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Russian proverb


  Friendship is one thing and business is another.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Those who are brave get to eat.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Onion treats seven ailments.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you drink you die, if you don't drink you die, so it is better to drink.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't be afraid of a loss, then you will get profit.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There are many fathers, but only one mother.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Be patient, Cossack, and you'll be a chieftain.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who does not risk, will never drink champagne.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God gives to those who get up early.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An army stands until peace, and a lie does so till the truth is out.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Where the devil has no time to go, he sends a woman.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A dog is wiser than a woman, he does not bark at his master.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Force a fool to pray and he'll crack his forehead.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An agreement is more valuable than money.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you drink you die, if you don't drink you die, so it is better to drink.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who does not risk, will never drink champagne.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't pluck the apple while it is green; when it is ripe it will fall of itself.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Tastes aren't argued about.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An army stands until peace, and a lie does so till the truth is out.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Boldness takes cities.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A good borrower is a lazy payer.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Cowards don't play at cards.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Too much luck is dangerous.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A daughter is a bad asset when the mother is to be wed.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Where the devil has no time to go, he sends a woman.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Your first wife is sent to you by God, the second by man, and the third by the devil.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The devil is poor, he has no God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A drunk can sleep it off, but never a fool.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not make an elephant out of a fly.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An enemy will give in, but a friend will argue.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The angry and the weak are their own enemies.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One gets to know people during games and on journeys.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A present looks for a present.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It is not the gift which is precious, it is the love.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Your first wife is sent to you by God, the second by man, and the third by the devil.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God gives to those who get up early.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When God will punish, he will first take away the understanding.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Heaven has many cracks through which God can see.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Who is pleased with little is not forgotten by God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The devil is poor, he has no God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  No one makes contracts with God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Even truth gets drowned when gold comes to the surface.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Gossip needs no carriage.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Someone else's calamity doesn't add to your own wisdom.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A fool hopes to get honey, even from wasps.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It is not the horse but the oats that draw the cart.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't drive the horse with a whip, but with oats.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You do not swap horses while crossing the ford.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A horse has four legs and even he stumbles.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You ride as you like on your own horse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Who laughs last, laughs best.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Fear not the law, but the judge.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Law is a flag, and gold is the wind that makes it wave.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Law is like a telephone pool: you can't jump over it, but you can get around it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Idleness is the mother of all vices.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A good borrower is a lazy payer.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Nobody can betray you so completely as your favorite concubine.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Lovers seek willingly new roads; the married seek the old.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure while an unlucky one can't even find a mushroom.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you are afraid of bad luck you will never get good luck.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Intoxication is not the wine's fault but man's.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Profits don't live without losses.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't be afraid of a loss, then you will get profit.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You would not know where to put all the profits if there were no losses.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Profits and losses walk in the same shoes.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Respect your teachers more than your parents.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The church is close, but the road is icy. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Seek the brave in prison and the stupid amongst the clergy.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Respect your teachers more than your parents.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Intoxication is not the wine's fault but man's.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The winter sun is like a stepmother - it shines, but does not warm.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The first snow does not mean winter, nor the first love marriage.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If men could foresee the future, they would still behave as they do now.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Not everyone who has a cowl on is a monk.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who does not risk, will never drink champagne.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  We do not care of what we have, but we cry when it is lost.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Idleness is the mother of all vices.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You cannot pull a fish out of a pond without labour.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not make an elephant out of a fly.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A pig in a parlor is still a pig.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You do not swap horses while crossing the ford.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Your first wife is sent to you by God, the second by man, and the third by the devil.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Stolen timber also burns.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not kill the sheep to take its wool.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An empty barrel makes the greatest sound.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God gives to those who get up early.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Friendship is friendship, but money has to be counted.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There are many fathers, but only one mother.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One gets to know people during games and on journeys.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Failure teaches you more than success.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  As many steps a man has paced, so many sins has he committed.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Either your chest will be arrayed in medals or your head will be in the bushes.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you chase after two rabbits, you won't even catch one.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  What the eyes do not see the heart does not desire.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If heaven rained milk, only the rich would have pitchers to catch it in.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Where the devil has no time to go, he sends a woman.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When money speaks the truth keeps silent.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Force breaks force.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Those who are brave get to eat.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Every peasant is proud of the pond in his village because from it he measures the sea.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Praise the day in the evening.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Who is pleased with little is not forgotten by God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't poke your nose into someone else's monastery with your own regulations.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Boldness takes cities.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A drop of water in the eyes of the Tsar costs the country many handkerchiefs.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Every ruble bears a sin.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  In the next world usurers have to count red-hot coins with bare hands.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Give the trough and the pigs will appear.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The angry and the weak are their own enemies.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A hen pecks one grain at a time, and lives with a full stomach.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Beauty of the chaste is a virtue, that of a whore a quality.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Be patient, Cossack, and you'll be a chieftain.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  No man can be a good ruler unless he has first been ruled.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Friendship is one thing and business is another.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Force a fool to pray and he'll crack his forehead.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Creditors have better memories than debtors.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The fathers ate the cranberries and the children are left with the aftertaste.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Onion treats seven ailments.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Cry not for the hair when the head is off.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  What Johnny will not teach himself, Johnny will never know.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A thread from everyone will make a shirt for the needy.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure while an unlucky one can't even find a mushroom.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A good reputation sits still; a bad one runs about.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One is received according to one's coat; one is dismissed according to one's brain.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  What's been written by pen cannot be cut off by an axe.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Seven don't wait for one.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A drop hollows out a stone.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Dishonor is worse than death.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A dog is wiser than a woman, he does not bark at his master.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Who is not healthy at twenty, wise at thirty, or rich at forty, will never be either.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The noblemen's quarrels can be read on the backs of the peasants.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  With seven nurses the child loses its eye.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Custom is stronger than law.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If there are backs, saddles will not be lacking.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Self-interest is a fire which first consumes others and then self.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Better bread with water than cake with trouble.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One is received according to one's coat; one is dismissed according to one's brain.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It is easy to be wise for yesterday.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A very good crop is worse than a very bad one.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Eggs don't teach the hen.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Fish look for deeper waters and men for where it's better.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The church is close, but the road is icey. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The winter sun is like a stepmother - it shines, but does not warm.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The veil that covers the face seldom covers beauty.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You can't wash the black off a black dog.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Be vain and you will be known as a fool.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There's more to the world than you can see through your window; get outside and you'll see more.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Without stooping down for the mushroom, you cannot put it in your basket.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Freedom for the free and heaven for the saved.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One naturally prefers one's own kind.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Your tongue will get you to Kiev.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You cannot make a soft bed for everyone.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Shoot a magpie and a crow, and soon you'll hit a falcon.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Plan your life as though you were going to live forever, but live today as if you were going to die tomorrow.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One fisherman knows another from afar.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An ill-paying job is better than a lucrative heist.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When the fight's over, don't wave your fists.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One can even get used to living in Hell.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A good borrower is a lazy payer.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It takes all kinds of trees to make a forest.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who plants a hedge around his garden invites it to be jumped.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Intoxication is not the wine's fault but man's.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You don't need to have one hundred rubles if you have one hundred friends.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Poverty is not a sin, it is something worse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Let your heart go and it will lead you into slavery.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A fool hopes to get honey, even from wasps.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Lovers seek willingly new roads; the married seek the old.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Moscow does not believe in tears.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you tickle yourself, you can laugh when you like.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  As your heart, so is your word.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not rejoice over the first gain.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A reserve doesn't tear the pocket and doesn't ask to be fed.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  You ride as you like on your own horse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  As the seed is, so is the fruit.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  To be a complete man one should have spent three years at a public school, one at a university and two in prison.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Love and hunger are the foundation stones of all things.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Where there's counsel, there's also love.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One passes by the cemetery so often that in the end one falls into it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A near neighbour is better than a distant relative.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  As you make your bed, so you will sleep.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The court is straight but the judge is crooked.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Too much luck is dangerous.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  No one makes contracts with God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A bad peace is better than a good war.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Cowards don't play at cards.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Defile not the spring from which you may drink.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't be afraid of a loss, then you will get profit.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A fool may throw into a well a stone which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There would be no good fortune had misfortune not helped.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Mass is not repeated for the deaf.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When God will punish, he will first take away the understanding.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Living mindlessly is paradise.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you live without being a father you will die without having been a human being.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A handful of dirt is pleasing if it's your own land.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Everything is funny as along as it happens to someone else.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Rain falls alike on the just and the unjust.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There is only one good - knowledge. There is only one evil - ignorance.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Worship the gods of where you live.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The first snow does not mean winter, nor the first love marriage.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Paper is patient - you can put anything on it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can't catch it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One mangy sheep spoils the whole herd.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There is no such fiery love that would not be cooled down by marriage.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Once one has finished ringing, one should get out of the bell tower.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Good deeds travel far; bad ones farther.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Respect your teachers more than your parents.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  It's not for stealing that you are punished, but for getting caught.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The world has been based on injustice since time immemorial.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Without skill you cannot even catch a louse.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  We do not even get death free of charge, for it costs us our life.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The devil is poor, he has no God.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Only saints may censure others.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Mesure seven times, but cut only once.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who brings up something from the past should ahve his eye put out.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Seek the brave in prison and the stupid amongst the clergy.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you drink you die, if you don't drink you die, so it is better to drink.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you have had enough of your friend, grant him a loan.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Heaven has many cracks through which God can see.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Luck and bad luck are driving in the same sledge.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Still waters can burst dams.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Dreams are dreadful but God is merciful.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One misfortune is no disaster.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If you chase after two rabbits, you won't even catch one.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  No bones are broken by a mother's fist.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Something well cared for lasts two centuries.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Love makes the owl seem prettier than a white falcon.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Desire is stronger than bondage.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Education is light, lack of it is darkness.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  As long as there is a forest an axe will be found.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  An old love doesn't rust.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One old friend is better than two new ones.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  The harm we do others we easily forget.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If there is life there will be a cure.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A stationary stone gathers moss.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not praise your wife before seven years.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A spoken word isn't a sparrow; if it flies out, you won't catch it.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Every nag imagines himself to be a fancy trotter.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Opinion and garlic are born brothers.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who seeks a constant friend goes to the cemetery.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Even truth gets drowned when gold comes to the surface.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Tastes aren't argued about.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Love and eggs should be fresh to be enjoyed.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  A once frightened crow is even afraid of a bush.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Someone else's calamity doesn't add to your own wisdom.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  There is time for work and a time for play.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Even walls have ears.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When money speaks, the truth is silent  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  If men could foresee the future, they would still behave as they do now.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Do not spit into the well that you might need to drink out of.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Expensive medicines are always good: if not for the patient, at least for the druggist.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  When money speaks, the truth is silent.  
 -  Russian proverb