A Collection of Wisdom: Proverbs

Costa Rican Proverbs

Once does not mean frequently, and twice does not mean constantly.

A mind can make a heaven out of hell, or a hell out of heaven.

The last to breathe is the first to drown.

All people have their friend and their enemy within themselves.

Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.

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Costa Rica was originally occupied by various Native American tribes. It was slowly settled in by groups of Spaniards beginning in the 1500s, although mainland Spain remained relatively uninterested in the region. Costa Rica became independent in the 1800s, and became a fully democratic nation by the late 1800s. Most Costa Ricans have primarily Spanish ancestry.

Costa Rican themes include publishing, Catholicism, coffee, bananas, cocoa, a variety of plants and animals, movies, music, art, parks, and holidays.