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595 Portuguese Proverbs

A goose, a woman, and a goat, are bad things lean.

A gossiping woman talks of everybody, and everybody of her.

A great thrust of a lance at a dead Moor.

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel.

A hungry belly hears nobody.

A hungry wolf is not at rest.

A little gall spoils much honey.

A little injury dismays, and a great one stills.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

A little leak will sink a great ship.

A little makes a debtor and much an enemy.

A man of straw is better than a woman of gold.

A morsel eaten gains no friend.

A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.

A poor man is hungry after eating.

A ragged colt may make a handsome horse.

A rash man, a skin of good wine, and a glass vessel, do not last long.

A resolute heart endures no counsel.

A rich widow weeps with one eye and laughs with the other.

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

A seat in the council is honour without profit.

A servant and a cock must be kept but one year.

A shut mouth keeps me out of strife.

A small hatchet fells a great oak.

A small pack becomes a small pedler.