Today we have a selection of Aztec Proverbs to share . In this case we have chosen a series of proverbs and their meanings so that you can better understand what they mean and what their origin is.

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Aztec proverbs and interpretation of each

Here are some of the proverbs. Under each one you have an explanation about its meaning.

1. Ca diidxagola nacacani’ biaani’ sti diidxa

Proverbs are the lamps of words.

Sha ni hruniná bidó’ la bicaa gui bele, ne stobi que caya’qui luni

The heretic is not the one who burns at the stake, but the one who lights it.

3. Paracala’dxu’ gapu’ bidxichi, cadi uquiindela’dxu.

If you want to be rich, don’t have any desires.

4. Ora güilu’ diidxa saaniru guinabadiidxu’ oraque… gucaadia’gu.

To dialogue, ask first, then… listen.

5. Ti xcaanda: ga’ca shisha sicarú ni qui huayuu, guiuuni ti biine’ni.

An aspiration: to make something beautiful that didn’t exist exist, exist for me.

6. Hrunadiága’ ne hrusiá’nda’, hrúuya’ ne hriétenaladxe’, hrune’ ne hriziide’.

I listen and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I learn.

7. Guidxilayú hri stilu ni, hriquiiñesi ucaalúlu’ ti gánda icaaluni’.

The world is yours, but you have to earn it.

8. Nisa hri dxi’ biraru’ mani dushu’ dxaa ndani’.

Stagnant water, harmful germs contained.

Aztec proverbs about life

What reflections on life did the Aztecs leave us?

9. Ti nou’ dxiña, ti nou’ guídi’.

A soft hand, and a firm hand.

10. Dechesi le’, laacasi ndani’ le’.

Behind the fence, it’s still inside the fence

11. Niru zasaalu’ guirá’ shisha neza guidxilayú ti ganda guidxelu’ lii.

You will first travel all the roads of this world before you find yourself

12. Tila bidó’ gusiga ‘de’ chu’ dxi’ ladxidua ‘ya’ ti guicaa’ shisha ni qui zánda gucha’; gudí gucaaluá’ ti gánda gucha’ ni zánda ne guendabiaani’ ti guuya’ shilaa.

May God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the ones I can, and wisdom to see the difference.

13. Zunibiá’lu ti binnihuati ne shoopa diidxarí: ne gastisi hridxi’chi, hriníhuati ne gasti’ hricaa, neca gucha’ quirié xneza, neca cadi caquiiñe hrinabadiidxa, hruzanastiidxa lu dxu’ ni qui hrunibiá, ne hridxelú’ tu lá nanala’dxi lá ne tu lá có.

Six ways to recognize the fool: he gets angry for no reason, talks nonsense and without benefit, changes without progress, asks questions without reason, puts all his trust in a stranger, and confuses his enemies with his friends.

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