Play Audio Words do not work with some men. They need a beating instead. They are fools, and part of wisdom is learning how to deal with them.
A beggar collects pieces of bread, and a wise man pieces of speech. Conversation without proverbs is like food without salt. One single proverb is worth a thousand pieces of advice.
Jockeys and horse owners would love to be able to sit down and hold a rational conversation with their horse and explain the strategy of running the race or of doing the chores at the farm, but that is obviously impossible. The whip gives them a little sting and the snapping sound frightens them… and motivates them to respond. A metal bit goes into the mouth of the horse, which is connected to the reins which when pulled properly will direct the horse either to the right or left.
Picture by Kata Szep. Transcript of the video lesson scroll for more text :. I made a selection of proverbs and sayings that anyone who learns Dutch should know. The course consists of 25 lessons.
Please check the reference to make sure it is correct. In their answers, the wise must protect their own interests against fools. Or perhaps the juxtaposition of the two proverbs suggests that no single proverb can resolve every problem in life.
If his word were a stick, you couldn't lean on it. Zayn vort zol zayn a shtekn, volt men zikh nit getort onshparn. If his word were a bridge, I'd be afraid to cross it.
While perusing some comic fragments and testimonia I came upon one which attributed a strange proverb to Cratinus. I had to investigate at the source, the work of the lexicographer Photius. What I found was exhilarating: a group of donkey proverbs.
This is an alphabetical list of widely used and repeated proverbial phrases. Whenever known, the origin of the phrase or proverb is noted. The majority of these phrases can be found at one of the following resources: [ clarification needed ] [ a ]       [ b ] .