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Tibetan Proverbs

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1. A lie is like a jump from a high roof.

2. A nibbling rabbit can also die of overfeeding.

3. Any fool can say "Ah" -- you need intelligence to say "Yes."

4. By pride one causes virtue to decline.

5. Cold hearts can find warm words.

6. Eat according to the limits of your provisions; walk according to the length of your step.

7. Excellent people are honored wherever they go.

8. Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts.

9. He who knows a great deal has a hundred eyes.

10. If peace reigns in the land, a nun can govern it.

11. Luck that lasts is always suspected.

12. Master and servant -- both have the same body odor.

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

14. Only a certain amount of flowers and jewels are beautiful.

15. The moon grows darker as it gets nearer to the sun.

16. The person who gets stuck on petty happiness will not attain great happiness.

17. The rubbish we speak is like froth on the water, actions are drops of gold.

18. The unfortunate would be bitten by toothless dogs.

19. The wise understand by themselves, fools follow the reports of others.

20. The wish is father to the thought.

21. Thieves never steal bells.

22. To set fire to the wood, you need the help of the wind.

23. To spread the news is to multiply it.

24. Water in the mouth before eating; water in the eyes when the bill comes.

25. When a king is about to lose his power his orders burn more intensely than fire.

26. Who can say with certainty that one will live to see the morrow?

27. With a stout heart, a mouse can lift an elephant.

28. Words are mere bubbles of water; deeds are drops of gold.

 29. You are only master of food that you haven’t yet eaten.

Source: proverbatim.com


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