Greek Proverbs


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A person's character is revealed by their speech.

A workshop should have a lame master.

As long as our mother in law is drinking, she'll be gentle (to us).

Better to live with the devil than with a mean woman.

Death is never at a loss for occasions.

Even though the wolf got old and his fur is white, he neither changed his skin or his head.

From a child and a crazy person you learn the truth.

A gentle sheep is being breastfed by two mothers.

A pomegranate never tastes like a fig.

Add not fire to fire.

As long as you have the blessing of your parents it does not matter even if you live in the mountains.

Beware of those bearing gifts.

Don't feel pity for the rider's hanging legs.

Every time the ewe goes 'Baa', she loses the same number of mouthfuls.

From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.

Once you learn something, it is hard to unlearn.

The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.

Fools scatter about their many attributes, the wise keep such within; A piece of straw floats upon the surface of water. A precious gemstone sinks to the bottom! Therefore, it is best to disregard the seen. And concentrate upon the unseen. Only within the latter may riches be found.

Nothing will content those who are not content with a little.

Who would learn to command well must first of all learn to obey.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Ask the patient, not the doctor.

Where there is envy, there is malice.

Act quickly, think slowly.

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