Proverbs

Man’s life is often built on a proverb.

A proverb is the interpretation of the words of the wise.

Money begets money.

Necessity has no law.

Nothing venture, nothing have.

Hunger is the best sauce.

Men make houses, women make homes.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Love makes the world go round.

Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.

When the knife is over a man’s head, he remembers God.

Eat the lunch and cook for supper.

Fire is a good slave, but a bad master.

It is hard to die, but it is harder to live.

The walking hen comes back with full crop.

A man in the right, with God on his side, is in the majority, though he be alone.

Always tell the truth in the form of a joke.

The cock that crows at an untimely hour must lose its head.

He feeds hen with one hand and takes her egg with the other.

What good is a gold comb to a bald man.

Before you go, think of your return.

Consider more the end than the beginning.

Beautiful or not, it is my native land.

The best kind of acquaintance is acquaintance with each other’s hearts.

Blame yourself as you would blame others; excuse yourself.

Compare with superiors, I have less; compare with inferiors, I have more.
Consider the past and you will know the future.

The contented man, though poor, is happy; the discontented man, though rich, is sad.

The elephant is killed because he has tusks.

The error of one moment becomes the sorrow of a whole life.

Fish see the bait but not the hook, men see the profit but not the peril.
Good goods are not cheap; cheap goods are not good.

The hand that feeds the ox grasps the knife when it is fattened.

He who is not stingy is not wealthy and he who is not wealthy is not stingy.

If the profits are great, the risks are great.

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

A man ho cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.

A successful man is not easy-going and easy-going man is not successful.

Use the little to get the big.

What is told in the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.

When the dog catches mice, it is meddling in the cat’s business.

Win your lawsuit and lose your money.

Without experience one gains no wisdom.

Too much wisdom does not produce courage.

A fair skin of the covers a crooked mind.

Fair words please the fool, and sometimes the wise.

He is not yet been who can please everybody.

A soft answer turns away wrath.

The belly teaches all arts.

From hearing comes wisdom; from speaking repentance.

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome strong, rich on wise.

He that marries for wealth sells his liberty.

A little leak will sink a great ship.

Say well is good but do well is better.

Spare when you are young and spend when you are old.

Where wealth, there friends.

Who speaks not, errs not.

The mouth is the interpreter of the heart.

At Rome do as Roman does.

Everything may be bought except day and night.

Nothing is impossible to one with a will.

Anger without power is folly.

He is rich enough who is contented.

Towards evening the lazy man begins to busy.

He who considers too much will perform little.

Do not marry your superior.

Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers.
Say little and listen much.

Confidence is half the victory.

Don’t say, “ I will do it when I have time”, for who tells you that you will have time?

Accept a present and you have sold your freedom.

No one sees his own faults.

To obtain employment, be willing even to wash dog’s feet.

The grass suffers in the fight of the tiger and buffalo.

Many drops make a great flood.

Practice is the science that gives confidence.

There is no limit to desire.

If you clap with one hand will there be any sound?

Desire conquers fear.

Associate with the good and you will be one of them.

Every truth is not good to be told.

A married man is a caged bird.

The beginning is the most important.

Giving is the purpose of taking.

If the bird had not sung, it wouldn’t have been shot.

If the end is good everything is good.

If you would take, first give.

Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

A man with changeable spirit is not successful.

A quick temper does not bring success.

First see the mother, and then ask her daughter’s hand.

Poverty without debt is perfect riches.

Clear water cannot be obtained from a well that has just been dug.
Desire for haste is delay.

He lives in the bushes but his spirits is in the heavens.

If you want to go fast, go the old road.

A lazy man lies flat on his back, a lazy woman stretches out her legs.

One can but fall to earth or rise to the golden umbrella.

One day, six feet, where will Bagan move to?

One day to die, and one day to born.

One’s bed is a throne if one thinks to be so.

Laziness is the mother of poverty.

Before going to war say one prayer before going to sea, two, before getting married, three.

Rosary in hand, the devil at heart.

No one throws stones at a tree without fruit.

Law is a flags, and gold is the wind that makes it wave.

Marriage is the tomb of love.

Patience and hard work will overcome everything.

Tell the truth and try to escape.

When money speaks the truth keeps silent.

Love has made heroes of many and fools of many more.

Snake fears man, man fears snake.

Better caution at first than tears afterwards.

Borrow causes sorrow.

Success intoxicates without wine.

Every man loves his own country, even if it be hell.
Fly like Jonathan Seagull !

Give me a flight, how to fight

Make me a young, how to love

For both I am deeply grateful.

it is a vicissitudes of life and a pare of existence.

Life is a comedy to those who think, and a tragedy to those who feel, and struggle to those who fight.

Variety is the spice of life

Fortune favors the brave

When glory comes, memory departs

Blood is thinker than water

Live and let live

Might is right

There is no time like the present

A rolling stone gathers no moss

As you sow, so you will reap

Stolen fruit is sweet

Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs

A still tongue makes a wise head

Where there’s a will there’s a way