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595 Portuguese Proverbs

Rosary is hand, the devil at heart.

Saints appear to fools.

Saints don't fill the belly.

Seat yourself in your place, and they will not make you rise.

Send a man of sense on the embassy, and you need not instruct him.

Serve a lord, and you will know what it is to be vexed.

Show me a poor man, I will show you a flatterer.

Shut your door, and you will make your neighbour good.

Shut your mouth and you'll catch no flies.

Soft water constantly striking the hard stone, wears it at last.

Soft words and hard arguments.

Speak little and well, they will think you somebody.

Spilt salt is never well collected.

Spinner, spin softly, you disturb me; I am praying.

Supper is soon served up in a plentiful house.

Taking out without putting in, soon comes to the bottom.

Talk of the wolf and behold his skin.

Tell her she is handsome, and you will turn her brain.

Tell me with whom thou goest, and I'll tell thee what thou doest.

Tell your friends a lie; if he keeps it secret tell him the truth.

The accomplice is as bad as the thief.

The ass dead, the corn at his tail.

The ass does not know the value of his tail till he has lost it.

The ass embraced the thistle, and they found themselves relations.

The ass of many owners is eaten by wolves.