Malaysian Proverbs


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The sky may seem near but you cannot touch it.

Tis better to suffer in the beginning for the pleasure that comes later.

We may share the same physical features, but what?s in our hearts is never the same. Everyone has his own individuality. The more people there are, there will certainly be greater diversity.

Where pours the sauce if not upon the rice?

You don't need to teach a young crocodile to swim.

The junk capsizes and the shark has its bellyful.

The slap was on the buttocks but the teeth are falling out.

To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.

When a calf is given, a thigh is requested.

Where there are no eagles, the grasshopper will say I am an eagle.

You have to make an effort to achieve something.

The language you speak would tell us your race.

The snake that crawls among the roots would not lose its venom.

To bend a bamboo, start when it's still a shoot.

When a dead tree falls, the woodpeckers share in its death.

Where there? s smoke, there?s fire, and the tree will not sway without a trace of wind. (I smell a rat!)

You hold on to a buffalo by its rope, you hold on to a person by his or her promises.

The larger the pot, the more rice sticks to the bottom.

The squirrel may be old, but it still won't sleep on the ground.

To depend on a stranger, blindness in both eyes.

When elephants fight, it?s the tiny mousedeer that gets caught in between and dies.

Where there?s a will, there?s a way.

You look up after you already hit your head.

The lot of a coconut hust is to float; the lot of a stone is to sink.

The stork will still end up on the back of the buffalo.

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