Date: 31 Aug 2005 - Subscribe

Proverbs are nice symbols of nations, cultures...Here are some I found nice.

The forest will answer you in the way you call to it. (Finnish)

A book holds a house of gold. (Chinese)

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. (Chinese)

A fly before his own eye is bigger than an elephant in the next field. (Chinese)

A hasty man drinks his tea with a fork. (Chinese)

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Chinese)

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. (Arab)

Death rides a fast camel. (Arab)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. (Arab)

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion. (Arab)

All married women are not wives. (Japanese)

Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse. (Japanese)

Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into the sand. (Japanese)

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass. (Japanese)

God did not create woman from man's head, that he should command her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but rather from his side, that she should be near his heart. (Hebrew)

Silence is a fence around wisdom. (Hebrew)

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. (Native American Navajo)

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