My favourite proverbs

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My favourite proverbs

Post by annapollock » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:44 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a learner of Dutch and thought what better way of learning than through my favourite proverbs of all times. Would appreciate if the proverbs below could be translated into Dutch.

Any of you into proverbs as well? :!:

1. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

2. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

3. The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), 'Morituri Salutamus,' 1875

4. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

5. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818), 1780

6. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

7. If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

8. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James

9. Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James (1843 - 1916)

10. You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. Buddha

11. A jug fills drop by drop. Buddha

12. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats

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Re: My favourite proverbs

Post by ngonyama » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:43 am

annapollock wrote:Hi everyone,

I'm a learner of Dutch and thought what better way of learning than through my favourite proverbs of all times. Would appreciate if the proverbs below could be translated into Dutch.
I would not call those proverbs. It is more quotes, but that actually makes it easier to translate

Any of you into proverbs as well? :!:

1. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Het geheim van vooruitkomen is eraan te beginnen

2. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Over twintig jaar zul je meer spijt hebben van de dingen die je nagelaten hebt dan van de dingen die je gedaan hebt. Dus, gooi de trossen los. Vaar weg uit de veilige haven. Vang de passaat in je zeilen. Verken. Droom. Ontdek.

3. The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.

De liefde voor het leren, de verborgen hoeken
en al de zoete rust van boeken

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), 'Morituri Salutamus,' 1875

4. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Ik vrees geen stormen, want ik leer mijn schip te zeilen
Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

5. Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Geleerdheid wordt niet zo maar opgedaan, ze moet vurig gezocht en met ijver verzorgd worden
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818), 1780

6. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Kennis komt, maar wijsheid blijft
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

7. If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Als je kennis bezit, laat anderen hun kaarsen eraan opsteken
Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

8. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
Het was een van die volmaakte Engelse herfstdagen, die vaker in de herinnering dan in de werkelijkheid voorkomen
P. D. James

9. Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language.
..onvertaalbaar..
Henry James (1843 - 1916)

10. You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. Buddha
Je kunt het pad niet bewandelen tot je het zelf geworden bent

11. A jug fills drop by drop. Buddha
Drup voor drup vult zich de kan

12. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats
Een zaak van schoonheid is een eeuwig genot

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Re: My favourite proverbs

Post by annapollock » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:26 pm

Thank you very much Ngonyama!

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