Thoughtful Thursday: Irish Proverbs

Bíonn siúlach scéalach. 

Hiking Ireland

People who travel have lots of stories to tell.

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Thoughtful Thursday

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.



~Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Norwegian Playwright



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Thoughtful Thursday: Hungarian Proverbs

Akinek vaj van a a fején ne menjen a napra.

If you have butter on your head, don’t go out into the sun.


  • English equivalent: He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.
  • Meaning: Know your limitations and weaknesses; Don’t do something that is sure to damage you.

MELTING THE SKY (Photo credit: CARLOS62)

Thoughtful Thursday: Taiwanese Proverbs

A cow which is dragged to Beijing is still a cow.

A person with a bad habit can’t change his behavior, even if the surroundings are different.

English: A Highland cow on Lewis Island, Scotland.

English: A Highland cow on Lewis Island, Scotland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughtful Thursday: German Language Proverbs

Auf jeden Regen folgt auch Sonnenschein.

Lit:  After every rainfall comes sunshine.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

silver lining

silver lining (Photo credit: BruceTurner)

Thoughtful Thursday: Danish Proverbs

Vejen til en vens hus er aldrig lang.


The road to a friend’s house is never long.


13/6.2012 - ud på landet

13/6.2012 – ud på landet (Photo credit: julochka)

Thoughtful Thursday: Korean Proverbs

가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다.  


If the outgoing words are beautiful, then the incoming words will be beautiful, too. 


Usage: Used to encourage someone to be nice to others if they want others to be nice to them.


English: The first modern textbook in Korean L...

English: The first modern textbook in Korean Language (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughtful Thursday: Italian Proverbs

A chi vuole, non mancano modi. – Where there is a will, there is a way.


Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is darkness, light. (Photo credit: kern.justin)