Brazilian Proverbs


A timely “no” beats a hasty “yes.” ~Brazilian proverb

A sleeping fox finds no meat. ~Brazilian proverb

A wise man learns at the fool’s expense. ~Brazilian proverb

At home saints never perform miracles. ~Brazilian proverb

Between the beginning and the end there is always a middle. ~Brazilian proverb

For every ailing foot, there is a slipper. ~Brazilian proverb

God writes straight even on wavy lines. ~Brazilian proverb

Goodwill makes the road shorter. ~Brazilian proverb

Haste is the mother of imperfection. ~Brazilian proverb

He who knows nothing, doubts nothing. ~Brazilian proverb

If it were ever to rain soup, the poor would only have forks. ~Brazilian proverb

In the house of a blacksmith the ornaments are made of wood. ~Brazilian proverb

Never promise a poor person, and never owe a rich one. ~Brazilian proverb

One man’s happiness is another man’s sadness. ~Brazilian proverb

One who does not look ahead remains behind. ~Brazilian proverb

Others will measure you with the same rod you use to measure them. ~Brazilian proverb

Poverty is not a crime, but it’s better not to show it. ~Brazilian proverb

The earth is not thirsty for the blood of the warriors but for the sweat of man’s labor. ~Brazilian proverb

The trees with most leaves will not necessarily produce juicy fruit. ~Brazilian proverb

You can only take out of a bag what was already in it. ~Brazilian proverb

You cannot cover up the sun with a sieve. ~Brazilian proverb