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List of Polish proverbs

Many Polish proverbs are original. Some are translations of Latin or German proverbs, while many others came from the Bible. The process of adapting and mixing proverbs between nations in Central Europe lasted for centuries, and in fact many proverbs now should be considered international rather than having a specific national origin.

Here are some examples of Polish proverbs. In parenthesis is translation of proverb into English, when it is significantly different from English version.

Add English equivalents and in other languages please!

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