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Swiss Proverbs


A good spectator also creates.

A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.

As the stone leaves your hand it belongs to the devil.

Avoid those who don’t like bread and children.

Better to sell it with regret than to keep it.

God lets things go -- but only to a point.

Great consolation may grow out of the smallest saying.

He that sleeps sound feels not the toothache.

He who mocks the cripple should be straight himself.

If you close one eye, you will not hear everything.

In a house of gold the clocks are of lead.

It is easier to criticize than to do better.

Marriage is a covered dish.

One simple maxim is often worth more than two good friends.

The night rinses what the day has soaped.

The poor lack much, but the greedy more.

The tongue is the worst piece of meat in the world.

To be a fool at the right time is also an art.

What good is a golden gallows if they are going to hang you.

When a merchant talks about sheep he means the hide.

When in doubt who will win, be neutral.

Words are dwarfs, deeds are giants.

Source: proverbatim.com

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