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Latin Proverbs

Latin Proverbs A collection of Latin Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Latin Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. A bad father has never a good son.  A beardless boy would teach old men. ...

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American Proverbs

American Proverbs Americans are nationals and citizens of the Americas in general. English-speakers however, and even speakers of other languages, typically use the term American to exclusively mean people of the United States, therefore this article is only about the people of the USA. The use of Americans to describe people...

German Proverbs

German Proverbs The Germanic peoples (Latin: Germani; also called Teutons, Suebian, or Gothic in older literature) were a collection of ethnic groups of Northern European origin identified by Roman-era authors as distinct from neighbouring Celtic peoples, and identified in modern scholarship as speakers, at least for the most part, of early Germanic languages. A collection of German Proverbs to inspire you. Wise German...

Iranian / Persian Proverbs

Iranian / Persian Proverbs The Persians are an Iranian ethnic group that make up over half the population of Iran. They share a common cultural system and are native speakers of the Persian language, as well as languages closely related to Persian. The Iranian peoples or the Iranic peoples, are a diverse Indo-European ethno-linguistic group. A collection of Iranian / Persian Proverbs to inspire you. Wise...

Congolese Proverbs

Congolese Proverbs / Congo Proverbs The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as DR Congo, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. From 1971 to 1997 it was named Zaire. The DRC borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north;...

Bantu Proverbs

Bantu Proverbs Bantu are the speakers of Ntu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa. Linguistically, these languages belong to the Southern Bantoid branch of Benue–Congo, one of the language families...

Japanese Proverbs

Japanese Proverbs A Japanese proverb (諺, ことわざ kotowaza) may take the form of: a short saying (言い習わし iinarawashi), an idiomatic phrase (慣用句 kan’yōku), or a four-character idiom (四字熟語 yojijukugo). Although “proverb” and “saying” are practically synonymous, the same cannot be said about “idiomatic phrase” and “four-character idiom”. Not all kan’yōku and yojijukugo are proverbial. To be considered a proverb, a word or phrase must...

Filipino Proverbs

Filipino Proverbs Filipino proverbs or Philippine proverbs are traditional sayings or maxims used by Filipinos based on local culture, wisdom, and philosophies from Filipino life. The word proverb corresponds to the Tagalog words salawikain, kasabiha (saying) and sawikain (although the latter may also refer to mottos or idioms), and to the Ilocano word sarsarita. Proverbs originating from the Philippines are described as forceful and poetic expressions and basic forms of euphemisms. If used in everyday conversations, proverbs are utilized...

Vietnamese Proverbs

Vietnamese Proverbs (tục ngữ Việt Nam) The Vietnamese people, also called as Viet people or Kinh people (người Việt or người Kinh), are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to present-day northern Vietnam, their nation state. They speak Vietnamese, the most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.  A collection of Vietnamese Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Vietnamese sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed...

French Proverbs

French Proverbs Modern French society is a melting pot. From the middle of the 19th century, it experienced a high rate of inward migration, mainly consisting of Arab-Berbers, Jews, Sub-Saharan Africans, Chinese, and other peoples from Africa, the Middle East and East Asia, and the government, defining France as an inclusive nation with universal values, advocated assimilation through which immigrants were expected to adhere...

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Zen Proverbs

Zen Proverbs Zen (禪; Chán;  禅, 선, Seon; Thiền) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty, then known as the Chan School (Chánzong 禪宗) and later developed into various schools. It was strongly influenced by Taoist philosophy, especially Neo-Daoist thought, and developed as a distinct school of Chinese Buddhism. Practicing Zen is believed to have...

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Russian Proverbs

Russian Proverbs Proverbs and sayings are words of wisdom, told and retold for centuries. They have been tested by time, and this is what makes them so priceless. When in doubt, try to think of a proverb and it will guide you to the right path. Russia (Росси́йская Федера́ция), also...

Russian Proverbs and Sayings

Russian Proverbs and Sayings Russian Proverbs and sayings have been created by the Russian folk and taken from the ancient written sources. A great way to improve your understanding of the Russian culture, people and history is to study Russian proverbs and sayings. Not only will you discover the words of...

Turkish Proverbs

Turkish Proverbs Turkish people or the Turks (Türkler), also known as Anatolian Turks (Anadolu Türkleri), are a Turkic ethnic group and nation living mainly in Turkey and speaking Turkish, the most widely spoken Turkic language. They are the largest ethnic group in Turkey, as well as by far the largest ethnic group among the speakers of Turkic languages. Ethnic Turkish...

Hindi Proverbs

Hindi Proverbs Collection of some of the best and most popular Hindi Quotes and Proverbs – Proverbs that are famous among Hindi speaking people. Hindi (हिन्दी, Hindī) or Modern Standard Hindi (मानक हिन्दी, Mānak Hindī), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India and across the Indian subcontinent. Modern Hindi is the standardised...

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Yiddish Proverbs

Yiddish Proverbs Proverbs in the Yiddish language. Let these Yiddish Proverbs encourage and motivate you. We hope you enjoy these phrases that have been passed down for many years. Yiddish (ייִדיש, יידיש or אידיש, yidish/idish, lit. ”Jewish”) is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. It originated during the 9th century in Central Europe, providing the nascent Ashkenazi...

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Jewish Proverbs

Jewish / Hebrew / Israeli Proverbs Jewish proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom in Jewish culture. Jews took up many proverbs of their hosting cultures where Jews lived for generations. If a host culture’s proverb is taken up in one or more its Jewish communities and later written down as a...

Greek Proverbs

Greek Proverbs Proverbs from all Greek speaking parts of the world. A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. The Greeks or Hellenes (Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Italy, Turkey,...

Arabic Proverbs

Arabic Proverbs Proverbs from all Arabic speaking parts of the world. The Arabic language is rich with its proverbs; some are deep and wise, yet would make no sense whatsoever if they were told to foreigners. Arabs are a population inhabiting the Arab world. They primarily live in the Arab states in Western...

African Proverbs

African Proverbs The ethnic groups of Africa number in the thousands, with each population generally having its own language and culture. The ethnolinguistic groups include various Afroasiatic, Khoisan, Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan populations. Many African proverbs are strongly tied to the earth and animals, conveying lessons of life and learning often through daily,...

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