Spanish Proverbs (101-200)

The hen's eyes are where her eggs are.

When the fool has made up his mind the market is over.

To flee and to run are not all one.

The spot will come out in the washing.

To a woman and a magpie tell your secrets in the marketplace.

He who makes a law should keep it.

The mare's kick does not harm the colt.

Prosperity forgets father and mother.

It is not in the pilot's power to prevent the wind from blowing.

When the rabbit has escaped, comes advice.

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

As is the master, so is his dog.

Under a good cloak may be a bad man.

The rich man transgresses the law, and the poor man is punished.

To the grateful man give more than he asks.

He who serves many masters must neglect some of them.

He loses his market who has nothing to sell.

The worst of a lawsuit is that out of one there grow a hundred.

Laws go the way kings direct.

A boy's love is water in a sieve.

A good life defers wrinkles.

The stone is hard and the drop is small,
but a hole is made by the constant fall.

Wounds from the knife are healed, but not those from the tongue.

It is not the load but the overload that kills.

True love suffers no concealment.

Do not steal a loaf from him that kneads and bakes.

Love, grief, and money cannot be kept secret.

The liar is sooner caught than the cripple.

A woman's tears and a dog's limping are not real.

Jest so that it may not turn to earnest.

When the iron is hot, then is the time to strike.

It is in vain to cast nets in a river where there are no fish.

He who wants to catch fish must not mind a wetting.

He who has two masters to serve must lie to one of them.

He who marries ill, is long in becoming widowed.

Marry and grow tame.

A melon and a woman are hard to know.

The wise man does not hang his knowledge on a hook.

The poor man has his crop destroyed by hail every year.

She who loves an ugly man thinks him handsome.

Under a good cloak may be a bad man.

The wolf and the fox are both in one story.

The loyal man lives no longer, than the traitor pleases.

The rich man transgresses the law, and the poor man is punished.

The fertile field becomes sterile without rest.

The worst pig gets the best acorn.

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

The poor man has his crop destroyed by hail every year.

The wise man does not hang his knowledge on a hook.

To the grateful man give more than he asks.

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

Where friars abound keep your eyes open.

Give a clown your foot, and he'll take your hand.

Everyone in his own house, and God in all men's.

The gardener's feet do no harm to the garden.

Grain by grain the hen fills her crop.

Whom God loves, his bitch litters pigs.

He who grasps all loses all.

Make good flour, and do not blow the trumpet.

Fortune aids the bold.

Every cask smells of the wine it contains.

Sugared words generally prove bitter.

The dead and the absent have no friends.

A good word extinguishes more than a pailful of water.

A bad wound may be cured, bad repute kills.

The magistrate's son gets out of every scrape.

As the abbot sings the sacristan responds.

A mewing cat is never a good mouser.

The bow that is always bent slackens or breaks.

When you can't get bread, oat cakes are not amiss.

Play with an ass, and he will flirt his tail in your face.

He who has to deal with a blockhead has need of much brain.

Four things put a man beside himself-women, tobacco, cards, and wine.

The threshold says nothing but what it hears of the hinge.

Desire beautifies what is ugly.

Two birds of prey do not keep each other company.

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

No one would be an innkeeper but for money.

Bargains are dear.

When you are an anvil, bear; when you are a hammer strike.

Giving alms never lessens the purse.

The bad barber leaves neither hair nor skin.

One cannot blow and swallow at the same time.

The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready.

Put a beggar into your barn and he will make himself your heir.

When the cat's away the rats will play.

You surrender your freedom where you deposit your secret.

He goes safely to trial whose father is a judge.

The gutter by dropping wears the stone.

Ask too much to get enough.

It is the bait that lures, not the fisherman or the rod.

He who sows brambles must not go barefoot.

At the wedding feast the least eater is the bride.

A grain does not fill a sieve, but it helps its fellow.

He who at thirty has no brains, will never purchase an estate.

Better have a bad ass than to be your own ass.

He who works on the highway will have many advisers.

When we think to catch we are sometimes caught.

The best cast at dice is not to play.

From long journeys long lies.

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