Greek Proverbs


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He who would be happy should stay at home.

If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.

It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.

Laziness, mother of all evil.

Many words are poverty.

Old age and poverty are wounds that can't be healed.

Poor in my youth, and in life's later scenes - Rich to no end, I curse my natal hour, who naught enjoyed while young, denied the means And naught when old enjoyed, denied the power.

He who doesn't have a brain by twenty, shouldn't expect one at thirty.

He who's hungry dreams of bread-loaves.

If it were not for hope, the heart would break

It is better to be the best of a low family than the worst of a noble one.

Lazy youth, begging old age.

Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.

Poor men's words have little weight.

Good accounts make good friends.

He who doesn't listen to his friends, makes his enemies happy.

Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.

If you are truthful you will have as much gold as you want.

It is disgraceful to stumble against the same stone twice.

Learn a craft and quit it, and when you get poor, use it to earn a living.

Men prone to tears are good.

Old age does not come alone.

Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.

Good life, bad testament.

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