Mexican Proverbs


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Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

His bark is worse than his bite.

If you're going to rest under the sun, it's better to keep walking.

Hope dies last of all.

In the matter of pigs, all is money, and in the matter of money, all are pigs.

How beautiful to watch the rain and not get wet.

In this treacherous world there is neither truth nor lie; everything is like the color of the crystal through which you gaze.

Hunger brings people down, but pride can help them get up.

It is better to be a fool than obstinate.

I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are

It is in our work that we discover love and faith.

If it does not stink, it is not a foot.

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.

If it is not stolen, it is a legacy.

It's a bad start on the week for the man who is hanged on a Monday.

If the hope is lost, it's better to hurry.

It's better to be poor, than to live alone.

If you can?t say something nice, don?t say anything at all.

It's easy to trust a cat once you put the cream out of reach.

If you don?t honor your wife, you are dishonoring yourself.

It's feast or famine.

If you give away what you have, you will not yearn for what you see.

If you lie down with dogs, you?ll get up with fleas.

If you see your neighbor has lost his beard, you'd best start lathering yours.

If you want to live in peace, you must not tell everything that you know, nor judge everything that you see.

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