German Proverbs


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Without knowledge, without sin.

Words often do more than blows.

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

Woman's beauty, the forest echo, and rainbows, soon pass away.

Work makes free.

Young age is good, old youth will not do.

Women and maidens must be praised, whether truly or falsely.

Work makes life sweet.

Young angel, old devil.

Women and wine, game and deceit, Make the wealth small and the wants great.

Workmen are easier found than masters.

Young gamblers, old beggars.

Wine upon beer is very good cheer; beer upon wine consider with fear.

Women are as fickle as April weather.

Would you live long, be healthy and fat, drink like a dog and eat like a cat.

Young men may die, but old men must die.

Wit and beauty seldom come together.

Women are as wavering as the wind.

Write on one of the devil's horns, "Good angel," and many will believe it.

Young saint, old devil.

Wit is better than cunning.

Women are necessary evils.

Yesterday's promise, like tomorrows never comes.

Your friend's enemy might be your best friend.

With all my heart! says the boor, when he must.

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