Let Sleeping Dogs Lie and Other Proverbs From Around the WorldBook - 1997
"If you take the wrong hat from the meeting, make sure it doesn't belong to a big man", is just one of many proverbs that appears in this charming book. "Make friends with the wolf, but keep your axe ready", says the suspicious Russian. "He who cannot dance claims the floor is uneven", gives us a taste of irony from India. Meanwhile, "A dirty hog in the house is better than no hog at all", originated in America, and tells the world a little about American practicality. In China they say, "Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald". And Frenchmen like to remind us that "A hedge between keeps friendships green". Here is wit and wisdom in the form of proverbs from all over the world, dramatized and complemented with humorous cartoons. The sayings are arranged by subjects that include Envy, Experience, Gratitude, Justice, Luck, Wealth, and ten others. And for those who didn't know it, "Let sleeping dogs lie" is a proverb of English origin.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1997
Branch Call Number: J398.9 LET SLE 1997
Characteristics: pages cm