A Collection of Wisdom: Proverbs

Albanian Proverbs

Patience is the key to paradise.

A day without work, a night without sleep.

Those who know how to praise also know how to lie.

In nature, there is no such thing as a lawn.

You cannot hunt with a tied dog.

It is easy to cut the tail of a dead wolf.

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Albania is located east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea, and west of Greece. Albanians descend from the ancient Illyans. After a period of Roman rule and later ties with Constantinople, Albania was ruled by the Turks beginning in the 1300s.

Albania became an independent country in 1912. From the 1940s, it was an isolated country run by a socialist government, until a non-socialist government was implemented in 1992. Albania was recently influxed by many ethic Albanians fleeing Yugoslavia in 1999 due to the Kosovo conflict. The Tosk dialect of the Albanian language is the country’s official language.

Themes of Albania include libraries, writer Ismail Kadare, Islam, Christianity, petroleum, mining, theatres, fruit, wheat, and cotton.