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African Proverbs - WothQuotes

Proverbs from Africa

African Proverbs

• To get lost is to learn the way.

• Silence is the best answer to the unwise.

• A lie has many variations, the truth none.

• Don't set sail on someone else's star.

• The heart if the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.

• Wisdom does not come overnight.

• However long the night, the dawn will always break.

• Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.

• Learning expands great souls.

• Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but rather by the number of people who smile at you.

• However far a stream flows, it never forgets its origin.

• Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.

• What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn.

• If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.

• A beautiful things is never perfect.

• Patience can cook a stone.

• Do not forget what is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself.

• There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

• Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you.

• A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the cow.

• Love never gets lost it's only kept.

• You are beautiful, but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty.

• War has no eyes.

• Every living thing has a story to tell.

• The owl is the wisest of all bird because the more it sees, the less it talks.

• A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf.

• Life is full of questions. Idiots are full of answers.

African Proverbs

• People who drink to drown their sorrows should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

• A wise man never knows all, only fool's know everything.

• Nobody is born wise.

• "No man can outwit the ancestors."

• If the rhythm of the drumbeats changes, the dance steps must adapt.

• When a man dies, a library burns to the ground with him.

• When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

• The fools speak, the wise man listens.

• Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.

• If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

• Fear no forest because it is dense.

• Coffee and love taste best when hot.

• If you can't resolve your problems in peace, you can't solve war.

• A warrior fights with courage, not with anger.

• One thread for the needle, one love for the heart.

• When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.

• Home is not where we live; home is where we belong.

• Where there is love there is no darkness.

• Our love is like the misty rain that falls softly, but floods the river.

• The rich are always complaining.

• In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.

• Every woman is beautiful until she speaks.

• To try and to fail is not laziness.

• One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

• Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in your youth.

• When you have bad thoughts about your life then it will come to pass.

African Proverbs

• If the sun claims that it has power over the moon, let it shine in the night.

• What you learn is what you die with.

• Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet.

• Make some money but don't let money make you.

• You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.

• You become wise when you begin to run out of money.

• The sun does not forget a village just because it is small.

• One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom.

• He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.

• Anger against a brother is felt on the flesh, not in the bone.

• The wise create proverbs for fools to learn not to repeat.

• Do not throw away an empty net, for you do not know what God will do next.

• Love has to be shown by deeds not words.

• There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.

• Walk like you have 3000 ancestors walking behind you.

• Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside.

• A letter from the heart can be read on the face.

• Patience is the key which solves all problems.

• "Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion."

• If you receive a gift don't measure it.

• Money cannot talk, yet it can make lies look true.

• Patience is the mother of a beauty child.

• The best time to plan a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

• Do not break your cooking pot for the passing guest.

• Two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper.

• For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

• A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea.

African Proverbs

• "If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation."

• What you give you get, ten times over.

• Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

• Hold a true friend with both hands.

• There can be no peace without understanding.

• Not to know is bad; to wish to know is worse.

• "A lie has many variations, the truth none."

• He who refuses to obey can not command.

• If the rabbit is your enemy admit that he can sprint fast.

• To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.

• I cannot hear what you say for the thunder of what you are.

• Beauty is not sold and eaten.

• "When a fool is being cursed, he thinks he is being praised."

• He who loves the vase loves also what is inside.

• One must talk little and listen much.

• Never let hyena know how well you can bite.

• Greatness and beauty do not belong to the Gods alone.

• It's not what you call me, but what I answer to.

• Do not shed tear for what does not belong to you.

• Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far.

• Wisdom is like a baobob tree, no one individual can embrace it.

• Mother raise their daughters and let their sons grow up.

• Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

• A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.

• If you refuse the advice of an elder, you will walk until sunset. 

• The axe forgets but the tree remember. 

African Proverbs

• If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

• Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends.

• He who marries a beauty marries trouble.

• Better little than too little.

• A friend is someone you share the path with.

• If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito.

• Show me your friend and I will show you your character.

• If you are kicked from behind, it means you are in front.

• One cannot count on riches.

• When the sun is shining, bask.

• A beggar won't mind being insulted.

• The beauty of a woman becomes useless if there is no one to admire it.

• A talkative bird will not build a nest.

• The poorest man in this world is not the one without money but the one without people."

• A broken clay pot or plate does not become whole again.

• Despite the beauty of the moon, sun and stars, the sky also has a threatening thunder and striking lightening.

• "A slip of the tongue is worse than a slip of your feet."

• You should not hoard your money and die of hunger.

• "True teaching is not accumulation of knowledge, it is an awakening of consciousnes."

• He who fears the sun will not become chief.

• When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

• If you think education is expensive try ignorance.

• He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is taking a walk.

• Wake up your sleeping soul. Why give yourself to death when you could be immortal.

• You cannot tell a hungry child that you gave him food yesterday. 

• If you run after two hares you will catch neither.

African Proverbs

• Only a wise person can resolve a difficult problem.

• You must act as if it is impossible to fail.

• Be a mountain or lean in one.

• Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.

• If you don't like someone story, write your own.

• Do not let what you cannot do tear from your hands what you can.

• Do not tell a child not to touch a hot lamp, the lamp will tell him.

• Ugliness with a good character is better than beauty.

• When sleeping woman wakes, mountains move.

• The one who loves an unsightly person is the one who make him beautiful.

• Where water is the boss there the land must obey.

• Once swallowed it is not sweet anymore.

• Those who hide pain will be made known when weeping.

• A woman's polite devotion is her greatest beauty.

• Examine what is said, not who speaks.

• Having a good discussion is like having riches.

• A roaring lion kills no prey.

• An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend.

• When you pray, move your feet.

• He who destined for power does not have to fight for it.

• "He who hearts not the music thinks the dancer mad."

• A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.

• When a man is stung, he doesn't destroy all beehives.

• Whenever man goes dwell his character goes with him.

• No matter how hot your anger is, it cannot cook yams.

• Dance in the sun, and turn your back to the clouds.

• A speaker of truth has no friends.

• No person born great. Great people become great when others are sleeping.

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Italian Proverbs with English Translation - WothQuotes

Italian Proverbs 

Italian Proverbs with English Translation

La carità comincia a casa propia.
Charity begins at home.

Scusa non richiesta, accusa manifesta.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

Aiutati, che il ciel ti aiuta. 
Help yourself and heaven will help you.

Ogni cosa ha cagione.
Everything has a reason.

Chi fa da sé, fa per tre.
Do it yourself if you want it done right.

Chi non ha altro che quattrini, è un povero diavolo.
Who has nothing but money is a poor devil.

O la va, O la spacca. 
All or nothing.

Al parlar si scorge l'uomo.
In the speech you recognize the man.

Altra cosa è: il dire, altra il fare.
Seeing is one thing, doing another.

Amante non sia chi non ha coraggio.
A lover is not the one without courage.

Anche il pazzo talvolta dice qualche parola da savio.
Even the fool says a wise word sometimes.

Ama l' amico tuo col vizio suo.
Love your friend with his fault.

Che sarà, sarà.
What will be, will be.

Chi cerca un amico senza difetti resta senz'amico.
Who looks for a friend without faults remains without one.
Chi eon l' occhio vede, di cuor crede.
Seeing is believing.

A buon intenditor poche parole.
Few words to the good knowledge.

Italian Proverbs with English Translation

Chi non fa, non falla.
He who does nothing makes no mistakes.
A chi la riesce bene, è tenuto per savio.
He who succeeds is reputedly wise.

Acqua torbida non fa specchio.
Murky water won't do for a mirror.

Chi è causa del suo male, piange se stesso.
He who has created his own evil cries over the same.

Alla nascita dell'amore gli amanti parlano del futuro; al suo declino parlano del.
At the beginning of love the lovers talk of the future, and if their love wanes they talk of the past.

Chi non vede il fondo, non passi l'acqua.
Don't cross the water unless you see the bottom.

Chi vivrà vedrà.
Time will tell.

Guarda innanzi che tu salti.
Look before you leap.

La carità comincia a casa propia.
Charity begins at home.

Amare e non essere amato e tempo perso.
To love and not be loved is loss of time.

Confessare che si è timidi, è smettere di esserlo.
Confess that you are timid, and you cease to be so.

Del vero s'adira l'uomo.
It is truth that makes a man angry.

Dopo la pioggia viene il sereno.
After rain it clears up.

La guerra fa i ladri, e la pace gl' impicca.
War makes robbers, and peace hangs them.

La pin lunga strada è la piu prossima a caso.
The longest way round is the shortest way home.

La speranza è l'ultima a morire sempre.
The hope always dies last.

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Philippines Proverbs - Filipino Proverbs - WothQuotes

Filipino Proverbs

Philippines Proverbs

• There's no glory without sacrifice.

• A brave man will face a situation no matter how dreadful.

• Still water run deep.

• A clear conscience is far more valuable than wealth.

• A year's care, a minute ruin.

• He who refuse advice will end up in hardship.

• Poverty is not a hindrance to success.

• Avoiding danger is not cowardice. Courage without discretion is no good.

• Lazy people will eventually lose even their trousers.

• Caution minimize loss.

• What comes from bubbles will disappear in bubbles.

• Bad grass does not die easily.

• The early comer is better than the hard worker.

• Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.

• A rolling stone gathers no moss.

• It is advantageous to follow advice, for you will succeed in life.

• Opportunity only knocks once: Grab it or you'll lose it.

• If you buy things you don't need, you will soon selling things you need.

• If someone throws stones at you, throw back bread.

• He who speaks too much works too little.

• Whatever you do, think about it seven times.

• He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.

• Health is wealth.

• If you plant, you harvest.

• A quitter never wins; a winner never quits.

• If you stash, you have something to withdraw.

• Seldom see, soon forgotten.

• It is easier to dam a river than to stop the flow of gossip.

• Even a log soaked in water will burn if it is placed near a fire.

• It is easy to be a man. It is hard to make oneself human.

Philippines Proverbs

• If you are going a long way, go slowly.

• The truth hurts.

• It is never too late to offer anything that is good.

• Laziness is the sibling of starvation.

• Every pot has a matching lid.

• Loyalty is more valuable than diamonds.

• Easier said than done.

• Not all goodness brings sweetness.

• Anything that is heavy can be light if we put our resources together.

• Tell a lie and the truth will come to light.

• Before you point out others people's shortcomings, correct your own first.

• Postpone today's anger until tomorrow.

• He who takes a lot of risks loses more than he can gain.

• The higher the bamboo, the more it can be bent.

• No crime is left unpunished.

• The person who always criticizing others is usually the one who deserves criticism the most.

• Speech is silver but silence is golden.

• Be careful that you don't spit on your own face.

• Strength is defeated by strategy.

• Truthfulness ensures a lasting relationship.

• A wise man doesn't see his foot on the ground, he watches his step.

• What one learns in childhood he carries into adulthood.

• He who is choosy often picks the worst.

• Where there is gossip, there will be arguing.

• A debt can be paid, but a kind act cannot.

• Wherever you go, habit follows.

• When it rains, everyone gets wet.

• A monkey dressed up is still a monkey.

• If it's work, do it fast. If it's food, eat it little by litte.

• No man is brave in the presence of a crying woman.

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Chinese Proverbs - Proverbs - WothQuotes


Selected Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs

• If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it. 

• The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.

• To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. 

• Dig the well before you are thirsty.

• Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

• A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. 

• A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.

• If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

• If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

• With money you can buy a house, but not a home.

• You scale the mountain if you would view the plain.

• Words are just words and without heart they have no meaning.

• "I dreamed a thousand new paths... I woke and walked my old one."

• True love never grow old.

• There is but one way to be born but a hundred ways to die. 

• He who hurries can not walk with dignity. 

• If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.

• A book is like a garden carried in a pocket.

• Simplicity of character is the most natural result of profound thought. 

• Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.

• If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy. If your mind weak, all easy things will become difficult.

• The best fighter is never angry.

• Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

• Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.

• The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

• Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

Chinese Proverbs

• With true friend... Even water drunk together is taste sweet enough.

• You can't clap with one hand.

• A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

• Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

• Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

• It is always easier for one man to solve another man's problem.  

• Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

• If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.

• Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

• The longer explanation, the bigger the lie.

• I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. 

• The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

• If you always give, you will always have.

• Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.  

• "After you" is a good manners.

• Where there's a will, there's a way.

• Think before you leap.

• A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.

• The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

• He who returns from a journey is not the same as he left.

• The tongue can paint what the eyes can't see.

• Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

• Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

• When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.

• The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.

• Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.

Chinese Proverbs

• Distance test a horse's strength. Time reveals a person's character.

• If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.

• You discover who you are by acting naturally. 

• When you say one thing, the clever person understands three.

• The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeeded. 

• Silence is a source of great strength 

• When anger arise, think of the consequences.

• The glory is in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.

• Do not impose others what you yourself do not desire.

• He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

• Take a second look, it costs you nothing.

• Don't fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hug you.

• He who return from a journey is not the same as he who left.

• There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

• Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden.

• Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep. 

• Sorrow is the child of too much joy.

• The best fighter is never angry.

• A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

• One joy shatters a hundred griefs.

• No shade tree? Blame not the sun but yourself. 

• What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.

• Never write a letter while you are angry.

• Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases.

• The palest ink is better than the best memory.

• To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself. 

• Consider the past and you shall know the future.

• One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment impatience may ruin whole life.

• Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

• Dreams different dreams while on the same bed.

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Swedish Proverbs - In English - WothQuotes

Swedish Proverbs

Swedish Proverbs

• We notice faults of others and easily forget our own.

• Seriousness and pleasure should strive together.

• The damage of another soon forgotten.

• Those who wish to sing always find a song.

• Do not judge all you see, do not believe all you hear, do not do all you can, do not say all you know, do not eat all you have, let no one know what you have in your heart or in your wallet.

• "He who buys what he doesn't need steals from himself."

• We praise in order to be praised in return.

• The waiting man gets the wind behind him.

• Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I need it the most.

• Behind the mountain there are people too.

• "One must learn to make others happy if one wants to be happy."

• Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

• "We all start out as children."

• The modest one gets nothing.

• One talks against praise in order to hear it once again.

• A hardworking man is better than a crowd of loafers.

• The deepest well can also be drained.

• Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

• All is not for all.

• Who is everywhere is nowhere.

• Everything comes around.

• Wisdom has long ears and short tongue.

• Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees.

• Being serious and having a good time thrive together.

• Where poverty comes in, love goes out.

Swedish Proverbs

• Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

• Who wants to have something good, will have to seek it where it is.

• A life without love is like a year without summer.

• "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow."

• Who is insulted for a long time, finally loses his patience.

• "Sometimes you can't see the forest because of all the tress."

• Envy is the companion of great success.

• There would be no slanderers if none would listen to them.

• "Eyes that do not cry, do not see."

• "Even the smallest of stars shines in the darkness."

• Remain a child so that your children may always love you.

• Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.

• "Honor the house in which you were born, the tree that give you shade, and the village where you were raised."

• Envy never rest.

• "Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfilment."

• "Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away."

• In a good book the best is between the lines.

• "The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm."

• It's always darkest before dawn.

• Pride comes before a fall.

• Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.

• All the flowers of all the tomorrow are in the seeds of today.

• Give equal in reply answer according to the call.

• What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.

• Those who want to share the gains shall also share the losses.

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Selected Proverbs by Native American - WothQuotes


Here are Selected Native American Proverbs from the past that we can apply to present life.

Native American Proverbs

• We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

• Everything the power does, it does in a circle.
- Lakota 

• It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. 
- Native American Proverb

• "Give me knowledge, so I may have kindness for all."
- Plains Indian

• It does not take many words to tell the truth. 
- Sitting Bull

• Our first teacher is our own heart. 
- Cheyenne 

• Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

• "I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself."
- Shooter Teton Sioux 

• I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
- Chief Joseph

• Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the creator intended for you.
- Geronimo 

• Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.
- Chief Joseph 

• Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. 
- Native American Proverb

• Only a open heart will catch a dream. 
- Native American Proverb 

• It is easy to be brave from a distance.
- Omaha

• Each person is his own judge.
- Shawnee

Native American Proverbs

• "When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us."
- Arapaho 

• "A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man."
- Native American Proverb 

• "The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
- Native American Proverb

• "Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the world."
- Black Elk

• Certain things catch your eyes, but pursue only those that capture your heart. 
- Native American Proverb 

• "Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts."
- Hopi

• "You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep."
- Navajo

• Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
- Lumbee

• If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
- Minquass

• The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
- Sioux 

• "You must give to the river the kindness you would give to any brother."
- Chief Seattle 

• Take only memories. Leave only footprints.
- Chief Seattle 

• Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.
- Native American Proverb 

• "Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant."
- Kiowa

• It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.
- Apache

• "Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark."
- Cheyenne 

• "Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way."
- Blackfoot

• "Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something."
- Maricopa 

• "You already possess everything necessary to become great."
- Crow

• "All dream a spin out from the same web."
- Hopi

• When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
- Lakota

• Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart.
- Omaha

• We will be known by the tracks we leave.
- Dakota

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German Proverbs - English Translations - WothQuotes

Selected German Proverbs to motivate your Life. 

German Proverbs

Faulheit ist der Schlüssel zur Armut.
Laziness is the key to poverty.

Aller Anfang ist schwer.
All beginning is difficult.

Wer rastet, der rostet.
He who rest grows rusty.

Tu nur das Rechte in deinen Sachen; Das andre wird sich von selber machen.
Just do the right thing in your affairs; The rest will take care of itself.

Gleiche Gemüter suchen sich.
Similar minds seek each other. Great minds agree.

Erst denken, dann handeln.
First think, then act.

"Dienst ist Dienst und Schnaps ist Schnaps."
"Work is work and liquor is liquor."

Man muss die Dinge nehmen, wie sie kommen.
You have to take things the way they come.

Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

• "Taten sagen mehr als Worte."
"Action speak louder than words."

Übung macht den Meister.
Practice makes perfect.

"Wer A sagt, muss auch B sagen."
"He who says A also has to say B."

Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude, geteilter Schmerz ist halber Schmerz.
Shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is halved sorrow.

Besser zu spät als nie.
Better late than never.

Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst.
To begin is easy, to persist is art.

Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten.
He who laughs last, laughs the longest.

Die besten Gedanken kommen allzeit hinterdrein.
The best thoughts always come second.

Wer nicht vorwärts geht, der kommt zurücke.
If you're not going forward, you're going backward.

Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten.
Only the strongest survive.

Kinder und Betrunkene sagen immer die Wahrheit.
It's hard to find people who tell the truth.

German Proverbs

Alter schützt vor Torheit nicht.
Age does not protect from foolishness.

Die Kuh vom Eis holen.
Escape a risky situation.

Auf einem Bein steht man nicht gut.
You need at least two drinks to have a good time.

Die dummsten Bauern ernten die dicksten Kartoffeln. 
Stupid people always win.

Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei.
All good things must come to an end.

Kleinvieh macht auch Mist.
Small amounts add up to something bigger.

Des Teufels liebstes Möbelstück ist die lange Bank.
The devil's favorite piece of furniture is the long bench.

Besser laufen, als faulen.
Better to run than to rot.

"Aus Schaden wird man klug."
"Failure makes smart."

Der Schein trügt.
Appearances deceive.

Das Billige ist immer das Teuerste.
The cheapest is always the most expensive.

Du siehst den Wald vor lauter Bäumen nicht.
You don't see the forest for all the trees.

Eile mit Weile.
Make haste with leisure.

Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund.
The morning hour has gold in its mouth.

Das Glück hilft dem Kühnen.
Luck helps the audacious.

Der Stärkere hat immer Recht.
The strongest is always right.

Das Leben gehört den Lebenden an, und wer lebt, muss auf Wechsel gefasst sein. 
Life belongs to the living, and those who live must be prepared for change.

Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tätige Unwissenheit.
There's nothing worse than ignorance in action.

Besser allein als in schlechter Gesellschaft.
It is better to be alone than to be in bad company. 

Alles ist seinen Preis wert. 
Everything is worth its price.

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Indonesian Proverbs - English Translation - WothQuotes

Indonesian Proverbs 

Dimana ada kemauan disitu ada jalan.
When there is a will, there is a way.

Jaga kelakuanmu, jangan sombong dengan kekuatan, kedudukan, ataupun latar belakangmu.
Behave yourself, do not be arrogant with power, position, or background.
- Indonesian Proverb, Balinese Proverb 

Bisa karena biasa. 
Practice makes perfect.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Tong kosong nyaring bunyinya.
Empty vessels make the most noise.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Bersakit-sakit dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian.
No pain, no gain.
- Indonesian Proverb

Orang yang pengasih tidak sampai hati melihat orang lain menderita. 
Loving people cannot bear to see others suffer. 
- Indonesia Proverb, Acehnese Proverb

Kuman diseberang lautan tampak, Gajah dipelupuk mata tak tampak.
The bacterium across the sea is seen, but the Elephant on the eyelid is not seen.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Gajah mati meninggalkan gading, harimau mati meninggalkan belang, manusia mati meninggalkan nama. 
Elephant died leaving its Ivory, Tiger died leaving its stripes and man died leaving its name.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Hemat pangkal kaya.
A penny saved is a penny gained.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Anak adalah hadiah kehidupan
Children are the reward of life.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Dunia tak selebar daun kelor. 
The world is larger than a Moringa leaf.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Tidak banyak yang mengumumkan kesalahan mereka dengan gong.
There are not many who would announce their faults with a gong.
- Indonesian Proverb

Mulutmu adalah harimaumu.
Your mouth is your tiger. (Control every words we say.)
- Indonesian Proverb 

Air tenang menghanyutkan.
"Still water runs deep."
- Indonesian Proverb 

"Kepala bisa panas tapi hati harus dingin."
"Head can be heated but heart must stay cool."
- Indonesian Proverb 

Jadilah kumbang yang hidup di taman bunga, jangan jadi lalat yang hidup di bukit sampah.
Be a bee living in a flowery garden, not a fly living in heaps of garbage.
- Indonesian Proverb 

Kematian adalah pengantin kehidupan.
Death is the bride of life.
- Indonesian Proverb