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We learn to walk by stumbling.
Bulgarian proverb

A man possesses beauty in his quality and a woman possesses quality in her beauty.
Cuban proverb

He who is caught in a lie is not believed when he tells the truth.
Spanish proverb

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
Sicilian proverb

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
Danish proverb

He who lacks ideas makes those of others his own.
Puerto Rican proverb

He who would be a redeemer ends up crucified.
Venezuelan proverb

Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Mohawk proverb

When you eat a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree.
Vietnamese proverb

Do not allow anger to poison you.
Hopi proverb

Hunger makes hard beans sweet.
Italian proverb

All heads have hair, but not all have brains.
Philippine proverb

Choose the stone by the size of the frog.
Honduran proverb

Too much talk will include errors.
Burmese proverb

If every man would sweep before his own door, the city would soon be clean.
Italian proverb

Marriage is a covered dish.
Swiss proverb

Profit is better than fame.
Danish proverb

He who is ignorant talks the most.
Philippine proverb

Little is done where many command.
Dutch proverb

Saying is one thing, doing another.
Italian proverb

Respect others if you want to be respected.
Philippine proverb

Better five coins in hand than ten in prospect.
Greek proverb

Only when the last tree is cut, only when the last river is polluted, only when the last fish is
caught, will they realize that you can't eat money.
Native American proverb

Always tell the truth in the form of a joke.
Armenian proverb

It's a long way from words to deeds.
Latvian proverb

One plays with the cat until one feels the claws.
Norwegian proverb

Two in harmony are in God's company.
Argentinean proverb

Poverty and love are hard to conceal.
Norwegian proverb

If one receives a plum, one must return a peach.
Vietnamese proverb

Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold.
Tibetan proverb

A gossip's mouth is the devil's mailbag.
Welsh proverb

A fox knows much; a hedgehog one great thing.
Greek proverb

Anger is the mother of treachery.
Welsh proverb

The tongue has no bones in it, but it breaks bones.
Greek proverb

Beauty is but dross if honesty be lost.
Dutch proverb

Who owns the cake may wield the knife.
Serbo-Croatian proverb

Even Satan prays for protection from girls.
Punjabi proverb

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Latin Proverb

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
Ancient Indian Proverb

Prosperity is the fruit of industry, while idleness begets poverty.
Australian proverb

Riches are not the only wealth.
Icelandic proverb

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