Proverbs from all Filipino speaking parts of the world.
- Habang may buhay, may pag-asa.
- Meaning: As long as there is still life, there still lies hope.
- نجم (2005). كلامجرايد. كتبعربية. p. 178.
- Kapag may usok, may apoy.
- Idiomatic translation: When there's smoke, there's fire
- Meaning: A rumour contains some truth.
- Other meaning: Everything happens for a reason.
- Tica, Tica (2006). Mga bugtong at salawikain para sa bagong henerasyon. Anvil Pub.. p. 72.
- Ang lumalakad nang mabagal, kung matinik ay mababaw.
Ang lumalakad nang matulin, kung matinik ay malalim.
- Meaning: Don't rush things to get better results; It is better to do a job carefully but slowly than to do it fast but carelessly.
- English equivalent: More speed, less haste.
- Eugenio (2008). Philippine Folk Literature: An Anthology. University of the Philippines Press. p. 365.
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