Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Proverbs from around the world

Nodding the head does not row the boat.
-Irish Proverb

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
-Nigerian Proverb

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
-Yiddish Proverb

If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies.
-German Proverb

Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.
-Greek Proverb

Don't count your fish until they're on dry land.
-Chinese Proverb

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.
-Chinese Proverb
How True!

Money talks, but all it ever says is goodbye.
-American Proverb

The Gods too are fond of a joke.
-Greek Proverb

Take care of your pennies and your pounds will take care of themselves.
-Scottish Proverb

Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of your widow's next husband.
-American Proverb

Take care of your pennies and your pounds will take care of your heirs and barristers.
-English Proverb

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
-Burmese Proverb

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
-Native American Proverb

If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
-Yiddish proverb

A clear conscience sleeps during thunder.
-Jamaican Proverb

Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.
-Chinese Proverb

Why spoil a good meal with a big tip?
-Jewish proverb

A dog is a man's best friend because it wags its tail - not its tongue.
-American Proverb

The palest ink is better than the sharpest memory.
-Chinese Proverb

If what you say is something you wouldn't write down, don't say it.
-Hebrew Proverb

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