Greek Proverbs


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Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.

He rejoices at whatever he remembers.

He who respects his parents never dies.

I feel pain that envy is exchanged for beautiful deeds.

In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.

It's the old chicken that makes good broth.

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.

Nothing, in excess.

Passing from mouth to mouth it was learned by a thousand, and by the time it came to be heard by the king he learned of how a cow laid an egg!

He was born without pants and is ashamed to be dressed.

He who revealeth his secret maketh himself a slave.

I send thee myrrh, not that thou mayest be by it perfumed, but it perfumed by thee.

In hospitality, the chief thing is the good will.

Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself

Many men, many minds.

Now that I live (am alive), I want to see, to wish and own, when I'm gone and you cry for me I won't know it.

People who are the same do not hurt each other.

He who becomes a sheep is eaten by the wolf.

He who suffers much will know much.

If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Kindheartedness and honesty can be expected only from the poor.

Many people want to do things, don't have the guts, and the scorn someone who does

Now you've eaten the bull, will you leave the tail?

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to vice.

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