When rain falls
WITH all the rain that’s been pouring, let’s mull over some insights that can shed light during the storm:
A banker is a man who lends you an umbrella when the weather is fair, but takes it away when it rains.—Traditional proverb (Be careful of men with vested interests.)
A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing. —Liberian proverb (Small efforts lead to big changes.)
Giving advice to the ignorant is like rain falling on muddy ground.—Iranian proverb
If you’re already wet, you won’t care about the rain.—Romanian proverb
It never rains on your neighbors without you getting your feet wet.—Chinese proverb (What happens to your neighbors also affects you.)
It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded.—African proverb (The actions of the people on top affect those below them.)
It’s the rain that fills the rivers, not the dew.—Sri Lankan proverb (People who work with everybody’s welfare in mind bring blessings.)
A drowning man isn’t troubled by rain.—Iranian proverb (Don’t complain about minor issues.)
A farmer hopes for rain, a walker hopes for sunshine—and the gods hesitate. —Chinese proverb (People ask for different things!)
A frog knows about the rain more than the calendar.—Creole proverb (Nature has a way of knowing things better than humans.)
The heaviest rain falls on the house that leaks the most.—Japanese proverb (People who are most troubled by storms are those with no spiritual wisdom.)
The plant God favors will grow even without rain. —African proverb (He who takes shelter in God shall always be blessed favorably.)
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