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Proverbs and Sayings

Proverbs and sayings are a rich repertoire of wisdom, insight, and knowledge. To learn about global cultures, you must read their proverbs. On this page, read Chinese, English, Japanese and other proverbs.
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Simple Sayings
Life's pleasures often lie in the simplest things. With simplicity, you derive humility, wisdom, and happiness. Now, who wouldn't want to be happy? Your search for happiness is over. The path to eternal happiness lies in simplicity. So take your time to soak in the warmth of the sun. Smell the flowers. Let your sorrows melt away with these simple pleasures. Silence the monsters of worry with the …

Sayings capture more than just wisdom. Sayings essay the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people around the planet. Despite their diversity, sayings are universally applicable. They are the filtered down versions of ancient wisdom. With vibrant yet simple language, sayings communicate a wealth of wisdom. Follow these sayings and profit from them.

English Phrases
English phrases are part of everyday speech. They add the necessary zing to our communication. Here are some of the most popular English phrases. Use them to make an impact on your readers or listeners.

African Proverbs
When you think of Africa, you think of dense forests and colorful costumes. A continent as culturally vibrant as Africa would also abound in age-old wisdom, don't you think? Many African countries rely on nature for livelihood; they have developed a unique insight into nature's laws. Read African proverbs to understand the profundities of nature. These African proverbs have been translated from various African languages: Swahili, Zulu, and Yoruba.

French Proverbs
When you live in a country as glamorous as France, surely a bit of its style quotient must rub off on you. It's no wonder that leading fashion brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gianni Versace rule the fashion world from Paris. But what sets the French apart from their European counterparts? What makes them unique? These French proverbs reveal the French psyche.

Famous Proverbs
Proverbs can sound deep and wise. But it is the cultural context of these proverbs that lend them meaning. Without context, these proverbs can be interpreted in light of one's personal experience. Here is a collection of famous proverbs from around the world.

Japanese Proverbs
Everybody acknowledges that the Japanese are intelligent, hardworking people. Japanese culture is an example of a resilient society. Even in these changing times, the Japanese still follow ancient ideologies for a happy life. We can learn from these inspirational Japanese proverbs.

Confucius Proverbs
Chinese history is incomplete without the mention of Confucius. As a thinker, philosopher, and teacher, Confucius expounded his views on social behavior and ethics. His wise words inspire us to enjoy life.

Swedish Proverbs
The Swedish love their life -- good music, good food, and good wine. Swedes have an identity distinct from other Europeans. Visit Sweden to get a taste of good life. Better still, read Swedish proverbs and get a feel of the Swedish way of life.

Words of Wisdom Quotes That Can Help You in Everyday Life
Looking for a nugget of wisdom? Here are words of wisdom quotes. Pick out the ones that serve your purpose and, provide great insight. Use them to enrich your life.

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