1012 Russian Proverbs
1. "Your feet are crooked, your hair is good for nothing," said the pig to the horse.
2. 'Tis a hard winter when one wolf eats another.
3. A bachelor is never sent as a go-between.
4. A bad dancer always has trouble with his balls.
5. A bad peace is better than a good quarrel.
6. A bad rumour flies on wings.
7. A beaten one is worth two unbeaten ones.
8. A bird may be known by its flight.
9. A boat stands firmer with two anchors.
10. A cat always knows whose meat it eats.
11. A cross-eyed Tsar, one-eyed ministers, blind subjects.
12. A day is long, but a lifetime is short.
13. A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master.
14. A dog on the hay: will neither eat it himself, nor let others eat it.
15. A dog on the hay: will neither eat it himself, nor let others eat.
16. A drawing man clutches at straw.
17. A drop from every mug makes for a house for the barmaid.
18. A drop hollows out a stone.
19. A drop in the sea.
20. A drop of water in the eyes of the Tsar costs the country many handkerchiefs.