Proverbs 2

To speak French does not mean that you are smart. – Haitian Proverb [French is seldom spoken in Haiti, and usually used to try to impress others]

If someone is coming to kill you, get up early and kill him first. – Hebrew / Jewish / Israeli Proverb

A defendant’s confession is worth a hundred witnesses. – Hebrew / Jewish / Israeli Proverb

A good son-in-law is like the acquisition of a new son; a bad one is like the loss of your daughter. – Hebrew / Jewish / Israeli Proverb

An elephant, no matter how skinny, is valuable. – Hindustani / Hindu Proverb

You must live your life from start to finish; no one can do it for you. – Hopi Proverb

A habit is first a wanderer, then a guest, and finally the boss. – Hungarian Proverb

The baby has not been born yet, and yet you assert that his nose is like his grandfather’s! – Indian Proverb

When a crow is killed by a storm, the fortuneteller says, “He died by my curse.” – Indian Proverb

Even if fed milk, a snake will still emit poison. – Indian Proverb

Solved riddles look easy. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

The way a house is decorated will tell much about its owner. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

You can close the city gates, but you can’t close the people’s mouths. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

I used to complain because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

A greedy man is always poor. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

A single rose does not mean that it is spring. – Iranian / Persian Proverb

All authors should prepare to encounter criticism. – Iraqi Proverb

The thief is sorry he is to be hanged, but not that he is a thief. – Irish Proverb

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home. – Irish Proverb

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