In every country in the world there are old sayings that give good advice.These sayings are called proverbs.Most proverbs are so old that no-one knows when they were first said.Some proverbs suggest the way to do something.Others tell how to get along with people.And some tell people how they should behave.
Proverbs are often much the same from one land to another.Many give the same advice in slightly different ways.
ITALY:HUNGER IS THE BEST COOK
INDIA:HUNGER HAS NO TASTE
FRANCE:TO A HUNGRY MAN,THERE IS NO BAD BREAD.
These proverbs mean that if you are hungry enough,you’ll eat anything.You won’t care what it tastes like.
SPAIN:WHAT CURES SANCHO MAKES MARTHA SICK.
ENGLAND:ONE MAN’S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN’S POISON.
FRANCE:WHAT IS BAD FOR ONE IS GOOD FOR ANOTHER.
These proverbs mean that people like different things.You may like something very much,but others may hate it.These proverbs mean that if you try to do something too quickly,you will not do it well.
Poland:He who digs a hole under others,falls into it himself.
Bible:Whose diggeth a pit shall fall therein.
Italy:Treachery,in the end,betrays itself.
These proverbs mean that if you do something bad to someone,something bad will happen to you.
England:Haste makes waste.
China:Mistake happen because of haste,never by doing a thing slowly.
Spain:Who pours water into a bottle with haste,
spills more than he gets in.
Iran:A sparrow into the hand is batter than a hawk in the air.
Italy:A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Yugoslavia:Oat bread today is better than cake tomorrow.
These proverbs mean that it is best to be happy with what you have.
Do not wish for something you may not get.