Proverbs from all over

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

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs. (German proverb)

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

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. (Czech proverb)

There are three friends in this world — courage, sense, and insight. (African proverb)

It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather. (Danish proverb)

Smooth seas do not make for a skillful sailor. (African proverb)

Love’s not a potato. You can’t throw it out the window.(Russian proverb)

He who forgives ends the quarrel.(African proverb)

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. (Polish proverb)

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. (Hebrew Proverb)

A superior person brings out the best in others. (Chinese proverb)

Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started. (Proverb origin unknown)


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