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The man who knows two languages is worth two men.
Italian proverb

See and believe, and in order not to make a mistake, touch.
Colombian proverb

Let the dogs; it's a sign that we are galloping ahead.
Spanish proverb

When an elder speaks, be silent and listen.
Mohawk proverb

When opportunity knocks, some people are in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.
Polish proverb

The wise man never says, "I did not think."
Cuban proverb

Luck never gives; it only lends.
Swedish proverb

He who cannot revenge himself is weak, he who will not is contemptible.
Italian proverb

It is fair and just to cheat the cheater.
Spanish proverb

A weapon is an enemy even to its owner.
Guatemalan proverb

A people without faith in themselves cannot survive.
Hopi proverb

Though you possess prudence, old man, do not despise advice.
Panamanian proverb

God loves him who cares for the poor more than him who respects the wealthy.
Egyptian proverb

The lazy man is apt to be envious.
Omaha proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady.
Italian proverb

If you cannot dance, you will say the drumming is poor.
Jamaican proverb

Dress the monkey in silk and it is still a monkey.
Argentinian proverb

He who has crossed the ford knows how deep it is.
Italian proverb

All virtues spring from honor.
Albanian proverb

Good coffee should be black like the devil, hot like hell, and sweet like a kiss.
Hungarian proverb

The higher the position, the greater the hardship.
Vietnamese proverb

Wise men do not quarrel with each other.
Egyptian proverb

You can tell a lion by his claws.
Greek proverb

Who flatters you has either cheated you or hopes to do so.
Romanian proverb

He who wishes evil to another man will suffer his own loss.
Indian proverb

The snake grows with every repetition of the story.
Philippine proverb

If a man be lucky, there is no foretelling the possible extent of his good fortune. Pitch him
into the Euphrates and like as not he will swim out with a pearl in his hand.
Babylonian Proverb

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
Albanian proverb

Rice makes man strong, money makes him bold.
Vietnamese proverb

God is the best of witnesses.
Lebanese proverb

The child that is given all that he asks for will rarely succeed in life.
Philippine proverb

The goal will not be reached if the right distance not be travelled.
Tibetan proverb

Toads will bully frogs.
Vietnamese proverb

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
Danish proverb

If you want to lose your friend, grant him a loan.
Estonian proverb

The guilty person flees from his own shadow.
Philippine proverb

He who chases after a deer will take no notice of hares.
Korean proverb

Youth has a beautiful face and old age a beautiful soul.
Swedish proverb

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
Swedish proverb

Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies.
Eskimo proverb

The hound is lame till he sees the fox.
Armenian proverb

Have a clean heart and you may walk near the altar.
Greek proverb

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