The Book of Threes

German proverb

German proverb  A great war leaves the country with three armies – An army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.

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Japanese proverb

The tongue is but 3 inches long, yet it can kill a man 6 feet high. 

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Spanish proverb

  Old friends and old wine and old gold are best. In Spanish, Amigo y vino, el mas antiguo.

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Japanese proverb

First the man takes a drink; then the drink takes a drink; then the drink takes the man.

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Spanish proverb

"no hay dos sin tres" (no two without three). Always seems to hold true.

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Swahili proverb

  There are three things which if one does not know, one cannot live long in the world: what is too much for one, what is too little for one, and what is just right for one.

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Japanese proverb

Japanese proverb   One kind word can warm three winter months.

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   One fence needs three stakes; one able fellow needs three helpers.  

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   There are three major offenses against filial piety of which not producing an heir is the worst.  

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