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Sayings

The Timeless Beauty of Sayings

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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
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

German
Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.

Chinese
The journey is the reward.

Indian
Garlic is as good as ten mothers.

Latin
A good dog deserves a good bone.

English
He that forecasts all perils, will never sail the sea.

Japanese
A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

English
Every path has its puddle.

Swedish
One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

Latin
All things come to those who wait.

French
Never limp before the lame.

Swedish
One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

English
A good saver is a good server.

Japanese
Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Swedish
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.

English
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

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

Swedish
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Indian
Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.

Vauvenargues, French Saying
Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur. (The greatest thoughts come from the heart.)

Caesar, Latin Saying
Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.)

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