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Proverbs

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Hispanic Heritage:
Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new.
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Hispanic Heritage:
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
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Hispanic Heritage:
He that is rich will not be called a fool.
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Hispanic Heritage:
He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
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Hispanic Heritage:
In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
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Hispanic Heritage:
It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.
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Proverb:
Let your heart guide your head in evil matters.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Life without a friend is death without a witness
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Proverb:
Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
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Hispanic Heritage:
Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves.
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Hispanic Heritage:
More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown.
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Proverb:
Stars are not seen by sunshine
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Hispanic Proverb:
Tell me who you live with and I will tell you who you are.
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Proverb:
The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclinations.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Three Spaniards, four opinions.
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Hispanic Proverb:
To deny all, is to confess all.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
To whom you tell your secrets, to him you resign your liberty.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Truth and oil always come to the surface.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Visit your aunt, but not every day of the year.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Water for oxen, wine for kings.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
When fortune knocks upon the door open it widely.
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Hispanic Heritage Proverb:
Where there is love there is pain.
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Hispanic Proverb:
Who knows most speaks least.
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African Proverb:
Proverbs are the daughters of experience.
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African Proverb:
He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.
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African Proverb:
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
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African Proverb:
The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
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African Proverb:
When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
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African Proverb:
You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.
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African Proverb:
The fool speaks, the wise man listens.
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African Proverb:
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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African Proverb:
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
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African Proverb:
Tell me whom you love, and I'll tell you who you are.
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Nigerian Proverb:
When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
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Yoruba of Nigeria proverb:
One who damages the character of another damages his own.
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Ethiopian Proverb:
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
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Ethiopian proverb:
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
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Kenyan Proverb:
He who does not know one thing knows another.
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Kikuyu of Kenya Proverb:
Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.
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Irish:
A drink precedes a story.
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African Proverb:
Time is a great story teller.
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Irish:
A friend's eye is a good mirror.
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Irish:
Time is a great story teller.
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African Proverb:
Even a small thorn causes festering.
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Irish:
Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.
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Irish:
It is a long road that has no turning.
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Irish:
As the big hound is, so will the pup be.
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Irish Proverbs:
A trade not properly learned is an enemy.
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Irish:
Put silk on a goat, and it's still a goat.
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Irish:
When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.
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Irish:
There is no fireside like your own fireside.
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Irish:
It is not a secret if it is known by three people.
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Irish:
It takes time to build castles. Rome was not built in a day.
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Irish:
The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
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Irish:
If you do not sow in the spring
you will not reap in the autumn.
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Irish:
When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.
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Irish:
A lock is better than suspicion.
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Irish:
A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.
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Irish:
A silent mouth is melodious.
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Irish:
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
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Irish:
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.
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Irish:
Good luck beats early rising.
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Irish:
He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you.
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Irish:
He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday.
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Irish:
If you want to be criticized, marry.
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Irish:
Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
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Irish:
It is a bad hen that does not scratch herself.
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Irish:
It is better to exist unknown to the law.
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Irish:
It is not fish until it is on the bank.
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African Proverb:
It is the good horse that draws its own cart.
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Irish:
It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.
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Irish:
It's not a matter of upper and lower class
but of being up a while and down a while.
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Irish:
Keep a thing for seven years and you'll find a use for it.
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Irish:
Lack of resource has hanged many a person.
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Irish:
Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
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Traditional Irish Curse:
May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase
you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find
you with a telescope.
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Irish:
May you have a bright future - as the chimney sweep said to his son.
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Irish:
Mere words do not feed the friars.
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Irish:
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.
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Irish:
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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Irish:
Necessity knows no law.
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Irish:
Need teaches a plan.
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Irish:
Patience is poultice for all wounds.
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Irish:
People live in each other's shelter.
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Irish:
Praise the young and they will blossom.
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Irish:
Quiet people are well able to look after themselves.
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Irish:
Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment.
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Irish:
The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail.
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Irish:
The hole is more honorable than the patch.
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Irish:
The light heart lives long.
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Irish:
The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
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Irish:
The raggy colt often made a powerful horse.
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Irish:
The smallest thing outlives the human being.
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Irish:
The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.
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Irish:
The well fed does not understand the lean.
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Irish:
The work praises the man.
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Irish:
The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey.
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Irish:
There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.
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Irish:
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
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Irish:
There is no need like the lack of a friend.
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Irish:
There is no strength without unity.
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Irish:
Thirst is the end of drinking and sorrow is the end of drunkenness.
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Irish:
Three diseases without shame: Love, itch and thirst.
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Irish:
Two shorten the road.
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Irish:
Two thirds of the work is the semblance.
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Irish:
Walk straight, my son - as the old crab said to the young crab.
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Irish:
When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.
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Irish:
When the apple is ripe it will fall.
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Irish:
When the drop (drink) is inside, the sense is outside.
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Irish:
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
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Irish:
Wine divulges truth.
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Irish:
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
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Irish:
You must live with a person to know a person. If you want to know me come and live with me.
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Irish:
Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.
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Irish:
Youth sheds many a skin. The steed (horse) does not retain its speed forever.
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Irish:
If you love something, set it free.
If it comes back, it will always be yours.
If it doesn't come back,
it was never yours to begin with.
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Irish Proverb:
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
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Chinese Proverb:
Life is a dream walking, death is going home.
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Sympathy:
Say not in grief he is no more but live in thankfulness that he was
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Sympathy:
"It ended...
With his body changed to light,
A star that burns for ever in that sky".
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Irish Proverb:
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
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Give a Fish:
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
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An old adage::
"A ship in a harbor is safe —
but that is not what ships were built for." Go for it, you have nothing to lose.
In times of indecision remember Yoda and his timeless wisdom —
"Do or do not, there is no try."
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Native American:
Man has responsibility, not power.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Learning a lesson never ends.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Your answers lie within.
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Chinese Proverbs:
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Even the mighty oak was once a nut like you.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Each day provides its own gifts.
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Chinese Proverbs:
It is not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Nothing is impossible before it has come to pass.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Nothing is impossible before it has come to pass.
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Chinese Proverbs:
When we lose, don't lose the lesson.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Great thoughts come from the heart.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Better late than never, but better never late.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Speak slowly but think quickly.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Be kind to unkind people; they need it the most.
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Chinese Proverbs:
A helping hand makes a happy heart.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Give others more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
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Chinese Proverbs:
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.
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Chinese Proverbs:
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The greatest deceiver is one who deceives himself.
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Chinese Proverbs:
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
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Chinese Proverbs:
A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Never compare oneself with other people.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as soft as tofu.
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Chinese Proverbs:
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Climb mountains to see lowlands.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Everyone pushes a falling fence.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat.
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Chinese Proverbs:
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
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Chinese Proverbs:
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
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Chinese Proverbs:
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
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Chinese Proverbs:
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave.
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Chinese Proverbs:
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
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Chinese Proverbs:
If you bow at all bow low.
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Chinese Proverbs:
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Not wine...men intoxicate themselves; Not vice...men entice themselves.
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Chinese Proverbs:
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
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Chinese Proverbs:
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
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Chinese Proverbs:
Public before private and country before family.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The pine stays green in winter...Wisdom in hardship.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The tongue like a sharp knife...Kills without drawing blood.
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Chinese Proverbs:
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.
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Chinese Proverbs:
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
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Chinese Proverbs:
What you can not avoid, welcome.
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Chinese Proverbs:
When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
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Chinese Proverbs:
With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm.
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Japanese Proverbs:
A good husband is healthy and absent.
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Japanese Proverbs:
Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
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Japanese Proverbs:
If a man be great, even his dog will wear a proud look.
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Japanese Proverbs:
If you believe everything you read, better not read.
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Japanese Proverbs:
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
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Japanese Proverbs:
The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.
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Japanese Proverbs:
To teach is to learn.
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Japanese Proverbs:
Unless you enter the tiger's den you cannot take the cubs.
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French Proverb:
Only he who does nothing makes no mistakes.
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Babe is an Angel:
A babe is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.
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Chinese Proverb.:
"All rivers run into the sea, but the sea does not overflow."
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German Proverb:
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
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English proverb.:
Where there's muck, there's brass."
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Chinese proverb:
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
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Babe in the House:
A babe in the house is a well spring of pleasure.
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German Proverb:
A bad cause requires many words.
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Bad Day:
A bad day never had a good night.
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Bad Dog:
A bad dog never sees the wolf.
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Bad Excuse:
A bad excuse is better than none.
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Bad Penny:
A bad penny always come back.
A bad penny always turns up.
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Romanian Proverb:
A bad tree does not yield young apples.
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Bad Workman:
A bad workman always blames his tools.
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Romanian Proverb:
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
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Romanian Proverb:
A barber learns to shave by shaving fools.
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Barking Dog:
A barking dog never bites.
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Barley-Corn:
A barley-corn is better than a diamond to a cockerel.
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Bashful Beggar:
A bashful beggar has an empty purse.
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Beggar:
A beggar can never be bankrupt.
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Beggar:
A beggar is never out of his road.
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Beggars Purse:
A beggar’s purse is bottomless.
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Beggars Wallet:
A beggar’s wallet empty is heavier than a full one.
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English Proverb:
A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
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Yiddish Proverbs:
A bird is known by his feathers.
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Russian Proverb:
A bird may be known by its flight.
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Austrian Proverb:
A blind chicken will often find an ear of corn.
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One Wing:
A bird never flew on one wing.
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Native American {Iowa} Proverb:
A brave man dies but once, a coward many times.
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Bosnian Proverb:
A brave man seldom is hurt in the back.
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Brave Man:
A brave man will yield to a brave man.
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Brave Mans Country:
A brave man's country is wherever he chooses his abode.
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Bully:
A bully is always a coward.
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Armenian Proverb:
A calf is not found under an ox.
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Egyptian Proverb:
A camel does not tease another camel about his humps.
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Moon Over Morocco:
A camel never sees his own hump, but those of his brothers are always before him.
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Chinese Proverb:
A camel standing amidst a flock of sheep.
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Cat:
A cat has nine lives.
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Ethiopian Proverb:
A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.
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Cat:
A cat may look at a King.
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Netherlands Antillean:
A cat will teach her young ones all the tricks, except how to jump backwards.
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Child:
A child among men will soon be a man.
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Yiddish Proverbs:
A child’s tear rends the heavens.
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Scottish Proverb:
A collie has the brain of a man, and the ways of a woman.
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Ethiopian Proverb:
A cow gave birth to a fire: she wanted to lick it, but it burned;
she wanted to leave it, but she could not because it was her own child.
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Sierre Leonese:
A cow must graze where she is tied.
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Guinean Proverbs:
A cow that has no tail should not try to chase away flies.
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Ghanaian Proverb:
A crab does not beget a bird.
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Chinese Proverb:
A crane standing amidst a flock of chickens.
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Native American {Cheyenne} Proverb:
A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
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Day of Sorrow:
A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy.
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Hunger:
A day without bread is a long day indeed.
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Thai Proverb:
A dog barks at dried banana leaves.
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Chinese Proverb:
A dog in a kennel barks at his fleas;
a dog hunting does not notice them.
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Russian Proverb:
A dog is wiser than a woman;
it does not bark at its master.
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Moroccan Proverb:
A dog on the run is safely kicked.
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Argentinean Proverb:
A dog that barks all the time gets little attention.
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Yiddish Proverbs:
A dog without teeth will also attack a bone.
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Chinese Proverb:
A dog won’t forsake his master because of his poverty;
a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance.
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Kenyan Proverb:
A donkey always says thank you with a kick.
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Afghan Proverb:
A donkey has two friends: his two hind legs.
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Ten Children:
A father maintains ten children better than ten children one father.
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Three:
A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences,
a horse three dogs, and a man three horses.
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Fool:
A fool always comes short of his reckoning.
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Fool:
A fool always finds a greater fool than himself.
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Fool:
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
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Fools Money:
A fool and his money are soon parted.
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Welsh Proverb:
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
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Latin Proverb:
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
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Babe is a Mother's Anchor:
A babe is a mother's anchor,
she cannot swing far from her moorings.
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Kenyan Proverb:
A bad son gives a bad name to his mother.
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Crow:
A crow is never the whiter for ever washing.
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