Monday, 28 May 2018

Proverbs, Maxims, Axioms ...

Whoever has a tail of straw should not get too close to the fire. - Latin American Proverb

We'll never know the worth of water 'till the well goes dry. - Scottish Proverb

When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree. - Vietnamese Proverb

When you go to a donkey's house, don't talk about ears. - Jamaican Proverb

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. - Chinese Proverb

You cannot catch a cub without going into the tiger's den. - Chinese Proverb

When you drink water, remember the mountain spring. - Chinese Proverb

There is a great distance between said and done. - Puerto Rican Proverb

If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself. - Haitian Proverb

Your own rags are better than another's gown. - West African Proverb

When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind. - Unknown

What's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh. - English Proverb

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. - Ethiopian Proverb

With a stout heart, a mouse can lift an elephant. - Tibetan Proverb

The snow falls, each flake in its appropriate place. - Zen Proverb

If afflictions refine some, they consume others. - Thomas Fuller

The spider and the fly can't make a bargain. - Jamaican Proverb

The shoe knows if the stocking has a hole. - Bahamian Proverb

When money speaks, truth keeps silent. - Russian Proverb

Sing away sorrow, cast away care. - Miguel de Cervantes

When the tiger kills, the jackal profits. - Afghan Proverb

When one is hungry, everything tastes good. - Unknown

Self-praise is no recommendation. - Romanian Proverb

While the cat's away, the mice will play. - James Ray

You cannot carve rotten wood. - Chinese Proverb

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