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Proverbs from the world

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In a closed mouth, no flies will enter.

Brazilian proverb


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You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

French proverb


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From praise, as from a shadow, a man is neither bigger nor smaller.

Danish proverb


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Without a cat, mice feel free.

Russian proverb


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A word is enough to the wise.

English proverb


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When in Rome, do as the Romans.

English proverb


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Experience is the mother of knowledge.

English proverb


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Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.

Turkish proverb


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The wise create proverbs for fool to learn, not to repeat.

African proverb


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Lies give flowers but no fruit.

African proverb


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A cat in a cage becomes a lion.

Indian proverb


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First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man.

Japanese proverb


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Even monkeys fall from trees.

Japanese proverb


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To learn is to teach.

Japanese proverb


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Better live one day as a lion than a hundred as a sheep.

Italian proverb


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From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian proverb


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Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.

Spanish proverb


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If you don't venture, you will not get across the sea.

Spanish proverb


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A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.

German proverb


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Even a blind hen sometimes finds a grain of corn.

German proverb


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If what you have to say is not more beautiful than silence, be still.

Arabic proverb


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If you are unable to reward, then make sure to thank.

Arabic proverb


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Speech is silver, silence is golden.

Proverb of Ancient Greece


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Proverbs are the lamp of speech.

Arabic proverb


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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

Proverb of Ancient Greece


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Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.

Chinese proverb


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Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.

Chinese proverb


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A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

Chinese proverb


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Since love is blind, touch is all the more important.

Brazilian proverb


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Every stream has its source.

Zulu proverb


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Do bad and remember, do good and forget.

Algerian proverb


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Happy nations have no history.

Belgian proverb


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The thing to fear is not the law, but the judge.

Russian proverb


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Regretting the past is like chasing after the wind.

Russian proverb


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Two dogs can kill a lion.

Hebrew proverb


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Strike while the iron is hot.

French proverb


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The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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Many a little makes a muckle.

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Never trust people who tell you all their troubles but keep from you all their joys.

Jewish proverb