German Proverbs


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With nice appearance people want to be deceived.

Woods have ears, fields have eyes.

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

Where the best wine grows, the worst is drunk.

Where wine goes in, modesty goes out.

Who comes unbidden departs un-thanked.

Who is ell seated should not budge.

Who rides slow, must saddle betimes

Whoever invented work must not have had anything to do.

Where the devil can't go himself, he sends an old woman.

Where'er an ass is crown'd to fame, both town and country bear the shame.

Who deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceive me twice, shame on me.

Who is not ashamed of his sins, sins double.

Who says little has little to answer for.

Whom fortune favors, the world favors.

Where the hedge is lowest, the devil leaps over.

Wherever there is a pretty spot, the devil plants a monastery or a lord.

Who demands justice, must administer justice.

Who is over nice, loses many a slice.

Who seeks adventures finds blows.

Whore or thief young or old, welcome so you've got the gold.

Where the lion's skin falls short, borrow of the fox.

Wherever there is mischief, there is sure to be a priest and a woman in it.

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.

Who is silent, agrees.

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