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Some of my favorite Sprichwörter Posted by on Jan 30, 2009 in Travel

Guten Abend,

Da es Freitagabend ist, I felt like switching gears by sharing some of my favorite proverbs with you. So here we go:

  • Man kann einen Menschen nichts lehren, man kann ihm nur helfen, sich selbst zu entdecken…

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves – Galileo Galilei

  • Behandle die Menschen so als waren sie, wie sie sein sollten, und du hilfst ihnen zu werden, wie sie sein können…

If you treat an individual…as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Zwei ganz verschiedene Dinge behagen uns gleichermaßen: die Gewohnheit und das Neue…

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds – habits and novelty – Jean de la Bruyère

  • Ich habe keine besondere Begabung, sondern bin nur leidenschaftlich neugierig…

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious – Albert Einstein

  • Was ich nicht weiß, macht mich nicht heiß…

What I don’t know won’t hurt me – Not sure who came up with that on, but I like it just the same

Haben Sie einige Sprichwörter that you would like to share with me? I’d love to hear them!

Bis bald,


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  1. tom mckay:

    My favourite saying is : Es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen. No-one is born a master. When I think of this I keep working on my German

  2. Gil Emmert:

    Wenn die Katze nicht Hu hause ist, tanzen die Maeuse auf dem Tisch!
    When the cat is not at home, the mice dance on the table!

    Er ist schwer auf Draught!
    He is a live wire!

  3. ron:

    hallo natlie..

    keep writing,they are good..

  4. Louise:

    Actually what Es ist noch kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen says is “as of now, no master has simply fallen from heaven”

  5. Louise:

    When my sisters and I got the giggles my mother used to tell us “Es gibt anderes Wetter!” … or other weather is coming. In other words – keep up the giggling and eventually you’ll end up in trouble. LOL

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