Spanish Proverbs


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See, hear, and hold your tongue.

Sickly women live longer.

Rather mulberry than almond.

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.

Silence and look out, we shall catch both hen and chicks.

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.

Silly sheep, where one goes, all go.

Plough deep whilst sluggards sleep, And you shall have corn to sell and to keep.

Rice that is not stirred will burn.

Set a peasant on horseback, and he forgets both God and man.

Plough or not plough, you must pay your rent.

Right or wrong, God aid our purpose.

Seven brothers in a council make wrong right.

One bee is better than a thousand flies.

One should eat sand rather than fall to villainy.

Paper and ink and little justice.

One cannot blow and swallow at the same time.

One starts the game and another bags it.

Patched trousers, healthy testicles.

One cannot learn to swim in a field.

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