Portuguese Proverbs


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Women are supernumerary when present, and missed when absent.

Your windmill dwindles into a nutcrack.

Who faints not, achieves.

Words, cast them to the wind.

Who holds his peace and gathers stones, will find a time to throw them.

Work done expects money.

Who is hurry, goes walking.

Would you have me serve you, good king, give me the means of living.

Who stays quiet agrees.

Would you have potatoes grow by the pot-side?

Who will not when he can, can't when he will.

Would you know your daughter? See her in company.

Will he nill he, the ass must go the fair.

You can't make a good shaft of a pig's tail.

Win a bet of your friend, and drink it on the spot.

You can't make horn of a pig's tail.

Wind and fortune are not lasting.

You have lent and not recovered; and if recovered, not so much; and if so much, not such; and if such, a mortal enemy.

Wipe the nose of your neighbor's son, and marry him to your daughter.

You have many strings to your bow.

Wipe your sore eye with your elbow.

You need not find a shelter for an old ox.

With iron you hurt, with iron you?ll get hurt.

You should not demise what you get for free.

Wolf doesn't eat wolf.

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