These wise sayings have held true for centuries. You shared your favorites after we presented 14 famous German proverbs in original illustrations. Here are your picks.
They express a piece of wisdom in a catchy way. Proverbs may not live forever or hold absolute truth, but they've integrated themselves deep into our conciousness - and often transcend linguistic borders, as proverb expert Wolfgang Mieder told DW.
Many of the German proverbs above, which were selected by DW readers, and the proverbs in DW's 14-part illustrated series can also be found in many other languages as well. Click through the galleries to find out how many you already know.