German Proverbs


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Who has eaten the meat knows how it tastes.

Who loves his work and knows to spare, may live and flourish anywhere.

Who threatens, warns.

Where there's money, there is the devil; but where there's none, a greater evil.

Who begins amiss ends amiss.

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.

Who loves not women, wine, and song, remains a fool his whole life long.

Who throws a stone above him may have it fall on his own head.

Where there's muck there's brass.

Who blackens others, does not whiten himself.

Who has tasted a sour apple, will have the more relish for a sweet one.

Who makes friends of all, keeps none.

Who will not feed the cats, must feed the mice and rats.

Where there's no jealousy, there's no love.

Who bows to might loses his right.

Who has, let him thereof take heed; love wanes, misfortune comes with speed.

Who makes no promises, has none to perform.

Who would be rich, must keep his soul under cover of his cash-box.

What is the use of running when we are not on the right road?

What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can.

What's sport to you is death to us.

When need is greatest, help is nearest.

When the measure is full, it runs over.

Where might is master, justice is servant.

What is too high, that let fly.

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