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Gypsy Proverbs

A man must put grain in the ground before he can cut the harvest.

Fair they go, and always their heels behind them.  

You have to dig deep to bury your Daddy.

Never eat at the table of a Priest. 

The patient thief is as a tree whose root runs deep as he waits for the sweet fruit.

Children will tell you what they do, men what they think, and older people what they have seen and heard.

One man may better steal a horse than another look on. 

Our caravan is our family, and the world is our family.

A tear in the eye is a wound in the heart.

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the horse thief not one.

A witch-wife and an evil are three-half pence worse than the devil.

A lonely old crow, see someone you know, Fly to your right, sure to be right, and if you are hawking, money before night.

The winter will ask what we did all summer.

There are such things as false truths and honest lies.

Good horses can't be of a bad color.

Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

It is better to be the head of a mouse, then the tail of a lion.

When the sea turned to honey, the poor man lost his spoon.

The world is a ladder, in which some go up and others go down.

It is easier to milk a cow that stands still.

Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter, it gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark. 

Beauty cannot be eaten with a spoon.

In the village without dogs the farmers walk without sticks.

Behind bad luck comes good luck.

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