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- Q -
  1. Quarrels do not last long if the wrong is only on one side.
      French Proverb


  2. A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
      Irish Proverb



- R -
  1. Rats know the way of rats.
      Chinese Proverb


  2. A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood.
      African(Annang) Proverb


  3. Ready money works great cures.
      French Proverb


  4. Remember the rain that made your corn grow. (Sonje lapli ki leve mayi ou)
      Haitian Proverb


  5. Rent and Taxes never sleep.
      German Proverb


  6. Revenge does not long remain unrevenged.
      German Proverb


  7. Revenge is a confession of pain.
      Latin Proverb


  8. The reverse side also has a reverse side.
      Japanese Proverb


  9. A rich man has no need of character.
      Hebrew Proverb


  10. A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
      Portuguese Proverb


  11. The rich worry over their money, the poor over their bread.
      Vietnamese Proverb


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


  13. Rotten wood cannot be carved.
      Chinese Proverb



- S -
  1. Salt doesn’t boast that it is salted. (Sel pa vante tèt li di li sale.)
      Haitian Proverb


  2. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
       American Proverb


  3. Self-praise is nno praise at all.
      English Proverb


  4. Set a thief to catch a thief.
      French Proverb


  5. Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
      Sweedish Proverb


  6. The shortest answer is doing.
      English Proverb


  7. A shroud has no pockets.
      German Proverb


  8. Sickness shows us what we are.
      Latin Proverb


  9. The silent dog is the first to bite.
       Old Proverb


  10. Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
      Italian Proverb


  11. Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
      Spanish Proverb


  12. A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
       Chinese Proverb


  13. The sinning is the best part of repentance.
      Arabic Proverb


  14. Sleep faster, we need the pillows.
      Jewish Proverb


  15. Slow fire ah boil hard cow-heel.
      Guyanese Proverb


  16. Smelling good is expensive. (Santi bon koute che.)
      Haitian Proverb


  17. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
      African Proverb


  18. A snake deserves no pity.
      Yiddish Proverb


  19. So long as a man is angry he cannot be in the right.
      Chinese Proverb


  20. Sorrow is the child of too much joy.
      Chinese Proverb


  21. Speaking French doesn't mean you are smart. (Pal franse pa di lespri pou sa.)
      Haitian Proverb


  22. Speak of the devil and he appears.
       Italian Proverb


  23. Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.
       Biblical Proverb


  24. Spread the table and contention will cease.
      English Proverb


  25. The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted.
      Italian Proverb


  26. Strew no roses before swine.
      Dutch Proverb


  27. Success has many friends.
      Greek Proverb


  28. Summer is the mother of the poor.
      Italian Proverb


  29. The sun sets without thy assistance.
       The Talmud


  30. Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
      Swedish Proverb



- T -
  1. Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
      Native American Proverb


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


  3. Tell nothing to thy friend that thy enemy may not know.
      Danish Proverb


  4. That which doesn't kill you makes you fat. (Sa ki pa touye ou, li angrese ou.)
      Haitian Proverb


  5. There is a pinch of the madman in every great man.
      French Proverb


  6. There is no economy in going to bed early to save candles if the result is twins.
      Chinese Proverb


  7. There is no flying without wings.
       French Proverb


  8. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
      French Proverb


  9. li>There is no prayer which does not have an "Amen". (Nanpwen lapriye ki pa gen "Amen.")
      Haitian Proverb

  10. There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich.
      French Proverb


  11. There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.
      French Proverb


  12. There is not enough room for two elephants to sit in the same shade.
      African(Ovambo) Proverb


  13. There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth
      Venezuelan Proverb


  14. There is no wise response to a foolish remark.
      Runmanian Proverb


  15. There is no worse robber than a bad book.
      Italian Proverb


  16. There is one who kisses, and the other who offers a cheek.
      French Proverb


  17. There wouldn't be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere.
      Sufi Proverb


  18. They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them.
      Danish Proverb


  19. Think much, speak little, write less.
      French Proverb


  20. Those who wish to sing always find a song.
      Swedish Proverb


  21. Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.
      Malay Proverb


  22. Those who do not study are only cattle dressed in men's clothes.
      Chinese Proverb


  23. Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
       Chinese Proverb


  24. Those who lose dreaming are lost.
      Australian Aboriginal Proverb


  25. Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
      Italian Proverb


  26. Though you live near a forest, do not waste firewood.
      Chinese Proverb


  27. A thousand regrets do not cancel one debt.
      Turkish Proverb


  28. Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
      Malayan Proverb


  29. Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.
      Welsh Proverb


  30. Three Spaniards, four opinions.
       Spanish Proverb


  31. Time gives good advice.
       Maltese Proverb


  32. To a friend's house the road is never long.
      Danish Proverb


  33. To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
      Chinese Proverb


  34. To change and change for the better are two different things.
      German Proverb


  35. To compare is not to prove.
      French Proverb


  36. To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
       Greek Proverb


  37. To know and to act are one and the same.
       Samurai Proverb


  38. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
      Chinese Proverb


  39. Tomorrow is the busiest day of the year.
       Spanish Proverb


  40. To own is to fear.
    (Tener es temer.)
       Spanish Proverb


  41. To the good listener, half a word is enough.
      Spanish Proverb


  42. To want to forget something is to remember it.
      French Proverb


  43. The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth.
      English Proverb


  44. To understand your parents' love, bear your own children.
      Chinese Proverb


  45. Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.
      French Proverb


  46. A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
       American Proverb


  47. Trees often transplanted never prosper.
      Arab Proverb


  48. Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.
      Malayan Proverb


  49. Truth is the safest lie.
       Yiddish Proverb


  50. Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.
      Yiddish Proverb


  51. A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
      Greek Proverb


  52. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
       Maori proverb


  53. Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.
       Scottish Proverb


  54. Two cannot fall out if one does not choose.
      Spanish Proverb


  55. Two watermelons can not be held under one arm.
      Turkish Proverb



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