In every culture one of the founding elements is always popular wisdom. Ancient beliefs, rituals, but also aphorisms and ways of expressing themselves, are a significant part of the history of a people. For this reason, today, we want to tell you about the most famous and used Italian proverbs.
The mos famous italian proverbs…
In our review of the most famous Italian proverbs we cannot fail to start from those that distinguish the laboriousness of our people, which allowed our ancestors to build a great country like Italy, as well as to adapt even when, driven by poverty and out of necessity, they came to places far from the beautiful country. Always knowing that they have to work, because You snooze, you lose – chi dorme non piglia pesci . To do things well, however, you always must be calm. Because more haste, less speed – or, as Italians say, la gatta frettolosa che ha fatto i figli ciechi. On the other hand, we know that chi va piano, va sano e va lontano! That is those who go slow and steady wins the race.
If you are wrong then, you must never look for any excusebecause You make your bed, you sleep in it! in Italian: chi è causa del suo mal pianga sé stesso! Another great virtue recognized to our fellow citizens in the world is that of cordiality and affability. When it comes to be give, because it is always good to keep in mind that do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And above all when it comes to receiving. Even on the occasion of an unwelcome gift, perhaps, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Therefore, one must always be satisfied with what one has, in order not to make the mistake of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side and that often not all that glitters is gold.
…the highest expression of popular wisdom
Yes, because, as one of the most famous Italian proverbs says, gold, understood as a precious asset, can be found in many other things. In all those actions that, made early in the morning, can be more effective. Making us conclude, in fact, that rise and shine. And what could be better than starting the day by doing what we do well? A good day starts in the morning and… well begun is half done. And if, on the other hand, the day doesn’t go so well, while our neighbor, the one who is so unpleasant, won the lottery, we must not be envious! Because he who laughs last laughs longest. But don’t do it too much, because ‘laughter abounds in the mouths of fools’.
The important thing, however, is always to look after yourself, without thinking too much about the fortunes or misfortunes of others. In fact, Curiosity killed the cat. Another mistake not to commit, however, is to boast youself of objectives not so true. First, because just blend in. Second, because liars never prosper, and a bad truth is better than a good lie. Also because if you start to take bad habits such as lying, then it is difficult to stop, even over the years. The wolf loses the hair but not the vice.
Knowing these little tips that popular wisdom gives us makes our life lighter. And, as you can see, no ramblings are needed to follow the path of simplicity, especially if we know how to be discerning interlocutors. In short, a word to the wise.