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Proverbs from around the world... The wisdom of the nations?
Source: Joan Beck, Chicago Tribune.
- The friendship of an official is as thin as paper.
- Fair words butter no parsnips.
- In a town where you know nobody, do whatever you like.
- He who does not eat garlic does not smell of garlic.
- Think not because the cane is bent the sugar is crooked too.
- The best way to put an end to the bugs is to set fire to the bed.
- No woman is ugly in the dark of night.
- The doctor demands his fee whether he has killed the sickness or the patient.
- Friendship is friendship, except when it comes to tobacco.
- No one becomes a good doctor until he has filled a graveyard.
- It is no use trying to tug the glacier backwards.