June 21, 2010

Mama always said...

Here are some selected proverbs from around the world. No doubt some of these thoughtful sayings are common in many countries - feel free to add your own in the comments.

"Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains." (Yiddish Proverb)

"Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless." (Turkish Proverb)

"If three people say you're an ass, put on a bridle." (Spanish Proverb)

"Being young is a fault which improves daily." (Swedish Proverb)

"After dark, all cats are leopards." (Native American Proverb - Zuni)

"All roads lead to Rome." (Roman Proverb)

"All roads do not lead to Rome." (Slovenian Proverb)

"All things good to know are difficult to learn." (Greek Proverb)

"Bad is never good until worse happens." (Danish Proverb)

"Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother." (Moroccan Proverb)

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." (Japanese Proverb)

"A father is a banker provided by nature." (French Proverb)

"Goodness shouts. Evil whispers." (Balinese Proverb)

"Goodness speaks in a whispher, evil shouts." (Tibetan Proverb)

"If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor." (Haitian Proverb)

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." (African Proverb)

"When spiders unite they can tie down a lion." (Ethiopian Proverb)

This could go on and on. Here are the two sources, from the thousands that came up from google, that were used for this list:



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