In Filipino, proverbs are called salawikain or sawikain. They prescribe norms, impart a lesson, or emphasize traditions and beliefs in community.
Walang liligaya sa lupa na di dinilig ng luha.
There is no earthly joy that is not watered with tears.
Ang kapalaran ko di ko man hanapin, dudulog lalapit kung talagang akin.
The good fortune which is intended for me will come even without my seeking it.