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German Proverbs Quotes

German Proverbs

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"All freight lightens" said the skipper, when he threw his wife overboard.

"But" is a fence over which few leap.

A blind horse goes straightforward.

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.

A hedge between keeps friendship green.

Almost never killed a fly.

An old man loved is Winter with flowers.

Apes remain apes, though you clothe them in velvet.

Assertion is no proof.

At evening the sluggard is busy.

Avarice hoards itself poor; charity gives itself rich.
[Helping Other People]

Barking dogs don't bite.

Beginning and ending shake hands.

Begun is half done.

Better alone than in bad company.

Better silent than stupid.

Better, There he goes, than There he hangs.

By night all cats are grey.

Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor.

Charity looks at the need, not at the cause.
[Helping Other People]

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