Abkhazians are sure that … Proverbs
· He who does harm does it to himself, and he who does good also does it to himself.
· The potter attaches the handle to a jug where he wishes.
· Putting a bad rider on a horse is the same as putting a saddle on a donkey.
· Not having bent your back, you won’t lift even an armful of brushwood.
· If you stare at milk, you will find black spots on it.
· No matter which end of a dirty stick you hold, you will still get dirty hands.
· He has seen a lot who has suffered a lot.
· The donkey always knows a way back.
· A guest in the house is like God in the house.
· Anyone who hasn’t been to Abkhazia hasn’t seen the Caucasus.
· Even death recedes if you dare to meet her.
· A dog barks even at the tsar.
· He who was never ill thinks that all pains are similar.
· A hen can only lay eggs, but that is enough.
· For the sick, even honey is not sweet.
· When trouble comes, the gates open by themselves.
· When ashore, you are not afraid of deep water.
· If an egg breaks, it can’t be made whole again.
· A person should see a lot, hear a lot, and work a lot, but should not speak a lot.
· Spring is good for flowers, autumn is good for crops.
· For a person living well, even a cockerel lays eggs.
· It is easy to demolish, but difficult to build.
· Judge a bull by its neck, and a cow by its milk.
· Though you take millstones to Mecca, they should still grind there.
· That which easily begins to boil, quickly cools down.
· If you chase two hares, you will not catch either of them.
· Weight on another's shoulder seems light.
· Where your plate is absent, do not put your spoon.
· In life there should be both good and bad.
· Corn not having passed through millstones does not become flour.
· What is kept in the heart is reflected in the face.
· Men look for a beautiful woman, but an ugly woman looks for a husband herself.
· Even if Abkhazians are separated, we are close in our hearts.
· Where there is no lion, a monkey is king.
· An Abkhazian was born in Abkhazia.
· Having done a bad thing, don’t wait for a good one.
· There is no one who is loved by everyone.
· He who dreams of death will live a long time.
· An Abkhazian’s door is always wide open to guests.
· It is not necessary to whip a good racehorse.
· The snake, even without feet, leaves a trail.