Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Short Proverbs

Every culture has it's own native wisdom. And short proverbs are quite popular for generations. American Chinese, English, Indian or French, proverbs are full of meaning.

Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.
Chinese Proverb

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Chinese Proverb

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Chinese Proverb

Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.
Chinese Proverb

It is not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing.
Chinese Proverb

A man without a smiling face must not open shop.
Chinese Proverb

Live today, forget the past.
Greek Proverb

Before you can score you must first have a goal.
Greek Proverb

In prosperity, caution; in adversity, patience.
Dutch Proverb

Men never remember, but women never forget.
Indian Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Chinese Proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining.
English Proverb

Better reap two days too soon than one day too late.
English Proverb

Great talkers are little doers.
English Proverb

Gratitude is the heart's memory.
French Proverb

All the treasures of earth cannot bring back one lost moment.
French Proverb

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