Ten proverbs with elucidations

# 10 Foreign Proverbs with meanings! #


Received from my friend Dr T V Gopalakrishnan who received this forward from K Govindan.
Some of you have seen this already. There's no contra indications against multiple doses!

M G Warrier








# 10 Foreign Proverbs with meanings! #

1.Swedish proverb: "The pillow is the best adviser."

Meaning: Sleep over a problem and see how you feel in the morning.

2. Kenyan proverb: "When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt."

Meaning: Fights of the powerful hurt only the little guys.

3. Ancient Roman proverb: "Hunger is the best sauce."

Meaning: Everything tastes better when you are hungry.

4. Japanese proverb: "A frog in a well does not know the great sea."

Meaning: There is more going on than you know, try and see the big picture.

5. Turkish proverb: "If the world flooded, it would not matter to the duck." 

Meaning: Things that are bad for you, aren’t always bad for everyone.

6. Filipino proverb: "Leave it to the batman."

Meaning: Some problems require superheroes to solve.

7. Russian proverb: "To live with the wolves, you have to howl like a wolf."

Meaning: In dangerous situations, try and blend in.

8. French proverb: "A hungry stomach has no ears."

Meaning: You can’t concentrate without food in your tum tum. 

9. Kenyan proverb: "Slippery ground does not recognize a king."

Meaning: Even the most powerful people are just human, deep down. 

10. Gaelic proverb: "A cat in mittens won’t catch mice."

Meaning: Being careful and polite doesn’t always get things done.


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