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List Of Old Russian Proverbs - Anyone Cares To Read
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1. Fear has big eyes.
2. Before a fight, two men are boasters; afterwards, only one.
3. The future is his who knows how to wait.
4. Better turn back, than to lose your way.
5. All that trembles, doesn’t fall.
6. We are related; the same sun dries our rags.
7. The slower you drive, the farther you get.
8. A bad compromise is better than a good battle.
9. Be friends with the wolf, but, keep one hand on your ax.
10. In this world, not everyone with a long knife is a cook.
11. Once a word is out of your mouth, you can’t swallow it again.
12. All brave men are in prison.
13. The Russian has three principles: Perhaps, somehow, and never mind.
14. Make yourself into a sheep, and you’ll meet a wolf nearby.
15. Learn good things – the bad will teach you by themselves.
16. What good is honor on an empty stomach?
17. If you’re a rooster, then crow; but, if you’re a hen, shut up and lay eggs.
18. Noblemen make promises, and peasants have to keep them.
19. If you tickle yourself, then you can laugh when you please.
20. Wash a pig as much as you like; in the end, it always goes back to the mud.
21. When you live close to the graveyard, you can’t weep for everybody.
22. If we knew beforehand where we were going to fall, we could lay down a carpet.
23. Marriage is like sneezing – even when you feel it coming on, you can’t stop the urge to make a mistake.
24. If you’re tired of a friend, lend him money.
25. Pray to God, but, keep rowing to the shore.




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15. Learn good things – the bad will teach you by themselves.


A real good one!


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