128 Darkovan Proverbs / Page 2
21. Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
22. Each man must ride the road of his own fate.
23. Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads its innocence.
24. Eggs should not fight stones.
25. Falcons don't fly after cage-birds.
26. Fire is a good servant but a poor master.
27. Foresight could make wise men of Durraman's donkeys.
28. Forget favours you have bestowed, remember those you have received.
29. Get three Darkovans together and they hold a dance.
30. Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and God will send flax.
31. Give the Goddess her due, even when her due is grief.
32. Good news crawls on its belly; bad news has wings.
33. Grief unspoken turns to poison.
34. He who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die.
35. If blood is spilt on you before breakfast, you will shed blood before nightfall.
36. If Candlemas day be sunny and bright, winter will have another flight; if Candlemas day be cloudy with rain, winter is gone and won't come again.
37. If ill luck were cheese, dairy-women would go wanting work.
38. If in February there be no rain, 'tis neither good for hay nor grain.
39. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
40. If stupidity were a crime, half the human race would be hanged at every crossroads.