Agħder għax ma tafx fiex tiġi
Shut the door before the mare bolts
Do good deeds and move on, do harm and never forget it
Give while you can
Agħtini xortija u itfagħni l-baħar
Proverb: God closes one door and opens a hundred others.
Proverb: God forgives and the dust (death) will cause the sins to be forgotten.
Aħfer biex Alla l-imbierek jaħfirlek
English: Forgive so that God can forgive you
Proverb: ‘Forgive everyone except yourself.’
Aħjar bl-aptit inkella bit-tabib
English: Better to have an appetite than need a doctor
Proverb: ‘He prefers his liver to his children’ – stated of someone who is an egoist.
Aħjar għasfur f’idejk minn mija fl-ajru
English: Translates literally as “a bird in hand is worth more than a hundred in the air”. Closest English proverb is “A bird in the hand (is worth two in the bush).”
Proverb: ‘Better a bird in hand than a hundred in the air’
Proverb: ‘Better like this than worse.’
Proverb: ‘It is better to learn that you have a hundred enemies than a friend who deceives you’
Proverb: ‘better a friend in the market than a hundred scudi in the chest.’
Proverb: “It is better to have stale bread at home rather than your neighbour having fresh bread” – in other words, you should only rely on your own things and capabilities than preoccupy yourself with what others have.
Proverb: ‘avoid the iff, the puff and the jaqq (expressions of disgust), because they will cause a belly ache.’
Proverb – think of bad outcomes so that good ones won’t be lacking.
Proverb: Think before you act!
Proverb: ‘With one coin in the pocket, you won’t make much noise’ – in other words you won’t get far with a little money.
Proverb: ‘You are hanged by the rope but you can also be saved by the rope.’
Proverb: An undernourished ox will foam at the mouth.
Proverb: ‘With money you can build a road in the sea but you cannot buy a place in paradise.’
Proverb: with money you can make a road in the sea.