10 Korean Proverbs to Live By

By Koreaboo

The Korean culture is full of insightful proverbs that speak to various aspects of everyday life. Whether it's in regards to what you do or how you live, there are many lessons to be learned here.

  • Think Before You Speak:

    "Words have no wings but they can fly many thousands of miles."

  • Big Fish In a Small Pond:

    "Where there are no tigers, a wild cat is very self-important."

  • Friendship:

    "There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions."

  • Know Thyself:

    "The person who knows himself and his opponent will be invincible."

  • #Truth:

    "The person who has many faults is usually the first to criticize others."

  • Remember Your Roots:

    "The frog forgets that he was once a tadpole."

  • With Regards to Procrastination:

    "Put off for one day and ten days will pass by."

  • Seize the Day:

    "One moment is worth more than a thousand gold pieces."

  • Humility:

    "Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart."

  • Youth:

    "A man's youth will never die, unless he kills himself."