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174 Russian Proverbs

There's no harm in wine; it's drunkenness that is at fault.

'Tis a hard winter when one wolf eats another.

To run away is not glorious, but very healthy.

Trust in God but lock your doors.

Until you have smoked out the bees, you can't eat the honey.

Vodka is the aunt of wine.

Water does not run under a lying stone.

What the young one begs for, the grown-up throws away.

When money speaks the truth is silent.

When money talks, the truth is silent.

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart.

Where something is thin, that's where it tears.

With lies you may go ahead in the world--but you can never go back.

Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.

You cannot break through a wall with your forehead.

You cannot pull a fish out of the pond without work.

You cannot ride two horses with one ass.

You cannot write in the chimney with charcoal.

You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse.

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

You don't get something for nothing.

You look for the horse you ride on.

You need a sharp axe for a tough bough.

"Your feet are crooked, your hair is good for nothing," said the pig to the horse.