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What are Proverbs and Where do the come from?

Proverbs and old sayings reveal many aspects about the cultural  traditions of a society. Proverbs originated from indigenous humble folk who handed down these wise old sayings over the centuries, generation to generation. Many proverbs serve as advisory tales and wise counsel
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Portuguese Proverbs, Old Sayings and Words of Wisdom

Inspiring Quotes and Proverbial Wisdom from Portugal about Weddings, Pride and Angels, Love and Anger


The hawk does not nest with the sparrow. --- Portuguese Proverb

It is the one who sticks his hand in the stew pot who can feel how hot it is. -- Portuguese Proverb

If you live in a mud house, beware of storms. -- Portuguese
 Proverb 

Poetry don't put bread in the oven. -- Portuguese Proverb

 
A good woman should be plump as a hen, with eyes dark as the midnight sky, and a disposition as fiery as pepper. -- Portuguese Proverb





 
Fish by fish the net becomes full. -- Portuguese
Proverb

Where you find a pig there is also slop. -- Portuguese
 Proverb

Better a big belly than starvation. -- Portuguese
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Change yourself, and fortune will change. -- Portuguese
 Proverb

Dance in the streets you will learn to play music. -- Portuguese
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There is a remedy for everything; it is called death. -- Portuguese
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Hell is paved with good intentions, roofed in with lost opportunities. -- Portuguese Proverb

Good management is better than good income. -- Portuguese
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An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late. -- Portuguese Proverb

Every peddler praises his own junk. -- Portuguese
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The toad does not come into the daylight without reason. -- -- Portuguese Proverb

A pot that over boils attracts the cook. -- -- Portuguese
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Only a bull knows best its own desires and can best supply them. ---- Portuguese Proverb


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