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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

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

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

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

Better a big belly than starvation. -- Portuguese

Change yourself, and fortune will change. -- Portuguese

Dance in the streets you will learn to play music. -- Portuguese

There is a remedy for everything; it is called death. -- Portuguese

Hell is paved with good intentions, roofed in with lost opportunities. -- Portuguese Proverb

Good management is better than good income. -- Portuguese

An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late. -- Portuguese Proverb

Every peddler praises his own junk. -- Portuguese

The toad does not come into the daylight without reason. -- -- Portuguese Proverb

A pot that over boils attracts the cook. -- -- Portuguese

Only a bull knows best its own desires and can best supply them. ---- Portuguese Proverb If you like this page and wish to share it, you are welcome to link to it, with our thanks.

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