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French proverb

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Proverbs

To estimate the sweet, you must taste the bitter.


Happy people have no history.


Life is like an onion, which one peels crying.


Look for the woman [to find the cause]

Cherchez la femme.


All pass, all fade, all break.

Tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse.


At war as at war.

A la guerre comme a la guerre.


Love is friendship without the wings.


You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.


Long live the difference.

Vive la différence!

between the sexes, or any other difference


To want is to can.

Vouloir, c'est pouvoir.


Like master, like man.

Tel maître, tel valet.


When all men say you are an ass, it is time to bray.


Let us get back to our sheep.

Revenons à nos moutons.

to what we were doing before


Who expects the bowl of others makes a poor dinner.


Those who resemble each other, assemble together

Qui se ressemble, s'assemble.


He who steals an egg will steal an ox.


Who talks too much, nobody listens to.


The more it changes, the more it stays the same.

Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil.


The absent are always in the wrong.


The best is not worth it.

Le meilleur n'en vaut rien.


At night all cats are grey.


Never leave the certain for the uncertain.


A door must be either shut or open.


Don't put a finger between the tree and the bark.


We will be measured with the same measure that we measure others.


Comparisons are not fair.

Comparaison n'est pas raison.


Every one for himself and God for us all.


Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.


What is done no longer needs to be done.


Those giving advice are not those who pay.

Les conseilleurs ne sont pas les payeurs.


To a stingy father, a prodigal son.


If youth knew, if old age could.


Don’t let the tree hide the forest.


To the great evils great remedies.


Everybody to whom much is given, much is expected.


Help yourself and heaven will help you.


Cramped but with friends.

À l'étroit mais entre amis.












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