Mexican Proverbs

Mexican Proverbs
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  1. " A lamp in the street, obscurity at home."

  2. " A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch."

  3. " Conversation is food for the soul."

  4. " Don't break down, rope; this is the last jerk! "

  5. " Don't cut your cactus in a neighbor's garden."

  6. " God does not hear you if you do not speak."

  7. " He who lives with hope dies happy."

  8. " Hope dies last of all."

  9. " In this treacherous world there is neither truth nor lie; everything is like the color of the crystal through which you gaze."

  10. " In youth we learn, in old age we understand."

  11. " It's better to be poor, than to live alone."

  12. " It is not enough to know how to ride you must also know how to fall."

  13. " Jealous about honor and careless about providing."

  14. " Let water run that you do not intend to drink."

  15. " Lions believe that everyone shares their state of mind."

  16. " Make deaf ears to stupid words."

  17. " Money is a good servant, but an evil master."

  18. " Pray indeed, but get to work!"

  19. " Revenge is a dish that tastes better cold."

  20. " The brave man lives until the coward wants."

  21. " The deaf does not listen, but invents well."

  22. " The devil is wiser not because he's the devil, but because he's old."

  23. " The good judge starts at home."

  24. " The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman."

  25. " The lazy is a brother of the begger."

  26. " The most desirable woman is always the one who belongs to someone else."

  27. " The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry; and for the poor, when he has something to eat."

  28. " The seagull thinks it is an act of kindness to give the fish a lift in the air."

  29. " The sin carries its own penance."

  30. " There is more time than life."

  31. " When hunger comes through the door, love jumps out the window."

  32. " When you see that someone is cutting your neighbor's beard, start wetting yours."

  33. " You judge the way you live."

  34. " Youth is a folly; maturity, a struggle; old age a remorse."

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