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174 Russian Proverbs

If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. [Russian, Za dvumya zaitsami pogonish'sya, ne odnogo ne poimaesh'.]

If you do not strike back at him who hits you, there is no way for him to find out whether you also have hands.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.

If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles.

In a quarrel, leave room for reconciliation.

Keep your ears wider and your mouth narrower.

Keep your eye on the ball.

Law is a flag and gold is the wind that makes it wave.

Laws are silent in time of war.

Let everyone pick his own nose.

Long whiskers cannot take the place of brains.

Looking at a tree see its fruit; looking at a man see his deeds.

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.

Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.

Mocking is catching.

Not all who make love make marriages.

Not everyone who has a cowl on is a monk.

Not everything is a mermaid that dives into the water.

Old age is not a blessing.

Old age is not a joy, but death is not a gain.

Once burned by milk you will blow on cold water.