German Proverbs


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With great men one must allow five to be an even number.

Women are watches that keep bad time.

Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bred, strong in the arm and weak in the head.

Youth and white paper take any impression.

With great pleasure, says the boor, when he must.

Women, fortune, and gold, favor fools.

You can always tell a German, but you can't tell him much.

With houses and gold, men are rarely bold.

Woo the widow whilst she is in weeds.

You can do anything with children if you only play with them.

With nice appearance people want to be deceived.

Woods have ears, fields have eyes.

You cannot make a sieve of an ass's tail.

With one foot in the grave.

Words are good, but fowls lay eggs.

You cannot make a silk purse of a sow's ear.

With patience and time the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Words are good, when works follow.

You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

With someone holding nothing but trumps it is impossible to play cards.

Words don't will the sack.

You can't see the wood for the trees.

Without industriousness, there is no reward.

Words of snow, which fell last year.

You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.

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