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15 Malay Proverbs

A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness.

An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting.

An unasked excuse infers transgression.

Ants die in sugar.

Clapping with the right hand only will not produce a noise.

If there is no reason, why would the tempua bird nest on the low branches?

If you have, give; if you lack, seek.

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

Smack a tray of water and you get to wash your face.

The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.

The more shoots, the more leaves.

The more sorrow one encounters, the more joy one can contain.

To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.

Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants.

You can't get at the precious sago without first breaking the bark.