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79 Portuguese, Spanish Proverbs

The bread eaten, the company departs.

The bread never falls but on its buttered side.

The dead and the absent have no friends.

The dog that kills wolves, is killed by wolves.

The full-fed sheep is frightened at its own tail.

The gardener's dog neither eats greens not lets any one else eat them.

The greyhound that starts many hares kills none.

The hole invites the thief.

The lucky man has a daughter for his first-born.

The mare's kick does not harm the colt.

The mother-in-law does not remember that she was once a daughter-in-law.

The pitcher that goes often to the well leaves either its handle or its spout there.

The sword and the ring according to the hand that bears them.

The thief thinks that all are like himself.

The wolf eats of what is counted.

The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclination.

The wolf never wants a pretext against the lamb.

The wrath of brothers is the wrath of devils.

They are rich who have friends.

Throw that bone to another dog.

Throwing your cap at a bird is not the way to catch it.

To lather an ass's head is only wasting soap.

Walls sink and dunghills rise.

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.

What the fool does at last the wise man does at first.