Browse Dozens of Proverbs
- "By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed."
- "Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle."
- "Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever."
- "Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together."
- "Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king."
- "If you are in hiding, don't light a fire."
- "It is no shame at all to work for money."
- "It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man."
- "It is the fool's sheep that break loose twice."
- "It's a bad child who does not take advice."
- "Money is sharper than a sword."
- "No one tests the depth of a river with both feet."
- "One cannot both feast and become rich."
- "One falsehood spoils a thousand truths."
- "Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout."
- "Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots."
- "The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town."
- "The poor man and the rich man do not play together."
- "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people."
- "There is no medicine to cure hatred."
- "Two small antelopes can beat a big one."
- "What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another."
- "When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful."
- "When a man is coming toward you, you need not say: "Come here."
- "When a man is wealthy, he may wear an old cloth."
- "When a woman is hungry, she says, "Roast something for the children that they might eat."
- ""When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk."
- "When the fool is told a proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him."
- "When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised."
- "When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him."
- "Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight."
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