Proverbs from Europe Countries

Posted by Vebra on March 23, 2012

A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad.

Italian Proverbs

  • Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
  • To a quick question give a slow answer.
Swedish Proverbs
  • Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
  • God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.
Polish Proverbs
  • Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
  • The greatest love is a mother's, then a dog's, then a sweetheart's.
Norwegian  Proverbs
  • In every woman there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.
  • It's no shame to look into the warm spring sun and regret a lost limb.
Spanish Proverbs
  • If you can't bite, don't show your teeth.
  • The beginning of health is to know the disease.
Austrian Proverbs
  • A light is still a light --even though the blind man can not see it.
  • What i do not know will not keep me warm.
Danish Proverbs
  • A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part.
  • A single bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth.
Bulgarian Proverbs
  • If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water.
  • If you let everyone walk over you, you become a carpet.
Romanian Proverbs
  • Eating and scratching want but a beginning.
  • Do not put your spoon into the pot which does not boil for you.
Dutch Proverbs
  • A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
  • The seeds of the day are best planted in the first hour.
German Proverbs
  • Too clever is stupid.
  • A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.
French Proverbs
  • People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
  • With enough "ifs" we could put Paris into a bottle.
English Proverbs
  • It is better to begin in the evening than not at all.
  • When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured.
Irish Proverbs
  • A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
  • He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday.

Europe is the second-smallest continent by surface area. The use of the term "Europe" has developed gradually throughout history. One theory suggests that it is derived from the Greek "eurus", meaning "wide" or "broad".

Other European Proverbs
  • Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
  • Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.
  • Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
  • Put not your hand between the bark and the tree.
  • Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

InspirationalQuotes.Asia Updated: March 23, 2012