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595 Portuguese Proverbs

Foot firm till death.

For a bad tongue scissors.

For a voracious beast pebbles in his feed.

For lack of men they made my father a justice.

For poor people small coin.

Friends and mules fail us at hard passes.

Friends are flowers in the garden of life.

Friends are known in adversity.

From a closed door the devil turns away.

From great rivers come great fish.

From the soldier who has no cloak, keep your own in your chest.

From the straws in the air we judge of the wind.

From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step.

From the sweetest wine, the tartest vinegar.

Gain has a pleasant odour, come whence it will.

Gambling sire, gambling son.

Gifts break rocks.

Gifts from enemies are dangerous.

Give a grateful man more than he asks.

Give a hint to the man of sense, and consider the thing done.

Give a little, take a little.

Give a loaf, and beg a shive.

Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.

Give me money, not advice.

Give orders, and do it yourself, and you will be rid of anxiety.