Selkie love to transmit a variety of lessons, stories and cultural matters via proverbs, which they have developed and refined into shared cultural landscape,
List of popular proverbs
- Before you go to war, know, what you are fighting for - and know, what you are paying us for.
- Going back to the times, when Selkie were popular mercenaries due to their prowess as Light and Medium Cavalry, this proverb is seen as a tale of cautioning the receiving side to make sure, that they know and understand, what they are about to do and why. And what they paid their Selkie-Mercenaries for. In 2019, it became the leitmotif for a song by the band Dísréad, on the Album Dhá Chrann don Ghrá, named Sula dtéann tú chun cogaidh... (Before you go to war...).
- Ar aghaidh! Chuig briseadh!
- Onwards! Towards Battle! An old battlecry, nowadays also used outside of the realm of warfare, for example before tests. Onwards! Towards the Examination!
- If you have the luck to be a Selkie, you indeed are lucky.
- Even the mightiest castles were built stone by stone.
- Respecting another person's laws means peace.
- Originally from a wise man from a foreign nation, this proverb was adopted by the Elder Council as their go-to message, when they want to say, that they do not wish to interfere in another countries legal procedures, just give a friendly advice about how they see things.
- (OOC: "El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz." - Benito Juarez.)
- Truth hurts more, when it comes from beautiful lips.
- A law without teeth is nice suggestion.
- Slowness of Being beats Rapidity of Life.
- A proverb, which could serve well with teaching tourists how the Free Lands work: Not fast and rapid, but slow and a bit laid-back, a rhythm of seeding and harvesting, not accellerated by the steady beat of machines, but by the blacksmith's hammer falling onto a piece of glowing steel, a horse's clops onto pavement and accentuated by the chatter of people with each other.
- Neither sword nor plow care, if the hand touching them is soft or strong.
- Those, who think they are important, are the least important.
- Song and Dance are the innermost reflections of the soul.
- It is a third of the work to begin.
- You can get to know a Selkie rather easily - but to know him is a different thing.
- A child stumbles when it learns to walk.
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