Mongolian Proverbs and Sayings

Some of the best Mongolian proverbs and sayings handpicked for you to read,

These sayings have a lot of experience behind it that accumulated over the years by Mongolians and that also guided them in their lives.

Best Mongolian Proverbs and Sayings

There are men who walk through the woods and see no trees

A donkey that carries me is worth more than a horse that kicks me

The supreme treasure is knowledge
The middle treasure is children and
The lowest treasure is material wealth

One idiot can ask more questions than 10 wise men can answer

A cat likes to eat fresh fish but it will not go into the water

The winner has many friends
The loser has good friends

Don’t look for bad things in the good that you do

Men and women sleep on the same pillow but they have different dreams

Times are not always the same the grass is not always green

If you are going to steal bells plug your ears

The meat-biting tooth is in the mouth
The man-biting tooth is in the soul

Tich is he who has no debts fortunate he who lives without handicap

He who wants to build high must dig deep

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Wise men talk about ideas,
Intellectuals about facts,
and the ordinary man talks about what he eats

Don’t undo your boot laces until you have seen the river

Each country’s customs are different,
Just as each meadow’s grass is different

If you endeavour, the fate will favour you

Once you have locked your door you are the emperor in your own domain.

The fish sees the bait not the hook;
A man sees not the danger only the profit.

It is easier to catch an escaped horse than to take back an escaped word.

If mind is clean, fate is good

A man fails seven times and rises eight times

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.

A tiger wearing a bell will starve.

Greed keeps men forever poor,
even the abundance of this world will not make them rich.

Two bears in one cave will not end up well

Do not start if afraid,
Once begun do not be afraid.

Even foul water will put out a fire.

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He who drinks dies
He who does not drink dies as well

Without council, there is no wisdom,
Without praise no heroes.

Fame, like the wind, spreads quickly.

The more you listen the more you give yourself room for doubt.

If you are sick think about your life;
If you are better think about your gold.

The fox starves while looking under the ball.

Women who cheat can be recognized by two things,
but nobody knows them.

You can’t put two saddles on the same horse

Be the head of a wasp than the tail of a lion.

The living are denied a table the dead get a whole coffin.

Union is source of success.

Wealth- until the first snowstorm
Hero- until the first bullet.

Who cleans up the dirt washes away happiness.

A thief hates the moonlight;
an evil man hates a just one

The soft tree is eaten by worms,
The soft man is eaten by man

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