Russian Proverbs


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You cannot buy wisdom abroad if there is none at home.

You can judge someone based on his surroundings. For instance, a person living in a messy house is messy.

You can pull and pull, but you can't milk a bull.

You can?t do everything at once.

You can?t expect perfection every time.

Word is not a sparrow: flies out, can't catch it.

Work goes well when you know what you are doing.

Work is no bear; it won't run away to the woods.

Work is not a wolf; it's not going away to the forest.

Work is unlike wolf; it won't run to the woods.

Work makes you into a hunchback and then rich.

Work you enjoy never feels too hard.

Would I know where I'd fall, I'd lay some straw there ahead of time.

Yakov's magpie started chattering the same thing about anyone.

You can best shoot an eagle with an arrow made from its own feathers.

You can do any job later.

You can get used to anything -- even hell.

Without a fertilizer, there couldn't be any plants.

Without the shepherd, sheep are not a flock.

Wolf feeds on his feet.

With a piece of bread in your hand you'll find paradise under a pine tree.

With whatever we have we are glad to serve.

Without a cat mice have no restrictions.

Who talks little hears better.

Who wants heat, must endure the smoke.

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