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595 Portuguese Proverbs

The ass that is hungry eats thistles.

The ass that trespasses on a stranger's premises will leave them laden with wood (i.e. cudgelled).

The ass well knows in whose house he brays.

The ass's son brays one hour daily.

The beast that goes well never wants a rider to try its paces.

The belly does not accept bail.

The belly warm, the foot at rest.

The bigger the river the bigger the fish.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

The bird hunting a locust is unaware of the hawk hunting him.

The blind man has picked up a coin.

The blunders of physicians are covered by the earth.

The cat is a good friend, only she scratches.

The cat well knows whose beard she licks.

The dead open the eyes of the living.

The devil is not so ugly as he is painted.

The dog that barks much is never good for hunting.

The dog that barks much, bites little.

The envious man's face grows lean and his eye swells.

The fingers of the same hand are not alike.

The fisherman fishes in troubled water.

The fool passes for wise if he is silent.

The fox knows much, but more he that catcheth him.

The Frenchman sings well, when his throat is moistened.

The gentle calf sucks all the cows.