What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.
About 500 afghanis = $1
Minimum wage is $43.40 per month for government and private sector workers
IF NOT FOR FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH –SADDAM WOULD STILL BE THE LEADER OF IRAQ
Minimum wage is $9 per day for skilled workers minimum wage is $4.50 per day for unskilled workers
Basescu , Traian
God gives the milk, but not the pail .
Brown, James Gordon
A stumble may prevent a fall .
1 British pound = $1.52 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country
Castro Ruz, Raúl Modesto
(FIDEL’S YOUNGER BROTHER)
If you saw what the river carried, you would never drink the water .
Albert Camille Vital
The dog's bark is not might but fright.
Currently Puerto Rico is SELF-GOVERNING, but there has been past attempts and on-going attempts to have it be underneath U.S. STATEHOOD and make it another state–many of the native Puerto Ricans DO NOT LIKE THIS.
JULY 22, 2000 A U.S. district judge has ruled that Puerto Ricans, for the first time ever, have the right to vote in PRIMARY elections.
Has anyone ever seen the 51st state quarter collection?
Other USA Territories
(allowed to vote in PRIMARY elections)
(excluded to vote in U.S. General Elections)
United States Virgin Islands
Chávez Frías , Hugo Rafael
There is nothing lost by civility.
Walls have ears, and little pots too.
An elephant's tusks are never too heavy for it.
Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA
Barnabus Sibusiso DLAMINI
Pakalitha Bethuel MOSISILI
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE
One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn't feel the cold.
Bingu wa MUTHARIKA
One who enters a forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush.
Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI
He who searches for pearls should not sleep.
One does not give without a motive.
How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves.
Aires Bonifacio ALI
Moulaye Ould Mohamed LAGHDAF
COTE DIVOIRE (IVORY COAST)
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Ernest Bai KOROMA
I grew up among wise men and found that there is nothing better for man than silence .
John Evans Atta MILLS
If things are getting easier, maybe you're headed downhill.
The man who can't dance says the band can't play.
Soulayemane Ndene NDIAYE
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If the dog is not at home, he barks not
Abbas EL FASSI
Work and you will be strong; sit and you will stink.
A termite can do nothing to a stone but lick it.
The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep
Before healing others, heal yourself.
Thomas YAYI Boni
Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEA
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped
By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree.
smail Omar GUELLEH
advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.
Umar Abdirashid Ali SHARMARKE
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Where I make my living, there is my home
Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI
The person who has not traveled widely thinks his or her mother is the best cook.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Ali Ben BONGO Ondimba
In a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins his case
president gloria macapagal arroyo
Alertness and courage are life's shield .
Duarte Frutos , Óscar Nicanor
Jintao , Hu
A beautiful bird is the only kind we cage.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
A book holds a house of gold.
A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture .
A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization.
A dog in desperation will leap over a wall.
A fall into a ditch makes you wiser .
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man made perfect without trials .
A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws
An ambassador bears no blame
An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
Avoid suspicion: when you're walking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't tie your shoe
Beat your gong and sell your candles .
Before you beat a dog, find out who its master is
Careless rat chewing on a cat's tail: beware lightning!
Corner a dog in a dead-end street and it will turn and bite
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself .
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead .
Don't stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net
Don't waste too many stones on one bird
Everyone rakes the fire under his own pot
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Fight fire with fire .
Great cry and little wool, as the fellow said when he sheared his hogs
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever
He who can predict winning numbers should not set off fire crackers.
If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow
In shallow holes moles make fools of dragons
Learning is treasure no thief can touch.
Life isn't all beer and skittles
Looking for fish? Don't climb a tree
Never write a letter while you are angry
Never write a letter while you are angry
No mill, no meal .
One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade .
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire
Paper can't wrap up a fire
Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes
Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit.
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind .
So long as a man is angry he cannot be in the right
The emperor is rich, but he cannot buy one extra year.
When you fall into a pit, you either die or get out.
UNDER PRC CONTROL
LEE Hsien Loong
Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak
Don't use an axe to embroider.
HOME OF MOUNT EVEREST
Ram Baran YADAV, Dr.
Wealth is both an enemy and a friend
Sheikh HASINA Wajed
THAN SHWE, Sr. Gen.
Only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old
KING PHUMIPHON Adunyadet
Nguyen Minh TRIET
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.
Key, John Phillip
Ludwig García Pérez , Alan Gabriel
McAleese , Mary Patricia
A blind man can see his mouth. A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe. A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle. A dimple in the chin; a devil within . A disease known is half cured. A dog with two homes is never any good. A fast is better than a bad meal. A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. A good retreat is better than a bad stand. A good servant makes a good master.
A hut is a palace to the poor man. A lock is better than suspicion . A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another. A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig. A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners. A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse . A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse. A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows. A quiet tongue shows a wise head. A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear. A sly rogue is often in good dress . A small benefit obtained is better than a great one in expectation. A trade not properly learned is an enemy. A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea. A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad. A turkey never voted for an early Christmas. A Tyrone woman will never buy a rabbit without a head for fear it's a cat. An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
Apelles was not a master painter the first day. Better be quarreling than lonesome. Better be safe than sorry. Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within . Better one good thing that is than two good things that were. Better one house spoiled than two . Beware of people who dislike cats. Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom . Crafty advice is often got from a fool.
. Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools. Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him. Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty floor. Even a worm will turn. Every Jack has his Jill.
Mubarak, Muhammad Hosni Said
A beautiful thing is never perfect. A man's ruin lies in his tongue . Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune. Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion. If there were no fault, there would be no pardon. . Pride goes before a fall.
Ortega Saavedra , José Daniel
A bad agreement is better than a good lawsuit . A beetle is a beauty in the eyes of his mother. A bird in the cage is worth a hundred at large. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A blind man is not judge of colors. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. A clear bargain, a dear friend. A cloak is not made for a single shower of rain. A closed mouth catches no flies . A cracked pot never fell off the hook.
A dead man does not make war. A dog is never offended at being pelted with bones . A drop of water breaks a stone. A fat kitchen is next door to poverty. A fine shot never killed a bird. A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom. A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. A fool throws a stone into a well, and it requires a hundred wise men to get it out again.
A fools knows his own business better than a wise man knows. A gift delayed, and long expected, is not given, but sold dear. A gift long expected is sold, not given. A gift long waited for is sold, not given. A gift with a kind countenance is a double present. A gold key opens every door.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king. In war time there is pay for every horse. Injurious is the gift that takes away freedom. It is a bad game where nobody wins. It is a bad thing to be poor, and seem poor. It is a good answer which knows when to stop. It is a good file that cuts iron without making a noise. It is always good to have two strings to your bow. It is better to hear the nightingale sing than the mouse gnaw. It is better to irritate a dog than an old woman. It is better to leave than to lack.
Reinfeldt , John Fredrik
THE ROYAL FAMILY OF SWEDEN
SWEDISH KRONA = 14 USA CENTS
A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail. Advice should be viewed from behind. Fear may force a man to cast beyond the moon. Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Those who wish to sing always find a song. What breaks in a moment may take years to mend. What can you expect from a pig but a grunt? When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward. Wisdom is in the head and not in the beard. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Worrying never did anyone any good.
A stumble is not a fall. An empty sack cannot stand up. Beat the dog; wait for its master. Beyond the mountain is another mountain. Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods. Children have wide ears and long tongues . Children learn to creep ere they can learn to go. If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.
Poor people entertain with the heart. The crab that walks too far falls into the pot. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna
Uribe Vélez , Álvaro
He who must die, must die in the dark, even though he sells candles
Rudd, Kevin Michael
Those who lose dreaming are lost.
Yudhoyono , Susilo Bambang
If you enter a goat stable, bleat; if you enter a water buffalo stable, bellow
A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can't be saved.
Bachelet Jeria , Verónica Michelle
AN OVERSEA REGION
Óscar José Rafael Berger Perdomo
It's not the fault of the parrot, but of the one who teaches him to talk
Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa
It's not the fault of the mouse, but of the one who offers him the cheese
Cavaco Silva, Aníbal Antonio
The bad neighbor gives a needle without thread.
Couchepin , Pascal
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Stephen Joseph Harper
Lech Aleksander Kaczynski
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year. A noisy cow gives little milk. All times are good when old. Do not push the river, it will flow by itself. Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. Even the goats will jump on a slanted tree. Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest. Hungry bellies have no ears.
Ink, if not used, will dry up. The doctor demands his fees whether he has killed the illness or the patient. The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
The greatest oaks have been little acorns. The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
A close mouth and open eyes never did any one harm.
Lula da Silva, Luiz Inácio
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Juan Evo Morales Ayma
A little fire burns up a great deal of corn. A rich man has no need of character. Admission by the defendant is worth a hundred witnesses. An advantage of poverty: your relatives gain nothing by your death . Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide. God did not create woman from man's head, that he should command her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but rather from his side, that she should be near his heart.
The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. The more you add, the worse it gets. The place honors not the man; it is the man who honors the place. These three are the marks of a Jew--a tender heart, self-respect, and charity . Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones. Time is a great healer. Who seeks more than he needs hinders himself from enjoying what he has.
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence. Promise little and do much. Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom. Silence is a fence around wisdom. Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know."
If a word be worth one shekel, silence is worth two. Make not a fence more expensive or more important than the thing that is fenced.
José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
A bad compromise is better than a successful suit. A bad day never hath a good night. A bad excuse is better than none.
Sarkozy , Nicolas
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. A bad workman never finds a good tool. A beggar is never out of his road. A bellyful is a bellyful. A bellyful of gluttony will never study willingly. A blind hen can sometimes find her corn. A brain is worth little without a tongue. A cake and a bad custom ought to be broken. A cake eaten in peace, is worth two in trouble.
A civil denial is better than a rude grant. A civil question deserves a civil answer. A clear conscience is a good pillow. A colt you may break, but an old horse you never can. A cow does not know what her tail is worth until she has lost it. A cow from afar gives plenty of milk. A crooked log makes a good fire.
A dead man has neither relations nor friends. A dead mouse feels no cold. A dealer in onions is a good judge of scallions. A dog may look at a bishop . A door must either be open or shut. A drowning man clings to a blade of grass. A fair promise binds a fool. A favor ill placed is great waste. A fence between makes love more keen. A fine cage won't feed the bird.
It is not enough to run; one must start in time. It is not the big oxen that do the best day's work. It is not the burden but the over-burden that kills the beast. It is only idle people who can find time for everything. It is only the bashful that lose. It is the master-wheel that makes the mill go round . It is the sauce that makes the fish edible. It is the tone that makes the music. It is too late for the bird to scream when it is caught.
The way one eats is the way one works.
All roads do not lead to Rome
The way one eats is the way one works.
A flatterer is a secret enemy.
Don't make use of another's mouth unless it has been leant to you.
Jan PJan Peter BALKENENDE
A hundred bakers, a hundred millers, and a hundred tailors are three hundred thieves.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Presidency Chairman (Croatian)
Presidency Member (Serbian)
Presidency Member (Bosnian)
All old sayings have something in them.
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ICELAND AND GREENLAND TRADED NAMES TO FOOL INVADERS –THAT IS NOT TRUE
YET IN ICELAND THERE ARE GREEN PLACES AND IN GREENLAND THERE IS PRETTY MUCH ICE
Everybody's friend is true to none.
The water is the same on both sides of the boat.
Lars Lokke RASMUSSEN
A bad hair cut is two people's shame. A bad horse eats as much as a good one. A bad tree does not yield good apples. A barren sow is never kind to pigs. A bird may be ever so small, it always seeks a nest of its own. A bird never flew on one wing. A blind pigeon may sometimes find a grain of wheat. A bold attempt is half success. A burnt child fears the fire, and a bitten child fears a dog. A child must creep until it learns to walk. A child's back must be bent early.
Before a man learns to hang he is half dead. Better a little furniture than an empty house . Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife. Better a poor horse than an empty stall. Better a salt herring on your own table, than a fresh pike on another man's. Better an open enemy than a false friend . Better ask twice than lose your way once. Better half a loaf than none at all. Better in an old carriage than in a new ship.
He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds. He that hides is no better than he that steals . He that inquires much, learns much. He that is once at sea, must either sail or sink. He that keeps out of harm's way will gather goodly riches.
It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb. It takes a good many mice to kill a cat. "It will come back," said the man, when he gave his sow pork. Jest with your equals. Keep not two tongues in one mouth. Keep to the little ones, and the big ones will not bite you. Keep your mouth, and keep your friend. Keep your nose out of another's mess. Keep your nose to the grindstone.