Russian Proverbs


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The vulture embraced the chicken until its last breath.

The way you describe it, this story/plan/thing sounds too good to be true.

The whole Soviet country is visible from the Kremlin.

The wife is twice precious only; when led into the house, and when taken out.

The wise man says "I am looking for truth"; and the fool, "I have found truth."

The titmouse boasted of putting the sea on the fire.

The stargazer's toe is often stubbed.

The tallest tree is rooted in the ground.

The task fears its master.

The teeth are not match for the nut.

The thief has a chicken's heart -- he sleeps in fear.

The thief makes perhaps one mistake; those he stole from made a hundred.

The river's reputation ends where the sea begins.

The Russian has three principles: Perhaps, somehow, and never mind.

The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.

The shovel insults the poker.

The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

The sober man's secret is the drunkard's speech.

The sooner you get in, the sooner you get out.

The reserve doesn't weight your pocket.

The rich man even has the wind at his back.

The old bear falls into the old trap.

The river is flat but the banks are steep.

The only stupid question is the one not asked.

The outcome is still unknown (despite all that's been said.)

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