Czech Proverbs

Anger is the only thing to put off until tomorrow.

As long as a language lives, the people will not perish.

As one makes his bed, that way he shall lie down.

As one sows, so shall he reap.

Beer makes beautiful bodies.

Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts.

Better a lie which heals than a truth which wounds.

Better a sparrow in the hand than a pigeon on the roof.

Better to have a handful of might than a sack of justice.

Blessed is the man who has friends, but woe to him who needs them.

Choose your woman with a velvet glove, but control her with a fist of iron.

Cleanliness is half your health.

Consider each day of your life to be the best.

Do not always expect good to happen, but do not let evil take you by surprise.

Do not blow in the bear’s ear.

A crow sits next to a crow.

As long as a language lives, the people will not perish.

A good neighbor increases the value of your property.

A lie has short legs.

A sweaty foot seldom comes alone.

After a battle, everyone is a general.

Against the beastly human being even the gods are powerless.

All rivers do their best for the sea.

An apple does not fall far from the tree.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Choose your woman with a velvet glove, but control her with a fist of iron.

There are no cakes without work.

Consider each day of your life to be the best.

There’s a bit of truth in every gossip.

The moon does not care if the dog barks at it.

If you buy things you don’t need, you are stealing from yourself.

Long tongue — short hands.

Better a sparrow in the hand than a pigeon on the roof.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Anger is a bad advisor.

He who covets the belongings of someone else loses his own.

Early bird hops further.

Only in water can you learn to swim.

Do not buy with your ears but with your eyes.

A guest in your home is like a God in your home.

He who asks too much will learn too much.

A good neighbor increases the value of your property.

He who looks, finds. A sweaty foot seldom comes alone.

The first sin makes the bed for the second.

Cleanliness is half your health Joy and sorrow sleep in the same bed.

When you go to buy, use your eyes not your ears.

All roads lead to Rome. There can be no judge without an accused.

God’s mills mill slowly, but surely.

The blacksmith’s horse has no horseshoes.

The fool never undertakes little.

As one makes his bed, that way he shall lie down.

Don’t jump high in a room with a low ceiling.

He who gives is foolish, he who doesn’t accept is even more so.

Still waters wash out banks.

Extol the virtue of water, but drink wine.

Don’t be a lion in your own house.

Every cat is black at night.

He who comes sooner shall grind sooner.

Joyfulness is half your health.

What is soon ripe is soon rotten.

Gentlemen don’t want to give much and are ashamed to give little.

When the fool knows when to be silent, he would be sitting among the wise.

Don’t extinguish something that does not burn you.

The God who gave us teeth will also give us bread.

All rivers do their best for the sea.

He who looks only at heaven may easily break his nose on earth.

There is no wise response to a foolish remark.

He who has not been given brains from above will not buy them at the apothecary.

Doubts mean losing half of one’s case beforehand.

A crow will not peck out a crow’s eyes.

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

The world at large doesn’t lead to hell nor does the monastery lead to heaven.

You will get furthest with honesty.

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