Proverbs And Poetry

Miguel De Cervantes once described proverbs as ‘short sentences from long experiences.’ I’ve always imagined that the same could be said of poetry. Interesting parallel, no?

1) “The supreme excellence is not in being better than others, but in being better than your former self.” – Indian Proverb
2) “A habit is first a wanderer, then a guest, and finally the boss.” – Hungarian Proverb
3) “A few kind words can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb
4) “If you wonder often, the gift of understanding will come.” – Arapaho Proverb
5) “Listen- or your tongue will keep you deaf.” – Cherokee Proverb
6) “Opportunities come, but do not linger.” – Nepalese Proverb
7) “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” – English Proverb
8) “Sailors get to know each other better when there is a storm.” – Corsican Proverb


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