Wisdom from Around the World #1


Albanian: “For various reasons a good advice or a genuine warning is often disregarded or considered of no importance.”

Arab: “Riches disclose bad qualities which poverty conceals.”

Cambodian: “The immature rice stock stands erect; the mature stock hangs heavy with seeds.”

Chinese: “There are two kinds of perfect people: those who are dead, and those who have not been born yet.”

English: “A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for.”

Filipino: “Even a king or a goon would bow his head at the behest of his barber.”

German: “A lie becomes true when one believes it.”

Greek: “Self-deceit is fate’s saddest irony.”

Indian: “When two quarrels, a third profits by it.”

Japanese: “He who knows not when he has enough, is poor.”

Persian: “They said to the camel bird (i.e. ostrich) ‘Carry!’ It said, ‘I cannot, for I am a bird.’ They said, ‘Then fly.’ It replied, ‘I cannot, for I am a camel.'”

Swedish: “One who grabs too much may lose it all.”

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

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