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Still Loving These Quotes/Wise-sayings


“If we do not pay attention to the smoke oozing out from the rooftop, very soon it become an inferno that will burn down the house to ashes.” African Proverb

“Do not sell the sun to buy a candle,”- Jewish Proverb.
In the Holy Bible, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a porridge – a typical example of selling the sun to buy a candle. Deliberately giving up something precious in order to bask a minute delight – giving up something valuable to acquire something without a lasting value..

“A man grows most tired while standing” Chinese Proverb

“When a child enjoys the privilege of a separated fight, he gets the wrong impression that every fight is enjoyable.”
African Proverb

“Throw the bone to the dog, do not stress yourself over the fight between the dog and the spirits.”
African Proverbs

“Don’t open a shop unless you know how…

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Wise Saying – To Succeed, Consult Three Old People – Chinese Proverb

Take it with a grain of salt – American proverb. Meaning: You shouldn’t take what someone does or says too seriously. (assuming someone boasts or tells a lie)
There are two kinds of perfect people: those who are dead and those who are yet to be born. – Chinese Proverb.
Meaning: No one is perfect.
Those who drink to drown their sorrows should be told that sorrow can swim. – African Proverb.
Meaning: Applying the wrong solution to a problem can make it worse.
It’s only when you have crossed a river can you say that a crocodile has a lump in his snout. – African Proverb
Meaning: You can’t talk about what you don’t know anything about.
Don’t miss all the beautiful colours of rainbow looking for a pot of gold. – Irish Proverb.

What do you think is the meaning of the Irish proverb? Do share with us.