Top 10 German Proverbs

Germany officially became a nation state on January 18th, 1871.

In honor of the day, here are Germany’s most inspirational proverbs:

I.

To begin is easy, to persist is an art.

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II.

One today is worth ten tomorrows.

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III.

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

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IV.

Who lives by hope will die of hunger.

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V.

God gave us nuts but he doesn’t crack them.

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VI.

You will soon find a stick, if you want to beat a dog.

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VII.

Work is the best jacket.

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VIII.

When I rest, I rust.

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IX.

Sweep in front of your own door.

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X.

One has to forge the iron while it is hot.

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Thank you Germany!

Interesting Germany Facts:

  • There are over 80 million residents living in Germany.
  • College is free in Germany.
  • It ranks as the fourth largest economy.
  • The hamburger was invented in Hamburg, Germany.
  • The autobahn has speed limits of 130km/hr(81mph), but there are some parts with no speed limit.

What are some of your favorite German proverbs?

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