Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Global wisdom

Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
A friend's eye is a good mirror. (Irish)

Dëgg, kaani la.
Truth is a hot pepper. (Wolof, spoken in West Africa)

Aki másnak vermet ás, maga esik bele.
If you dig a hole for someone else you'll fall into it. (Hungarian)

An áit a bhuil do chroí is ann a thabharfas do chosa thú.
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is. (Irish)

Делать из мухи слона
To make an elephant from a fly (Russian)

Ăn có nhai, nói có nghĩ
Eating needs chewing, talking needs thinking. (Vietnamese)

Η καμήλα δεν βλέπει την καμπούρα της
The camel does not see her own hump. (Greek)

Un jour sans vin est comme un jour sans soleil.
A day without wine is like a day without sunshine. (French)

Benn loxo du taccu.
One hand can't clap. (Wolof)

A fehér liliomnak is lehet fekete az árnyéka.
Even a white lily can cast a black shadow. (Hungarian)

Đường đi hay tối, nói dối hay cùng.
Lies have short legs. (Vietnamese)

Now, don't you feel wise in the ways of the world?

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