253 Greek Proverbs / Page 2
21. A real scoundrel turned up and they took off their hats to him.
22. A small evil may be a great good.
23. A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
24. A stout bearded woman always bears something malicious.
25. A thousand people cannot undress a naked person.
26. A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
27. A wheel that turns gathers no rust.
28. A woman prefers a man without money to money without a man.
29. A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime.
30. A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.
31. Act quickly, think slowly.
32. Add not fire to fire.
33. Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.
34. After the war, aid.
35. Age brings experience, and a good mind wisdom.
36. Alexander the Great was not very tall.
37. Alexander the Great wasn't tall.
38. All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.
39. All things good to know are difficult to learn.
40. An eagle's old age is worth a sparrow's youth.