Proverbs from various countries page 5
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
It's not good for anyone to be alone.
Return property to its owner and your sleep will be peaceful.
Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.
Never help a person who doesn't help anybody else.
A people without a history is like the wind over buffalo grass.
I would rather be deceived by an intelligent person than by a jackass.
Life is both giving and receiving.
Don't take every ill to the doctor, or every quarrel to the lawyer, or every thirst to the
He who tells the truth doesn't sin, but he causes many inconveniences.
He who eats the sweets of life should be able to bear the bitters of it.
People get the government they deserve.
Clean hands offend no one.
He who knows himself as well as his opponent will be invincible.
Beware of women with beards and men without beards.
He who doesn't look ahead gets left behind.
He needs a long candle who awaits the death of another.
Drops of water eat up stones.
Everyone finds his superior once in a lifetime.
Honeyed speech often conceals poison and gall.
What satifies the pig also fattens him.
The first stage of fury is madness, the end of it is repentance.
The woman who giggles much wants to be caressed.
A lazy beauty is fit only for the dunghill.
The more a plough is used the brighter it becomes.
Many men are wise but few are good friends.
A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like a man who divorces his wife
the first time she makes him angry.
An open safe will tempt even a bishop.
Only a doctor can kill you without punishment.
A diligent mother, a lazy daughter.
The flatterer's throat is an open sepulchre.
Every thing forbidden is sweet.
Step by step one goes to Rome.
The generous and bold have the best lives.
Matrimony and macaroni - if they are not hot, they are not good.
The mouse that knows but one hole is soon caught by the cat.
The saddle is a burden to the bad horse.
Full stomach, full happiness.
Beauty will fade, but not goodness.
When it is proper, then do it.
He who digs a pit for another should take his own measures.