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As They Say In Zanzibar

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11 Three brothers, three fortresses PORTUGAL

12 Brotherly love for brotherly love, but cheese for money ALBANIA

13 Children regard their father’s guest as a slave REPUBLIC OF CONGO

14 A father is a banker provided by nature FRANCE

15 It’s a wise child that knows its own father ENGLAND

16 The house with an old grandparent harbours a jewel CHINA

17 Those whose mother is naked are not likely to clothe their aunt SUDAN

18 Love and blindness are twin sisters UKRAINE

19 When you are chased by a wolf you call the boar your uncle SLOVENIA

20 The spear of kinship soon pierces the eye CAMEROON

21 Many kiss the child for the nurse’s sake ENGLAND

22 Those who gossip about their relatives have no luck and no blessing NETHERLANDS

3 SAMENESS

1 It is not the one way everyone goes mad IRELAND

2 The cry of the hyena and the loss of the goat are one NIGERIA

3 Both legs in the stocks or only one is all the same GERMANY

4 Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge RUSSIA1 FAMILY MOTTOES (#)Many Latin family mottoes are no more than single words or phrases, such as Labora (‘Endeavour’). But a number are sentences with a proverbial character. Some families have even adopted a proverb as their motto. In these examples, an illustrative family surname is given in parentheses.Vivis sperandum While there is life there is hope (NIVEN)Non est sine pulvere palma The prize is not won without dust (YARBURGH)Ex vulnere sallus Health comes from a wound (BORTHWICK)Ales volat propriis The bird flies to its own (TUFTON)Praemonitas praemunitus Forewarned, forearmed (RICKART)Virtus omnia vincit Virtue conquers all (WHITE)Labor omnia vincit Labour conquers all (BROWN)Spes anchora tuta Hope is a safe anchor (DUNMURE)Audaces fortuna juvat Fortune favours the brave (CARPENTER)Other languages than Latin can be a source. Here are two from French (or Old French):Qui sera sera What will be will be (BETENSON)Qui s’estime petyt deviendra grand Who esteems himself little will become great (PETYT)

5 Ability and necessity dwell in the same cabin NETHERLANDS

6 Lovers have much to relate – but it is always the same thing GERMANY

7 Those who stumble twice over the same stone are fools LATIN

8 It is the hyenas of the same den that hate one another KENYA

9 Straps come from the same leather ARGENTINA

10 A bad thing that does no harm is the same as a good one that does no good GERMANY

11 There are many paths to the top of the mountain – but the view is always the same CHINA

12 A hole here and there is not the same as a window KENYA

13 You cannot jump over two ditches at the same time NETHERLANDS

14 If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree SIERRA LEONE

15 Thin ice and thick ice look the same from a distance USA

16 No one can blow and swallow at the same time GERMANY

17 No one can paddle two canoes at the same time SOUTH AFRICA

18 You can never get all the possums up the same tree USA

19 Lightning never strikes twice in the same place ENGLAND

20 Love and blindness are twin sisters UKRAINE

21 Crows everywhere are equally black CHINA

22 The water is the same on both sides of the boat FINLAND

23 Not even a bell always rings the same way SERBIA

24 When it rains, the roof always drips the same way LIBERIA

25 Great minds think alike ENGLAND

26 One beetle knows another IRELAND

27 Before God and the bus-conductor we are all equal GERMANY

28 The nail suffers as much as the hole NETHERLANDS

29 Don’t run too far; you will have to come back the same distance FRANCE

30 Your fingers can’t be of the same length CHINA

31 A hundred aunts is not the same as one mother SIERRA LEONE

32 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ENGLAND

33 A dollar in the bank is worth two in the hand USA

34 The game is not worth the candle ENGLAND

35 Beans are not equal to meat NAMIBIA

36 A child is more than a chip ESTONIA

37 Two wrongs do not make a right ENGLAND

38 The more things change the more they remain the same FRANCE

4 DIFFERENCE

1 Do not put each foot on a different boat CHINA

2 What makes one abbot glad makes another abbot sad SCOTLAND

3 Many people are like clocks, they show one hour and strike another DENMARK

4 When it rains on one it only drips on another NETHERLANDS

5 The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences CHINA

6 Different holes have different fish MALAYSIA

7 You cannot take one part of a fowl for cooking and leave the other part to lay eggs INDIA

8 Look the other way when the girl in the tea-house smiles JAPAN
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