Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Persistence

Do you know what the proverb “To suck salt outta wood’n spoon” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on ” Persistence”.

To suck salt outta wood’n spoon.
TRANSLATION:To suck salt from a wooden spoon.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Using  endurance skills under difficult conditions.

Victarey nuh cum fram lie dung eena bed.
TRANSLATION:Victory does not come by Iying down in your bed .
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Success does not come without hard work.
Success depends on the amount of effort expended.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Ef yuh waan good yuh nose haffi run.
TRANSLATION:If you want good your nose have to run.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: To be successful you must work hard.
If you want to be successful, you have to apply yourself to hard work.

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