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  1. Quarrels do not last long if the wrong is only on one side.
      French Proverb


  2. A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
      Irish Proverb



  3. - R -
  4. Rats know the way of rats.
      Chinese Proverb


  5. A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood.
      African(Annang) Proverb


  6. Ready money works great cures.
      French Proverb


  7. Remember the rain that made your corn grow. (Sonje lapli ki leve mayi ou)
      Haitian Proverb


  8. Rent and Taxes never sleep.
      German Proverb


  9. The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
      Japanese Proverb


  10. Revenge does not long remain unrevenged.
      German Proverb


  11. Revenge is a confession of pain.
      Latin Proverb


  12. The reverse side also has a reverse side.
      Japanese Proverb


  13. A rich man has no need of character.
      Hebrew Proverb


  14. A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
      Portuguese Proverb


  15. The rich worry over their money, the poor over their bread.
      Vietnamese Proverb


  16. The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
       Russian Proverb


  17. Rotten wood cannot be carved.
      Chinese Proverb



  18. - S -
  19. Salt doesn’t boast that it is salted. (Sel pa vante tèt li di li sale.)
      Haitian Proverb


  20. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
       American Proverb


  21. Self-praise is nno praise at all.
      English Proverb


  22. Set a thief to catch a thief.
      French Proverb


  23. Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
      Sweedish Proverb


  24. The shortest answer is doing.
      English Proverb


  25. A shroud has no pockets.
      German Proverb


  26. Sickness shows us what we are.
      Latin Proverb


  27. The silent dog is the first to bite.
       Old Proverb


  28. Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
      Italian Proverb


  29. Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
      Spanish Proverb


  30. A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
       Chinese Proverb


  31. The sinning is the best part of repentance.
      Arabic Proverb


  32. Sleep faster, we need the pillows.
      Jewish Proverb


  33. Slow fire ah boil hard cow-heel.
      Guyanese Proverb


  34. Smelling good is expensive. (Santi bon koute che.)
      Haitian Proverb


  35. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
      African Proverb


  36. A snake deserves no pity.
      Yiddish Proverb


  37. So long as a man is angry he cannot be in the right.
      Chinese Proverb


  38. Sorrow is the child of too much joy.
      Chinese Proverb


  39. Speaking French doesn't mean you are smart. (Pal franse pa di lespri pou sa.)
      Haitian Proverb


  40. Speak of the devil and he appears.
       Italian Proverb


  41. Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.
       Biblical Proverb


  42. A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
      Welsh Proverb


  43. Spread the table and contention will cease.
      English Proverb


  44. The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted.
      Italian Proverb


  45. Strew no roses before swine.
      Dutch Proverb


  46. Success has many friends.
      Greek Proverb


  47. Summer is the mother of the poor.
      Italian Proverb


  48. The sun sets without thy assistance.
       The Talmud


  49. Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
      Swedish Proverb



  50. - T -
  51. A teacher is better than two books.
      German Proverb


  52. Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
      Native American Proverb


  53. Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
      Russian Proverb


  54. Tell nothing to thy friend that thy enemy may not know.
      Danish Proverb


  55. That which doesn't kill you makes you fat. (Sa ki pa touye ou, li angrese ou.)
      Haitian Proverb


  56. There is a pinch of the madman in every great man.
      French Proverb


  57. There is no economy in going to bed early to save candles if the result is twins.
      Chinese Proverb


  58. There is no flying without wings.
       French Proverb


  59. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
      French Proverb


  60. li>There is no prayer which does not have an "Amen". (Nanpwen lapriye ki pa gen "Amen.")
      Haitian Proverb

  61. There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich.
      French Proverb


  62. There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.
      Russian Proverb


  63. There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.
      French Proverb


  64. There is not enough room for two elephants to sit in the same shade.
      African(Ovambo) Proverb


  65. There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth
      Venezuelan Proverb


  66. There is no wise response to a foolish remark.
      Runmanian Proverb


  67. There is no worse robber than a bad book.
      Italian Proverb


  68. There is one who kisses, and the other who offers a cheek.
      French Proverb


  69. There wouldn't be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere.
      Sufi Proverb


  70. They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them.
      Danish Proverb


  71. Think much, speak little, write less.
      French Proverb


  72. Those who wish to sing always find a song.
      Swedish Proverb


  73. Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.
      Malay Proverb


  74. Those who do not study are only cattle dressed in men's clothes.
      Chinese Proverb


  75. Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
       Chinese Proverb


  76. Those who lose dreaming are lost.
      Australian Aboriginal Proverb


  77. Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
      Italian Proverb


  78. Though you live near a forest, do not waste firewood.
      Chinese Proverb


  79. A thousand regrets do not cancel one debt.
      Turkish Proverb


  80. Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
      Malayan Proverb


  81. Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.
      Welsh Proverb


  82. Three Spaniards, four opinions.
       Spanish Proverb


  83. Time gives good advice.
       Maltese Proverb


  84. To a friend's house the road is never long.
      Danish Proverb


  85. To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
      Chinese Proverb


  86. To change and change for the better are two different things.
      German Proverb


  87. To compare is not to prove.
      French Proverb


  88. To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
       Greek Proverb


  89. To know and to act are one and the same.
       Samurai Proverb


  90. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
      Chinese Proverb


  91. Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year.
       Spanish Proverb


  92. To own is to fear.
    (Tener es temer.)
       Spanish Proverb


  93. To the good listener, half a word is enough.
      Spanish Proverb


  94. To want to forget something is to remember it.
      French Proverb


  95. The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth.
      English Proverb


  96. To understand your parents' love, bear your own children.
      Chinese Proverb


  97. Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.
      French Proverb


  98. A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
       American Proverb


  99. Trees often transplanted never prosper.
      Arab Proverb


  100. Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.
      Malayan Proverb


  101. Truth is the safest lie.
       Yiddish Proverb


  102. Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.
      Yiddish Proverb


  103. A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
      Greek Proverb


  104. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
       Maori proverb


  105. Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.
       Scottish Proverb


  106. Two cannot fall out if one does not choose.
      Spanish Proverb


  107. Two watermelons can not be held under one arm.
      Turkish Proverb



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