Portuguese Proverbs


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The ox that tossed me threw me into a good place.

The Sun rises for everybody.

The wolf never wants a pretext against the lamb.

There's no compassion like the penny.

Though we may pluck flowers by the way we may not sleep among flowers.

The mistress is queen, the wife is the slave.

The person who is well prepared has already won half of the battle.

The swindler readily cheats the covetous man.

The worst blind is that who doesn't want to see.

There's no handsome woman on the wedding day, except the bride.

Though your mastiff be gentle, do not bite his lip.

The mother-in-law does not remember that she was once a daughter-in-law.

The pitcher that goes often to the well leaves either its handle or its spout there.

The sword and the ring according to the hand that bears them.

The worst pig eats the best acorn.

There's no living without friends.

The mouth that can say ?Yea,? can say ?Nay.?

The poor man eats at double cost.

The tailor ill-dressed, the shoemaker ill-shod.

The worth of a thing is what it will bring.

They are rich who have friends.

The mouth that says "Yes," can say "No."

The pot that boils too much loses its flavor.

The thief becomes the gallows well.

The wrath of brothers is the wrath of devils.

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