Proverbs

He who would go a hundred miles should consider ninety-nine as halfway.
- Japanese Proverb

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Act quickly, think slowly.
- Greek proverb

If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.
- Indian proverb

You must shift your sail with the wind. 
- Italian proverb

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. 
- Latin proverb

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
- English proverb

Measure men round the heart.
- English proverb

Set out wisely at first; custom will make every virtue more easy and pleasant to you than any vice can be. 
- English proverb

Measure a thousand times and cut once.
- Turkish proverb

Among those who stand, do not sit;
            among those who sit, do not stand.
Among those who laugh, do not weep.
            among those who weep, do not laugh.
- Jewish proverb

The best armor is to keep out of range.
- Italian proverb

Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
- Chinese proverb

 Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan proverb

Never give advice unless asked.
- German proverb

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
- Chinese proverb

Hold a true friend with both hands.
- Nigerian proverb

No road is long with good company.
- Turkish Proverb

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
- Swedish proverb

Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
- Chinese proverb (Confucianism)

 If you would live in health, be old early.
- Spanish Proverb

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
- Yugoslav proverb

When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.
- French proverb

Do well the little things now; so shall great things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
- Persian proverb

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.
- Proverb from Holland

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.
- Chinese proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese proverb

When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
- Czech proverb

Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
- Jewish proverb

If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.
- Spanish proverb

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish proverb
           

Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them.
- Ethiopian proverb

Difficulties make you a jewel.
- Japanese proverb

He who would leap high must take a long run.
- Danish proverb

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