Greek Proverbs


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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.

The liar gives birth to another liar, until they become a generation (of liars).

The silence of a treacherous man is to be feared even more than his words.

They are my friends when I am in need, and my enemies when I am happy.

Venice lost a needle.

When the gods are angry with a man, they give him what he asks for.

Wine and truth.

he cracked glass cannot be fixed.

The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small.

The sins we often regret are the sins we never commit.

They put the wolf to guard the sheep.

We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less.

When the month has no R put water in your wine.

Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it.

The crow does not take the eye out of another crow.

The misfortunes of the first ones, a bridge for the second ones.

The slave of God is fasting, because he doesn't have any food.

Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have.

We must endure what fortune sends.

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