You are here history of painters > proverbs from around the world > European Proverbs > Russian  proverbs

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

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, wise counsel and occasionally chastisement.





Require more facts and information about proverbs? Poke around every nook and cranny of the known universe for information this subject. Search Here If you like this page and wish to share it, you are welcome to link to it, with our thanks.

If you feel you have worthwhile information you would like to contribute we would love to hear from you. We collect essential biographical information and artist quotes from folks all over the globe and appreciate your participation. When submitting please, if possible, site the source and provide English translation. Email to email the editor