List of Romanian Proverbs in English and Sayings

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Art has no enemy but ignorance.

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Nature has given us two ears, two eyes and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak.

Fools ask questions that wise men cannot answer.

Like wood, like arrow.

There is no accounting for tastes.

I scratch where it itches not.

It is the first step that is difficult.

Best to bend while it is a twig.

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

Slander leaves a score behind it.

Dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.

Laws go as kings like.

Great boast and small roast makes unsavory mouths.

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Every man is a king in his own house.

Tongue breaks bone and herself has none.

Show me a liar, and I will show you a thief.

Death makes equal the high and low.

To promise and give nothing is comfort to a fool.

Silence is often the best answer.

There is a remedy for everything but death.

First think, and then speak.

Daughters and dead fish are no keeping wares.

So many servants, so many enemies.

Rich folk have many friends.

Everything has an end.

Man cannot live by bread alone.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

When you are an anvil, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

If you wish to die young, make your physician your heir.

Cast no dirt into the well that hath given you water.

Kind words go a long way.

Fortune is blind.

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A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

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Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Yesterday will not be called again.

Yesterday will not be called again.

Poverty is not a shame; but the being ashamed of it is.

Poverty is not a shame; but the being ashamed of it is.

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Evil communications corrupt good manners.

Evil communications corrupt good manners.

Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear.

Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear.

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A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.

A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.

Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad.

Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad.

Youth will have its course.

Youth will have its course.

Though a lie be well dressed, it is ever overcome.

Though a lie be well dressed, it is ever overcome.

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He that hurts another hurts himself.

He that hurts another hurts himself.

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Friends may meet, but mountains never greet.

Friends may meet, but mountains never greet.

Time shall teach thee all things.

Time shall teach thee all things.

Wrong laws make short governance.

Content is more than a kingdom.

Do not put your spoon into the pot which does not boil for you.

The wolf preys farthest from his home.

It is only the dead who do not return.

You must ask your neighbour if you shall live in peace.

Give the piper a penny to play and two pence to leave off.

Women are as changeable as the wind.

Give a clown your finger, and he will take your hand.

He that labors and thrives spins gold.

To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

Eat at pleasure, drink by measure.

He that has a house of glass must not throw stones at another.

My old mare would have a new crupper.

You cannot see the wood for the trees.

A bad beginning, a bad ending.

Wine makes glad the heart of man.

Our neighbour's cow yields more milk than our.

He who excuses himself, accuses himself.

A fool may give a wise man counsel.

Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.

The tailor that makes not a knot loses a stitch.

God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.

A covetous man serves his riches, not they him.

Near is my doublet, but nearer is my smock.

The peacock hath fair feathers, but foul feet.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.

Diamond cut diamond.

Patience provoked turns to fury.

Money makes the world go round.

Tread on a worm and it will turn.

I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.

Old age is sickness of itself.

Even a worm will turn.

Three women and a goose make a market.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

Good broth may be made in an old pot.

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares.

Never choose your women or your linen by candlelight.

Good words cool more than cold water.

Mind other men, but most yourself.

A blind man may sometimes hit the mark.

No one but the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

Stolen pleasures are sweet.

He that cannot abide a bad market deserves not a good one.

One beats the bush and another catches the birds.

No fine cloth can hide the clown.

After pleasure comes pain.

Every land has its own law.

Money is round, and rolls away.

Who remove stones bruise their fingers.

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

Virtue is a jewel of great price.

A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.

Silence is golden.

Where the hedge is lowest, men may soonest over.

Men leap over where the hedge is lowest.

He gives twice who gives quickly.

If you are travelling in the blind man's country close one eye.

The horse that draws most is most whipped.

What's yours is mine, and what's mine is my own.

Art has no enemy but ignorance. *

Look to thyself when thy neighbour's house is on fire.

He that asks faintly begs a denial.

Ill luck is good for something.

Water flows, rocks remain.

Custom is a second nature.

Great promises and small performances.

Measure thrice what thou buyest; and cut it but once.

Self-praise is no recommendation.

Everyone knows best where his own shoe pinches.

He that fears leaves, let him not go into the wood.

Silence gives consent.

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.

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A forgetful head makes a weary pair of heels.

Many men have many minds.

one may become the devil's brother in order to cross the bridge.

Hope often deludes the foolish man.

Experience is the mother of knowledge.

Sadness and gladness succeed each other.

In many words the truth goes by.

Some people may have reasons unknown to you for doing certain things.

Children and fools tell the truth.

Hunger makes hard beans sweet.

Many a one for land takes a fool by the hand.

Better be the head of a pike than the tail of a sturgeon.

Little cares speak, great ones are dumb.

Quietness is a great treasure.

Good things come to some when they are asleep.

Make your enemy your friend.

Never buy a pig in a poke.

Put not your trust in princes.

Fire is the test of gold.

Never let the sun go down on your anger.

Romanian Proverbs About Love

Love is blind, but marriage finds a cure.

Love is blind, but marriage finds a cure.

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Love is a sweet torment.

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Love is full of trouble.

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Love is the fruit of idleness.


Love is strong as death.


Love will find a way.

Love will find a way.

Love cannot be compelled.

Love is without reason.

Love will go through stone walls.

Love does much, money does everything.

Love is not found in the market.

Love understands all languages.

Love lasts as long as money endures.

Love covers many faults.

Love and a cough cannot be hid.

Love is sweet in the beginning but sour in the ending.

Love your friend with his fault.

Love makes all hearts gentle.

Love is never without jealousy.

Love me, love my dog.

Love covers many infirmities.

No herb will cure love.

No folly like being in love.

There is nothing worse than an old lover.

Perfect love casteth out fear.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Old love will not be forgotten.

No love like the first love.

Of soup and love, the first is the best.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Dry bread is better with love than a fat capon with fear.

There is a time to love, and a time to hate.

Each bird loves to hear himself sing.

The bird loves her nest.

Fanned fires and forced love never did well yet.

The eye lets in love.

Faults are thick where love is thin.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

Fear is stronger than love.

Whom god loves, his bitch brings forth pigs.

Follow love and it will flee thee; flee love and it will follow thee.

Salt water and absence wash away love.

Short love, long sighs.

If you love the boll, you cannot hate branches.

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The Muses love the morning.

Jove laughs at lovers' perjuries.

The devil loves no holy water.

The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

If the adder could hear, and the blindworm could see, neither man nor beast would ever go free.

Penny wise and pound foolish.

In wine there is truth.

Long ways, long lies.

Better the foot slip than the tongue.

If the beard were all, the goat might preach.

Rain before seven; fine before eleven.

As the work, so the pay.

Hell is paved with good intentions.

You look for the horse you ride on.

Standing pools gather filth.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Honour is the reward of virtue.

Folly and learning often dwell together.

Give a man luck and cast him into the sea.

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Strike while the iron is hot.

Praise a fair day at night.

Blood is thicker than water.

Leave a jest when it pleases lest it turn to earnest.

It is good to strike the serpent's head with your enemy's hand.

Like master, like man.

Do unto others as you would they should do unto you.

Beware of him whom god hath marked.

Like father, like son.

A creaking cart goes long on the wheels.

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