Proverbs Sayings From Different Countries And Places


Proverbs Sayings From Different Countries And Places

Here is a collection of proverbs sayings from various countries, places and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”
– African proverb

“If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.”
– African Proverb

“When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.”
– Albanian Proverb

Good habits result from resisting temptation. ”
– Ancient Proverb

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
– Arab Proverb

“Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.”
– Arab Proverb

“Examine what is said, not him who speaks.”
– Arab Proverb

“Make your bargain before beginning to plow”
– Arab Proverb

“Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been lent to you.”
– Belgian Proverb

“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
Bible – Proverbs 15:1.

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
– Bible – Proverbs 17:28

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
– Bible – Proverbs 23:7

“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.”
– Bible – Proverbs 25:25.

“As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”
– Bible – Proverbs 26:11

“A worthy woman is far more precious than jewels, strength and dignity are her clothing.”
– Bible – Proverbs 31

“A tree falls the way it leans.”
– Bulgarian Proverb

“Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind”.
– Bulgarian Proverb

“A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.”
Chinese Proverb

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Climb mountains to see lowlands.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend‘s forehead.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Do not employ handsome servants.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
– Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever”.
– Chinese Proverb

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
– Chinese Proverb

“The palest ink is better than the best memory.”
– Chinese Proverb

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back”
– Chinese Proverb

“When you drink the water, remember the spring”.
– Chinese Proverb

“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.”
– Chinese Proverb

“Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.”
– Czech Proverb

“Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.”
– Danish Proverb

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