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More things grow in the garden than the gardener sows.
Spanish proverb

A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
Cheyenne proverb

The strong forgive, the weak remember.
Ecuadoran proverb

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Welsh proverb

It's easier to know your enemies than to know your friends.
Bolivian proverb

Always assume your guest is tired, cold, and hungry, and act accordingly.
Navajo proverb

Eyes that see do not grow old.
Nicaraguan proverb

To live is to fight.
Estonian proverb

Discretion is knowing how to hide that which we cannot remedy.
Spanish proverb

He who begins many things, finishes but few.
Italian proverb

Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
Spanish proverb

God gives every bird his worm, but he doesn't throw it into the nest.
Swedish proverb

He is not an honest man who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company that the
soup is hot.
Yugoslavian proverb

A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.
Danish proverb

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
Polish proverb

If you can plug a hole with a finger, do not use your palm.
Slovakian proverb

An ungrateful person loses his way.
Burmese proverb

He who has a handsome wife, a castle on the frontier, or a vineyard on the roadside is never
without a war.
Spanish proverb

A debt of gold we can repay, kindness indebts till our dying day.
Malaysian proverb

Gods, devils and men are alike in actions and thoughts.
Tibetan proverb

Where there is honor there is no dishonor.
Portuguese proverb

Sparrows who emulate peacocks are likely to break a thigh.
Burmese proverb

By night all cats are black.
Italian proverb

Don't have greater respect for money than for man.
Vietnamese proverb

The beginning is half of every action.
Greek proverb

Despise your own life, and you will be master of the lives of others.
Tibetan proverb

Learn your way from old people.
Estonian proverb

A curse without cause does not pass through the door.
Moroccan proverb

With patience and saliva the ant swallows an elephant.
Colombian proverb

Laziness goes so slowly that poverty overtakes it.
Dutch proverb

He who is not tipsy on Sunday is not worth shaking hands with on Monday.
Albanian proverb

When you shake hands with a Greek, count your fingers.
Albanian proverb

One false coin spoils ten good ones.
Slovenian proverb

Before you choose a counselor, watch him with his neighbour's children.
Sioux proverb

Don't offer me advice. Give me money.
Spanish proverb

It's fair that he who tried to steal yours, loses his.
El Salvadoran proverb

What is on a drunken man's lips is on a sober man's mind.
Danish proverb

He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.
Dutch proverb

He who seeks finds everywhere.
Albanian proverb

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