Proverbs from various countries page 7
Love is deed and not fine phrases.
Puerto Rican proverb
When the blind leads the way, woe to those who follow.
One man's punishment is a deterrent to many.
Do not drink water in the house of a merchant; he will charge you for it.
If God does not grant you glory, be content with fame.
He who puts his hands on his lap will suffer hardships in life.
God sells knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
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.
Under the command of a great general, there is no feeble soldier.
If the father is a good man, the son will behave well.
If envy were a rash the whole village would be ill.
Partial collection of a debt is better than total loss.
Who buys cheap pays twice.
When misfortune knocks at the door, friends are asleep.
Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping fox.
Patience makes all hardships light.
Women look for talent, men for beauty.
He who would make a fool of himself will find many to help him.
Better suffer a known evil than change for uncertain good.
One day teaches the other.
Strew no roses before swine.
You will hate a beautiful song if you sing it often.
After trouble comes peace; after darkness comes the sun.
A single advantage is worth a thousand sorceries.
Old birds are not caught with new nets.
Much caution does no harm.
Gold without wisdom is but clay.
Better inside a cottage than outside a castle.
A shepherd that is free from debt is better than a penniless prince.
Good scales bring good customers.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.