Folklore

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


When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

Proverbs and old sayings Vietnamese

A rotten coconut in a heap spoils the wholesome ones.

Proverbs and old sayings

He who climbs a ladder comes down again.

Proverbs and old sayings

A clean pig makes lean bacon.

Proverbs and old sayings Serbian

Never tell your fae when your foot sleeps.

Proverbs and old sayings Scottish

He fells twa dogs wi' ae stane.

Proverbs and old sayings Scottish

Biting and scarting is Scots folks Wooing.

Proverbs and old sayings

The wise man boasts of his goods and wares; the foolish one of his young wife.

Proverbs and old sayings Russian

Sleeping shrimp gets taken by the current.

Proverbs and old sayings

Beware of a door that has many keys.

Proverbs and old sayings Portuguese

Bake the bread while the oven is hot.

Proverbs and old sayings Persian

Where there was fire, ashes remain.

Proverbs and old sayings Mexican

As long as you happen to put your hand in a container full of pickles, might as well dip your whole arm in the container.

Proverbs and old sayings Malaysian

The force of anger is broken by a soft answer.

Proverbs and old sayings Latin

With his own weapon do I stab him.

Proverbs and old sayings Latin

If you are not going to bite, don't show your teeth.

Proverbs and old sayings

He is a very sorry barber who has but one comb.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian

To trust is good; not to trust is better.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian

Who eats lying on his side will commit ten sins, who eats lying on his back will commit seven sins.

Proverbs and old sayings Estonian

An egg is an egg, said the boor, and took the goose's egg.

Proverbs and old sayings Dutch

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

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

Poor iron won't make a sharp sword.

Proverbs and old sayings Afghan

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

Some people are masters of money, and some its slaves.

Proverbs and old sayings Chechen about money, people