I'm not sure if I've got the right terms here, but I'm talking about things like:
A man's best friend is his dog An Englishman's home is his castle
Both of these are well known sayings(?) in this country. There's some listed below I'd be interested in what people thought, if they understand the underlying logic/reasoning, or if they've heard it before.
They're not from this country and so are loosely translated
1 There is no medicine to cure stupid people 2 Don't speak until the meal is over 3 Water from far away can't put out an immediate fire 4 Marry a chicken follow a chicken/marry a dog follow a dog 5 For every mountain theres always a taller one
Dragon_Heart thats very good. In no.5 I think its more to do with recognising the limits of one's ability. ie. there will always be someone more clever than you, smarter, richer etc. In 2, its more to do with manners at the table.