Malay Proverbs & Sayings (56 Proverbs)


  • Tigers die and leave their stripes, but humans die leaving their names.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Don't use an axe to embroider.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Milk belongs to the cow, but the bull cow gets the publicity.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • To truly love your wife, leave her alone every once in a while.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Fear to let fall a drop and you will spill a lot.
    (Malay Proverb)


  • No matter how big the whale is, a tiny harpoon can kill him.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • A heavy load should be borne together as well as a light load.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • Fear to let spill a drop and you will spill a lot.
    (Malay Proverb)

  • No matter how high the squirrel jumps, it will eventually fall onto the ground.
    (Malay Proverb)


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