Wise Proverbs

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
- Italian Proverb

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
- Malayan Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
- African Proverb

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
- Chinese Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Chinese Proverb

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
- Arab Proverb

Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
- Arabic proverb

The beginning is the half of every action.
- Greek Proverb

Be happy while you're living, For you're a long time dead.
- Scottish Proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The best armor is to keep out of range.
- Italian Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese Proverb

By asking for the impossible, obtain the best possible.
- Italian Proverb

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
- Indian Proverb

Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor. (When love is not madness, it is not love.)
- Spanish Proverb

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
- Czech Proverb

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
- Sweedish Proverb

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
- Polish Proverb

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
- Chinese Proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

He who hurries can not walk with dignity.
- Chinese Proverb

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of he game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
- Chinese proverb

If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
- Italian Proverb

Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
- Jewish Proverb

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
- French Proverb

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
- Native American Proverb

Where there is love, there is pain.
- Spanish Proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
- Spanish Proverb

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