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Colombian Proverbs and Quotes

Colombian Proverbs & Quotes

Colombian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“All fear has much imagination and little talent.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“To love and be wise is impossible.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“The old dog barks while he is sitting down.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“He who shows a passion tells his enemy where he may hit him.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“The person who recognizes his major mistakes is on the road to wisdom.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“He who overcomes his passions overcomes his greatest enemies.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“When force is imposed, the law is a joke.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“The fish dies from the head.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“Poverty does not destroy virtue nor wealth bestow it.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“There is no better friend than a burden.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“Better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“Who is always sad, does not even have fun when drunk.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“Even the candle seller dies in the dark.”
– Colombian Proverb

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“It’s better to be the pot than the lid.”
– Colombian Saying

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“The behavior should suit the occasion.”
– Colombian Saying

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“See and believe, and in order not to make a mistake, touch.”
– Colombian quote

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“Clean hands offend no one.”
– Colombian quote

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Colombian Proverbs & Quotes

  • Country:             Republic of Colombia
  • Spanish:             República de Colombia
  • Capital City:       Bogotá
  • Motto:               “Freedom and Order” – “Libertad y Orden” (Spanish)
  • Language:         Spanish
  • Population:        50 million
  • Named after:     Christopher Columbus
  • Demonym:        Colombian
  • Largest cities or towns in Colombia:
    • Bogotá 
    • Medellín
    • Cali 
    • Barranquilla 

Colombia is in the north of South America, with territories in North America. It is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean. 

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world, with its cultural heritage reflecting influences by various Amerindian civilizations, European settlement, forced African labor, and immigration from Europe and the greater Middle East. 

Colombia has been inhabited by various indigenous peoples since at least 12,000 BCE. The Spanish landed first in 1499 and establishing the New Kingdom of Granada, with Santafé de Bogotá as its capital.

Independence from Spain was achieved in 1819, and Colombia and Panama emerging as the Republic of New Granada.  Panama seceded in 1903, leading to Colombia’s present borders.

Museums in Colombia – Map

Famous Colombians

Sofía Vergara – Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, television producer, comedian, presenter, and model. She is one of the top-earning actresses in American television.

Erick Morillo – Erick Morillo (1971 – 2020) was an American disc jockey, music producer, and record label owner. 

John Leguizamo – John Alberto Leguizamo (born 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, playwright, and screenwriter. 

Museums in Colombia

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The Worlds Greatest Proverbs – Ancient Wisdom

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“All fear has much imagination and little talent.”
– Colombian Proverb

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Photo Credit: By Mario Carvajal [CC BY 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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