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Tengiz Feb 13, 2014 @ 1:27pm
Proverbs from your culture
Hello, I was thinking about proverbs and wondered how are other cultures' proverbs -which can may help about understanding how to play with other races-. Like for Turkic people "Aç at aşumaz" in Early Turkish means "Hungry horse won't run" because of nomadic life -I'm pretty sure there is nearly same proverb for other nomadic people-. I hope you can share your proverbs too.
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There is one, which nicely fits with current Winter Olympics in Russia; exists in various forms among many Slavic nations, but all can be roughly translated as "Indebt yourself but show off". Generally it show the logic, that razzling-dazzling your guests / visitors is worth any cost and effort.

Other, which - I think - some Slavic nations share too (at least I know it does in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian language) says "The appetite comes during eating". It means that when you start pursuing some goal, you'll never stop, just keep wanting more and more. It nicely fits CK2 settings, when you start as a count, thinkin "It would be nice to be a king someday"; when you finally get youself crowned, suddenly one Kingdom is not enough for your ambitions ;>

Third one (also "panslavic") goes like this: "When the cat is gone, the mice will romp". IMHO perfectly describes the situation, when you focus on conquest / crusading / murdering some guys to get yourself high in line, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a full-scale rebelion ^^ Or, even worse, on a balcony with strangely loose railings...
Last edited by Johann Gambolputty of Ulm; Feb 13, 2014 @ 4:37pm
happy Feb 14, 2014 @ 6:31am 
Heres a french one

"pas de triomphe sans gloire"
no triumph without glory, which obviously means that if you want fame, you have to do something risky to deserve it, easy wins are for pettykings

most proverbs cross borders, as the slavic ones mentionned above also exist in french

another one that apply to lesser powers
"au royaume des aveugles , les borgnes sont rois"
in a kingdom of blinds, one eyed are kings
meaning every fool can be a a superstar in a court made of idiots

frenchmen are arrogant but it s part of their charm^^
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Date Posted: Feb 13, 2014 @ 1:27pm
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