A Collection of Wisdom: Proverbs

Romanian Proverbs

The person taking legal action often gives up an ox to win a cat.

Without other peopleís companionship, even paradise would be an unlikable place.

Chooses a wife to please yourself, not others.

The eyes have one language everywhere.

Better late than never.

The blessing of having many children has never broken a manís roof.

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Romania is bordered by the Black Sea on its east, and by five countries on its other sides. The country includes the Carpathian Mountain chain. Romanians trace their ancestry to the native Dacians, as well as the invading Romans who came there around 100 AD.

The country officially became known as Romania in 1859 when Moldavia and Walachia united to form a country. Romania was a semi-independent Soviet satellite for part of the 1900s, and became wholly independent by the latter part of the century. Besides the Romanian language, Hungarian and German are also spoken in Romania.

Romanian themes include theatre, puppets, folk music, operas, dancing, folk art, peas, wine, woodcarving, costumes, periodicals, metalwork, and tourism.