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174 Russian Proverbs

The calmer you go, the further along you will be.

The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living.

The fall of the leaf; is a whisper to the living.

The first [cup of vodka] goes as a stake, the second as a falcon, and the third as a little bird.

The fish always stinks from the head downwards.

The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.

The horse may run quickly, but it can't escape its own tail.

The morning is wiser than the evening.

The morning sun never lasts a day.

The offender never forgives.

The one who draws a cart is urged on.

The one who pulls a cart is urged on.

The peasant will not cross himself before it begins to thunder.

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.

The riches that are in the heart cannot be stolen.

The scythe ran into a stone.

The slower you go, the farther you will be.

The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

The tallest tree is rooted in the ground.

The toe of the star-gazer is often stubbed.

The tongue always returns to the sore tooth.

There may be deep bottoms in still waters.

There may be snow on the roof, but there's fire in the belly.

There will be trouble if the cobbler starts making pies.