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International Proverbs


Russia
"A full stomach likes to preach about fasting"
Japan
"The addition is correct but where is the money?"
"No medicine cures stupidity"
Spain
"The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready"
Egypt
"The beetle is a beauty in the eyes of its mother"
Jamaica
"A beggar who begs from another beggar will never get rich"
Finland
"A good bell is heard far, a bad one still farther"
Nigeria
"Evil knows where evil sleeps"
America
"If you want a bird and a cage, buy the cage first."
China
"If you want your dinner, don't offend the cook"
Poland
"Where the body wants to rest, there the legs must carry it"
Germany
"The sweetest grapes hang highest"
Wales
"Patience is an ointment for every sore"
Denmark
"What is play to the cat is death to the mouse"
Armenia
"Run after two rabbits - you won't catch either one"
Zaire
"He who is free of faults will never die"
Ivory Coast
"Their mosquito won't bite me"
Iran
"The mud that you throw will fall on your own head"
Holland
"Don't sell the bearskin before the bear is dead"
Yiddish
"Better to die upright than to live on your knees"
Kenya
"There us no phrase without a double meaning"
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