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German Folk Wisdom Jay Burnett

German Folk Wisdom

Jay Burnett

Published September 14th 2013
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Kindle Edition
66 pages
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Long before everyone learned to read and write, smart people in all walks of life transmitted their hard-won wisdom as popular sayings or proverbs. Typically consisting of only one pithy sentence, they embody the distilled experience and lifestyle ofMoreLong before everyone learned to read and write, smart people in all walks of life transmitted their hard-won wisdom as popular sayings or proverbs. Typically consisting of only one pithy sentence, they embody the distilled experience and lifestyle of a whole people.Over 300 carefully selected German popular sayings are here presented in a new English translation.The wisdom of our ancestors abounds with excellent advice about work, wealth, health, relationships, and life in general, and particularly on how to avoid a host of unpleasant problems. Enjoy!A few examples:In an emergency, the devil will eat flies.What does not burn you, do not blow.A smart thief keeps his own nest clean.Who dies of fear, is also dead.Good lawyer, bad Christian.If you want to eat a toad, don’t look at it too long beforehand.