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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

Russian Proverbs, Old Sayings and Quotes

Inspiring Quotes and Proverbial Wisdom from Russia

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


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

Do not roll up your trousers before reaching the stream. -- Turkish 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

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