Proverbs from around the world

  • A shroud has no pockets. (Scotland)
  • No one is a blacksmith at birth. (Namibia)
  • The absent always bears the blame. (Netherlands)
  • One cannot make soup out of beauty. (Estonia)
  • Bad is called good when worse happens. (Norway)
  • When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole. (Gambia)
  • Under trees it rains twice. (Switzerland)
  • Everyone is foolish until they buy land. (Ireland)
  • Every head is a world. (Cuba)
  • The only victory over love is flight. (France)
  • Don’t look where you fell, but where you slipped. (Liberia)
  • Many lose when they win, and others win when they lose. (Germany)
  • Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. (New Zealand Maori)
  • Whatever. (Southern California)

And “It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.” (China)

HT Futility Closet

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One Response to Proverbs from around the world

  1. Petrea says:

    I’m sharing all of these on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and whatever else I can think of.

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