A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
Tell the truth, but keep one foot in the stirrup.
Faith will move mountains.
A lie has no legs, but scandalous wings.
Act honestly, and answer boldly.
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
Truth is the safest lie.
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
The nail that stands out will be hammered down.
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
Wise is the child that knows its father.
I scowled because I had no shoes on my feet, until further down the street I saw a man with no feet at all.
To marry once is a duty, twice a folly, thrice is madness.
Who has no children does not know what life is.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Waste not, want not.
Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.
Walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain
and tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you
and all that your heart might desire.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Only a fool tests the water with both feet.
It is a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea.
May the Lord welcome you in Heaven, at least an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.
This too shall pass.
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.