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Proverbs in your country I'm curious about the local proverbs in your country or area. That reflects the important values or virtues of your place.

Any ideas?

One example:

A nail that stands out will be hammered down.

Meaning you will be hammered down if you don't agree with the organization and try to make a stand.

Jun 4, 2018 11:04 AM
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         Local proverbs are popular in my home country .Filipino proverbs, or salawikain, echo the values of the Philippines. They have actually  been retold and passed down from one generation to another. The lessons and values the proverbs have imparted to us still hold true to this day.

         One example is,  

"Hangga't makitid ang kumot, matutong mamaluktot"  (While the blanket is short, learn how to bend.) 

This means, if your blanket is too short to cover you completely with your legs straight, bend them so that you fit. In other words, learn how to adapt to your environment and be satisfied with what you have. If you have less in life, learn to be frugal until you come to the point when you can spare some money for a little bit of luxury.

June 8, 2018

<font color="#000080">Birds of a feather flock together.</font>

<font color="#000080">This  basically means that similar people do similar things or associate with others like them.

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June 8, 2018
world friends:

Thanks. It means a lot. I wanna be surrounded by those who have similar thoughts, so I just will keep doing what I think is right, behaving as I really wanna do so that people around me know who I really am.

June 8, 2018

Another example;

武士は食わねど高楊枝(Bushi ha kuwanedo takayouzi)

meaning:  Samurai stays stately even when he is hungry.

Samurais, or high-status people should stay stately and gentle if they have troubles.

June 8, 2018