Greek Proverbs


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Young wood makes a hot fire.

Your child and your dog (behave) the way you teach them.

Youth (or love) and a cough can't be hidden.

The big fish eats the little one.

The illiterate person is like an uncarved piece of wood.

The sea gives them and the sea takes them back.

The woman who doesn't wish to bake bread, spends five days sifting the flour.

Too many opinions sink the boat.

When poverty comes in through the door, love goes out through the window.

Whoever has the beard, has the combs.

The camel does not see her own hump.

The kettle rolled down and found the lid.

The sea is blue but the wind turns her black.

The worst deaf is the one who doesn't want to hear.

Truth is not beauty, beauty is not love.

When the cat is absent, the mice dance.

Whoever was born in prison, remembers the prison.

The centuries copy each other.

The liar and the thief rejoice in their first year only.

The sick needs a doctor and the dead, mourning.

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.

Upon touching sand may it turn to gold.

When the fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe.

Wine and children speak the truth.

The children of the wise cook before they get hungry.

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