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Russian Proverbs, Old Sayings and Customary Wisdom

 

Inspiring Quotes and Proverbial Wisdom from   Russia about Fortune, Pride and Dignity, Time and Mortality


A good man maybe, but it's best to shoot him. -- Russian Proverb


Dwell on the past and you'll lose an eye; forget the past and you'll lose both eyes. -- Old Russian Proverb


If there is no caviar one eats porridge. -- Russian Proverb


An axe does not cut down a tree by itself. -- Russian Proverb


After the head is off, one does not cry over the hair. -- Russian Proverb

 
Devils live in beautiful mansions. -- Russian Proverb


He is dead who is faultless. -- Russia Proverb


The cub does not teach the Wolf. -- Russian Proverb


Life is an onion. One peels it while crying. -- Old Russian Proverb


A mile walked with a friend has only one hundred steps. -- Russia Proverb


The greatest king must at last be put to bed with a shovel. -- Russia Proverb


A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master. -- Russian Proverb


A field held in common is always ravaged by bears. -- Russia Proverb

 
One sprinkles the most sugar where the tart is burnt. -- Russian Proverb


Stupid as a Pole. -- Russia Proverb


When the Czar has a cold all Russia coughs. -- Russian Proverb


The lucky man's enemy dies, and the unlucky man's friend. -- Russian Proverb

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