Spanish Proverbs


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Sow corn in clay, and plant vines in sand.

Sow dry and set wet.

Since I wronged you, I have never liked you.

Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim.

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

Spilled wine is a sign of happiness, but break the bed and all will have long faces.

Since we have loaves let us not look for cakes.

Spring is in the air. The sap rises in the spring.

Since you have scolding me, I have counted a hundred and twenty holes in that nutmeg grater.

Skilled hands eat trouts.

Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.

Smoke, a dripping roof, and a scolding wife, are enough to drive a man out of his life.

So wise, so young, they say, do ne'er live long.

So you tell me there are wolves on the mountain, and foxes in the valley.

So yourself be good, a fig for your grandfather.

Some day Peter will command as much as his master.

Some go to law, for the wagging of a straw.

Some have the fame, and other card the wool.

Something is something; less is nothing.

Rather mulberry than almond. (The almond-tree is in blossom earlier than the mulberry.)

Sell publicly and buy privately.

Silent water is dangerous water.

Plough deep and you will have plenty of corn.

Rats do not play tricks with kittens.

Serve a lord and you'll know what is grief.

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