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Latin Proverbs

It is stupid to complain about misfortune that is your own fault.

A fellow who won't do a favor has no right to ask for one.

Whatever you want to teach, be brief.

A liar better have a good memory.

Why shouldn't a fellow laugh while he tells the truth?

In Rome you want the country; in the country you brag about town.

Honesty is praised while it starves.

It is stupid to stop in the middle of a crime.

Easy tears show treachery, not grief.

Men easily believe what they want to.

When you have just climbed out of a deep well and are perched on top, you are in the greatest danger of falling in again.

The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet.

Make lots of promises: anybody can be rich in them.

Nobody underestimates his own troubles.

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.

Don't whistle and drink at the same time.

A man needs a good mirror to scrutinize his heart as well as his face.

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.

The bigger the undertaking, the trickier it is.

It's too late to ask advice when danger comes.

The man who inspects the saddle blanket instead of the horse is stupid; most stupid is the man who judges another man by his clothes or his circumstances.

If fortune wants to do you in, she makes you stupid.

Thrift is misery with a good press agent.

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

A fellow who gets more than he deserves wants more than he gets.

Speech is given to many; intelligence to few.

What you want to keep secret, tell no one. If you could not control your urge to tell, how can you expect silence from anyone else?

Always depend on people to think the worst.

It is very important if a man is wise or only looks it.

Better late than never.