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German Proverbs

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Browse Dozens of Proverbs


  1. " A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs."

  2. "A little too late, is much too late. "

  3. " A teacher is better than two books. "

  4. " All or nothing! "

  5. " An old man loved is winter with flowers. "

  6. " Anger without power is folly. "

  7. " Better in the dust than crawl near the throne. "

  8. " Beware of a silent dog and still water. "

  9. " Fat hen lay few eggs. "

  10. " Fall seven times, stand up eight."

  11. " First food, then moral."

  12. " God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk."

  13. " He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup. "

  14. " He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief. "

  15. " He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind. "

  16. " He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

  17. " He who cannot doubt, is a stupid man.."

  18. " Hunger is the best cook.."

  19. " If the servant grows rich and the master [poor, they are both good for nothing. "

  20. " In the visible church the true Christians are invisible. "

  21. " It is an ill procession where the devil bears the cross. "

  22. " Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.."

  23. " Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law."

  24. " Noble and common blood is of the same colour. "

  25. " One beats the bush, another catches the bird? "

  26. " One drink is just right."two is too many."three are too few."

  27. " Rast ich, so rost ich. (When I rest, I rust.) "

  28. " Silk and velvet put out the kitchen fire. "

  29. " The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy."

  30. " The woman cries before the wedding and the man after."

  31. " The ass loaded with gold still eats thistles. "

  32. " The cats that drive the mice away are as good as they that catch them. "

  33. " The coffin is the brother of the cradle. "

  34. " The silent dog is always the first to bite. "

  35. " There are many preachers who don't hear themselves. "

  36. " There is much good sleep in an old story. "

  37. " Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar. "

  38. " Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments. "

  39. " Two doctors are better than a learned one. "

  40. " When God says today, the devil says tomorrow. "

  41. " Where God has a temple, the devil has a chapel. "

  42. " Where the devil cannot come, he will send. "

  43. " Who begins too much accomplishes little. "

  44. " Yesterday's promise, like tomorrow's never comes. "

  45. " To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it."

  46. " When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."

  47. " Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."

  48. " Who does not respect himself, will not be respected from others.."

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