Greek Proverbs

Greek Proverbs

A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold

A man with a skinny wife is a deceitful man

A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife

An old enemy never becomes a friend

Ask for advice but do what you think is best

Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers

He who respects his parents never dies

If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea

If you wish to be good, first believe that you are bad

In times of difficulty, friendship is on trial

It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money

It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue

Listen to valuable statements even if they come from your enemy's mouth

One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars

Sometimes you have to throw yourself into the fire to escape from the smoke

Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started

The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones