There is wisdom in all parts of the world. A lot of wisdom can be learnt from the proverbs and wise sayings of people in all parts of the world. In this post we draw wisdom from all the continents of the world.
“If you close your eyes because of your enemies, you will not be able to see your friends” (African Proverb).
“The fall of a dry leaf is a warning to the green one” (African Proverb).
“A cockroach can only rule in the land of fowls if it employs a fox as its bodyguard.” (African proverb).
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”
“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
“Birds of a feather flock together.”
“A poor excuse is better than non at all.”
“A friend to everyone is a friend to nobody.”
“A man who marries twice is a two-time loser.”
“A good wife is the best household furniture.”
Source:American Proverbs, Maxims and folk sayings; The wit and wisdom of yesterday, compiled by Lemer L. Smith.
“When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick it.” (Hindu Proverb).
We can’t change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails” (Indian Proverb).
“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back” (Chinese Proverb).
“A fair face hide a foul heart” (Vietnamese Proverb).
“Follow the villagers when you are in the new village” (Japanese Proverb).
“In the planting season visitors come singly, in the harvest time, they come in crowds” (Australian Proverb).
“A champion team will always beat a team of champions” (Australian Proverb).
Are there proverbs or wise sayings from your continent or country that you would like to share? Hesitate not.