Filipino Sayings – Wisdom Passed Down Through Generations

A tree without roots will fall when the wind blows.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

You won’t know the value of something until it’s gone.

If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.

A white flower blooms in the mud.

The early bird catches the worm.

A closed mouth catches no flies.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Actions speak louder than words.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Good things come to those who wait.

No man is an island.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Time heals all wounds.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

It’s better to give than to receive.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Better late than never.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

If you can’t beat them, join them.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

There’s no smoke without fire.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Birds of a feather flock together.

The harder the struggle, the sweeter the victory.

Behind every cloud is a silver lining.

Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

When one door closes, another one opens.

Practice makes perfect.

Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

All that glitters is not gold.

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

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