”The heart listens when the mind speaks,
The Soul rejoices when the heart listens,
The body moves when the heart speaks”
(Zo Muan Taang)


If I cannot understand my friend’s silence I will never understand his words


Communication problem occurs between two persons when one speaks with the head while the other with the heart
(Tg.Sianpu)


Children have more need of models than of critics



A genuine love is not a spoken word that can be heard by ears
but a spirit which can be felt at heart
(Tg.Sianpu)


If you are a master, be sometimes blind;
If a servant, sometimes deaf



A lie is tell only by intelligent people because it takes
A lot of memorization and creativity
(Tg.Sianpu)

A good marriage should be between a deaf husband and a blind wife


I can’t get along with people who tell me whatever they want
But pay no attention to what I have to say
(Tg.Sianpu)


If inventors feared criticism, we would still be traveling by ox and wearing home spun clothing


Arguing with rude woman is like running with slipper in the muddy.
The faster you run, the harder the mud bounce you back
(Tg.Sianpu)


The higher the bamboo grows the lower it bends
(H.Rizal)


Success and rest don’t sleep together
(Russian Proverb)


Identity is not a choice of acceptance or rejection but a state of being rather
(Taang Zothang Hatlang)


He who wishes to eat the nut does not mind cracking the shell

Sometimes listening speaks louder than shouting
(Tg.Sianpu)


Many people will walk in and out of your life
But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
(Irish Proverb)


If a man deceives me one, shame on him; If he deceives me twice, shame on me


Lack of knowledge is darker than night
(Nigerian Proverbs)


Ignorance is night of the mind, a night without moon and stars
(Clarence Prov)


If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees; If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people
(Chinese Prov.)


He who ask is a fool for five minutes,
But he who does not ask remains a fool forever
(Chinese Prov.)



A persismist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
(Winston Churchill)


Success is not how high and fast your can run but
how high and far you bounce back when you hit the bottom
(Geon George)


Saying the right word at eh right time is wise; but not saying the wrong word at a tempting moment is wiser
(LaRochefroucauld)


How can you raise your head so proudly unless it is empty?
(St. Augustine)



Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
Be thankful that thorns have roses
(Alphonose Karr)



Happiness is gratitude for the past,
Joy in the present, and faith in the future
(Dorothy Lorenz)


Man has a choice either he can live his way into a pattern of thinking or he can think his way into a pattern of living



It is not disgraceful to ask,
It is disgraceful not to ask
(Turkish Prov)


There is plenty of sound in an empty barrel
(Russian Proverb)


If one plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal
(Taoism Proverb)


An announce of “I am” is worth more than a hundred-weight of “I was.”
(Genoese Proverb)


The thoughts of the heart, there are the true wealth of a man
(Burmese)


Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day
Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever
(Chinese Proverb)

The nightmare of yesterday should not be permitted
to destroy the bright vision of tomorrow


Credits helps many but also many down
(Danish Proverb)






Poetry begins with pleasure and ends in wisdom

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The most expensive lessons in life is failing to learn from the experiences of others because it might take a whole life of learning for a personal experience [Taang Sianpu]

Apple Proverbs

  • A bad tree does not yield good apples.
  • A pear tree cannot bear an apple.
  • A stone from the hand of a friend is an apple.
  • Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • An apple never falls far from the tree.
  • An apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.
  • Apple blossoms are beautiful, but rice dumplings are better.
  • Better an apple pie than apple blossom.
  • Different men have different opinions; some prefer apples, some onions.
  • Don't upset the apple cart.
  • For an apple and an egg.
  • Give an apple to the little ones, a book to the old.
  • Handsome apples are sometimes sour.
  • If the prince wants an apple, his servants take the tree.
  • If there is no apple one eats a little carrot.
  • If you want apples, you have to shake the trees.
  • Many a rose-cheeked apple is rotten at the core.
  • No apple tree is immune from worms.
  • One bad apple spoils the bunch.
  • One of the two partners always bites the best part of the apple.
  • One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
  • Small choice in rotten apples.
  • Sometimes it is better to give your apple away, than to eat it yourself.
  • The apple cannot be stuck back on the tree of knowledge.
  • The apple does not fall far from the tree.
  • The apple falls on the head that's under it.
  • The nice apples are always eaten by nasty pigs.
  • The night may be dark, but the apples have been counted.
  • The old monkey gets the apple.
  • The rotten apple injures its neighbour.
  • There are many who throw stones at a red apple.
  • There's no making apples of plums.
  • When the apple is ripe it will fall.
  • Who has tasted a sour apple, will have the more relish for a sweet one.
  • You are the apple of my eye.
  • You can count the apples on a tree but you can't count the trees from one apple.
  • You can't compare apples with pears.
  • Your neighbor's apples are the sweetest.

 

Names are very important. We can hardly distinguish a person without knowing the name. What if more than one person bear the same name how do we identify them? It is blood that will speak. So, let us not forget that blood speaks louder than names [Taang Sianpu]

A common language is a language that most of us know in common. It is not something we need to create from a non-existing language from scratch but to embrace or compile something we already have in common [Taang Sianpu]

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