Austrian Proverbs

“Imitate the sundial’s ways, count only the pleasant days.”

“History is constantly teaching, but it does not find many pupils.”

“First bake the strudel, then sit down and ponder.”

“A lazy man is the devil’s handyman.”

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

“God gives the wheat. He doesn’t bake the bread.”

“If you shoot your arrows at stones, you will damage them.”

“Imitate the sundial’s ways, count only the pleasant days.”

“It is Austria’s destiny to rule the world.”

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

“Old men and poodles are good for nothing.”

“Success has more than one father.”

“The cripple is always the one to open the dancing.”

“The earth does not shake when the flea coughs.”

“The hunt is like a dance for men, for women the dance is the hunt.”

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.”

“The situation is hopeless, but not serious.”

“There are more chains than mad dogs.”

“There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

“To be drunk every day is also a regular life.”

“What I do not know will not keep me warm.”

“When the Dogs dance in the forest Gypsies afoot.”

“History is constantly teaching, but it does not find many pupils.”

“Success has more than one father.”

“There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

“The hunt is like a dance for men; for the women, the dance is the hunt.”

“The earth does not shake when the flea coughs.”

“If you shoot your arrows at stones, you will damage them.”

“What I do not know will not keep me warm.”

“The situation is hopeless but not serious.”

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

“If you owe 10,000 dollars, you are a customer of the bank. If you owe 100 million dollars, the bank is a customer of yours.”

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