Popular Macanese Proverbs
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• Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown.

• Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

• If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.

• If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

• He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.

• There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

• With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.

• If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.

• A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.

• Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

• Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

• A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
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