Proverbs from various countries page 4
The best mirror is a friend's eye.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
By the streets of "by and by" one arrives at the house of "never."
Marriage has teeth, and him bite very hot.
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
What you dislike for yourself do not like for me.
When the road is long, even slippers feel tight.
Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
He who holds a ladder is as bad as the thief.
Bad news goes about in clogs, good news in stockinged feet.
You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the
Being virtous is no feat once temptation ceases.
A blow that is profitable does not hurt the neck.
Learn a new language and get a new soul.
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Who saves when he gets has when he needs.
Everyone can navigate in fine weather.
Covetousness is never satisfied till its mouth is filled with earth.
Trust in God and put your shoulder to the wheel.
Wisdom without use is fire without warmth.
Timidity relieves one of responsibility.
Don't stir up a hornet's nest.
The boat follows the helm, the woman follows her husband.
He who was born to pennies will never be master of dollars.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
Better a red face than a black heart.
He who speaks the truth should have one foot in the stirrup.
God preserve us from the pitchforks, for they make three holes.
A beautiful woman smiling means a purse weeping.
A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Trying to please is always costly.
It is a bad hen that lays her eggs away from the farm.
Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
Respect for one's superiors. kindness for one's inferiors.
You are known when you have plenty.
The gardener, for the sake of one rose, becomes the servant of a thousand roses.
All food is good to eat, but not all words are fit to speak.
To eat one must chew, to speak one must think.
Even in paradise it is not pleasant to be alone.