World Proverbs

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613 Proverbs about Them



1. He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.. Chinese Proverb. He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
Chinese Proverb

2. If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.. Yiddish proverb. If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Yiddish Proverb

3. If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.. Jewish Proverb. If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.
Jewish Proverb

4. Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.. African Proverb. Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
African Proverb

5. Marriage is like a groundnut: you have to crack them to see what is inside.. Akan Proverb. Marriage is like a groundnut: you have to crack them to see what is inside.
Akan Proverb

6. The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off.. Akan Proverb. The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off.
Akan Proverb

7. I'd rather have them say I'd rather have them say "There he goes" than "Here he lies.".
American Proverb

8. The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.. American Proverb. The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.
American Proverb

9. A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization.. Chinese Proverb. A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization.
Chinese Proverb

10. All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.. Chinese Proverb. All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.
Chinese Proverb

11. All things change, and we change with them.. Chinese Proverb. All things change, and we change with them.
Chinese Proverb

12. Flowers leave a part of their fragrance in the hands that bestow them.. Chinese Proverb. Flowers leave a part of their fragrance in the hands that bestow them.
Chinese Proverb

13. Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.. Chinese Proverb. Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
Chinese Proverb

14. Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves.. Chinese Proverb. Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves.
Chinese Proverb

15. Gold and silver are mingled with dirt, till avarice parted them.. Chinese Proverb. Gold and silver are mingled with dirt, till avarice parted them.
Chinese Proverb

16. Not wine . . . men intoxicate themselves; not vice . . . men entice themselves.. Chinese Proverb. Not wine . . . men intoxicate themselves; not vice . . . men entice themselves.
Chinese Proverb

17. When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.. Chinese Proverb. When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Chinese Proverb

18. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.. Chinese Proverb. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Chinese Proverb

19. You won't help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.. Chinese Proverb. You won't help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.
Chinese Proverb

20. A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are.. Congolese Proverb. A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are.
Congolese Proverb

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