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 also prescribe norms, impart a lesson, or emphasize a tradition and beliefs in community.
Examples of proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life:
Walang ligaya sa lupa na 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 me seeking it.