Thursday, April 27, 2006

Folk Wisdom For the Next Generations

Ran across an alphabetical listing (with Chinese equivalent) of "universal" aphorisms. Some examples follow. I took the liberty of inserting the Filipino "translation".

A bad thing never dies. 好人不长寿,祸害遗千年。 Masamang damo'y di namamatay.

A leopard cannot change his spots. 江山易改,本性难移。 Pagputi ng uwak. Pagitim ng tagak.

As you sow, so shall you reap. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。Kung anong tinanim ay sya ring aanihin.

Here's the source.

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