Friday, August 24, 2007

World Proverbs

World Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs
>>Talk doesn't cook rice

>>Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

>>To know the road ahead, ask those coming back

>>Small men think they are small; great men never know they are great

>>To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art

>>It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun

>>Men in the game are blind, men outside see clearly


Yugoslavian Proverbs
>>If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority

>>Complain to one who can help you


Arabian Proverbs
>>If you buy cheap meat, when it boils you smell what you have saved

>>Think of the going out before you enter

>>Ask the experienced rather than the learned

>>All sunshine makes the desert

>>Examine what is said, not him who speaks


Japanese Proverbs
>>Not to know is to be a Buddha

>>When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends

>>Proof rather than argument

>>If you believe everything you read, better not to read

>>The reverse side also has a reverse side

>>Too many boatmen will run the boat up to the top of the mountains


Italian Proverbs
>>It is not enough to aim; you must hit

>>Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box


English Proverbs

>>Use soft words and hard arguments

>>Don't fall before you're pushed


Others
>>Don't make use of another's mouth unless it has been lent to you ~ Belgian Proverb

>>Buy on the rumor; sell on the news ~ Wall Street Proverb

>>When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears ~ Czech Proverb

>>Do not be born good or handsome, but be born lucky ~ Russian Proverb

>>If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself ~ Spanish Proverb

>>A smiling face is half the meal ~ Latvian Proverb

>>What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth ~ Jewish Proverb

>>When deeds speak, words are nothing ~ African Proverb

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