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  Between the word and the deed there is a long step.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Anger is a bad counselor.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Beauty and folly are often companions.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The clever wife makes her husband an apron.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He that has not money in his purse should have honey in his mouth.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.  
 -  French proverb
  

  War makes robbers, peace hangs them.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A woman laughs when she can and weeps when she pleases.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The little alms are the good alms.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When a fool goes to Rome, the same fool returns from there.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One must be either anvil or hammer.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Good advice is often annoying, bad advice never.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He asks advice in vain who will not follow it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Take a woman's first advice, and not her second.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A young angel, an old devil.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Appetite comes with eating.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The arguments of the strongest have always the most weight.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Absent, none without blame; present, none without excuse.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Who pays soon borrows when he will.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Money borrowed is soon sorrowed.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Better buy than borrow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The greatest cunning is to have none at all.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The most cunning are the first caught.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who turns aside avoids danger.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A tender-hearted mother makes a scabby daughter.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The devil is not always at a poor man's door.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Do not make two devils of one.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The devil often lurks behind the cross.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When the devil finds the door shut he goes away.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Better a good dinner than a fine coat.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He cannot be a friend to anyone who is his own enemy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  An enemy does not sleep.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Beware of a reconciled enemy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Justifying a fault doubles it.  
 -  French Proverb
  

  He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.  
 -  French Proverb
  

  God gives the cold according to the cloth.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Good repute is better than a golden belt.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When all other sins are old avarice is still young.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Fresh fish and new-come guests smell when they are three days old.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There is no love without jealousy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Envy goes beyond avarice.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The law says what the king pleases.  
 -  French proverb
  

  It is impossible to overdo luxury.  
 -  French Proverb
  

  A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Many a one is good because he can do no mischief.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Justifying a fault doubles it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  From short pleasure long repentance.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Things promised are things due.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A good deed is not without reward.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A good deed is not without reward.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Money is a good servant but a bad master.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Some thinking to avenge their shame increase it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A silver hammer breaks an iron door.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Those who live in a glass house should not throw stones.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who can govern a woman can govern a nation.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Fortune helps him who's willing to help himself.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A good deed is not without reward.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Good advice is often annoying, bad advice never.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Don't bark if you can't bite.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Beauty and folly are often companions.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Children are what they are made.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Better buy than borrow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When a fool goes to Rome, the same fool returns from there.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A good husband should be deaf and a good wife blind.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The clever wife makes her husband an apron.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Young men forgive, old men never.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A big nose never spoiled a handsome face.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Bad news has wings.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A thing too much seen is little prized.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Not every sort of wood is fit to make an arrow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When the tree is down everybody runs to the branches.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Things promised are things due.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The early riser is healthy, cheerful, and industrious.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One hour's sleep before midnight is better than three after it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He that has not money in his purse should have honey in his mouth.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Tired folks are quarrelsome.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One learns by failing.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who fondles you more than usual has either deceived you, or wishes to do so.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He gains enough who loses sorrow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Do not strip before bedtime.  
 -  French proverb
  

  To know a man well one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A drowning man clings to a blade of grass.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One may go a long way after one is tired.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Money borrowed is soon sorrowed.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Promising and performing are two things.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A fool is always beginning.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A silver hammer breaks an iron door.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Don't imitate the fly before you have wings.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Bear with evil and expect good.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Who never climbed, never fell.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Fresh fish and new-come guests smell when they are three days old.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A wise fox will never rob his neighbour's hen roost.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Money is a good servant but a bad master.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Envy goes beyond avarice.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Make yourself a sheep and the wolf will eat you.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When all other sins are old avarice is still young.  
 -  French proverb
  

  An enemy does not sleep.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The eagle does not hunt flies.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.  
 -  French proverb
  

  What you are doing, do thoroughly.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Anger is a bad counselor.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  True nobility is invulnerable.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When the dog is drowning every one brings him water.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Too much scratching smarts; too much talking harms.  
 -  French proverb
  

  It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that people throw stones.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Communities begin by building their kitchen.  
 -  French proverb
  

  It is all one whether you are bit by a dog or a bitch.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The best driver will sometimes upset.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The fox thinks everybody eats poultry like himself.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Money is round; it must roll.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Life is an onion which one peels crying.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Don't snap your fingers at the dogs before you are out of the village.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Every one bears his cross.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who threatens is afraid.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Everything in time comes to him who knows how to wait.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Great thieves hang the little ones.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  From short pleasure long repentance.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The only victory over love is flight.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There are no foolish trades, there are only foolish people.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Between the word and the deed there is a long step.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One must step back to make the better leap.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who cannot work out his salvation by heart will not do it by book.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Desperate ills require desperate remedies.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Don't find fault with what you don't understand.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Foxes come at last to the furrier's.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Justifying a fault doubles it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The devil is not always at a poor man's door.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Let him who is cold blow the fire.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Fools go in throngs.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Bring up a raven and he will peck out your eyes.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Easy to say is hard to do.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who judges between two friends loses one of them.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who carries nothing loses nothing.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He sleeps securely who has nothing to lose.  
 -  French proverb
  

  War makes robbers, peace hangs them.  
 -  French proverb
  

  God gives the cold according to the cloth.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Love does wonders, but money makes marriage.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He is a great fool who forgets himself.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The first blow is as good as two.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Iron may be rubbed so long that it gets heated.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A tender-hearted mother makes a scabby daughter.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Who pays soon borrows when he will.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The miser and the pig are of no use till dead.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One half of the world laughs at the other.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A woman laughs when she can and weeps when she pleases.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Old reckonings breed new disputes.  
 -  French proverb
  

  What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The last comers are often the masters.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who begins and does not finish loses his labor.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Who loves well, chastises well.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Married today, marred tomorrow.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The belly overrules the head.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One must lose a minnow to catch a salmon.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The first step is all the difficulty.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He may lie boldly who comes from afar.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Youth may stray afar yet return at last.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Do not make two devils of one.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Link by link the coat of mail is made.  
 -  French proverb
  

  A fine cage won't feed the bird.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Let not your shirt know your thinking.  
 -  French proverb
  

  While the dogs are growling at each other, the wolf devours the sheep.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Wake not a sleeping cat.  
 -  French proverb
  

  You cannot make an ass drink if he is not thirsty.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who carries nothing loses nothing.  
 -  French proverb
  

  For the last-comer the bones.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Better bend than break.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There are toys for all ages.  
 -  French proverb
  

  It is not the greatest beauties that inspire the most profound passion.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Good repute is better than a golden belt.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He fishes on who catches one.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who turns aside avoids danger.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There is no love without jealousy.  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The worst jests are those that are true.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The bagpipe never utters a word until its belly is full.  
 -  French proverb
  

  One may as well be well beaten as badly beaten.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Don't rely on the label of the bag.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Liars need good memories.  
 -  French proverb
  

  The first half of life is spent in longing for the second - the second half in regretting the first.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy  
 -  French proverb
  

  Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.  
 -  French proverb
  

  There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy  
 -  French proverb
  

  No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give  
 -  French proverb
  

  Long on hair, short on brains  
 -  French proverb
  

  He who is judge between two friends loses one of them.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Liars need good memories.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Liars need good memories.  
 -  French proverb