Proverbs are brief instructive expressions that suggest a specific action, behavior, or judgment. They have the power to teach people the more essential truths about life and the complexity of living. They prescribe norms, impart a lesson, or emphasize traditions and beliefs in community.
One category is proverb expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life.
Walang liligaya sa lupa na di dinilig ng luha. (Tagalog)
There is no earthly joy that is not watered with tears.
Ang kapalaran ko di ko man hanapin, dudulog lalapit kung talagang akin. (Tagalog)
The good fortune which is intended for me will come even without my seeking it.