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Proverbs from various countries page 4

The best mirror is a friend's eye.
Gaelic proverb

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
Swedish proverb

By the streets of "by and by" one arrives at the house of "never."
Spanish proverb

Marriage has teeth, and him bite very hot.
Jamaican proverb

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
Turkish proverb

What you dislike for yourself do not like for me.
Spanish proverb

When the road is long, even slippers feel tight.
Peruvian proverb

Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
Greek proverb

He who holds a ladder is as bad as the thief.
Italian proverb

Bad news goes about in clogs, good news in stockinged feet.
Welsh proverb

You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the
bridge.
Bulgarian proverb

Being virtous is no feat once temptation ceases.
Danish proverb

A blow that is profitable does not hurt the neck.
Egyptian proverb

Learn a new language and get a new soul.
Czech proverb

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Spanish proverb

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Slovenian proverb

Who saves when he gets has when he needs.
Finnish proverb

Everyone can navigate in fine weather.
Italian proverb

Covetousness is never satisfied till its mouth is filled with earth.
Dutch proverb

Trust in God and put your shoulder to the wheel.
Polish proverb

Wisdom without use is fire without warmth.
Swedish proverb

Timidity relieves one of responsibility.
Burmese proverb

Don't stir up a hornet's nest.
Malaysian proverb

The boat follows the helm, the woman follows her husband.
Vietnamese proverb

He who was born to pennies will never be master of dollars.
Danish proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
Spanish proverb

Better a red face than a black heart.
Portuguese proverb

He who speaks the truth should have one foot in the stirrup.
Hindi proverb

God preserve us from the pitchforks, for they make three holes.
Swiss proverb

A beautiful woman smiling means a purse weeping.
Italian proverb

A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Italian proverb

Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Haitian proverb

Trying to please is always costly.
Yiddish proverb

It is a bad hen that lays her eggs away from the farm.
Danish proverb

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
Malayan proverb

Respect for one's superiors. kindness for one's inferiors.
Vietnamese proverb

You are known when you have plenty.
Hawaiian proverb

The gardener, for the sake of one rose, becomes the servant of a thousand roses.
Turkish proverb

All food is good to eat, but not all words are fit to speak.
Haitian proverb

To eat one must chew, to speak one must think.
Vietnamese proverb

Even in paradise it is not pleasant to be alone.
Romanian proverb

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