Quotes of the Day for 27 November 2001 – Proverbs
There are dozens of proverbs, those little snippets of wit and wisdom identified only by nation of origin, in the database here. I did a quick search, eliminated any that I had used before, cut it down to one per country, and even then I had too many. I tossed about half of those, and when I couldn't bear to cut any more I was left with an even dozen.
The quotes:p>It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.
- Chinese proverb
Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
- Danish proverb
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
- English proverb
What a man says drunk he has thought sober.
- Flemish Proverb
The tears of strangers are only water.
- Russian proverb
Luck never gives; it only lends.
- Swedish Proverb
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
- Yiddish proverb
Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight.
- Scottish proverb
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Maori proverb
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
- Arabian proverb
One kind word can warm three winter months.
- Japanese proverb
Life is an onion and one peels it crying.
- French proverb
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