French Proverbs


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He who lives long knows what pain is.

Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.

A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.

There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.

When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow.

The first step binds one to the second.

The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.

When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.

One may go a long way after one is tired.

Only he who does nothing makes a mistake.

Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

Fortune helps him that's willing to help himself.

To understand all, is to forgive everything.

A bad bush is better than an open field.

Who speaks, sows; who listens, reaps.

Who lacks health lacks everything.

Envy is stronger than greed.

If you can’t bite, don’t show your teeth.

The happiness of the human race in this world does not consist in our being devoid of passions, but in our learning to command them.

Better bend than break.

Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corrobarants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition.

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