, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Dead (051-075)

Dead (051-075)

Let the dead rest.
— German

Little birds may pick a dead lion.
— English

No matter how hard you throw a dead
fish in the water, it still won’t swim.
— African (Congo)

One mourns for the dead seven days,
but for a fool a whole lifetime.
— Yiddish

One living Pope is better than ten dead.
— Italian

Plain dealing is dead.
— English

Praise no man till he is dead.
— English

Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you.
— Cameroonian

Singing without remuneration is
like a dead body without perfumes.
— African (Egypt)

Speak well of the dead.
— English

The dead man is abused.
— African (Ovambo)

The miser and the pig are of no use till dead.
— French

The dead and the absent have no friends.
— Spanish

The devil is dead.
— English

The dead dog will bite no more.
— Indian (Tamil)

The dead have few friends.
— English

The dead open the eyes of the living.
— Portuguese

The purse of the dead man is turned inside out.
— Greek

The dead are no longer terrible.
— Ghanaian

The whims of the living become
the bequests of the dead.
— Greek

The dead are soon forgotten.
— French

The dead, and only they, should do nothing.
— English

There is no grief so great as that for a dead heart.
— Chinese

There are only two good men;
one is dead, and the other is not born.
— English

There is no discrimination in the forest of the dead.
— African (Annang)