I am listening to a delightful interview by Tom Ashbrook on his show On Point on WBUR radio with David Crystal about his new book As They Say in Zanzibar, a compendium of proverbs from around the world. It is worth hearing right now or when it is repeated tonight or on the WBUR website.
Just yesterday, I heard a good one from China: "You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
If you would like to post your favorite proverb, please submit it as a comment. Let's see what people come up with.