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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.
[War]
 

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.
[Silence]
 

Better, There he goes, than There he hangs.
 

By night all cats are grey.
 

Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor.
[Charity]
 

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


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