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Prophesy to the wind, to the wind only for only
The wind will listen.
T.S. Eliot, "Gerontion," Poems, (1920)
  • اتق الأحمق أن تصحبه إنما الأحمق كالثوب الخلق كلما رقعت منه جانبا صفقته الريح وهنا فانخرق
    • Arabic proverb
    • Literally: Be aware of the idiot, for he is like an old dress. Every time you patch it, the wind will tear it back again.
  • إذا هَبَّتْ رياحك فاغتنمها
    • Arabic proverb
    • Literally: If a wind blows, ride it!
    • Figuratively: If a chance comes, take advantage of it.
  • 空 穴 来 风 未 必 无 因
    • Chinese proverb
    • Literally: If the wind comes from an empty cave, it's not without a reason.
    • Figuratively: There is no smoke without fire.
  • 见 风 转 舵
    • Chinese proverb
    • Literally: See the wind, turn the rudder
    • Figuratively: Change one's technique or goal when having difficulties.
    • Chinese proverb
    • Lietrally:
    • Figuratively: When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.
  • Wie wind zaait, zal storm oogsten.
    • Dutch proverb
    • Literally: He who seeds wind, shall harvest storm.
    • Figuratively: Who causes trouble, will be a victim of trouble.
  • Hoge bomen vangen veel wind
    • Dutch proverb
    • Literally: High trees catch lots of wind.
    • Figuratively: The more important the person the more criticism they get.
  • Hann fær byr, ið bíðar, og havn, ið rør.
    • Faroese proverb
    • Literally: He gets wind in his sails who waits, and harbour who rows.
    • Figuratively: You reap what you sow.
  • qoH vuvbe' SuS
  • باد آورده را باد میبرد
  • Água e vento são meio sustento.
    • Portuguese proverb
    • Literally: Water and wind are [already] half your share.
    • Figuratively: You're alive, that's not bad at all, you can go for the rest now.
  • Ищи́ ве́тра в по́ле.
    • Russian proverb
    • Literally: Look for wind in a field.
    • Figuratively: What's lost cannot be found.
  • Fa'amatagi
    • Samoan proverb
    • Literally: From the direction of the wind.
    • Figuratively: Tell the story from the beginning.
  • Eisd ri gaoth nam beann gus an traoigh na h-uisgeachan.
  • Alçak yerde yatma sel alır, yüksek yerde yatma yel alır.
    • Turkish proverb
    • Literally: Don't lie down in low places, flood will take you, don't lie down in high places, wind will take you.
    • Figuratively: Danger lies in extremes, stay casual.