Thai Proverbs (85 Proverbs)


  • When you go, the road is rough; when you return, smooth.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Little is spent with difficulty, much with ease.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • When a dog bites you, do not bite back.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Life is so short we must move very slowly.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Wait until the tree has fallen before you jump over it.
    (Thai Proverb)


  • If you are going into the wood -- don't leave your axe at home.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • To a man wine is like water is to the boat; it can carry him or guzzle him up.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Don't spoil a cool place under the hospitable tree.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • The store of rice in your attic is your enemy -- it makes them who have none very jealous.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Don't spill blood until the raven has flown over.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • The heart of a woman is as capricious as a drop of water on a lotus leaf.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Don't help the elephant to carry his tusks.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • The dead will go to the village where the cock doesn't crow.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • At high tide the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Ten tongues that spread the word are worth less than two eyes that have seen, and two eyes that have seen are worth less than one hand that feels.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • A centipede will not stop for a cripple.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Talk to a priest and die a thousand deaths.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • A virtuous person sleeps well.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Bald people can always find a comb.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Don't borrow another's nose to breathe with.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Gold that falls to earth never dims.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • The bird leaves no trail.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • There is no other happiness but peace.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • Work is the source of all good.
    (Thai Proverb)

  • You should always prefer wind to water.
    (Thai Proverb)


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