Russian Proverbs


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Where necessity speaks it demands.

Where there is courage, there is victory.

Where there's smoke, there's fire.

When masters are fighting, their servants' forelocks are creaking.

When misers die, children open up their coffers.

When money speaks, truth keeps its mouth shut.

When night falls the face of the wolf lights up.

When the cat is away, the mice will play.

When the task accomplished, feel free to take a walk.

When the Tsar sins the Empire must do penance.

When a girl is born all four walls weep.

When a man gets elderly, he often becomes a womanizer.

When a needle sees a dagger, she cries "O sister!"

When Anger and Revenge get married, their daughter is called Cruelty.

When death is there, dying is over.

When eagerness is coupled with lack of understanding of the task, one's efforts will be more of a hindrance than a help; Better not to follow instructions literally but understand their purpose.

When gold speaks, everything else is silent.

When he mounts his horse he forgets God; when he dismounts, he forgets his horse.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

What?s done is done; don't lock the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Whatever the consequences can be ? I'll try it!

What's done is done.

What's lost cannot be found.

What's on the mind is on the tongue.

What good is honor on an empty stomach?

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