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Love is deed and not fine phrases.
Puerto Rican proverb

When the blind leads the way, woe to those who follow.
Honduran proverb

One man's punishment is a deterrent to many.
Spanish proverb

Do not drink water in the house of a merchant; he will charge you for it.
Egyptian proverb

If God does not grant you glory, be content with fame.
Brazilian proverb

He who puts his hands on his lap will suffer hardships in life.
Philippine proverb

God sells knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
Dutch proverb

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more;
hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
Swedish proverb

Under the command of a great general, there is no feeble soldier.
Korean proverb

If the father is a good man, the son will behave well.
Vietnamese proverb

If envy were a rash the whole village would be ill.
Greek proverb

Partial collection of a debt is better than total loss.
Lebanese proverb

Who buys cheap pays twice.
Slovakian proverb

When misfortune knocks at the door, friends are asleep.
Polish proverb

Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping fox.
Spanish proverb

Patience makes all hardships light.
Estonian proverb

Women look for talent, men for beauty.
Vietnamese proverb

He who would make a fool of himself will find many to help him.
Danish proverb

Better suffer a known evil than change for uncertain good.
Spanish proverb

One day teaches the other.
Lithuanian proverb

Strew no roses before swine.
Dutch proverb

You will hate a beautiful song if you sing it often.
Korean proverb

After trouble comes peace; after darkness comes the sun.
Philippine proverb

A single advantage is worth a thousand sorceries.
Turkish proverb

Old birds are not caught with new nets.
Italian proverb

Much caution does no harm.
Portuguese proverb

Gold without wisdom is but clay.
Slovakian proverb

Better inside a cottage than outside a castle.
Welsh proverb

A shepherd that is free from debt is better than a penniless prince.
Turkish proverb

Good scales bring good customers.
Greek proverb

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Indian proverb

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