Greek Proverbs


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Many a pupil has gained more wealth than his master

No matter how much you wash a black person, you are wasting your soap.

Outside a doll, inside the plague.

Son of old age, won't know his father.

He loaded them (dumped them) on the rooster.

He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.

I fear the man who drinks water and so remembers this morning what the rest of us said last night.

I'm coming from town, and on the mountain-top cinnamon.

It's the old chicken that has the juice.

Many have loved treason, none the traitor.

No need to teach an eagle to fly

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

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