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595 Portuguese Proverbs

We have not saddled and yet we are riding.

What is another's always sighs for its master.

What is marriage, mother? Daughter, it is spinning, bearing children, and weeping.

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.

What water gives, water takes away.

What's everybody's work is nobody's work.

When bulls fight, woe to the frogs.

When thieves fall out, their knaveries come to light.

Where shall the ox go but he must labour, since he knows how?

Where shall the ox go, and not have to plough?

Where the cock is the hen does not crow.

Where there is life there is hope.

Where there is little bread, cut first.

Where there is no fire, no smoke rises.

Where there is no honour there is no dishonour.

Where there's no fire there's no smoke.

Where there's no might there's no right.

Where you tell your secret you surrender your freedom.

Where you were a page, be not an esquire.

Who eats his fowl alone, must saddle his horse alone.

Who faints not, achieves.

Who holds his peace and gathers stones, will find a time to throw them.

Who will not when he can, can't when he will.

Will he nill he, the ass must go the fair.

Win a bet of your friend, and drink it on the spot.