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Sicilian Popular Wisdom (Part 1)

Sicilian Popular Wisdom (Part 1)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Cu si guardà si sarvà"

"He who watches himself is saved"

(Do not expose yourself unnecessarily to risks and dangers)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Cu taci acconsenti"

"Those who remain silent show consensus"

(Not responding is equivalent to accepting what others have said)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Ognuno tira acqua pi lu so mulinu"

"Everyone pulls grist to their own mill"

(Everyone looks after their own interests)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Ogni mpidimentu è giuvamentu"

"Every impediment is an advantage"

(The obstacles to our projects sometimes prove positive)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Occhi aperti e piedi n terra"

"Eyes open and feet on the ground"

(Evaluate the situation carefully before acting)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Occhj c'atu fattu chjanciri, chjanciti pena nun mi veni siddru lacrimati"

"Eyes that made to cry, need to cry, I don't mind if they cry"

(Don't feel pity for those who have been cruel)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Ogni lassata è pirduta"

"Everything left behind is lost"

(We must take advantage of every opportunity)

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"Ogni tintu scarafagljeddru a so ma' cci pari beddru"

"Every ugly cockroach looks beautiful to its mother"

(One's children are the height of beauty for the mother)

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Omu avvisatu, mezzu sarvatu"

"Forewarned is forearmed"

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POPULAR WISDOM

"Quannu lu diavulu t'accarizza voli l'arma"

"When the devil caresses you, he wants your soul"

(Flatterers hide their interests with apparent sincerity)

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