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50+ Popular Filipino Proverbs and Sayings

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50 Best Filipino Proverbs and Slogans

“Whatever you borrowed, return or replace it, so next time they will still lend.”

“The wrongdoings of adults are right in the eyes of children.”
Meaning – Children will always imitate or do what they see from adults whether it is right or wrong.

“While the blanket is short, learn to curl for you to fit in it.”
Meaning – Refers to situations when resources are scarce, one should learn to be thrift and adapt.

“It is never too late to offer anything that is good.”

“As long as there is still life, there still lies hope.”

“Don’t count the chicken until the eggs hatch”
Meaning – Do not state your words like its the end. things may happen even in a split second.

“When there’s smoke, there’s fire”

“If it is not for there, it will never be.”

“What you sow is what you reap.”

“Noisy is the can that contains nothing.”

“An intelligent monkey can still be outsmarted.”

“The earth has ears, news (gossip) has wings.”
Meaning – Gossip spreads easily for everybody has ears to listen.

“Don’t rush things to get better results.”

“It is easy to be human. It is hard to be humane.”

“Mercy resides in God; deeds are in men.”

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

“It is easier to pick a fruit if you go through the branches”

“You still have to eat more rice.”
Meaning – You still have to learn more to outlast the opponent.

Mind Blowing Filipino Proverbs

“Man in need, will hold blades.”
Meaning – If you are deprived and needy, you will do anything even if it will cost a life.”

“If youre a playing safe person, then you’d sooner or later end up with nothing.”

“No matter how long the procession, it still ends up in church.”


“We should always keep in mind that Love, Hope, and Faith in God,will bring us success in life.”
Note : These are the Three P’s of Life.

“If you have something saved in the past, you will have something to help you in dire need.”

“I have returned from where you are going.or the saying “been there,done that”

“A tree that bears fruit is often hurled at.”
Meaning – People who succeed are the subject of jealousy and envy.

“All bark no bite”
Note : Compare: All talk, no actions

“A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound.”

“There has never been a person who touched a pot without getting coal on their hands”
Meaning – When you get involved somehow you will get affected.

“No bread is too hard for warm coffee.”

“You work for it but others benefited from it.”

“What is beauty if brain is empty.”

“No one looks ugly to an erect penis”
Meaning – There’s no immovable object, to an unstoppable force.

“There is no earthly bliss not watered by tears.”

“Every jungle has a snake”
Meaning – There will always be a traitor anywhere.

“What is the grass for if the horse is already dead.”

“What is the use of a palace if only an OWL lives there; a nipa hut is preferable if a PERSON lives there.”

“To a person who has true humility, words are vows.”
Meaning – One must always be true to their word and keep their promises.

“No undertaking is difficult if pursued with perseverance.”

“Continues little rain drops, deep river could overflow.”

“There is no bitter burnt rice to a hungry person.”

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