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  When I rest, I rust.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Anger without power is folly.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Old pigs have hard snouts.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Beauty is a good letter of introduction.  
 -  German proverb
  

  First weigh, then venture.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To change and to improve are two different things.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Speaking is silver, silence is gold.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Honesty lasts longest.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Love grows with obstacles.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where money talks, arguments are of no avail.  
 -  German proverb
  

  An ounce of motherwit is worth a pound of schoolwit.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Rome wasn't built in a day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Do what you should and let the people talk.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Many hand soon make an end.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Truth may be suppressed, but not strangled.  
 -  German proverb
  

  War is pleasant to those who have not tried it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who begins too much accomplishes little.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better give nothing than stolen alms.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German Proverb
  

  Better a lean agreement than a fat lawsuit.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who is silent, agrees.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Two dogs over one bone seldom agree.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everybody is the architect of his own future.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who begins too much accomplishes little.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where wine goes in, modesty goes out.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If you are an anvil, be patient; If you are a hammer, strike hard.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The anvil is used to noise.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Never give advice unasked.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who won't be advised, can't be helped.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Advice is not compulsion.  
 -  German proverb
  

  No one is wise enough to advise himself.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Whoever has bitten a sour apple will enjoy a sweet one all the more.  
 -  German proverb
  

  There's no making apples of plums.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where money talks, arguments are of no avail.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To blame is easy, to do it better is difficult.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Boldly ventured is half won.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Scratching and borrowing do well enough, but not for long.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who readily borrows, readily lies.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Long borrowed is not given.  
 -  German proverb
  

  People show their character by what they laugh at.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Cowards have no luck.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Cunning surpasses strength.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Wit is better than cunning.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Quiet dogs and still water are dangerous.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Daughter-in-law hates mother-in-law.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Daughters are easy to rear, but hard to marry.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where there's money, there is the devil; but where there's none, he is twice.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who has once invited the devil into his house, will never be rid of him.  
 -  German proverb
  

  In a time of war the devil makes more room in hell.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Idleness is the devil's workshop.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The devil is civil when he is flattered.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Le the devil get into the church and he will mount the altar.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Devils must be driven out with devils.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Diligence is the parent of fortune.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Blind zeal only does harm.  
 -  German proverb
  

  After dinner stand for a while, or walk a thousand steps.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better to go to bed supperless than run in debt.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A doctor and farmer know more than a doctor alone.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who has three enemies must agree with two.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Little enemies and little wounds are not to be despised.  
 -  German proverb
  

  There is no better gambling than not to gamble.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German Proverb
  

  Gifts are according to the giver.  
 -  German proverb
  

  God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.  
 -  German proverb
  

  On whom God bestows an office, he provides brains to fill it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  When old horses get warm, they are not easily held in.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One must plough with the horses one has.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Spur not a willing horse.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Jealousy is a pain which eagerly seeks what causes pain.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better envy than pity.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One kisses the nurse for the sake of the child.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Half the world laughs at the other half.  
 -  German proverb
  

  People show their character by what they laugh at.  
 -  German proverb
  

  As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Lawyers are bad Christians.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Idleness is the devil's workshop.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German Proverb
  

  Bitter pills are gilded.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Pills must be swallowed, not chewed.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Wherever there is mischief, there is sure to be a priest and a woman in it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If we pay for the music we will take part in the dance.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Small profits and often are better than than large profits and seldom.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Promises don't fill the belly.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Talking is easier than doing, and promising than performing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Nothing weighs lighter than a promise.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A woman's vengeance knows no bounds.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Revenge is a new wrong.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Riches cause arrogance; poverty meekness.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If the servant grows rich and the master poor, they are both good for nothing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Great men's servants don't think little of themselves.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Be not ashamed of your craft.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Speaking is silver, silence is gold.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Away from the battle all are soldiers.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Between the hand and the lip the soup may be spilled.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.  
 -  German proverb
  

  There is no off switch on a tiger.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where wine goes in, modesty goes out.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The only real equality is in the cemetery  
 -  German proverb
  

  Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors  
 -  German proverb
  

  When I rest, I rust.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Love your neighbour but don't tear down the fence.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who prizes little things is worthy of great ones.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Anger without power is folly.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To change and to improve are two different things.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Coffee and love are best when they are hot.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Speaking is silver, silence is gold.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Age does not protect from foolishness.  
 -  German proverb
  

  When a dove begins to associate with crows its feathers remain white but its heart grows black.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Attack is the best defense.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who conquers his anger conquers an enemy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The greatest step is out the door.  
 -  German proverb
  

  There is no better gambling than not to gamble.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Do not hang all at one nail.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Love grows with obstacles.  
 -  German proverb
  

  When the root is worthless, so is the tree.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A doctor and farmer know more than a doctor alone.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everybody thinks his own cuckoo sings better than another's nightingale.  
 -  German proverb
  

  War is pleasant to those who have not tried it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where wine goes in, modesty goes out.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who pays his debts, betters his condition.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Self-praise stinks.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Half the world laughs at the other half.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Money in the purse dispels melancholy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Rich people are everywhere at home.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A slice of ham is better than a fat pig in a dream.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who blows in the fire will get sparks in his eyes.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Constant dropping wears the stone.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Exchange is no robbery.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Every hare may pluck the dead lion's mane.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who does not bait his hook catches nothing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Without knowledge, without sin.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The empty wagon must make room for the full one.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Rome wasn't built in a day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Too many cooks spoil the broth.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who lies on the ground must expect to be trodden on.  
 -  German proverb
  

  People show their character by what they laugh at.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who begins too much accomplishes little.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A hedge between keeps friendship green.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It's not good to eat cherries with great men; they throw the stones and stalks into one's face.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Two dogs over one bone seldom agree.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Little folks are fond of talking about what great folks do.  
 -  German proverb
  

  If we pay for the music we will take part in the dance.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Lawyers are bad Christians.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who has eaten the meat knows how it tastes.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who has the fortune brings home the bride.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Old crows are hard to catch.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Scratching and borrowing do well enough, but not for long.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Do what you should and let the people talk.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The sun dial counts only the bright hours.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The chamois climbs high and yet is caught.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Funeral sermon, lying sermon.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To know is easier than to do.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What the lion cannot, the fox can.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The strong man's sport is the sickly man's death.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What smoke is to the eyes, and vinegar is to the teeth, is truth to the ears.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The world is like a Turkish bath: the higher one sits, the more one sweats.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is easier to hurt than to heal.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Many hand soon make an end.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Talking is easier than doing, and promising than performing.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Truth may be suppressed, but not strangled.  
 -  German proverb
  

  They who come from afar are prone to lie.  
 -  German proverb
  

  When old horses get warm, they are not easily held in.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Devils must be driven out with devils.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A sack full of fleas is easier to watch than a woman.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What three know will soon be known to thirty.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One has only to die to be praised.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Greatness alone is not enough, or the cow would outrun the hare.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Saving is a greater art than gaining.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Wit is better than cunning.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What one does not have in the head, one must have in the legs.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Be silent, or say something better than silence.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Spur not a willing horse.  
 -  German proverb
  

  First weigh, then venture.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Honesty lasts longest.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One beats the bush, and another catches the bird.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Diligence is the parent of fortune.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better free in a foreign land than a serf at home.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who is of no use to himself is of no use to anyone else.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Salt and bread make the cheeks red.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Right is with the strongest.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who follows the crowd has many companions.  
 -  German proverb
  

  No one can do nothing and no one can do everything.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Sweet song has betrayed many.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The cow licks no strange calf.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Hasten at leisure.  
 -  German proverb
  

  On whom God bestows an office, he provides brains to fill it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is a bad hen that lays in neighbor's houses.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Black cows give white milk.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The morning hour has gold in its mouth.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Love knows hidden paths.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What is said is said, and no sponge can wipe it out.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who depends on the people hangs from a tree.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The farmer is master on his land.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Great men may jest with saints.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Old pigs have hard snouts.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Fair words don't fatten the cabbage.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better badly mounted than proud on foot.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who cannot pay with his purse must pay with his hide.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where there's money, there is the devil; but where there's none, he is twice.  
 -  German proverb
  

  All are not thieves whom the dog barks at.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Even the best hack stumbles once.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Judges should have two ears, both alike.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Every mother's child is handsome.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A used plough shines; standing water stinks.  
 -  German proverb
  

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

  Everybody's friend, everybody's fool.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Boldly ventured is half won.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Where money talks, arguments are of no avail.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Ill-gotten goods seldom prosper.  
 -  German proverb
  

  God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To blame is easy, to do it better is difficult.  
 -  German proverb
  

  No jealousy, no love.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Idleness is the devil's workshop.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Bad money always comes back.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Much money, many friends.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A golden hammer breaks an iron gate.  
 -  German proverb
  

  An ounce of motherwit is worth a pound of schoolwit.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Praising is not loving.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Cunning surpasses strength.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A woman's vengeance knows no bounds.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Good counsel never comes too late.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He is a bad smith who cannot bear smoke.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One today is better than ten tomorrows.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who has once invited the devil into his house, will never be rid of him.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One catches the hare, and another eats it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He that pelts every barking dog must pick up a great many stones.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Beauty is a good letter of introduction.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everybody says it, nobody knows it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A man warned is half saved.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Blind zeal only does harm.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Trick against trick.  
 -  German proverb
  

  There are many preachers who don't hear themselves.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Bear and bull catch no fox.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Rent and taxes never sleep.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Never speak of a rope in the house of one who was hanged.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He that hunts others must run himself.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who has the pope for his cousin may soon be a cardinal.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Thoughts are toll free, but not hell free.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who says little has little to answer for.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What ripens fast does not last long.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who is well seated should not budge.  
 -  German proverb
  

  At evening the sluggard is busy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Our neighbor's children are always the worst.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everybody thinks of his copper as gold.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Be not ashamed of your craft.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Better to go to bed supperless than run in debt.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Wit and beauty seldom come together.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Water is the strongest drink; it drives mills.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Prudence does no harm.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Though you seat the frog on a golden stool, he'll soon jump off again into the pool.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A penny saved is twice earned.  
 -  German proverb
  

  One kisses the nurse for the sake of the child.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everybody is the architect of his own future.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He who won't be advised, can't be helped.  
 -  German proverb
  

  He that climbs high, falls heavily.  
 -  German proverb
  

  After dinner stand for a while, or walk a thousand steps.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Nothing looks more like a man of sense than a fool who holds his tongue.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who avoids small sins does not fall into great ones.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The tree must be bent while it is young.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The master's eye does more than both his hands.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Learned fools are the greatest fools.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The king cannot always rule as he wishes.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Time betrays and hangs the thief.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Quiet dogs and still water are dangerous.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who hunts two hares together catches neither.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What the eyes see, the heart believes.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Love can do much, money can do all.  
 -  German proverb
  

  It is too late to spare when the pocket is bare.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who is silent, agrees.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who throws a stone above himself may have it fall on his own head.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Between wrangling and disputing truth is lost.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Everyone must pay his debt to nature.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Experience is the best teacher.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The devil is never so black as he is painted.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The bites of priests and wolves are hard to heal.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Care brings on grey hairs and age without years.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who honors not age is unworthy of it.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Lying is the first step to the gallows.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Who receives, should thank; who gives, should be silent.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs  
 -  German proverb
  

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

  Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Money lent to a friend must be recovered from an enemy.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Don't throw away your old shoes before you have new shoes.  
 -  German proverb
  

  To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog.  
 -  German proverb
  

  What is sport to the cat is death to the mouse  
 -  German proverb
  

  To bury grief plant a seed.  
 -  German proverb