Portuguese Proverbs

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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.

To give is honor, to beg is dishonor.

Trust not a horse's heels.

War is sweet to him who does not go to it.

When the alms is too large, even a saint will be suspicious.

Where there is no honor there is no dishonor.

To lather an ass's head is only wasting soap.

Trust not a new friend or an old enemy.

Water by Saint John's takes oil and doesn't give bread.

When the boss is a way, work becomes a holiday.

Where there's no fire there's no smoke.

To make a error is human; pushing the same error is dumb.

Trust not tow with firebrands, not a woman with men.

Water washes everything.

When the cat's away the mice will play.

Where there's no might there's no right.

Threads do not break for being fine, but for being gouty and ill-spun.

To make an error is human, keep doing it is foolishness.

Trust the virgin and don't run.

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