Folklore

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


The frog saw how the horses were shod, so she also lifted up her foot.

Proverbs and old sayings Turkish

A liar is worse than a thief.

Proverbs and old sayings

He who does not whip the child does not mend the youth.

Proverbs and old sayings Spanish

Leave in the daylight, don't leave in the dark.

Proverbs and old sayings Sicilian

He that is fraid of a far--should never hear thunder.

Proverbs and old sayings

No man can be a good ruler unless he has first been ruled.

Proverbs and old sayings Russian

Never judge things of which you only know the shadow.

Proverbs and old sayings Japanese

Who hath no courage must have legs.

Proverbs and old sayings Italian

Never use a dwarf to measure the depth of the water.

Proverbs and old sayings Amerindian

A man without a woman is only half a man.

Proverbs and old sayings Amerindian

He who gossips and he who listens to it deserve to be thrown to the dogs.

Proverbs and old sayings

Someone with an unrelenting heart is his own executioner.

Proverbs and old sayings Greek

He who saves in little things, can be liberal in great ones.

Proverbs and old sayings German

The narrower the cage, the sweeter the liberty.

Proverbs and old sayings German

Two hard flints never grind well.

Proverbs and old sayings German

Ill gotten goods never thrive.

Proverbs and old sayings German

Every medal has its reverse.

Proverbs and old sayings French

An overly modest man goes hungry.

Proverbs and old sayings Ethiopian

Do when ye may, or suffer ye the nay, in love 'tis the way.

Proverbs and old sayings English

It isn't a fit night out for man nor beast.

Proverbs and old sayings English

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

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

What is always before you, yet you can never see it?

Your future.

Riddles

A handful of gold is a heart of iron.

Proverbs and old sayings American about heart

He who hesitates, regrets.

Proverbs and old sayings Albanian

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

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