Latin Proverbs


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You ought to watch whatever you can lose.

When you have just climbed out of a deep well and are perched on top, you are in the greatest danger of falling in again.

Who will watch the watchmen?

When a man says he did you a favor, he is asking for one.

When healthy, we all have wonderful advice for the sick.

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.

What you didn't hope for happens more often than what you hoped for.

Thrift is misery with a good press agent.

We turn virtues upside down and want to soil a clean vessel. If any honest man lives among us, we call him slow and stupid.

What hurt him most was his outrageous opinion of his own worth.

The time will come when looking in the mirror grieves you, and that grief will be another cause of wrinkles.

There is no point in seeking a remedy for a thunderbolt.

The sick man does himself no favor when he makes the doctor his heir.

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.

The man who inspects the saddle blanket instead of the horse is stupid; most stupid is the man who judges another man by his clothes or his circumstances.

The man you want to keep bound to you should be chained by food and drink.

Tears for somebody else's troubles dry quickly.

The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet.

Since you can't copy our pleasures, you begrudge them.

Speech is given to many; intelligence to few.

Nothing moves faster than gossip.

Nothing is so well fortified that money cannot capture it.

Nobody underestimates his own troubles.

Nothing dries sooner than tears.

No luck is so good that you can't find some complaint.

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