Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011

Sicilian Proverbs - a sampling


“Who has got health and freedom is rich and doesn’t know it.”

“Chi ha salute e liberta e ricco e non lo sa.”


“If you want to try the punishments of hell; spend the winter in Messina and the summer in Palermo.”

“Se vuoi provare le pene dell’inferno, pass l’inverno a Messina, e l’estate a Palermo.”


“An empty sack can’t stand tall.” “Sacco vuoto non puo reggersi piedi.”


“A watched pot never boils.” “Pentola guardata spesso non bolle mai.”


“Good times and bad times don’t last forever.”

“Buon tempo e brutto tempo non durano sempre.”

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