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174 Russian Proverbs

Every seed knows its time.

Fear has big eyes.

Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides.

Fear the Greeks bearing gifts.

For him who does not believe in signs, there is no way to live in the world.

For ill do well, Then fear not hell.

Give your children too much freedom and you lose your own.

Glory lies still; abuse is running.

Glowing coals sparkle oft.

God does not give to the cow that butts.

God wanted to chastise mankind, so he sent lawyers.

Gossip needs no carriage.

Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it.

Having a good wife and rich cabbage soup, seek not other things.

Having given your word, be strong; not having done it, try not to promise.

He can cheat a fish of its skin.

He need not search his pockets for words.

He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.

Hypocrites kick with their hind feet while licking with their tongues.

I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent.

If everyone gives one thread, the poor man will have a shirt.

If the child does not cry, the mother knows not its wants.

If the devil catch a man idle he'll set him at work.

If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; but if he kills, the earth hides it.

If the pocket is empty, the judge is deaf.