Salawikain or Sawikain are brief instructive expressions that suggest a specific action, behavior, or judgment. They prescribe norms, impart a lesson, or emphasize traditions and beliefs in a community.
Walang ligaya sa lupa na di dinilig ng luha. (Tagalog)
There is no earthly joy that is not watered with tears.
Isa ka tuig nga tiponon, isa ka takna wagwagon. (Hiligaynon)
It takes only a moment to squander what took a year to save.