Greek Proverbs

“The tongue has no bones, but bones it crashes.”

“Wine and children speak the truth.”

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

“Win by persuasion, not by force.”

“One swallow does not make a summer.”

“It’s sweet to view the sea when standing on the shore.”

“Unripe grape gets sweet as honey, at a slow pace.”

“It is not possible to step twice into the same river.”

“Too many opinions sink the boat.”

“It is difficult to argue with the belly, as it has no ears.”

“The excess of a virtue is a vice.”

“It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good.”

“You can’t hide behind your finger..”

“You can tell who the good seamen are during a storm.”

“IThe sins we often regret are the sins we never commit.”

“A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold.”

“All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.”

” The donkey called the rooster big-headed.”

” The camel can’t see her own hump.”

You learn to limp if you live with cripples.

Some love the priest and some love the priest’s wife.

For lazy people it is always party time.

The ox has one thought, the ploughman another.

Character is habit long continued.

Those who fight with silver spears are sure of their victory.

Better a sick body than an ignorant mind.

It is not summer until the crickets sing.

A wheel that turns gathers no rust.

Time is the soul of the world.

A heart that loves is always young.

If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.

A beard signifies lice, not brains.

Do not lean on a worm-eaten staff.

The dream is realized where you do not expect it.

If the ox knew his own strength, God help us.

Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself.

A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.

In the young, silence is better than speech.

A thousand people cannot undress a naked person.

You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes.

The heart that loves is always young.

Pity for those who have been beaten till the arrival of the judges.

You must keep quiet or say only things that improve silence.

Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold.

If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea.

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