The hawk does not nest with the sparrow.
It is the one who sticks his hand in the stew pot who can feel how hot it is.
If you live in a mud house, beware of storms.
Poetry don't put bread in the oven.
A good woman should be plump as a hen, with eyes dark as the midnight sky, and a disposition as fiery as pepper.
Fish by fish the net becomes full.
Where you find a pig there is also slop.
Better a big belly than starvation.
Change yourself, and fortune will change.
Dance in the streets you will learn to play music.
There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.
Hell is paved with good intentions, roofed in with lost opportunities.
Good management is better than good income.
An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late.
Every peddler praises his own junk.
The toad does not come into the daylight without reason.
A pot that over boils attracts the cook.
Only a bull knows best its own desires and can best supply them.
“Who sees face does not see heart”.
“Those who do not risk, do not have a snack”.
“Here it is done, here it is paid”.
“Each monkey to its own branch”.
“It is worth more to have one bird in hand than two flying”.
“He who laughs last laughs best”.
“Dog that barks does not bite”.
“It is better to prevent than to mend”.
“The lie has short legs”.
“To a good ‘understander,’ half a word is enough”.
A bad knife cuts one's finger instead of the stick.
A barking dog was never a good hunter.
A barley corn is better than a diamond to a cock.
A beard lathered is half shaved.
A beard once washed is half shaven.
A beggar's wallet is never full.
A bustling mother makes a slothful daughter.
A capon eight months old is fit for a king's table.
A contented person enjoys a long life.
A dead man does not speak.
A dog in the manger, that neither eats nor lets others eat.
A good thing is known when it is lost.
A goose, a woman, and a goat, are bad things lean.
Baskets after the vintage.
Before you marry consider what you do.
Better a red face than a black heart.
Better an egg in peace, than an ox in war.
Better be silent than speak ill.
Better go round than be drowned.
Better have friends in the market-place than money in your coffer.
Better have to give than have to beg.
Birds of prey do not flock together.
Bleed him, purge him, and if he dies, bury him.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains on.
Broken friendship may be soldered but can never be made sound.
Buy your greyhound, don't rear him.
Chairs sink and stools rise.
Cheat me in the price and not in the goods.
Children should be seen and not heard.
Children: one is one, two is fun, three is a houseful.
Concealed goodness is a sort of vice.
Crows do not peck out crow's eyes.
Dead men tell no tales.
Dear is cheap, and cheap is dear.
Death squares all accounts.
Destroy the lion while he is but a whelp.
Don't leave the high road for a short cut.
Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees.
Don't pull hard enough to break the rope.
Eat the wind and swallow bitterness.
Eat to live, not live to eat.
Eat with him, and beware of him.
Every fly has its shadow.
Every land to its own custom, every wheel its own spindle.
Every one reaps as he sows.
Every one speaks as he is.
Everything has its time.
For a bad tongue scissors.
For lack of men they made my father a justice.
Friends are flowers in the garden of life.
Go to bed late, rise early, you will see your own harm and that of others.
Go to your rich friend's house when invited; to your poor friend's without invitation.
God grant me to dispute with those who understand me.
God permits, but not for ever.
Good fruit never comes from a bad tree.
Good take heed doth surely speed.
Good talk saves the food.
Grasp all, lose all.
Grasp all, lose all.
He doubts nothing who knows nothing.
He has nothing, for whom nothing is enough.
He is your friend who gets you out of a scrape.
He keeps his road well enough who gets rid of bad company.
He who would catch fish must not mind wetting himself.
I am on good terms with the friend who eats his bread with me.
I kiss thee hide, because thou art to be a wine-bag.
I saw a man, who saw another man, who saw the sea.
I see by my daughter's face when the devil lays hold of my son-in-law.
I want more for my teeth than for my relations.
If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom.
If you have a friend who is a physician, send him to your enemy's house.
If you would be a good judge, hear what every one says.
If you would be healthy, be sage betimes.
If you would be in good repute, let not the sun find you in bed.
It is approved alchemy to have an income and spend nothing.
Jack of all trades and master of none.
Keep good company and you shall be of the number.
Keep no more cats that will catch mice.
Let every one be content with what God has given him.
Mad as a wet hen.
Mad love, I for you and you for another.
Make the night night, and the day day, and you will live pleasantlyq.
Many little makes a mickle.
Money is the root of all evil.
Money makes a man.
My gossips don't like me because I tell them truths.
My money, your money, let us go to the tavern.
Never cut what can be untied.
Never say, of this water I will not drink, of this bread I will not eat.
No word is ill spoken, that is not ill taken.
No. 1 is the first house in the row.
On a fool's beard all learn to shave.
One fool makes a hundred.
One wolf does not kill another.
One year's seeding makes seven years weeding.
Pay what you owe, you will get well of your malady.
Perseverance kills the game.
Poverty parteth friends.
Rather a husband with one eye than with one son.
Rather go rob with good men than pray with bad.
Right or wrong, our house up to the roof.
Rise early, and you will observe; labour, and you will have.
Saints don't fill the belly.
Send a man of sense on the embassy, and you need not instruct him.
She stoops to conquer.
Shut your mouth and you'll catch no flies.
Soft words and hard arguments.
Spinner, spin softly, you disturb me; I am praying.
Taking out without putting in, soon comes to the bottom.
Talk of the wolf and behold his skin.
The blind man has picked up a coin.
The cat is a good friend, only she scratches.
The dead open the eyes of the living.
The fingers of the same hand are not alik.
The fox knows much, but more he that catcheth him.
The headache is mine and the cows are ours.
The hole invites the thief.
The key at the girdle keeps me good and my neighbour too.
The lucky man has a daughter for his first-born.
The man of your own trade is your enemy.
The mare's kicks are caresses to the colt.
The nest made, the bird dead.
They are rich who have friends.
Thinking of where you are going, you forget whence you came.
Third time pays for all.
Though the mastiff be gentle, yet bite him not by the lip.
Throw that bone to another dog.
Time and the hour are not to be tied with a rope.
Trust not a dog that limps.
Trust not a horse's heels.
Truth and oil come to the surface.
Under a shabby cloak may be a smart drinker.
Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure.
War is sweet to him who does not go to it.
Water washes everything.
What water gives, water takes away.
When bulls fight, woe to the frogs.
Where shall the ox go but he must labour, since he knows how?.
Where the cock is the hen does not crow.
Where you were a page, be not an esquire.
Wind and fortune are not lasting.
Wipe the nose of your neighbour's son, and marry him to your daughter.
You can't make horn of a pig's tail.
You may keep yourself safe from fire, but not from a bad man.
You need not find a shelter for an old ox.
Your wife and sheep early at home.
Your windmill dwindles into a nutcrack.
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