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Your favorite German proverbs

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.

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