Portuguese Proverbs


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The ripest fruit will not fall into your mouth.

The toad does not come into the daylight without reason.

There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.

Third time is the charm.

The man of your own trade is your enemy.

The one who left, lost his place.

The rivers flow to the ocean.

The tongue goes to the aching tooth.

There is never wanting a dog to bark at you.

Third time lucky.

The mare's kick does not harm the colt.

The one-eyes is a king in the land of the blind.

The savage ox grows tame on strange ground.

The treason approved, the traitor abhorred.

There is no day without its night.

Third time pays for all.

The master orders the man, the man orders the cat, and the cat orders her tail.

The only good Indian is a dead Indian.

The sheep that bleats loses a mouthful.

The wine-skin has its reasons for smelling of pitch.

There is no pleasure that does not pall, the more so if it costs nothing.

Those who are born to pennies never make it to pounds.

The master's eye makes the horse fat.

The only good thing that comes from the east is the sun.

The son-in-law's sack is never full.

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