Folklore

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


Man's law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.

Proverbs and old sayings Croatian

Who came back from the grave and told the story?

Proverbs and old sayings Tunisian

Force without forecast is to little avail.

Proverbs and old sayings

When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.

Proverbs and old sayings Swedish

When we ask a favour, we say, Madam; when we obtain it, what we please.

Proverbs and old sayings Spanish

A shoemaker's wife and a smith's mare are always the worst shod.

Proverbs and old sayings Spanish

It will be an ill web to bleitch.

Proverbs and old sayings

If you throw nettles into your neighbors garden you will find them growing in your own.

Proverbs and old sayings Russian

What you plant, that you will harvest.

Proverbs and old sayings Russian

A word and a blow.

Proverbs and old sayings Portuguese

Together in good and bad times.

Proverbs and old sayings

The prickly branches of the palm tree do not show preference even to friends.

Proverbs and old sayings Afghan

He has given the hen for the egg.

Proverbs and old sayings German

Fools are more useful to the wise than wise are to fools.

Proverbs and old sayings French

'Twixt the word and the deed there's a long step.

Proverbs and old sayings French

What your glass tells you, will not be told by counsel.

Proverbs and old sayings English

It is pride, not nature, that craves much.

Proverbs and old sayings English

He loses least in a quarrel who keeps his tongue in cheek.

Proverbs and old sayings Danish

Honeyed speech often conceals poison and gall.

Proverbs and old sayings Danish

He that touches pitch shall be defiled.

Proverbs and old sayings Danish

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

The knot tied by a wiseman cannot be undone by a fool.

Proverbs and old sayings

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

Proverbs and old sayings about children

If you are a friend of the captain, you can wipe your hands on the sail.

Proverbs and old sayings

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

A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle.

Proverbs and old sayings Ethiopian

Even a pigeon has a pussy

Proverbs and old sayings Finnish

To give away is to make provision for the future.

Proverbs and old sayings

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

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