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174 Russian Proverbs

Ask a lot, but take what is offered.

Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer.

Beat your own and others will fear you.

Better a dove on the plate than a woodgrouse in the mating place.

Better a fair pair of heels than a halter.

Chickens are counted in autumn.

Confide a secret to a dumb man and he will speak.

Cry and the whole world cries with you.

Cry not out before you are hurt.

Curious Varvara's nose was torn off.

Cut down the tree that you are able to.

Deprive a mirror of its silver and even the czar won't see his face.

Desert and reward seldom keep company.

Do not make an elephant out of a fly.

Do not make me kiss, and you will not make me sin.

Don't put it in my ear, but in my hand.

Don't put new wine into old bottles.

Eat what is cooked; listen to what is said.

Eggs cannot teach a hen.

Eternal peace lasts only until the next war.

Even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in awhile.

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.

Every peasant is proud of the pond in his village because from it he measures the sea.

Every road has two directions.

Every sandpiper praises his own swamp.