Portuguese Proverbs


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The wolf eats of what is counted.

There is plenty of corn in Castile, but he who has none, starves.

Though the heron flied high the falcon kills it.

The midwifes fight, the truths are uncovered.

The opportunity makes the thief.

The sooner begun, the sooner done.

The wolf is well pleased with the kick of a sheep.

There is reason in the roasting of eggs.

Though the mastiff be gentle, yet bite him not by the lip.

The key at the girdle keeps me good and my neighbor too.

The king of the bees has no sting.

The lame goat does not take a siesta.

The law devised, its evasion contrived.

The gardener's dog neither eats greens not lets anyone else eat them.

The lazy servant takes eight steps to avoid one.

The gentle calf sucks all the cows.

The loss which your neighbor does not know is no real loss.

The grass is always greener on your neighbor's yard.

The loudest bark rids not a dog of his fleas.

The greyhound that starts many hares kills none.

The lucky man has a daughter for his first-born.

The guests will go away, and we will eat the pasty.

The habit doesn't make the monk.

The hawk does not nest with the sparrow.

The headache is mine and the cows are ours.

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