18 Korean Proverbs

Korean Proverbs - Words have no wings

1 – A kitchen knife cannot carve its own handle.

2 – A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out.

3 – Anyone who goes hungry for three days will be inclined to steal.

4 – Carve a peg only after you have observed the hold.

5 – Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.

6 – Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.

7 – Even children of the same mother look different.

8 – Even if the sky falls on you, there is a hole that you can escape from.

9 – Even if you encounter a stone bridge, tap it first before crossing.

10 – Man’s mind changes throughout the course of a day.

11 – One moment is worth more than a thousand gold pieces.

12 – Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.

13 – Put off for one day and ten days will pass.

14 – The deeper the waters are, the more still they run.

15 – The person who has many faults is usually the first to criticize others.

16 – The person who knows himself and his opponent will be invincible.

17 – To begin is to be half done.

18 – Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.





















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