Thursday, 6 July 2017

Proverbs, axioms, maxims ...

Don't call the alligator, big mouth until you have crossed the river. - Belizean Proverb

Beware a rickety wall, a savage dog and a quarrelsome person. - Iranian Proverb

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion. - Egyptian Proverb

Have more than you show. Speak less than you know. - William Shakespeare

If you buy what you don't need, you steal from yourself. - Swedish Proverb

Even the best song becomes tiresome if heard too often. - Korean Proverb

Even the largest army is nothing without a good general. - Afghan Proverb

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon. - Chinese Proverb

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. - Matthew Flickstein

Be the first in the field and the last to the couch. - Chinese Proverb

Don't hang your hat higher than you can reach. - Belizean Proverb

Sun is good for cucumbers, rain for rice. - Vietnamese Proverb

Don't sail out farther than you can row back. - Danish Proverb

It's safer to have a good enemy than a bad friend. - Ken Alstad

If you call one wolf, you invite the pack. - Bulgarian Proverb

If you want something done right, do it yourself. - Unknown

It is better to be born a beggar than a fool. - Spanish Proverb

Everyone must row with the oars he has. - English proverb

It takes two men to make one brother. - Israel Zangwill

If you can’t bite, better not show your teeth. - Yiddish

It's an ill bird that fouls his own nest. - Latin Proverb

It's an ill wind that blows no good. - John Heywood

Don't pretend to be something you aren't. - Aesop

Every cloud has a silver lining. - D. R. Locke

It’s always worse than it seems. - Unknown

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