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Heard a good proverb ?

Old Aug 20th 2018, 2:03 am
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A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips
Confucius - Man who go to bed with itchy bottom wake up with smelly finger.
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Old Aug 20th 2018, 1:40 pm
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The proverb about the bribe is Yiddish.
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Old Aug 23rd 2018, 4:33 am
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Caretaker and Scot: more likely Yiddish than orthodox German, but here's what I found on line.

Germans use the term Schmiergeld to describe the payment of a bribe. Breaking down the term Schmiergeld, Geld is the German word for money. Schmier’s meaning is related to “greasing the palm”. Greasing the palm is far less threatening than the term bribery. Germans do not see bribery as a huge societal threat. Rather, they see it plainly as a reality of the world. There is a German saying “Az men schmeert nit, fort men nit.” (“If you don’t bribe, you don’t ride”, or, less literally, “Without bribery, you get nowhere.”)
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Old Aug 23rd 2018, 4:59 am
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Caribbean proverb - yam doh bear tanya - or if you like you cant get bananas from a mango tree

in other words - like father like son...
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Old Aug 23rd 2018, 12:57 pm
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Caretaker and Scot: more likely Yiddish than orthodox German, There is a German saying “Az men schmeert nit, fort men nit.” (“If you don’t bribe, you don’t ride”, or, less literally, “Without bribery, you get nowhere.”)
I learned it as Yiddish.
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Old Aug 24th 2018, 6:43 pm
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In the matters of buying horses and taking a wife, shut your eyes and commend yourself to God - (Italy)
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In the matters of buying horses and taking a wife, shut your eyes and commend yourself to God - (Italy)
You sure you have that right?

If that's from Italian, shouldn't the first bit read 'taking a horse and buying a wife'?
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"Psychiatrists, they're effective! I used to piss the bed, and I was ashamed. I went to see a psychiatrist, and I'm now cured. I still piss the bed, but now I'm proud of it!"
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Old Aug 25th 2018, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
You sure you have that right?
If that's from Italian, shouldn't the first bit read 'taking a horse and buying a wife'?
That was the way-round I was told... but ( safety check) ... it does make more sense the way you put it... Oh!

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"Psychiatrists, they're effective! I used to piss the bed, and I was ashamed. I went to see a psychiatrist, and I'm now cured. I still piss the bed, but now I'm proud of it!"
See? you're not 'conflicted' any more...
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This reminded me of present day UK
People are never trodden on, unless they lie down first.
Germany.
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You can get used to anything except a stone in your shoe.
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Old Sep 16th 2018, 5:21 pm
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Anyone who thinks onions are the only food that can make you cry has never been hit in the face with a turnip.
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Here's one that I find useful... It's not really a proverb, because it's usually attributed to Mike Tyson. But it should be on the list. "Everybody's got a plan until they get a punch in the face."
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"Everybody's got a plan until they get a punch in the face."
Discretion is closing your eyes before someone else does.
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Old Sep 17th 2018, 8:34 am
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My most loved Irish curse
Go n-ithe an cat thú, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat!
..... May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat!
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