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CHINESE Proverbs (200 more)


Mend the pen only after the sheep are all gone.
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
No wind, no waves.
Once you pour the water out of the bucket it's hard to get it back in it.
One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

AFRICAN Proverbs (200 more)
A Champion bull starts from birth.
- Luyia.Western Kenya
A hyena cannot smell its own stench.
- Kalenjin (Kenya)
He who marries a real beauty is seeking trouble.
- Accra proverb, Ghana
However long the night, the dawn will break.
People know each other better on a journey.


IRISH Proverbs (140 more)


What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
What butter and whiskey will not cure there's no cure for.
Its no use boiling your cabbage twice.
Keep your tongue in your jaw and your tow in your pump.
Necessity is the mother of invention.

ENGLISH Proverbs (more)
A bad penny always turns up.
It never rains, but it pours.
fool and his money are soon parted.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
Love is blind.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
One good turn deserves another.

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Turkish (220 more Proverbs)

A nail will come out, but its hole remains.
Gold does not rust on the ground, and rocks don't get soaked in the rain.
A twig is bent while it is green.
He who sends a child on an errand must go after him as well.
Either drive this camel to pasture or leave the country.

Confucius (150 More)

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

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