International Wisdom

Here are a list of interesting proverbs from around the world. I was telling about these Proverbs to a friend when he said that Germans have this proverb; "A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs ". Hmmm, what do you think?

Without justice, courage is weak. - American

A closed mouth catches no flies. -Italian

A good husband is healthy and absent. - Japanese

A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man. -Turkish

You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you. - Rwandan

A single Russian hair outweighs half a Pole. - Russian

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. - Persian 

A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars. - Yiddish

A journey of a thousand miles is better than studying a thousand books. - Taiwan

If you stay together, you will live. If you separate from other people, you will die. - Korea

There will be a day for the oppressor when he will be crushed like garlic. - Palestinian

Talk does not cook rice. - Chinese

Be first at the feast, and last at the fight. - Indian

When you drink the water, think of the well. - Finland

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - African

He who laughs not in the morning, laughs not at noon. - Greek