Whoever gossips to you, will gossip about you” Spanish Proverb

 

  • “Don’t sail out further than you can raw back” Danish Proverb

 

  • “What you see in yourself is what you see in the world” Afghan Proverb

 

  • “A large chair does not make a king” Sudanese Proverb

 

  • “Examine what is said, not who speaks” Arab Proverb

 

  • “When the sun rises, it rises for everyone” Cuban Proverb

 

 

 

 

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  1. LindaP says:

    Great wisdom!

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