French Proverb Quotes
Everything passes, everything wears out, everything breaks. (tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse)
Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.
A white wall is the fool's paper.
With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.
There is no flying without wings.
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.
Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
He is rich who owes nothing.
He that does not ask will never get a bargain.
Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
Ready money works great cures.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
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