Greek Proverbs


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You can't catch an old fox in a trap.

The apple will fall under the apple-tree.

The good (wise) lad always knows of an alternate path.

The rabbits' eye differs from that of the owl.

The way of speaking honors the face/person.

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. To love and be loved is everything.

When God throws the dice are loaded.

Whoever did not walk in a moonlit night, and in the morning with the dew, did not enjoy the world.

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

The bad of the morning, becomes worse by the night.

The heart that loves is always young.

The rose's prime lasts one brief hour of morn, That past, I find no rose - only a thorn.

The wise children are cooking before they get hungry.

To rebel in season is not to rebel.

When God wants to destroy the ant, he puts wings on him and it flies (to its destruction).

Whoever gets burnt by (hot) soup blows the (cool) yogurt.

You gave a knife, you'll take a knife.

The beginning is half of every action.

The house of envy lies in the lowest hollows, golden, sunless, breathed upon by no wind, grim and filled full of inert chill, and lacking warmth, is always roiled in fog.

The saint who works no miracles isn't glorified.

The wolf has a thick neck because he does his work alone.

To the sick you give medicine, to a suffering person a good word.

When it comes to taste anything goes, even eating the Zucchini Plant flower/tops.

Whoever has a lot of pepper even puts it on cabbage.

You will break the bow if you keep it always bent.

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