Malay Proverbs & Sayings (56 Proverbs)


  • If you want something, you'll do a thousand things to obtain it. But if you don't want something, you'll give a thousand excuses to refrain from it.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • The Potato grows in silence, The iron corrodes in silence.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • calf is given, but then thigh is requested.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Just because you are irritated by a mosquito, you burn the mosquito curtain.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Think before you leap.
    (Malay Proverb)


  • Do not be tricked into thinking that there are no crocodiles just because the water is still.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Like a monkey who eats belacaan.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Though change be no robbery.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Do not think that placid water is without crocodiles.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Like the peanut, who forgets its shell.
    (Malay Proverb)


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