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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.

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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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