5 Provençal proverbs to inspire you

Provençal proverbs are the true marks of an authentic and unique culture. L’Occitane shares a few of these sayings with a very Southern flavour with you.
By Mélissa Darré

"Fau prene lou tèms coume es, l'argènt coume vèn, li gènt coume soun"
Accept time as it passes, money as it comes and people as they are.

"Es riche quaù pou, urous quaù saup, sage quaù vou"
He who has the means is rich, he who knows how is happy, he who so wills is wise.

"Fai pas bon travaia quand la cigalo canto"
It's not good to work when the cicadas are singing.

"Manjo toun pèis aro qu'es fres, marido ta fiho, aro qu'es jouvo"
Eat your fish while it's fresh. Marry off your daughter while she's young.

"L'aubre que noun porto fru dou mens presto soun oumbro"
The tree that doesn't yield fruit will at least provide shade.

5 Provençal proverbs to inspire you
5 Provençal proverbs to inspire you
L’Occitane shares a few of these sayings with a very Southern flavour with you
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