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Philippines Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Filipino Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Filipino Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“To be merciful is God’s, while to act is man’s.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“It’s difficult to wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A quiet person hides his anger.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“News has wings, while the ground has ears.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“If someone throws a rock at you, throw him bread.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A brave person will face a situation no matter how dreadful.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“Be like a rice stalk, the more grains it bears, the lower it bows.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“Nothing destroys iron except its own rust.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“The pain in the little finger is felt by the whole body.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A desperate person will cling to a knife-edge.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“Every jungle has a snake.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A clear conscience is far more valuable than money.”
– Philippines Proverb

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“A diligent person will soon prosper. “
– Philippines Proverb

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“A person who does not remember where they came from will never reach their destination. “
– Philippines Proverb

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“A country without freedom is like a prisoner with shackled hands.”
– Philippines Proverb

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Philippines Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Philippines Expressions and Sayings

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“A good character is a real beauty that never fades.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“A sincere invitation is accompanied by a pull.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“You work for it, but others benefited from it.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“When the blanket is short, learn to curl for you to fit in it.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Wherever you go, habit follows.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“What is beauty if the brain is empty.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Whatever the tree, so is the fruit.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Whatever you borrowed, return it, so next time they will still lend.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Whatever you do, think about it seven times.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Where there is gossip, there will be arguing.”
– Philippines Expression and Saying

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“Wherever you find sugar, you’ll find ants.”
– Philippines Expression v

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TOP 50 PROVERBS OF THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines

  • Country:        Philippines
  • Filipino:         Republika ng Pilipinas
  • Capital:          Manila
  • Languages:    Filipino, English
  • Population:   100 million

Philippines Language

Filipino, also known as Pilipino, is the national language of the Philippines. Filipino is also designated, along with English, as an official language of the country.

Filipino is a variety of the Tagalog language, a regional language widely spoken in the Philippines. Tagalog is the first language of about one-third of the Philippine population.

Spanish served in the official language of the government during the Spanish colonial period. During the American colonial period, English became an additional official language of the Philippines alongside Spanish.

Filipino Proverbs

Filipino proverbs are traditional sayings or maxims used by Filipinos based on local culture, wisdom, and philosophies from life.

Proverbs originating from the Philippines are described as poetic expressions and forms of euphemisms.

Proverbs express a system of values, general truths, and observations about life and human nature.

Filipino Proverbs

Museums in Philippines –  Map

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Famous Filipinos

  • Manuel L. Quezon – was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. 
  • Dr. Ramon Barba – an inventor and horticulturist
  • Franz Ontal –  head inspector training of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) and Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Bruno Mars – a singer, his mother Bernadette is a Filipina
  • Hailee Steinfield – Hollywood actress
  • Manny Pacquiao – professional boxer 
  • Pia Wurtzbach – Miss Universe
  • Lea Salonga – Broadway musicals star
  • Charice – singing first discovered on YouTube
  • Arnel Pineda – a singer and songwriter
  • Jessica Sanchez – singer and songwriter
  • Brillante Mendoza – acclaimed filmmaker
  • Michael Christian Martinez – figure skater
  • Dave Bautista – Filipino heritage actor
  • Dante Basco – Actor

Quotes by Famous Filipinos

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“My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to my country begins.”
– Manuel L. Quezon

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“I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by Americans.”
– Manuel L. Quezon

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“The Latin American people believed and feel that we Filipinos form past of that vast family, the children of Spain. Thus, although Spain ceased to govern those countries many years ago and although another nation is sovereign in the Philippines, those Latin-American peoples feel themselves as brothers to the people of the Philippines.”
– Manuel L. Quezon

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“It is the Spanish language that still binds us to those peoples, and the Spanish language will bind us to those peoples eternally if we have the wisdom and patriotism of preserving it.”
– Manuel L. Quezon

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“Nothing destroys iron except its own rust.”
– Philippines Proverb

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