43 Mongolian Proverbs
1. A cat likes to eat fresh fish but it will not go into the water.
2. A donkey that carries me is worth more than a horse that kicks me.
3. A man fails seven times and rises eight times.
4. A tiger wearing a bell will starve.
5. Do not start if afraid, once begun do not be afraid.
6. Don't look for bad things in the good that you do.
7. Don't undo your bootlaces until you have seen the river.
8. Each country's customs are different, just as each meadow's grass is different.
9. Even foul water will put out a fire.
10. Even foul water will quench fire.
11. Greed keeps men forever poor, even the abundance of this world will not make them rich.
12. He who drinks, dies; he who does not drink, dies as well.
13. He who wants to build high must dig deep.
14. If mind is clean, fate is good.
15. If you are going to steal bells plug your ears.
16. If you are sick, think about your life; if you are better, think about your gold.
17. If you endeavour, the fate will favour you.
18. If you want to build high, you must dig deep.
19. In a good word there are three winters' warmth; in one malicious word there is pain for six frosty months.
20. It is easier to catch an escaped horse than to take back an escaped word.