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Heard a good proverb ?

Old May 25th 2018, 6:05 pm
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I thought it might be interesting to start a collection of proverbs that forum members have come across while they're abroad.
Here’s mine, which I’m told is from Poland; -
Before going to war say a prayer, before going to sea say two prayers, before getting married say three.
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Old May 25th 2018, 9:25 pm
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Not from going abroad but this was one from my dad and it's not what you think it's going to be.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't.

I always thought it clever
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Australian proverb - The bigger the hat, the smaller the property.
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Beware the man who uses indicators, for he is new to Dubai’s roads.
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From Hungary -

A hazug embert hamarabb utolérik, mint a sánta kutyát.

They catch up with a liar sooner than with a limping dog.
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Old May 27th 2018, 10:42 am
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Beware the man who uses indicators, for he is new to Dubai’s roads.
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I'll apologise profusely for this in advance, it's one my dad used to say:
If at first you don't succeed, suck some more seed!
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Discretion is closing your eyes before someone else does.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Not from going abroad but this was one from my dad and it's not what you think it's going to be.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't.

I always thought it clever
In a similar vein:

Fools rush in where angels fear to.

And a favourite Swiss-French one:

Don't go looking for mid=day at two o'clock.

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I like mixing contrary ones.

Too many cooks make light work.
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I have two

From Syria - "If you want bread, go to the baker"

And from Germany

"Do not praise the bacon until you have slaughtered the pig."
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Feel the need to upgrade? Go and lie down.
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