Folklore

Right words said by the forefathers folklore: proverbs and old sayings, traditions and superstitions, spells and incantations, traditional songs, riddles, carols.


Every person admires his own character.

Proverbs and old sayings Turkish

A pear will fall to its root.

Proverbs and old sayings Turkish

The best way to solve a problem is to attack the cause of it.

Proverbs and old sayings Spanish

The mill gains by gong, and not by standing still.

Proverbs and old sayings Spanish

Even though chickens don't wash, their eggs are still white.

Proverbs and old sayings

The biggest rogue cries loudest out.

Proverbs and old sayings Scottish

The Tsar has three hands but only one ear.

Proverbs and old sayings Russian

Give a grateful man more than he asks.

Proverbs and old sayings Portuguese

A braggart is recognized by his headgear.

Proverbs and old sayings

In chatter a river, in understanding but a single drop.

Proverbs and old sayings Latin

When fortune deserts us, our friends are nowhere.

Proverbs and old sayings Latin

When ashes cole darg sleep in dey.

Proverbs and old sayings Jamaican

He who knows only few things, has little to forget.

Proverbs and old sayings Icelandic

People hate what they do not understand.

Proverbs and old sayings

A priest blesses his own bread first.

Proverbs and old sayings Greek

Better a good hanging than a bad marriage.

Proverbs and old sayings German

My shirt is closer to me than my cloak.

Proverbs and old sayings Dutch

Half a word to the wise is enough.

Proverbs and old sayings Dutch

Where two women rule a hearth-fire, the thatch may burn with the sparks flying.

Proverbs and old sayings

Night is the mother of advice.

Proverbs and old sayings

Traditional Irish Curse

Spells and incantations Irish

What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?

Fire.

Riddles

If the pills were pleasant, they would not want gilding.

Proverbs and old sayings American

At night they come without being fetched,
And by day they are lost without being stolen.
Stars

Riddles

What lives on its own substance and dies when it devours itself?
Candle

Riddles

The ant shall never crawl on its knees.

Proverbs and old sayings

Shameful eats the bone.

Proverbs and old sayings Romanian

It has a crown, but is is not a king, it has roots, but is not a plant. (The tooth)

Riddles

A centipede is not crippled by the loss of one limb.

Proverbs and old sayings West African

As porridge benefits those who heat and eat it, so does a child benefit those that rear it.

Proverbs and old sayings about children

Wait for the night before saying that the day has been beautiful.

Proverbs and old sayings Bengali about night, day

A cheerful wife is a joy of life.

Proverbs and old sayings British about joy, wife, life

Even a pigeon has a pussy

Proverbs and old sayings Finnish

Death has no modesty.

Proverbs and old sayings Zulu about death

I'm not fragile like a flower;
I'm fragile like a bomb.

Proverbs and old sayings English

Lesson: Don't lose your pen

Proverbs and old sayings American about teaching, depression, marriage, food, children, work, money, death

What is the center of gravity?

The letter V.

Riddles

It's better to keep what little you have, than to risk it for something more.

Proverbs and old sayings American about risk

A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step.

Riddles

Death has no modesty.

Proverbs and old sayings Zulu about death

It is better to forgive the quilty one than to punish the innocent.

Proverbs and old sayings Romanian

You will never be loved if you think only of you.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian

All is fair in love and war

Proverbs and old sayings British about war, love, old, olderness

A handful of gold is a heart of iron.

Proverbs and old sayings American about heart

A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step.

Riddles

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.

Proverbs and old sayings American

It's always darkest before the dawn.

Proverbs and old sayings American

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Proverbs and old sayings American about enemies

Be yourself in every situation.

Proverbs and old sayings American

It's better to keep what little you have, than to risk it for something more.

Proverbs and old sayings American about risk

When one dog barks another will join it.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian

What one knows it is sometimes useful to forget.

Proverbs and old sayings Latin

Trouble rides a fast horse.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian about fasting

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

Proverbs and old sayings Chechen

The right man comes at the right time.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian about rightness, time, man

The morning is wiser than the evening.

Proverbs and old sayings Czech

The Devil looks after his own

Proverbs and old sayings German about devil, old, olderness

The comforter's head never aches.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian about heads