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595 Portuguese Proverbs

The pot that boils too much loses its flavour.

The rat does not leave the cat's house with a bellyful.

The rat that knows but one hole is soon caught.

The rat which has but one hole is soon caught.

The righteous pays for the sinner.

The ripest fruit will not fall into your mouth.

The savage ox grows tame on strange ground.

The son-in-law's sack is never full.

The sooner begun, the sooner done.

The sooty oven mocks the black chimney.

The swindler readily cheats the covetous man.

The tailor ill-dressed, the shoemaker ill-shod.

The thief becomes the gallows well.

The thief proceeds from a needle to gold, and from gold to the gallows.

The tired mare goes willingly to grass.

The tongue goes to the aching tooth.

The treason approved, the traitor abhorred.

The wine-skin has its reasons for smelling of pitch.

The wolf is well pleased with the kick of a sheep.

The worst pig eats the best acorn.

The worth of a thing is what it will bring.

There are ills that happen for good.

There die as many lambs as wethers.

There is never wanting a dog to bark at you.

There is no day without its night.