Alla jagħlaq bieb u jiftaħ mija

Proverb: God closes one door and opens a hundred others.

Alla jsebbaħ, Alla jibgħat

Proverb: God makes the dawn and God provides

Aħjar fwiedu minn uliedu

Proverb: ‘He prefers his liver to his children’ – stated of someone who is an egoist.

 

Aħjar hekk inkella agħar!

Proverb: ‘Better like this than worse.’

 

Aħjar ħobż niexef f’darek milli frisk għand ġarek

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.

Aħrab l-iff, il-puff u l-jaqq għax iġibu wġigħ ta’ żaqq!

Proverb: ‘avoid the iff, the puff and the jaqq (expressions of disgust), because they will cause a belly ache.’

Aħseb il-ħażin biex it-tajjeb ma jonqosx!

Proverb – think of bad outcomes so that good ones won’t be lacking.

 

B’sold wieħed fil-but ma tagħmilx ħoss!

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.

B’Ħabel titgħallaq u b’ħabel issalva!

Proverb: ‘You are hanged by the rope but you can also be saved by the rope.’