Russian Proverbs


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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.

You cannot buy wisdom abroad if there is none at home.

Without a fertilizer, there couldn't be any plants.

Without the shepherd, sheep are not a flock.

Wolf feeds on his feet.

Word is not a sparrow: flies out, can't catch it.

Work goes well when you know what you are doing.

Work is no bear; it won't run away to the woods.

Work is not a wolf; it's not going away to the forest.

Work is unlike wolf; it won't run to the woods.

Work makes you into a hunchback and then rich.

Work you enjoy never feels too hard.

Would I know where I'd fall, I'd lay some straw there ahead of time.

Yakov's magpie started chattering the same thing about anyone.

You can best shoot an eagle with an arrow made from its own feathers.

You can do any job later.

You can get used to anything -- even hell.

Without a cat mice have no restrictions.

With a piece of bread in your hand you'll find paradise under a pine tree.

With whatever we have we are glad to serve.

Who lives in exile finds that spring has no charm.

Who owns the bank owns the fish.

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