Singaporean Proverbs

“A given excuse that was not asked for implies guilt.”

“Clapping with only the right hand will not make a noise.”

“Smart people put forth their mouth, dumb people put forth their hand.”

“Clapping with only the right hand will not make a noise.”

“Incremental efforts have an impact as benefits accumulate.”

“Never take a quiet person for granted. He might have great qualities underneath his quiet nature.”

“Where there is a sea, there are pirates.”

“The person who can see a house in China is unaware of an elephant on his nose.”

“If you plant grass, you won’t get rice.”

“The person who can see a house in China is unaware of an elephant on his nose.”

“Incremental efforts have an impact as benefits accumulate.”

“Never take a quiet person for granted. He might have great qualities underneath his quiet nature.”

“Better poverty before wealth than poverty after wealth.”

“On a big tree, there are dead branches; in a big clan, there are beggars.”

“Not all stones are blessed to become diamonds.”

“If there are no fish, prawns are just as good.”

“A given excuse that was not asked for implies guilt.”

“Where there is a sea, there are pirates.”

“Those who speak aloud are boastful. Those who speak softly are unsure. Those who don’t speak are dangerous.”

“Keep a snake, and the snake will eat your chicken.”

“You don’t need to teach a young crocodile to swim.”

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