Russian Proverbs


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You have summer and you have winter -- why, then, be in a hurry?

You have to learn to crawl before you can learn to walk.

You heard the ring, but don't know where.

You know a bird from the way he flies.

You can't keep a word of thanks in your pocket.

You can't know for sure what people think.

You can't sew buttons on your neighbor's mouth.

You can't skin an ox twice.

You can't throw a handkerchief over somebody's mouth.

You can't tie a knot with one hand.

You cannot drive straight on a twisting lane.

You cannot hang everything on a single peg.

You cannot jump higher than your head.

You cannot ride two horses with one ass.

You cannot sew buttons on your neighbor's mouth.

You can't build a house without corners, you can't talk without proverbs.

You can't catch the wind in a net.

You can't change your fate.

You can't have two forenoons in the same day.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

You can't hide an awl in a sack.

You can?t make an omelet without breaking an egg.

You can?t spoil a good thing with another good thing.

You cannot alter the information that many people know by heart.

You cannot build a wall with one stone.

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