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  • Proverb Source: Malay

    Wise Sayings


    Anything with scales counts as a fish.
    Category: Appearance and reality Source: Malay
    Fish don't get caught in deep water.
    Category: Caution and care Source: Malay
    If you have, give; if you lack, seek.
    Category: Generosity Source: Malay
    A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness.

    Source: Malay
    An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting.

    Source: Malay
    An unasked excuse infers transgression.

    Source: Malay
    Ants die in sugar.

    Source: Malay
    Clapping with the right hand only will not produce a noise.

    Source: Malay
    If there is no reason, why would the tempua bird nest on the low branches?

    Source: Malay
    If you have, give; if you lack, seek.

    Source: Malay
    One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

    Source: Malay
    Smack a tray of water and you get to wash your face.

    Source: Malay
    The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.

    Source: Malay
    The more shoots, the more leaves.

    Source: Malay
    The more sorrow one encounters, the more joy one can contain.

    Source: Malay
    To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.

    Source: Malay
    Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants.

    Source: Malay
    You can't get at the precious sago without first breaking the bark.

    Source: Malay