Asian Proverbs ~ Words of Wisdom

The Buddha once preached that you have to let the child laugh before he cries.
Bhutanese Proverb

You fail if you’re afraid. Or brave, you may become a king.
Burmese Proverb

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Chinese Proverb

Different flowers look good to different people.
Chinese Proverb

Where there is gossip, there will be arguing.
Filipino Proverb

God laughs when you steal from a thief.
Indian Proverb

Only the hunchback himself knows how he can lie comfortably.
Indian Proverb

Abuse often starts with praise.
Japanese Proverb

A dog that walks around will find a stick.
Japanese Proverb

To be prepared is to have no anxiety.
Korean Proverb

Birds listen to day-words and rats listen to night-words
Korean Proverb

Just because you are irritated by a mosquito, you burn the mosquito curtain.
Malay Proverb

Like the peanut, who forgets its shell.
Malay Proverb

He who drinks, dies; he who does not drink, dies as well.
Mongolian Proverb

Rich is he who has no debts, fortunate he who lives without handicap.
Mongolian Proverb

Old bull eats soft grass.
Thai Proverb

Nobody lifts a dog’s tail when it defecates.
Thai Proverb

No matter if you eat a little or a lot of garlic, the smell is just as strong.
Tibetan Proverb

The highest art is the art of living an ordinary life in an extraordinary manner.
Vietnamese Proverb

A fair face may hide a foul heart.
Vietnamese Proverb

People say that time goes by; time says that the people go by.
Vietnamese Proverb

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