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Proverbs and sayings

This is a collection of proverbs and sayings from around the world in variety of languages. Versions of some proverbs can be found in many different languages, others are unique to particular languages and provide insights into different ways of thinking and different cultures.

The proverbs I've chosen for this section are those that appeal to me and/or are intereest and specific to particular cultures. Others were suggested by visitors to this site.

Proverbs in individual languages

Proverbs, sayings and quotations about language in many languages

Links

Proverbs in many different languages
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Category:Proverbs

World-of-Proverbs
http://www.world-of-proverbs.com

De Proverbio - a multilingual electronic journal of proverb studies
http://www.deproverbio.com

Creative Proverbs From Around the World
http://creativeproverbs.com

Thai proverbs
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Thai_proverbs

Irish proverbs
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaeilge/corpus/seanfhocail/seanfhocail.html
http://www.daltai.com/proverbs/
http://www.gleg.ie/gaeilge-sa-ghno/seanfhocail/

Multilingual pages

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