9th of December is observed as World Anti-corruption day. It has been observed annually since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003. The fight against corruption should really be done every day. Don’t you think so, fellas?
In this occasion, we’ll share some proverbs about anti-corruption. Let’s see what people in different countries say about corruption.
“A man can never be perfect in a hundred years; but he may become corrupt in less than a day.” ~ Chinese proverb
“Evil words corrupt good manners.” ~ Romanian proverb
“Power attracts the corruptible.” ~ English proverb
“Money can even corrupt the virtuous.” ~ African proverb
“If the teacher be corrupt, the world will be corrupt.” ~ Persian proverb
“A good purpose is like a doctor and evil purpose corrupts.” ~ Swahili proverb
“The corruption of the best things makes the worst.” ~ Latin proverb
“Evil communications corrupt good manners.” ~ Romanian proverb
“Corruptly acquired goods are not praised by the third heirs.” ~ Sicilian proverb
“One who relates with a corrupt person likewise gets corrupted.” ~ African proverb
We hope these proverbs can motivate us all to fight against the temptations of corruption. We can be a huge influence for people around us for the fight against corruption really starts from ourselves.
For fellas who are students, do your best in your studies and don’t cheat in exams.
For fellas who work, do your best at your workplace. Be honest in your duties and responsibilities.
For fellas who are parents, be a good example for your children. Don’t let them mimic your bad habits.
For fellas who drive, cars or motorbikes, obey the traffic rules. Don’t drive against the traffic. Don’t cross the red light. Especially while your children ride with you.
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.“
Happy Mother’s Day!
Did you do anything special with your mum? How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?
Where ever you’re from, every mother would surely love her children. Perhaps more than a child’s love for his mother. To celebrate Mother’s Day, I’ll share some proverbs from around the world about mother’s love.
“Like mother, like daughter.” – 16th century proverb.
“What the child says, he has heard at home.” – African proverb.
“Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.” – German proverb.
“A rich child often sits in a poor mother’s lap.” – Danish proverb.
“Heaven is under feet of mothers.” – Persian proverb.
“Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.” – Danish proverb.
“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” – Chinese proverb.
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish proverb.
“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish proverb.
“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese proverb.
The word ‘mother‘ isn’t only what you call your mom. ‘Mother‘ isn’t a one time job of giving birth or feeding a child. ‘Mother‘ is a lifetime job which gives no salary, has no break nor leave, and combines multitudes of tasks.
Good evening, fellas. How’s your Sunday? I think today was a hot day. Now, let’s move on to our session. What will it be? It will be #EngProverb. Tonight, I’m going to share some proverbs to you. Here we go…
1. A change is as good as a rest
Meaning: a change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday.
2. A happy heart is better than a full purse
Meaning: happiness is better than wealth.
3. Be swift to hear, slow to speak
Meaning: listen carefully before speaking.
4. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Meaning: don’t do mean things to people.
5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Meaning: have a backup plan. Don’t risk all of your money or time in one plan.
6. Empty vessels make the most noise
Meaning: the least intelligent people are often the most talkative or noisy.
7. Fine words butter no parsnips
Meaning: nothing is achieved by empty words or flattery.
8. Grief divided is made lighter
Meaning: if you share your grief, it will be easier to bear.
9. Half a loaf is better than none
Meaning: you should be grateful for something, even if it is not as much as you wanted.
10. It is always darkest before the dawn
Meaning: the most difficult time is just before the problem is solved.
Hello hello, fellas! How are you doing today? I hope the hardship of today don’t leave you with any bitter thought.Well, life would be boring without all the ups and downs, wouldn’t it? Therefore, I’ve chosen 10 #EngProverbs for today’s session.I sincerely hope these #EngProverbs could help you reflect on your day and hopefully gives you some peace of mind :)
1. You can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink. Meaning: You can offer someone an opportunity but can’t force them to do it.
2. Where there’s life there’s hope. Meaning: There will always be hope if you stay alive and use your life to its best potential.
3. Truth has no answer. Meaning: You cannot argue against facts or refute what is true. Facts show what is true.
4. There is safety in numbers. Meaning: Being in a crowd makes you feel more confident and consolation when in need of support.
5. One swallow doesn’t make a summer. Meaning: A single satisfactory event does not mean that all the others will be as good.
6. Save me from my friends. Meaning: Friends can be more dangerous than enemies. Beware of bad influence.
7. The wish is father to the thought. Meaning: You think that something is true because you want it to be so.
8. If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. Meaning: Wishing alone is of no use; you must act as well.
9. Better lose the saddle than the horse. Meaning: Stop and accept a small loss, rather than continue and risk losing everything.
10. Great oaks grow from little acorns. Large successful operations can begin in a small way.
That’s all for today, fellas! I wish you all well. XOXO
Tonight I’m gonna share with you some famous American proverbs. However, I need your help. I need your help to explain the #EngProverb. :)
You can write the explanation in English or bahasa Indonesia, up to you. Don’t forget to mention the number and #EngProverb. Here they are! :)
“Actions speak louder than words.”
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”
“Curiosity killed the cat.”
“It takes two to tango.”
“Love is blind.”
“Money does not grow on trees.”
“No pain, no gain.”
“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
“You reap what you sow.”
“Beggars can’t be choosers.”
“Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”
“Good things come in small packages.”
“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
“Two’s company, but three’s a crowd.”
Meanings and explanations
“@Caesarros: that what you do is more important than what you say” | @nimasajenk: 1. It means people can say whtever they want but actually doing sumthin’ will teach/show more than just sayin it.
@DesyRF: Kalo kita makan buah kita pasti sehat jadi gaperlu ke dokter *eh | @willinapit: 2. Mencegah lebih baik daripada mengobati
@daisytarigan: 3. Cantik itu relatif, tergantung sama orang yang memandang :)
@SvetlanaMegee: 4. You might be put yourself in danger if you get too much into people’s business | @ECFIB_UB: 4. Beware of things that you are too interested to and make you too curious because sometimes it can lead you to problems
“@dnovac: it takes both of the parties to make the relationship works. I guess.” | “@LV_Ayuningtyas: it takes two persons working together in a difficult task, such as dancing the tango ^^”
“@SoesilotomoJr: number 6. If u love someone,u cannot see any faults in that person.” | @dewiasrinii: 6. love cares nothing about appearance
@marina_christ: Harus bekerja keras untuk menghasilkan uang | @MbsYolanda: because money doesn’t grow on tress, so we must hard work to get something :D
@aalrizqi: It means that, bad words is more painful than a scar from a sword | @lianarufia: with writing, anyone can hurt others. It sucks more than killed by sword.
@nikenwr: 10. You will inevitably get the result of what u have ever done | @andrw_nathaniel: 10. you will take responsibility of what you do
@rusdimanaf: When you get something for free, just take for what its worth | “@Gcalvaristhy: Those who contribute little, can’t ask for big favor.”
@yusinurs: Jangan maruk, secukupnya aja :) | “@deaanggarda: it means don’t take on more than you can handle.”
@heavenline_: 13. Hal2 baik datang dalam bentk atau jumlah yg kecil shg kadang ga kita sadari | @ActiveEnglish_: 13. “Kebahagiaan datang dari hal-hal kecil. :)
“@redsunset14: we can win people’s love with our cooking!” | “@zenmuhd: you made a man’s happy by feeding them :))”
“@mizalfia: the two of them enjoy each other’s presence, meanwhile the third doesn’t really mesh with the other two.” | No. 15 actually means: kalau lagi berduaan dan gak mau diganggu orang ke tiga, say, “Two’s company, but three’s a crowd.” ;)
Proverbs are not always easy to translate as a literal translation might alter their meanings. However, some English proverbs do have similar meanings. Here is a list of Indonesian proverbs and their English equivalents.
“Air tenang menghanyutkan.”
English: Still water runs deep.
“Alah bisa karena biasa.”
English: Practice makes perfect.
“Berakit-rakit ke hulu, berenang-renang ke tepian. Bersakit-sakit dahulu bersenang-senang kemudian.”
English: No pain no gain.
“Dimana ada kemauan, di situ ada jalan.”
English: Where there is a will, there is a way.
“Dikasih hati, minta jantung.”
English: Give him an inch and he will take a yard.
“Di mana bumi dipijak di situ langit di junjung.”
English: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
“Lebih baik satu burung di tangan daripada sepuluh burung di pohon.”
English: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
“Pikir dahulu pendapatan, sesal kemudian tidak berguna.”
English: Look before you leap.
“Rajin pangkal pandai.”
English: Persevere and never fear.
“Sepandai-pandai tupai meloncat, akhirnya jatuh juga.”
English: A good marksman may miss.
“Sudah jatuh, tertimpa tangga pula.”
English: Rub salt into the wound.
“Buruk rupa cermin dibelah.”
English: A bad worksman blames his tools.
“Tong kosong nyaring bunyinya.”
English: Empty vessels make the most noise.
“Nasi sudah menjadi bubur.”
English: It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
“Rumput tetangga selalu lebih hijau.”
English: The grass is always greener on the other side.
“Bersatu kita teguh, bercerai kita runtuh.”
English: United we stand, divided we fall.
Here are some Indonesian proverbs and their English equivalents contributed by our followers (fellas).
@wooncrush: “To eat a crow = Bagai menelan empedu, Pass the buck = lempar batu sembunyi tangan”
@Teguh_Sukmono: “setiap perbuatan akan kembali ke diri sendiri”. English: what goes around, comes around.
@ci_lin: Dancing with elephants = bagai telur di ujung tanduk
@MithaFajar: kalo “when I thought I reached the bottom, somebody threw me a shovel”? | Admin: bisa jadi sama seperti “Sudah jatuh tertimpa tangga pula.”
@Aulia_Rhmi: Buah jatuh tidak jauh dari pohonnya. English : like father like soon.
@citnasution: “Sekali berenang, dua tiga pulau terlampaui.” English: Killing two birds with one stone.