Proverbs

Sencesa guto even traboran stono.

Constant dripping pierces even stone.


Wordo dirita niam revenan.

The spoken word never returns.

Trafi bi birdos per un stono.

To kill two birds with one stone.

Ciu tialo havan jia kialo.

Every happening  has its reason.

Kiom da hedos, tiom da opinios

So many heads, as many opinions.

Starto guda, sukceso biona.

Good start, half success.


Un hirundo ne alportan printempo.

One swallow does not make a spring.

Kiu lafan laste, tiu lafan la most gude.

Who laughs last, laughs best.

Disfelicos venan ciam kum fratos.

Misfortunes never come singly.


La hidro, kiu kuran, esan pura.

Running water is pure.

Kia patro, tia filulo.

Like father, like son

Ne cio brilanta esan goldo.

Not all that glitters is gold.

Fayro provan la goldo, mizero la koro.

Fire tries gold, misery the heart.

Ciu komenco esan disfacila.

All beginnings are difficult.

Kiu rulin stono, al tiu ji revenon.

To him who rolled it, the stone will return.

Okulo pro okulo, dento pro dento.

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.

Rektizez arbo dum ji esan yuna.

Straighten the tree while it is young.

La muro havan orelos.

The wall has ears.

Fari elefanto el muso.

To make an elephant out of a mouse.

Un al este, alia al weste.

One to the east, the other to the west.

La survivo de la most fita.

Survival of the fittest.

Law la fruto oni konan la arbo.

By the fruit one knows the tree.

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