Spanish Proverbs


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Give a thing and take a thing, to wear the devil's gold ring.

A woman's place is in the home.

As sure as eggs is eggs / (God made) little green apples / night follows day / the day is long.

Each of us must face our own responsibilities.

God sends cold after clothes.

A change is as good as a rest.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

At the game's end we shall see who gains.

Each person knows where problems lie.

Great minds think alike.

A constant guest is never welcome.

Abundance of things engenders disdainfulness.

Bear and forbear.

Each to his own and God watching over everyone.

Half a loaf is better than no bread.

What is not yours always chirps for its master.

Chins without beards deserve no honor.

Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.

A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.

A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.

Three Spaniards, four opinions.

One lawyer makes work for another.

The person who knows only a little says very much.

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

An ounce of parent is worth a pound of clergy.

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