Spanish Proverbs Love Life Friendship

He who loves Peter won't harm his dog.

Your cracked jug seems better to me than my sound one.

He who asks the fewest favours is the best received.

A bad compromise is better than a successful suit.

He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.

Better be the head of a rat than the tail of a lion.

A rose too often smelled loses its fragrance.

Whether you ignore a pig, or worship that pig from afar, to the pig it's all the same.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

The horse may wish to do one thing, but he who saddles him another.

The mother-in-law must be entreated, and the pot must be let stand.

When God will not, the saints cannot.

Don't be afraid of a spot that can be removed with water.

Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.

You must face the consequences of your actions.

When one door shuts, a hundred open.

If there were no receivers, there would be no thieves.

Fate sends almonds to toothless people.

It's better to be on your own than with people you don't like.

To take ambition from a soldier, is to rob him of his spurs.

Give me the ass that carries me in preference to the horse that throws me.

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

Who stumbles without falling makes a bigger step.

Old as is the boat it may cross the ferry once.

If the child cries let the mother hush it, and if it will not be hushed let it cry.

Needle and thread are half clothing.

Tomorrow is often the busiest time of the year.

In a smith's house the knife is wooden.

Silence and look out, we shall catch both hen and chicks.

Spanish Sayings in English

A kitchen-dog is never a good rabbit-hunter.

A kitchen-dog is never a good rabbit-hunter.

He who wants a mule without fault must walk on foot.

He who wants a mule without fault must walk on foot.

Better rule in hell, than serve in heaven.

Better rule in hell, than serve in heaven.

Between the hand and the mouth the soup is lost.

Between the hand and the mouth the soup is lost.

Women and wine rid a man of his common sense.

Women and wine rid a man of his common sense.

One volunteer is worth two pressed men.

One volunteer is worth two pressed men.

He who eats and puts by, has sufficient for two meals.

He who eats and puts by, has sufficient for two meals.

A blow from a frying-pan, if it does not hurt, smuts.

A blow from a frying-pan, if it does not hurt, smuts.

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Every one wishes to bring water to his own mill, and leave his neighbour's dry.

Every one wishes to bring water to his own mill, and leave his neighbour's dry.

Command your wealth, else that will command you.

Command your wealth, else that will command you.

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. You can't escape your destiny.

A day without bread lasts long.

Be not a baker if your head is butter.

You surrender your freedom where you deposit your secret.

A fool, unless he know Latin, is never a great fool.

Every cask smells of the wine it contains.

Wine wears no mask.

An oak is not felled at one stroke.

He who has but one coat cannot lend it.

A secret between two is God's secret, a secret between three is everybody's.

Either rich or hanged.

A good heart breaks bad fortune.

He who knows nothing is as blind as him who cannot see.

Let the miracle be wrought, though it be by the devil.

A good paymaster needs no security.

Call no man happy till he dies.

Hunger never saw bad bread.

Lip courtesy avails much and costs little.

One cannot learn to swim in a field.

As mony heads, as mony wits.

I don't care what people say as long as I get what want.

Please your eye and plague your heart.

If you talk too much you're likely to give yourself away.

Every person is a fool in some person's opinion.

Laws go the way kings direct.

Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.

Plough deep and you will have plenty of corn.

Man is fire, woman is tow; the devil comes with a bellows.

Discretion is knowing how to hide that which we cannot remedy.

Absent, none without blame; present, none without excuse.

Half a loaf is better than no bread.

The beginning of health is to know the disease.

Do you want to buy cheap? Buy of a needy fool.

It little avails the unfortunate to be brave.

Go in God's name, for he takes a loaf of mine.

Nothing is lost on a journey by stopping to pray or to feed your horse.

A hungry man discovers more than a hundred lawyers.

Paper and ink and little justice.

Talking about bulls is not the same thing as being in the bullring.

If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see.

He is always right who suspects that he is always wrong.

Married people need a home of their own.

Poverty is not a crime.

Chins without beards deserve no honor.

One eye on the frying-pan and the other on the cat.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Stealing would be a nice thing, if thieves were hanged by the girdle.

Little birds may pick a dead lion.

Retreating is not the same as fleeing.

The dog that kills wolves, is killed by wolves.

One falsehood leads to another.

First cobwebs, then chains.

Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door.

When you go to a strange house knock at the door.

A man forewarned is as good as two.

It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands.

The hole invites the thief.

Little and often fills the purse.

There is no beast so savage but sports with its mate.

Don't stop the way of a bull or of a current of air.

People are the architects of their own fortune.

The wolf changes his teeth but not his disposition.

Old age is cruel for whores and magicians.

The fox does not do as much mischief in a year as it pays for in an hour.

Secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime.

Neither handsome enough to kill, nor ugly enough to frighten.

To eat and to scratch one has but to begin.

Children and fools tell the truth.

If you live like that, you're bound to come to a bad end.

Truths and roses have thorns about them.

Peter is so godly that God does not improve his condition.

There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.

Poverty is even worse if you have to sleep on the edge of a crowded bed.

Though you are a prudent old man, do not despise counsel.

Money soothes more than a gentleman's words.

On a long journey, even a straw weighs heavy.

The first wife is a broom, and the second a lady.

Three things kill a man: a scorching son, suppers, and cares.

Foster a raven and it will peck out your eyes.

She is good who is close to the fire and does not burn.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

The child is the father of the man.

I thought I had no husband, and I eat up the stew.

Grass doesn't grow on a busy street.

Weight and measure save a man toil.

A beard well lathered is half shaved.

What a woman wills God wills.

Every season brings its joy.

Spanish Love Proverbs

Love me love my dog.

Love me love my dog.

Love does much, money does everything.

Love does much, money does everything.


Love and faith are seen in works.

Love and faith are seen in works.

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Lovers quarrels are soon mended.

Lovers quarrels are soon mended.

Love kills with golden arrows.

Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves.

Love will find a way.

Lovers think that others have no eyes.

Love is like war, begin when you like and leave off when you can.

Love laughs at locksmiths.

Love can do much, money can do everything.

Love, grief, and money cannot be kept secret.

Lovers always think that other people are blind.

Love is like war: you begin when you like and leave off when you can.

Love is like a mousetrap: you go in when you want, but you don't get out when you like.

Love one that does not love you, answer one that does not call you, and you will run a fruitless race.

Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.

True love suffers no concealment.

In the face of love and death, courage is useless.

Where there is love, there is pain.

Man, woman, and love created fire.

A boy's love is water in a sieve.

New loves drive out the old.

There are eyes that fall in love with bleared ones.

When love is not madness, it is not love.

He who loves Bertrand loves his dog.

A father's love, for all other is air.

To love and be wise is impossible.

Deeds are love, and not fine phrases.

He who loves well is slow to forget.

To give is honour, to love is grief.

A man in love schemes more than a hundred lawyers.

When two are in love, only one needs to eat.

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

He who loves well, obeys well.

She who loves an ugly man thinks him handsome.

Of all pains, the greatest pain, is to love, but love in vain.

Absence is a foe to love; away from the eyes, away from the heart.

He loves well who never forgets.

All is fair in love and war.

The oaths of one who loves a woman are not to be believed.

The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.

In hunting and in love you begin when you like and leave off when you can.

Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing.

Out of love for the ox, the wolf licks the yoke.

If love be timid it is not true.

Of soups and loves the first are the best.

The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.

Fear and love never eat from the same plate.

The fox knows a lot, but a woman in love knows even more.

You will not be loved if you care for none but yourself.

He who loves me loves my dog too.

As the best wine makes the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turns to the deadliest hatred.

If you love me, John, your acts will tell me so.

Whom the gods love die young.

Wrinkles are the gravestones of love.

One love drives out another.

Fire and love do not say "Go to your work."

Whom God loves, his bitch litters pigs.

Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.

He who loves Peter won't harm his dog. *

With lightning and with love, the clothes sound, the heart burned.

Whilst the nurse suckles, we love her; when she is of no further use, she is forgotten.

To offer friendship to one who is looking for love, is like giving bread to someone dying of thirst.

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.

Life is a gift for which we pay dearly.


Life without a friend is death without a witness.


Long life to the conqueror.

A good life defers wrinkles.

Memory is life's clock.

A good life is the best sermon.

He who fears death cannot enjoy life.

No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.

A good life, they say, keeps wrinkles at bay.

Never praise life in front of death, nor the beautiful day in front of night.

To live in fear is a life half-lived.

He who lives a long life must pass through much evil.

My life and soul, but not my pack-saddle.

Friendless in life, friendless in death.

Smoke, a dripping roof, and a scolding wife, are enough to drive a man out of his life.

Who is always prying into other men's affairs, leads a dangerous life.

Better visit hell in your lifetime than after you're dead.

Friends and wine should be old.


Friendship broken may be soldered, but never made whole.

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Old friends and old wine and old gold are best.

May God not so prosper our friends that they forget us.

When there are two friends to one purse, one sings, the other weeps.

Go to friends for advice; to women for pity; to strangers for charity; to relatives for nothing.

Everybody's friends and nobody's friend is all one.

He that trusts a faithless friend, has a good witness against him.

A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.

One enemy is too many; and a hundred friends too few.

It is good to have friends, even in hell.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

They are rich who have friends.

He is your friend who gets you out of a fray.

When two friends dip into their purse, one laughs, the other cries.

Not all things have to be scrutinized, nor all friends tested, not all enemies exposed and denounced.

Dead men have no friends.

Between two friends a notary and two witnesses.

A reconciled friend is a double enemy.

He is my friend who grinds at my mill.

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.

See to it that you have many books and many friends -- but be sure they are good ones.

The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend.

A north wind has no corn, and a poor man no friend.

Fall sick, and you will see who is your friend and who not.

The dead and the absent have no friends.

He who is everybody's friend is either very poor or very rich.

When a peasant gets rich, he knows neither relations nor friends.

Avoid a friend who covers you with his wings and destroys you with his beak.

Neither a good friar for friend, nor a bad one for enemy.

Tell your friend your secret, and he will set his foot on your neck.

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

A son-in-law's friendship is a winter's sun.

The best mirror is an old friend.

The tongue of a bad friend cuts more than a knife.

When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing.

Sorrows are valuable treasures that you only show to your friends.

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.

A morsel eaten selfishly does not gain a friend.

Never by-pass a town where a friend lives.

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

Win a game of your friend, and drink the money on the spot.

The most faithful mirror is an old friend.

If you have a friend who is a doctor, make your bow and send him to the house of your enemy.

Make sure you have many books and many friends - as long as they are good ones.

When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow.

Memory is everyone's friend - it leaves you when you need it most.

Tell your friend a lie; and if he keeps it secret, tell him the truth.

Beware of a reconciled friend as of the devil.

Of your wife and your tried friend believe nothing but what you know for certain.

A fair-weather friend changes with the wind.

We make more enemies by what we say than friends by what we do.

The cat is friendly, but scratches.

To friend and foe alike I tell them how bad she is, so that I don't have to share her with anyone.

Spanish Proverbs about God

God take you, pound, drunk out and not yet spun.

God grant you good fortune, my son, for knowledge avails you little.

God, healeth, and the physician hath the thanks.

God gives almonds to one who has no teeth.

God helps him who helps himself.

God sends cold after clothes.

God deliver me from a man of one book.

God will listen to you whatever cloak you wear.

God comes to see without ringing the bell.

God keep you from "It is too late."

God will provide, but a good bundle of straw will not be amiss.

God does not smite with both hands.

God gives wings to the ant that she may perish the sooner.

God grant, dear wife, that this son be ours.

God writes straight with crooked lines.

God give you luck, my son, for little wit must serve your turn.

God made us, and we admire ourselves.

God helps the early riser.

God grant me to argue with those who understand me.

God cures, and the doctor takes the fee.

God grant me to contend with those that understand me.

God makes the back to the burden.

God deliver us from a gentleman by day and a friar by night.

God is a good worker but He loves to be helped.

God delays but doesn't forget.

God defend you from the devil, the eye of a harlot, and the turn of a die.

Spanish Sayings