International Proverbs

From time to time I receive proverbs that are claimed to be from a specific country.
Many of these proverbs show an interesting outlook on the countries history.
Therefore I have included a page to record some of these sayings.


Czechoslovakia

China

France

Germany

Greece

India

Italy

Japan

New Zealand

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

This saying is found in many languages from the Middle East to India. In Turkish, it rhymes (it ürür, kervan yürür), suggesting that Turkish is the language of origin.
Meanings are:-
Life goes on even if some will try to stop progress.
History (or progress) moves ahead, no matter the criticism it may attract..

Uganda

Vietnam

Zambia


Also see the international weather sayings at   Folk Lore Weather Forecasting

Email us if you are aware of another proverb that is suitable for inclusion.
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