Category Archives: Proverbs

Spanish Sayings, Proverbs

A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando. [v] Praying to God and hitting with the hammer. A juventud ociosa, vejez trabajosa. [v] To leisurely youth, laborious old age. A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda. [v] Who rises early, God … Continue reading

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Swedish Proverbs & Sayings

A life without love is like a year without summer. No thief steals love, but love often makes thieves. Love often creeps where it should not grow. Love has made heroes of many and fools of many more. One gains … Continue reading

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Italian Proverbs Sayings

pigliano piu mosche in una gocciola di miele che in un barile d’aceto. You catch more flies with honey than a barrel of vinegar. “Gli affari sono affari.” “Business is business.” “Calunnia, calunnia, che a tirar dell’aqua, al muro sempre … Continue reading

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Yiddish Proverbs Sayings

He falsifies who renders a verse just as it looks. The entire world rests on the tip of the tongue. One hand washes the other. All signs are misleading. The eyes are the mirror of the soul. A dog without … Continue reading

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Romanian Proverbs

There is no good accord where every man would be a lord. Men are not angels. Anger is a short madness. Beads about the neck and the devil in the heart. Call the bear ‘uncle’ till you are safe across … Continue reading

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Russian Proverbs & Sayings

A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words. The sun will shine into our yard too. After a storm fair weather, after sorrow joy. All are not cooks that walk with long knives. All cats are grey … Continue reading

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Irish Proverbs Sayings

The seeking for one thing will find another. Treachery returns. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. Time is a good story-teller. The mason who strikes often is better than the one who strikes too hard. It destroys the craft … Continue reading

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Horse Proverbs

Proverbi Italiani / Italian Proverbs – A buon cavaliere non manca lancia. – A buon cavallo non manca sella. – A buon cavallo non occorre dir trotta. – A buon cavallo si dé buon cavaliere. – A caval che corre, … Continue reading

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Afgani Proverbs – Afghan Sayings

Cats don’t catch mice to please Khuda(God). Even the Judge was drunk when the wine was free. He reckons his importance by the elephant-load. A frog hopped onto a wall and cried, ‘I can see Kashmir!’. The wood is burnt, … Continue reading

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Morocco Sayings – Moroccan Proverbs

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. If a man told you that a dog had run off with your ear, would you go after the dog or … Continue reading

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