Abkhaz proverbs on upbringing and education
· To bring up is difficult, but to spoil is easy. · With a good teacher, an old book seems new. · If you will not learn the simple, you will not understand the complicated. · Knowledge has no age.
· The more a person knows, the less he trusts himself.
· It is better to know a lot about one thing than to know a little about a lot of things.
· The good visitor will sit in any place you offer him.
· Never too late to study.
· A shy person acts like a guest even in his own house.
· Respect the elderly as well as yourself.
· Bad upbringing means a future without any prospect.
· Even if you are also hungry, first feed those who are older.
· An ill-mannered person will never subsequently become a good person.
· Bring up your elder son so that he could bring up your younger.
· Even a bear will release you if you ask politely.
· The world is beautiful because of the sun, and a person because of their education.
· Too many caresses spoil a child.
· Work for another, study for yourself.
· The son taught the father how to eat.
· Good upbringing is already half of your destiny.
· Do not run someone down behind their back, and do not praise them to their face.
· Do not teach an eagle to fly, or a fox to steal.
· It is better to be last but good than first but bad.
· The sea has the coast, but knowledge has no borders.
· At home do as you want, but on a visit do as your hosts want.