35 Best Bhutanese Proverbs & Sayings

35 Best Bhutanese Proverbs & Sayings

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Amazing Bhutanese Proverbs

Consider the tune, not the voice; consider the words, not the tune; consider the meaning, not the words.
Note : Wisdom/Insight

Sausages and meat are not the same (Do not interfere where not needed)
Note : Human relations

Don’t put an easy tongue in an easy mouth. (said to an overly talkative person)
Note : Admonishment

To know your limitations is the hallmark of a wise person.
Note : Humility/Determination

Do not start your worldly life too late; do not start your religious life too early.
Note : Character/Morality

Whatever joy you seek, it can be achieved by yourself; whatever misery you seek, it can be found by yourself.
Note : The human condition

You must first walk around a bit before you can understand the distance from the valley to the mountain.
Note : Wisdom/Insight

If there is no financial involvement between relatives, the relationship is harmonious.
Note : Human relations

The stripes of a tiger are on the outside; the stripes (character) of a person are on the inside. (character is not directly visible)
Note : Character/Morality

The rain falls yonder, but the drops strike here. (indirect remarks hit the target).
Note : Human relations

Impressive Bhutanese Proverbs

The way the arrow hits the target is more essential than the way it is shot; the way you listen is more essential than the way you talk. (anyone can talk but understanding takes skill).
Note : Human relations




If you tell the truth, people are not happy; if beaten with a stick, dogs are not happy.
Note : Human relations

One could not cross a bridge constructed by oneself. (whatever you do, do it properly, so it is of use).
Note : Wisdom/Insight

Never reveal all that you know to others: They might become shrewder than you.
Note : Human relations

If they don’t exchange a few words, father and son will never know one another.
Note : Human relations

Words coming from far away are always half true, half false.
Note : Wisdom/Insight

When there are too many carpenters, the door cannot be erected.
Note : Human relations

In my homeland I possess one hundred horses, yet if I go, I go on foot.
Note : Humility/Determination

Walking slowly, even the donkey will reach Lhasa. (given determination, even a dolt will eventually reach the goal)
Note : Humility/Determination

Where there is plenty of water, it rains; where there is abundant heat, the sun shines.
Note : human condition

If the thought is good, (your) place and path are good; if the thought is bad, (your) place and path are bad.
Note : Character/Morality

If heat is applied to iron long enough it will melt; if cold is applied to water long enough it will freeze.
Note : Humility/Determination

To give happiness to another person gives such a great merit; it cannot even be carried by a horse.
Note : Character/Morality

Fun and pleasure are located below the navel; dispute and trouble are also located there.
Note : Human relations

Popular Bhutanese Proverbs

The arrow of the accomplished master will not be seen when it is released; only when it hits the target. (you don’t see the process; only the result can be seen)
Note : Wisdom/Insight

Clear the drain before it rains, . (Be prepared)
Note : Wisdom/Insight

If taken in excess, even mother’s milk is poison. (Do not live a life of excess)
Note : Character/Morality

No death without reason.
Note : Wisdom/Insight

A trustworthy person steals one’s heart.
Note : Character/Morality

The Buddha once preached that you have to let the child laugh before he cries
Note : Wisdom/Insight

On the battlefield, there is no distinction between upper and lower class.
Note : Human relations

A fire should be extinguished when it is small; an enemy should be subdued while young.
Note : Wisdom/Insight

Flattering words will not be spoken from the mouth of an affectionate person.
Note : Human relations

The nose didn’t smell the rotting head. (one can’t see one’s own faults)
Note : Wisdom/Insight




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