Filipino Proverbs

To be merciful is God’s, while to act is man’s.

It’s difficult to wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep.

A quiet person hides his anger.

News has wings, while the ground has ears.

Tell me who your father is, and I’ll tell you who you are.

Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.

There is no bad food in a famine.

New king, new character.

He who cackles laid the egg. An empty container makes a lot of noise.

When a horse is borrowed, don’t look at its teeth .

The early comer is better than the hard worker.

Whatever you sow, you reap.

A brave man will face a situation no matter how dreadful.

“If someone throws a rock at you, throw him bread.”

“A brave person will face a situation no matter how dreadful.”

“Be like a rice stalk, the more grains it bears, the lower it bows.”

“Nothing destroys iron except its own rust.”

“The pain in the little finger is felt by the whole body.”

“A desperate person will cling to a knife-edge.”

“Every jungle has a snake.”

“A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound.”

“A clear conscience is far more valuable than money.”

“A diligent person will soon prosper. “

“A person who does not remember where they came from will never reach their destination. “

“A country without freedom is like a prisoner with shackled hands.”

If you make a habit of buying things you do not need, you will soon be selling things you do.

Weeds are difficult to kill.

Alertness and courage are life’s shield.

A man that talks too much accomplishes little.

A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the current.

He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.

Anything that is heavy can be light if we put our resources together.

Spend lavishly and you end up with nothing.

If you are going a long way, go slowly.

After the harvest, there’s no hay.

(Deeds cannot be undone) Better late than never.

Even though the procession is long, it will still end up in church.

He who does not look back to his origins will not reach his destination.

A debt can be paid, but a kind act cannot.

Emulate what is good; ignore what is bad.

You will know a true friend in time of need.

Wherever the head goes, the tail will follow.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

A country without freedom is like a prisoner with shackled hands.

The bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance.

To a dog a bone has more value than a pearl.

You cannot pull hair from the bald. When it rains, everyone gets wet.

A man that talks too much accomplishes little.

Wealth can be acquired but beauty cannot.

He who waits dies, he who makes others wait lives.

A young branch can be straightened, a mature one breaks.

No crime is left unpunished.

If it’s work, do it fast. If it’s food, eat it little by little.

The truth hurts.

Even if you put it in your mouth, it can fall out.

Don’t put your trust in Fortune until you are in heaven.

The tomato plant doesn’t grow mangos.

What is easily acquired is easily lost.

Opportunity only knocks once: Grab it or you’ll lose it.

If the bow is sinking, the stern follows.

Not all that is black is charcoal.

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