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Friday, September 15, 2006

Some fun and insightful international proverbs!

The early bird gets the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese!

A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.
--Chinese Proverb

A thief believes everybody steals.
--Proverb of Unknown Origin

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

He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
--Chinese Proverb

If the patient dies, the doctor has killed him, but if he gets well, god has saved him.
--Italian Proverb

Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
--Scottish Proverb

Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar.
--German Proverb

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
--Old Muslim Proverb

Want a thing long enough and you don't.
--Chinese Proverb

Truth like oil eventually rises to the surface.
--Spanish Proverb


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