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Russian Proverbs and Sayings

Всякий человек кузнец своему счастью.
          (Every man is the blacksmith of his fortune)
          Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
На всякого мудреца довольно простоты.
          (There is enough simplicity in every wise man)
          Every man has a fool in his sleeve.
Без труда не вытащишь и рыбку из пруда.
          (You cannot pull a fish out of a pond without labour)
          A cat in gloves cathes no mice.
Кто рано встает, тому Бог дает.
          (God gives to those who get up early)
          The early bird catches the worm.
В гостях хорошо, а дома лучше.
          (It's ok to be a visitor, but it's better to be at home)
          East or west, home is best.
Поспешишь - людей насмешишь.
          (If you hurry you will make people laugh)
          Haste makes waste.
Хорошо смеется тот, кто смеется последним.
          (He laughs well who laughs last)
          He laughs best who laughs last.
Не ошибается тот, кто ничего не делает.
          (One, who doesn't do anything, never makes mistakes)
          He that never climbed never fell.
Утро вечера мудренее.
          (Morning is wiser than evening)
          An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
Где тонко, там и рвется.
          (Where something is thin, that’s where it tears)
          A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
Аппетит приходит во время еды.
          (The appetite comes during a meal)
          The appetite comes with eating.
Не все то золото, что блестит.
          (All is not gold that glitters)
          All that glitters is not gold.
Все дороги ведут в Рим.
          (All roads lead to Rome)
          All roads lead to Rome.
Выше головы не прыгнешь.
          (A man cannot jump higher than his own head)
          A man can do no more than he can.

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