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174 Russian Proverbs

One does not go to Tula with one's own samovar.

One does not look for good when he is well.

One does not wash one's dirty linen in public.

One fisherman recognizes another from afar.

Peace lasts until the army comes, and the army lasts until peace comes.

Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.

Praying kneads no dough.

Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow.

Small children give you headache; big children heartache.

Small choice in rotten apples.

Small faults indulged in are little thieves that let in greater.

Smooth hands love the labor of others.

Spending is quick, earning is slow.

Still water undermines the bank.

Success and rest don't sleep together.

Success consecrates the foulest crimes.

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

Take the bull by the horns.

Take the goods the gods provide.

Take thy thoughts to bed with thee, for the morning is wiser than the evening.

Take time to smell the roses.

Take time when time is, for time will away.

Tell God the truth, but give the judge money.

Tell lies, but become not tangled in lies.

Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.